Agingnomics: the economic opportunities of an aging economy

In recent years, debate surrounding the topic of population aging has reached almost apocalyptic proportions.The authors of this book argue that the best way to deal with dramatically shifting population pyramids is to stop looking at the negatives and turn our attention instead to the countless economic and social opportunities that extended health spans present. Technological disruption will drive profound transformation in health, fi nance, housing, employment, education and the cities we live in as we adapt to the longevity phenomenon. Agingnomics: the economic opportunities of an aging economy More diapers for adults are sold worldwide than for babies. By 2050, there will be 420 million octogenarians living on planet Earth. Americans over 55 contributed 3.3 billion volunteer hours in 2016 – the equivalent of 78 billion dollars. So what’s going on? In 1890, life expectancy in the United States was just 40 years of age. Today, there is no country in the world, no matter how poor, where it isn’t longer. Global life expectancy is now above 72 years, and in 30 countries in America, Oceania, Asia and Europe, the average is higher than 80.

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Antonio Huertas

Antonio Huertas

Antonio Huertas is the Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE, the largest Spanish-owned insurance group in the world. Antonio leads a 35,000-strong team of professionals dedicated to offering innovative, comprehensive and technology-driven solutions to the families and companies they protect in 45 countries. …. más sobre Antonio

Iñaki Ortega

Iñaki Ortega has a Ph.D. in Economics and is the Director of Spain’s oldest business school, at University of Deusto (Deusto Business School), and is a visiting profesor at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR). …. más sobre Iñaki