There is broad consensus among economists that economic growth will slow during the 21st century in most world regions, but there is disagreement on the extent of the slowing. Separately, there is an ongoing debate about whether environmental sustainability requires halting economic growth. Whatever the future of economic growth looks like, it could have profound effects on wide-ranging societal challenges, including climate change, public and personal finance, democracy, inequality, and conflict.
HxA member Matthew Burgess provided a broad overview of these issues and included ongoing research from the two classes he teaches on this topic at the University of Colorado Boulder.
This event took place on Tuesday, January 26 at 4pm EST.