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Professor David Miles will assess implications of the different ways in which the population structure of countries becomes older: longer lives and declines in fertility both generate ageing populations but have very different impacts upon the aggregate population. If lower fertility persists populations in many countries will decline. Having reviewed the evidence for this, he will consider both why fertility rates have fallen and may stay low. He then analyses the economic implications of populations that may stop growing and start to fall, focusing on how this may play out in the UK. He considers policy implications of such a demographic shift. Despite many predictions of the dire consequences of falling populations the economic impacts are likely, on balance, to be positive.
Suitable for UK, EU and international students who are interested in learning more about Economics, Finance and Data Science.