As life becomes more and more complex, how can we make sure employment, our pension systems and the environment work for everyone? We asked some of the world’s greatest economic experts to share their opinion with us.
Can we create a conflict-free world?
Some of us fear the world is becoming less peaceful, and that the issues dividing us are stronger than the ties binding us together.
How can we use Game Theory to design a peaceful social system?
The implications of Game Theory on world peace and stability are also considered by laureate Roger B. Myerson.
Can Game Theory save lives?
Preparing for later life
There are a number of other issues we have to address as a society. One of these is aging. Advances in medical sciences mean we’re now living longer and, with a global trend towards smaller families, there are fewer of us to take care of an aging population. So how should we prepare for old age?
Creating pension systems that work
Of course, governments have a role to play in planning for their populations’ old age too. Nobel Laureate Peter A. Diamond is a pensions expert. His work analyzing welfare programs looked at how to design pensions systems that juggled all the complexities of modern life; from diverse populations to political pressures and high financial risks.
Do we need more immigration, rather than less?
It could be that immigration is the key to our economic development, and that immigrants could help address the problem of aging societies. It’s a view a number of Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences share. But, in an increasingly populist political climate, is this a message that will be well received by world leaders?
Can we work together to manage shared resources?
What will my children’s future hold?
Will they be prepared? How can I give them the best start? In our Life’s Questions series, we look at how we can help prepare the next generation to be successful in the future.