Daniel Susskind

2024 - Growth. A reckoning of the past, present and future

Over the past two centuries, economic growth has freed billions from poverty and made our lives far healthier and longer. Yet this prosperity has come at an enormous price: deepening inequalities, destabilising technologies, environmental destruction and climate change. Resolving this growth dilemma, Daniel Susskind argues, is the urgent task of our age. Should we tr to reverse possible stagnation and sluggish productivity by continuing to look for growth, or investigate degrowth, deliberating shrinking our economies.

Dr Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, and particularly AI, on work and society. He is a Research Professor in Economics at King’s College London, a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University, and an Associate Member of the Economics Department at Oxford University.

He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions (2015) and the author of A World Without Work (2020), described by The New York Times as “required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future”. His TED Talk, on the future of work, has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.