Crises seems to follow crises – growth is stagnant, the environment is suffering, inequality increases. How can today’s market economy deliver better results and solve our problems? It is about understanding and harnessing the power of creative destruction, claims one of the world’s leading economists, Philippe Aghion, professor at Harvard University and former winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, who recently launched a new book on what drives sustainable economic growth.

In The Power of Creative Destruction – Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations, written with co-authors Céline Antonin and Simon Bunel, he presents an analysis based on Joseph Schumpeter’s thoughts on creative destruction. It is about giving radical and revolutionary innovations the opportunity to break existing structures and create favorable conditions for new development and new knowledge building.

Philippe Aghion presents his analysis, followed by comments and discussion with Pontus Braunerhjelm, Research Director Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Professor KTH and BTH, and Karolina Ekholm, Professor Stockholm University.

At the webinar we will discuss;

  • Why should we become convinced Schumpetarians?
  • How can creative destruction create growth and jobs?
  • How do we ensure that yesterday’s innovators do not hinder tomorrow’s?
  • How can innovation contribute to social mobility?
  • How to create a future characterized by economically sustainable growth?
Philippe Aghion
professor Harvard University
Pontus Braunerhjelm
Research Director Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Professor KTH and BTH,
Karolina Ekholm
Professor Stockholm University