Beyond academic papers, the workshop will include high-level economists from the OECD, as well as a presentation of a Delphi survey of experts on recent trends in digitization, AI and outcomes for labor.
We are delighted to invite you to join the largest international consultation on the future of automation, work and skills.
In this survey we collect views from thousands of technology specialists, managers, scientists and experts from civil society and policy across industries and regions. Participants have a unique opportunity to share and discuss their views on automation technologies that they expect to become widely adopted by 2030, which work activities they will perform and which skills they will demand.
The workshop aims to discuss policy practices that make labour markets more inclusive, while capitalising on the opportunities created by automation technologies. The following policy areas will be in the focus of the workshop – education and training, labour market and employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, migration and labour mobility.
It was the ideal line-up for a workshop to explore the future of work: Pillars hand-in-hand with its partner the ifo Institute and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria. The task: to review how data can be leveraged to ascertain not only the state of skills availability, but also which skills will be needed in the future.
This workshop aims to bring together a group of researchers working on topics related to automation, technological change, and labor markets in a global economy. We will discuss theoretical and empirical contributions that help us understand the determinants of automation in an open economy and discuss the impact of automation and technology adoption on firms and their workers.
It is a powerful line-up: Pillars is joining forces with the ifo Institute and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria to review how data can be leveraged to ascertain not only the state of skills availability, but also which skills will be needed in the future.
It would be a match made in heaven: the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills (known officially as the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, PIAAC) and the European Commission’s ESCO project (a multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications, and Occupations). Together, they would create an invaluable map of the supply and demand for professional skills across countries.
Ever since China opened up to international trade, it has shaken up European labor markets one way or another, usually to the detriment of the low-skilled segment. Now, as it gains in sophistication and technological prowess, it may start to affect the high-skilled segment as well—and to a greater degree than the low-end one, by tapping European high-skilled workers.
She almost went over to the Dark Side. For years, she was sure that she wanted to study Business Administration. But luckily, before taking that fateful step, she attended a lecture to introduce Economics to prospective students. The discussion about monetary systems and global value chains mesmerized her. Three days before the deadline to commit to a career, she changed her mind. Now she is one of us.
The workshop aims to discuss the impact of automation technologies on the labour markets in the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), and to highlight policies in the region that have been designed to stimulate innovation and inclusion on the labour markets. Specifically, the project team would like to focus on three policy areas during the workshop:
There are worse things in life than decamping to a leafy island right across the water from San Marco in Venice. And if you can check the “work” box for it, well, that much better. SPRU and Pillars will be holding a workshop at the famed lagoon town in June 2023, devoted to combining different disciplinary approaches to tackle the effects that technological change will have on the future of work, instead of letting each discipline toil away on its own silo.
Francesco Trentini didn’t home in onto economics right away. His interest in the study of society led him to enroll in 2008 for a bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences at Milan’s Bocconi University, where he initially went for sociology and demography. His first thesis was on norms in cohabitation patterns in Europe.
Christina Langer has been invited to share her research about the German apprenticeship “The Value of Skills: New Evidence from Apprenticeship Plans” at the Seminar Series of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.
Check out her talk here:
When economists don’t talk to technology specialists, or vice-versa, the results can range from commercially disappointing to downright disastrous. Think of overengineered cars or planes that flopped in the marketplace, or of recent tragic failures in aircraft safety when bean counters prevailed over engineers.
Since he decided to go into Economics, Giulio Vannelli always had globalisation in his mind, in particular its core element, global value chains. That’s what he devoted his PhD thesis to, at the University of Trento last year, examining “Economic development in a globalised world: the role of Global Value Chains”. The Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, honoured him with a PhD scholarship to this end.
Until just a few decades back you could count on the education you got in college seeing you all the way to retirement. Now, you have to reinvent yourself professionally several times during your working life just to stay current. Lifelong learning is the name of the game, and training and re-skilling the tools of choice.