Panel Discussion on the Future of Work

Panel Discussion on the Future of Work

Panelists: David Autor (MIT), Kerwin K. Charles (Yale), David Deming (Harvard), and Ioana Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania).

Chair: Chris Giles, Economics Editor, The Financial Times.

Time: October 19th, 2023, 5-6:30 PM.

Location: Auditorium Friedrichstrasse, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin.


The ROCKWOOL Foundation Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin will host a conference on the forthcoming Handbook of Labor Economics in Berlin, October 19-21, 2023. The conference will bring together world-leading economists that have made path-breaking contributions to labor economics, including technology, inequality, and education.

In our upcoming public event, four influential thought leaders will convene to discuss the Future of Work.

Over the past two decades, our labor markets and economies have undergone unprecedented transformations. The automation of white-collar jobs, which began in the 1980s and 1990s, raised concerns regarding its potential impact on the middle class. Today, the progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotization affect workers across all education levels. The advent of the gig economy, facilitated by digital technologies, has generated new employment prospects while raising concerns about job security, social welfare, healthcare, and insufficient regulation.

These technological advancements present challenges and opportunities for policymakers, workers, and employers alike. Given the rapid pace of these developments, economists play a crucial role in providing decision-makers with the necessary information to shape the future of work.

To address these issues, The ROCKWOOL Foundation Berlin has assembled a panel of distinguished experts who have significantly contributed to the research and understanding of these developments. Their expertise will help guide the discussion on crafting policies that mitigate potential pitfalls and effectively capitalize on emerging opportunities.

The panel discussion will be open to a limited number of external scholars. We will soon set up a registration system for those who are interested in attending.

Please get in touch with Zarifa Mohamad ([email protected]) directly with any questions.

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