Summer Lecture Series, Session 2: The Work of the Future
Where Will it Come From? David Autor, Ford Professor and Associate Head, MIT Economics; Codirector, NBER Labor Studies Program
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The nature of work has changed fundamentally over the past four decades, and the growth of AI will accelerate this change. This poses both potential challenges such as job loss, but also opportunity to address failings in the current employment landscape. Where will new jobs come from, how confident can we be that they will emerge, and what can we do to ensure that this happens? David Autor will discuss how we can collectively shape technology, policies, and institutions to augment workers, raise productivity, and address society’s most pressing problems.
David Autor, Ford Professor and Associate Head, MIT Economics; Codirector, NBER Labor Studies Program
David Autor is one of the most influential labor economists of his generation. He is the Codirector of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future and the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Labor Studies Program; his scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change
and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earning levels and inequality, and election outcomes. In 2020, Autor received the Special Recognition Award from the Heinz Family Foundation for his work “transforming our understanding of how globalization and technological change are impacting jobs and earning prospects for American workers.”
Moderator: Bruce Sacerdote
Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College. His areas of expertise include Labor Markets, Child and Youth Outcomes, and Peer Effects. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research.