Guided by the belief that we are in the midst of an economic transformation on par with the Industrial Revolution, the Roosevelt Institute’s Next American Economy project identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next 25 years in order to better inform the policy decisions we must make today. We are particularly focused on the potential impact of new technologies on productivity, employment, and economic security.
To help glean insights on these topics, we convened a diverse group of economists, technologists, union leaders, and entrepreneurs, and framed a series of conversations aimed at identifying the key concerns of today and projecting how they might evolve, dissipate, or intensify over the next 25 years.
The resulting briefs take on some of the most promising and challenging issues that our expert working group came up with, including the promise and perils of the gig economy, smarter cities, and better modes of finance, as well as the need for new worker bargaining platforms and improved, lifelong education.
Briefs in this series include:
- “The Good Economy,” by Bo Cutter
- “Urban Platforms in 2040,” by Julia Root
- “Challenges in SME Access to Capital,” by Richard Swart
- “Where Will Work Come From in the Era of the Cloud and Big Data?” by John Zysman and Martin Kenney
- “Barriers to Growth in the ‘Sharing Economy,'” by Denise Cheng
- “Pathways to Prosperity in the 21st Century,” by Chelsea Barabas
- “The Union of the Future,” by Michelle Miller
- “Creative Schools for a Thriving Economy,” by Roisin Ellison and Joe Hallgarten