Laura Walker

All’s Well That Ages Well

Andrew’s research paper with Martin Ellison of Oxford and David Sinclair of Harvard shows just how valuable improvements in aging are and the existence of a virtuous circle to aging research that points to its ever growing importance. Download paper as PDF here.  View article in Project Syndicate on A Healthy Improvement on GDP here.

UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge Showcase – My Interview with Andy Burnham

Join us at the start of Longevity week to hear about the work of the Healthy Ageing team and meet our ambitious, innovative funding recipients. We are delighted that Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester – the world’s first age-friendly city region – will address the showcase as keynote speaker at our event on Monday …

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Longevity Forum for longevity week 2020

Video from Longevity Forum Lecture with Sarah Gilbert, Leader of the Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Team

https://youtu.be/9lqVhkHK0fI Annual Lecture with Person of the Year: Prof Sarah Gilbert, Oxford Project Leader COVID-19 Vaccine Hosted by The Longevity Forum Our flagship event was the First Annual Lecture of the Longevity Forum delivered by Professor Sarah Gilbert, our Person of the Year 2020 for her leadership of the research into a Covid-19 vaccine and …

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Andrew J Scott article on GDP affected by COvid-19, health and lifespan

Project Syndicate – A Healthy Improvement on GDP

GDP is not always the best indicator of economic performance. Policymakers in search of an alternative should recognize the far-reaching power of healthy life expectancy as a measure not only of individual wellbeing, but of broader macroeconomic conditions as well. Dissatisfaction about GDP is growing. Many economists, policymakers, and other critics question the ability of this …

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Andrew Scott of The New Long Life writes article on how pandemic has influenced ageing society

Openmind – Lessons From Covid-19 for Dealing With an Ageing Society

Covid-19 has brought more awareness of ageing as the virus has a fatality rate greatly influenced by age. For instance, in Pennsylvania nearly twice as many people over the age of 100 have died from Covid-19 than under 45 years old.  With our lifespans increasing between now and 2100 and our population ageing in general, …

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From technological achievement to technological progress this post explains the fireside chat with Daron Acemoglu and Andrew Scott (co-author of 100 Year Life and The New Long Life).

Technological Achievement to Technological Progress

From technological achievement to technological progress, AI and robotics have advanced enormously in recent decades and are expected to exert a major influence on society and the labour market in the years ahead. That long run trend looks set to be accelerated by Covid, as firms respond to cost cutting pressures and exploit the fact …

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Technological Achievement and Technological Progress discussed by LBS Professor and author of The New Long Life Andrew Scott and Darron Acemoglu.

Technological achievement to technological progress

MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and LBS economist Andrew J Scott discuss technological achievement to technological progress in this Wheeler Institute webinar.  What do you foresee happening in the next decade on technological progress? Will humans be replaced by automation? We are not going to be replaced in the next 50-60 years by technological achievement. We …

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