World Knowledge Forum

Challenges and Opportunities in a Turbulent World│Daron Acemoglu (MIT, Professor)



This talk identifies five major challenges for the global economy that were present before the pandemic but have typically been exacerbated by the events of the last two years. The five trends I focus on are: (1) aging; (2) automation, globalization and inequality; (3) climate change; (4) the erosion of democratic institutions in both the West and the emerging world; and (5) the unraveling of global order and global cooperation. After studying the implications of each one of these trends, I also highlight why, in each case, there are some opportunities for improving national and global outcomes. I provide ideas about institutional solutions and reforms based on the framework of my recent book . #Acemoglu, #aging, #automation ☆ WKF | ☆ Facebook | ☆ Instagram | ☆ Youtube│