Matt Burgess

Sept. 21, 2021 | 6 p.m. MT Watch the Recording Here

About the Lecture

Economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries was much faster than in the past and coincided with the global proliferation of democracy. Forecasters have predicted slower economic growth in this century, due to aging populations, innovation slowdowns, debt, climate change and other reasons.  Matt Burgess will discuss how developed democracies can prepare for the fiscal and social stress of long-run economic slowdowns.

About the Speakers 

Benson Center Faculty Fellow Matthew Burgess is an assistant professor in the Environmental Studies Program, a faculty affiliate in Economics, and a fellow at the Cooperative Institute in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). His research interests are economic growth futures and their environmental impacts, natural resource management and conservation, mathematical modeling of human-environment systems, and political polarization of environmental issues. Burgess has a BSc from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. 

Benson Center Faculty Fellow Taylor Jaworski is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. His research and teaching interests are in economic history and economic geography. Jaworski received his BA from The George Washington University, MSc from the London School of Economics and PhD from the University of Arizona. 

Moderator Shilo Brooks is the Benson Center's associate faculty director and faculty director of the Engineering Leadership Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.