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LSE Events: David Pilling – The Growth Delusion


Recorded: Monday 29 January 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm

David Pilling explores how economists and their cult of growth have hijacked our policy-making and infiltrated our thinking about what makes societies work. Our policies are geared relentlessly towards increasing our standard measure of growth, Gross Domestic Product. By this yardstick we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn’t it feel that way?

This lecture marks the publication of David’s latest book, The Growth Delusion.

David Pilling (@davidpilling) has been at the Financial Times for 25 years, first as Asia Editor and now Africa Editor.

Ethan Ilzetzki (@ilzetzki) is an economics lecturer at LSE. His research focuses on the effects of fiscal policy and the role of politics in shaping fiscal policy.

The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching.

The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it.

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