This morning, Equitable Growth kicked off “Equitable Growth in Conversation”—our new series of interviews with economists, policymakers, and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability in particular ways.
In today’s initial installment, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers talks with our own Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey. The two focus on secular stagnation—what it is, what problems it creates, and the issues for policymaking—as well as how inequality plays a role in the phenomenon.
Throughout the report, Cyrus C.M. Mody—author of the report and professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands—uses a handful of vignettes to explore how, in the area of science and technology policy, looking back to the 1970s is especially useful in thinking about strategies to promote innovation-led equitable growth.
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