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The Global Age Transition and Economic Prospects – by Andrew Mason

July 11, 2013

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11 July is World Population Day.  The number of people on the planet has passed the 7 billion mark, presenting both challenges and opportunities – with implications on economic development, sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.  Alongside this rise in the population we are also witnessing a demographic revolution that is affecting economies around the world – population aging.  Andrew Mason, co-editor of Population Aging And The Generational Economy, explores the costs and potential benefits of this phenomenon.


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Creating Competitiveness to spur Economic Performance: the Importance of Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation – by David Audretsch

May 24, 2013


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There is virtual unanimity that most of the developed world has been suffering from an economic slowdown in recent years. Much of the policy debate, along with focus of the media and public, has been at the macroeconomic level. The result has been a preoccupation with the size of the stimulus and the adequacy of the federal deficit, or alternatively tax cuts at the federal level in the United States, and the fate of the Euro in Europe. The implication for cities, regions and states aspiring to improve their economic performance is that it is largely not in their hands but rather at the level of macroeconomic and monetary policy makers.


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