Jonathan Haskel - Restarting the future

Thursday 16 November 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Evening Event

The past two decades have witnessed sluggish economic growth, mounting inequality, dysfunctional competition, and a host of other ills that have left people wondering what has happened to the future they were promised. 

Join Jonathan Haskel as he discusses the book Restarting the Future, co-written with Stian Westlake which reveals how these problems arise from a failure to develop the institutions demanded by an economy now reliant on intangible capital such as ideas, relationships, brands and knowledge. 

Jonathan will highlight some of the key issues in the book such as: 

  • how the great economic disappointment of the century is the result of an incomplete transition from an economy based on physical capital
  • how the vital institutions that underpin our economy remain geared to an outmoded way of doing business
  • exciting new ideas to help us catch up with the intangible revolution, offering a road map for how to finance businesses, improve our cities, fund more science and research, reform monetary policy, and reshape intellectual property rules for the better.


Registration: 18:00 - 18:30
Event: 18:30 - 19:30
Networking: 19:30 - 20:30


Jonathan Haskel

Jonathan Haskel is professor of economics at Imperial College Business School and an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. 

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