The Future of Work | Are Redistribution Policies Enough?

moderated by Rana Foroohar with Gordon Hanson and Laura Tyson

Jan 12, 2021 | 12:00 – 13:00 Download .ics


Traditional welfare systems have emphasized the need for redistribution post-production. Are these policies sufficient in the future?

The Future of Work is an INET webinar series that brings together diverse voices to discuss the impact of technology on the economy and society. We host prominent thinkers, policy-makers, and scholars from different backgrounds and countries to present and debate their views.

As technology continues to disrupt industries globally, the nature and future of work will be impacted by decisions and policies being made today. What are the social costs and benefits that technology will bear on economies already transformed by globalization and what are the implications to labor markets and social welfare? Can we get ahead of the next transformational revolution?

To Be Discussed

  • Mainstream policies have emphasized the need to compensate the “losers” caused by economic dislocations. Is there a better way?
  • Given its tendency to create winners-take-all dynamics and potential to render many jobs obsolete, how is the digital revolution casting this conventional wisdom into doubt?
  • Could there by a role for economic policies in the pre-production and production phases, besides interventions post-production?

Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion

Tuesday, January 12, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

Please join us for an open forum discussion diving deeper into the issues discussed during the webinar led by Jacob Feygin


Meet the leaders and scholars whose new thinking guides our work. View all speakers

  • Rana Foroohar

    Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times

    Steering Committee, World Economic Roundtable

  • Gordon Hanson

    Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Laura Tyson

    Business and Public Policy Professor, Berkeley Haas