The Future of Work | Economic and Social Policies for the Digital Era

with Pavlina Tcherneva

Feb 2, 2021 | 12:00 – 13:00 Download .ics

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New challenges call for fresh responses and bold thinking. From universal basic income to job guarantee, what new policies do we need for inclusive prosperity in the digital era?

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?

In this episode, we take a close look at the policy options in front of us in the digital era. New challenges call for fresh responses and bold thinking. From universal basic income to job guarantee, what new policies do we need for inclusive prosperity in the digital era?

To Be Discussed

  • How are digital technologies challenging our thinking on economic and social policies?
  • Should there be a role for active policies to offset the displacing and concentrating tendencies of the digital era?
  • From new thinking on income support, job guarantee, public private collaboration, what can policymakers do to harness the power of technologies, democratize innovation, while minimizing their adverse impact?


Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion

Tuesday, February 2, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

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

Speakers

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  • Pavlina R. Tcherneva

    Chair, Department of Economics, Bard College

    Associate Professor of Economics, Bard College