How Population Decline Affects Productivity

May 15, 2024
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Juan Sanchez, senior economic policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses his research on how population decline affects productivity.

This 10-minute podcast was released May 15, 2024, as a part of the Timely Topics podcast series.

How does population decline affect both short- and long-term economic growth? “There is a concern among developed countries that this may have an impact on productivity,” said Juan Sanchez, senior economic policy advisor at the St. Louis Fed. “But there is not a lot of research on that.” In this podcast episode, Sanchez discusses his research about how population decline impacts productivity, a key driver of economic growth. You can find Sanchez's latest working paper on this topic hereon

Economists and experts talk about their research, topics in the news and issues related to the Fed. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the St. Louis Fed or the Federal Reserve System.

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