WEBCAST SEP 21 2018: The Future of Employment in the Digital Economy

digitized laborOn September 21 2018 at 13:00 EDT/17:00 UTC the Internet Society Livestream Channel will restream The Future of Employment in the Digital Economy – a conference that took place at Columbia University on Sep 7 2018. A critical issue facing the US economy is the transformative effect of the internet on the nature of work and employment. There is growth, innovation, productivity rise, and price reductions. But there is also offshoring, disruption, automation, squeeze of retailing, and others. These shifts have been exacerbated by new technologies and have affected the 2016 US Presidential campaign. This conference – a joint event of the Columbia Business School and Columbia School of International Public Affairs – began with the unveiling of a new book, Digitized Labor: The Impact of the Internet on Employment which addresses these topics, e.g. Is the Internet a net creator of jobs? What are the impacts on income distribution? How are job profiles changed by the digital economy? What models can facilitate adjustment without slowing innovation? Speakers, who included several of the book’s contributors, were Linda Bell, Provost, Barnard College; Robert Cohen, Fellow, Economic Strategy Institute; Haig Nalbantian, Senior Partner, Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute; Eli Noam, Professor of Economics, Columbia Business School; Lorenzo Pupillo, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; Raffaella Rumiati, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Advanced Studies of Trieste, Italy; Vincenzo Spiezia, Head of the Information and Communication Technologies Unit of the DSTI at the OECD; David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA (Labor Union); Leonard Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business, Canada; and Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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