The Economics of Creative Destruction

Author(s): Ufuk Akcigit, John Van Reenen
Publication Number: ECES-SB250
Issued in: 2023


A stellar cast of economists examines the roles of creative destruction in addressing today’s most important political and social questions.
Inequality is rising, growth is stagnant while rents accumulate, the environment is suffering, and the COVID-19 pandemic exposed every crack in the systems of global capitalism. How can we restart growth? Can our societies be made fairer? Editors Ufuk Akcigit and John Van Reenen assemble a world-leading group of social scientists and theorists to consider these questions and, in particular, how ideas about the economics of creative destruction may help solve the problems we face.

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