The Future of Work | Who’s Not Afraid of Robots? A Comparison of National Models

with Richard Baldwin, Leif Pagrotsky and Gillian Tett

Nov 10, 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 Download .ics

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Some nations have embraced new technologies, while others seem ill-prepared. What accounts for this difference?

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 more macro approach and investigate how different nations have fared in the age of disruption. Some nations have embraced new technologies, while others seem ill-prepared. What accounts for this difference? What can we learn?

To Be Discussed

  • What are some of the distinct attitudes and strategies towards the digital revolution that countries are adopting?
  • National digital strategies may overlap with welfare systems, industrial strategies, or social policies, but do they also open new spaces that need to be filled?
  • What does a comparison of national models and how different countries are coping with or preparing for the digital era show us?


Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion

Tuesday, November 10, 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 Fricke

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