Daniel Susskind, economist and author

Daniel Susskind is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford where he teaches and researches. He was a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, a policy analyst and a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. His latest book is A World without Work, described by the New York Times as ‘required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future’. 

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Daniel Susskind’s latest book ‘A World Without Work’ is a thought-provoking and in depth study about how technology will transform the way we work. New technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, these fears have been largely misplaced and economists have argued that this is still the case. However, in this insightful interview with broadcaster Andrea Catherwood, Daniel proposes that the threat of technological unemployment is very real and discusses how we can all thrive in a world with less work.

He discusses the huge impact the Covid 19 pandemic has had our on our work and our relationship to it, looking at the challenge of economic inequality and how we might distribute prosperity in the future. He examines how a shift in working patterns might affect our sense of purpose and our sense of significance as the relationship between work and meaning changes.