Dr. Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School and a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has previously held positions at Harvard University, London School of Economics and Oxford University. His research and advisory work focuses on the short- and long-term forces that affect governments and business, and he has served as advisor to HM Treasury, Bank of England, and the House of Commons, among others. In The 100-year Life, Andrew Scott and co-author Lynda Gratton draw on the unique pairing of their experience in economics and psychology to offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a variety of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, education, career and relationships to create a fulfilling 100-year life.
Most in our culture have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse. Life expectancy is rising, pensions are vanishing and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Dr. Scott posits that whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments.
Dr. Scott has won the General Teaching Excellence prize at London Business School and is a co-author of a textbook, Macroeconomics: Understanding the Global Economy, which has been translated into four languages and soon will appear in its Fourth Edition. He has published widely in leading international academic journals and was Managing Editor of the Royal Economic Society’s The Economic Journal and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. He has an MA and DPhil from Oxford University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.