In 100 Years

In 100 Years Leading Economists Predict the Future - The MIT Press

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this book, ten prominent economists-including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates-offer their ideas about what the future might hold in 100 years.

This pithy and engaging volume shows that economists may be better equipped to predict the future than science fiction writers. Economists' ideas, based on both theory and practice, reflect their knowledge of the laws of human interactions as well as years of experimentation and reflection. Although perhaps not as screenplay-ready as a work of fiction, these economists' predictions are ready for their close-ups. In this book, ten prominent economists-including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates-offer their ideas about the world of the twenty-second century.

In scenarios that range from the optimistic to the guardedly gloomy, these thinkers consider such topics as the transformation of work and wages, the continuing increase in inequality, the economic rise of China and India, the endlessly repeating cycle of crisis and (projected) recovery, the benefits of technology, the economic consequences of political extremism, and the long-range effects of climate change. For example, 2013 Nobelist Robert Shiller provides an innovative view of future risk management methods using information technology; and Martin Weitzman raises the intriguing but alarming possibility of using geoengineering techniques to mitigate the inevitable effects of climate change.

Contributors
Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Avinash K. Dixit, Edward L. Glaeser, Andreu Mas-Colell, John E. Roemer, Alvin E. Roth, Robert J. Shiller, Robert M. Solow, Martin L. Weitzman

Book information

ISBN: 9780262528344
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 330.900112
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 334g
Height: 224mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 17mm