Equitable Growth’s new interview series, and our fourth “History of Technology” report

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.

Read their full conversation here.

In case you missed it, we also released the fourth report in our “History of Technology” series earlier this week: “Responsible innovation: The 1970s, today, and the implications for equitable growth.”

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.

Read the full report here.

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February 11, 2016

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