The Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to the rapid technological advancement launched, in many ways, by the 1970s microelectronics revolution and the Information and Communication Technology advances which ensued. These new technologies have significantly impacted on sectors and workplaces of domestic economies around the world.

At October 12, 2021, 15:00 pm CET, the International Economic Association (IEA) proposes to hold a workshop to engage on the role of technology in shaping welfare outcomes in developing countries.

Opening and Host: Dani Rodrik, Harvard University and IEA

1. A Global Overview
Technology, Jobs and Welfare Outcomes: The Global View
Daron Acemoglu, MIT

2. The View from Developing Countries:
Robotisation, Employment and Industrial Growth Intertwined Across Global Value Chains
Mahdi Ghodsi et al, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Technology, Jobs and Welfare Outcomes: Selected Results from South Asia

Kunal Sen, UNU-WIDER

Technology, Globalization, Skills, and the Task Content of Jobs in China
Albert Park, Center for Economic Policy, HKUST

Discussion and Concluding remarks
General Discussion and Debate
Moderator: Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town

Thank you and Wrap-up:
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University and IEA

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