The 15th Chief Economist' Workshop

These annual meetings, which bring together chief economists from central banks and top academic economists to discuss hot topics, have become known for the frank and lively debates generated in an informal atmosphere.

Event dates: 21 - 22 May 2018

The topic for the Workshop this year was “The impact of technology on the world of work".

This has been a particularly hot topic for discussion in the recent past, with some even dubbing digital innovation a fourth industrial revolution. The importance of technology for changing employment patterns has caused much comment, with the likely vulnerable sectors much more widely spread than that experienced with past technological innovation. Central banks need to understand how work is changing and how that will impact their policy remits. 

As usual the programme also featured presentations from several delegates.

PDFProgramme 

Resources from the event

We heard insights from our distinguished Keynote speakers, Nick Crafts (Warwick), Alan Manning (LSE), Alison Fuller (UCL), Carl Frey (Oxford), Tom Parr (Essex) and Shamik Dhar (Foreign & Commonwealth Office).

Alan Manning – The labour market impact of new technology

PDFThe labour market impact of new technology

Alison Fuller - Policy prescriptions in practice: The example of Apprenticeship in England

PDFPolicy prescriptions in practice: The example of Apprenticeship in England

Bill Wascher - Technology, Productivity, and Labor Market Outcomes in the United States

PDFTechnology, Productivity, and Labor Market Outcomes in the United States

Doris Ritzberger-Grunwald - Labour market dualities – The impact on aggregate wage growth

PDFLabour market dualities – The impact on aggregate wage growth

Michael Plumb - Technology and the Australian Labour Market

PDFTechnology and the Australian Labour Market

Nicholas Crafts - How Does Technological Progress Impact Work?

PDFHow Does Technological Progress Impact Work?

Niels Lynggard Hansen - Technological change and the Danish labour market

PDFTechnological change and the Danish labour market

Shamik Dhar - Technology, work and international economic relations

PDFTechnology, work and international economic relations

Tom Parr - The Future of Unemployment: A Normative Analysis

PDFThe Future of Unemployment: A Normative Analysis

Carl Benedikt Frey - Attitudes Towards Automation: Past, Present and Future

PDFAttitudes Towards Automation: Past, Present and Future

 

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