SEMINAR: Inclusive Growth – the Future of Employment in a Globalized, Automated World?

Globalization and productivity gains have challenged job creation and wealth distribution around the globe; in many industrialized countries, the broader middle class have not seen their incomes rise for years, resulting in distress and doubt over political leadership.

Various studies indicate that many job categories are at risk of computerization and automation creating a fear of a future of jobless growth. Consequently, globalization and automation are two major concerns for policymakers and citizens while inclusive growth has been voiced as a cure in policy recommendations.

A discussion of the great challenges ahead for advanced nations such as Sweden and the U.S. will be held in conjunction with the Royal Technology Mission’s U.S. visit. There is a need to find ways to raise both productivity and participation in the labor force in order to enhance economic growth. A key task for policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic is to ensure that the working population possesses the human capabilities necessary to be productively employed to take advantage of available economic opportunities.

Agenda
Welcome Remarks by Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Panel Discussion moderated by David Wessel, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings Institution and Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
- Dr. Anne Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
- Diana Farrell, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute.
- Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum.
- Thomas Östros, Executive Director for the Nordic countries and the Baltic states at IMF.

Since 1984 the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has organized delegation visits abroad for a selected group representing the Swedish private sector, public sector and academia under the heading “Royal Technology Mission”. IVA was the first engineering sciences academy in the world http://www.iva.se/en

This event is by invitation only.

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