Long-run economic growth depends on the application of new technologies that reshape production, adding new kinds of work to the economy. As new work is added to the old work, the skills of some workers are inevitably made obsolete. To understand how technology will alter the demand for skills and the type of new work that will be created looking forward, this event will examine with Dr Carl Benedikt Frey how the expanding scope of tasks computers are able to perform will likely impact on future labour market outcomes.
Carl is a James Martin Research Fellow at the Oxford Martin School Oxford University and is also Doctor of Economic History at Lund University and Economics Associate of Nuffield College. His research interests include the transition of industrial nations to knowledge-driven economies, and subsequent challenges for economic growth and employment. In particular, his work focuses on technology shocks and associated impacts on labour markets and urban development.
His work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME Magazin, Forbes, and many others.
Thursday, 03 July 2014