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CEP Trade Week 2019 - LSE Public Events Programme

Lost generations? Trade, technology and the future of work

Peter Schott (Yale School of Management), Swati Dhingra (CEP, LSE), John Van Reenen (LSE), Dorothee Rouzet (OECD), Andres Velasco (LSE School of Public Policy)

Monday 10 June 2019 18:30 - 20:00

Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

About this event

With innovation slowing down, are workers going to be stuck in precarious low-wage work? Panellists propose their solutions to this and other issues facing the future of work.

The working lives of younger generations seem more precarious today. The economy has transformed towards lower shares of workers in national income, the rise of superstar firms, non-poaching agreements, zero-hour contracts, and the decline of unions. Future developments like artificial intelligence and worldwide work platforms could have a profound impact on the future of work. Technological developments like the gig economy have already created a new set of entrepreneurs, but they have also casualized work in many areas. Recent empirical research has made much progress in understanding the processes driving these changes in the economy and their impacts on firms, workers and communities.

The organisers thank the ERC Starting Grant 760037 for funding.

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Swati Dhingra is an associate professor at LSE and the Centre for Economic Performance.

Dorothee Rouzet is a senior economist at the OECD. She leads the Chief Economist Office's work for OECD flagship publications on the Global Economic Outlook and Interim Economic Outlook, including shaping key messages on global economic developments and policy recommendations.

Peter Schott is Juan Trippe Professor of International Economics, Yale School of Management.

John Van Reenen is Gordon Y Billard Professor in Management and Economics, MIT and BP Centennial Professor, LSE.

Andres Velasco (chair) is dean of the LSE School of Public Policy.

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

The building is labelled OLD on the LSE campus map. You can also find us on Google Maps. For further information, go to contact us.