Children wearing face masks walk past social distancing markers to enter Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. China is the world’s most populous country now, but research suggests its population could shrink by half by 2100. Photo: Reuters Children wearing face masks walk past social distancing markers to enter Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. China is the world’s most populous country now, but research suggests its population could shrink by half by 2100. Photo: Reuters
Children wearing face masks walk past social distancing markers to enter Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. China is the world’s most populous country now, but research suggests its population could shrink by half by 2100. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Coronavirus recovery: Population crisis adds to shadow over global future

  • Birth rates around the world are declining at an alarming rate, with major implications for future growth, prosperity and social stability
  • Future monetary and fiscal incentives must be attuned to rebuilding the right conditions and incentives for sustainable global population growth ahead

Children wearing face masks walk past social distancing markers to enter Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. China is the world’s most populous country now, but research suggests its population could shrink by half by 2100. Photo: Reuters Children wearing face masks walk past social distancing markers to enter Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. China is the world’s most populous country now, but research suggests its population could shrink by half by 2100. Photo: Reuters
Children wearing face masks walk past social distancing markers to enter Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. China is the world’s most populous country now, but research suggests its population could shrink by half by 2100. Photo: Reuters
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.