Technology & Innovation
The Future of Work | Breaking the Taboo: Industrial Policy for the 21st CenturyWebinar
with Dani Rodrik and Laura Tyson
Jan 26, 2021
Given the mounting need to create good jobs, effect structural change, and modernize the economy, is there a role for industrial policy in the future? How should 21st century industrial policy be designed and implemented?
The Future of Work | Are Redistribution Policies Enough?Webinar
moderated by Rana Foroohar with Gordon Hanson and Laura Tyson
Jan 12, 2021
Traditional welfare systems have emphasized the need for redistribution post-production. Are these policies sufficient in the future?
The Future of Work | Meaningful Integration or Jobless Future?Webinar
with Daron Acemoglu and William Janeway
Dec 2, 2020
The central challenge confronting us in the future of work is this: can we create a future where work exists for all who need one with fair rewards, or will we end up on the path of increasing displacement, leaving workers vulnerable, dispensable, and miserable?
The Future of Work | Who’s Not Afraid of Robots? A Comparison of National ModelsWebinar
moderated by Gillian Tett with Richard Baldwin, Leif Pagrotsky
Nov 10, 2020
Some nations have embraced new technologies, while others seem ill-prepared. What accounts for this difference?
Nov 6–15, 2020
What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?
The Future of Work | The Work of Future: How Will Work Be Different?Webinar
moderated by Steve Clemons with Erik Brynjolfsson, Nancy Folbre and Kai-Fu Lee
Oct 27, 2020
In the future, how will work be different, what jobs are most at risk, what jobs are likely to grow?
Oct 14, 2020
A summary of INET’s latest Future of Work episode
The Future of Work | Is This Time Different? Data, Artificial Intelligence & RobotsWebinar
with Jed Kolko, Shivani Nayyar and Siddharth Suri; moderated by Rob Johnson
Oct 6, 2020
Are there aspects of modern technology, made possible by unprecedented computing power and connectivity, that make them distinctively different from previous eras? If so, what are the implications?
Oct 2, 2020
Technology has coevolved with human societies and played critical roles in past social and economic transformations. From the invention of steam engines to the use of electricity, technological changes were responsible for boosting productivity gains and increasing standards of living. But what really is technology? Is it an external force outside our control, or do we have a say in its direction, development, and deployment? These questions were undoubtedly made more urgent with the rapid advancement in digital technologies of late.
The Future of Work | What is Technology? Accelerator, Enabler, or Displacer?Webinar
moderated by Katya Klinova with Long Chen, Anton Korinek and John Van Reenen
Sep 29, 2020
Human societies have always coevolved with technology, but how can we think of technology? Is it an external force outside our control, or do we have a say in its direction, development and deployment?
The Future of Work | What's at Stake?Webinar
moderated by Steve Clemons with James Manyika and Michael Spence
Sep 22, 2020
Advancements in automation and artificial intelligence are quickly reaching tipping points, yet our policies, institutions and mindsets are woefully outdated. What will work look like in the future, and how do we secure a future that works for all?
Aug 20, 2020
The rise of the Knowledge Based Economy and subsequent Data Driven Economy has created a new world in which the basis of wealth and power is derived from control of these intangible assets, alongside creating a new kind of social and political space in which both our public and private spheres are technologically reshaped. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated these transformations that permeate our world and has amplified their effects.
Jul 29, 2020
Margaret Heffernan’s new book “Uncharted” warns against giving up the power to shape our destiny to gurus and gadgets promising false certainty.
Jul 23, 2020
Technology has played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic, facilitating remote work and automating certain pandemic responses. But it has also accelerated technological adoption, and the “future of work” may now be the present.
Jun 22, 2020
Do the benefits of new technologies accrue primarily to inventors, early investors, and highly skilled users, or to society more widely as their adoption generates employment growth?