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Solvay Business Voice Series: "The Future of Work"!

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Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management

42 Franklin Rooseveltlaan

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The labor market is undergoing profound changes, raising multiple policy challenges. There is a need to stimulate labor mobility while protecting workers, increase productivity and employment levels while containing income inequality, accommodate globalization and technological change while ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. How can the world's economies anticipate and thrive amid such challenges?

To address these questions, the newly created Global Economic Challenges Network, Georgetown University, and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management invited world renowned experts of employment and social policy, as well as László Andor, Secretary-General of FEPS and former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility at the European Commission, and Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, CEO of POLITICO Europe.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

László Andor, now Secretary-General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Professor at the ULB's Institute for European Studies (IEE) among other policy schools, is a former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

David Autor is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. His scholarship explores the labor market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes. In 2017, Autor was recognized by Bloomberg as one of the 50 people who defined global business. His research profoundly affected our knowledge of how technical change and globalization, in particular the China trade shock, impact labor markets.

Sir Richard Blundell, David Ricardo Professor of Political Economy at the University College London and Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, was editor of the IFS Mirrlees Review, which redefined taxation in the U.K., and is a panel member of the IFS-Deaton Review of Inequality. Through innovative microeconometric methods, his research deeply reshaped our understanding of consumer behavior, savings, labour supply, taxation, public finance, innovation, and inequality.

David Hémous, Associate Professor of the Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship endowed by the UBS Center at the University of Zurich, works on Economic Growth. In particular, his research has focused on the role of green innovation in climate policy and the effect of technological change on inequality.


MODERATOR:

Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisséson, is the CEO of POLITICO Europe and she sits on the Advisory Board of Georgetown’s Master of Science in Foreign Service and on the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation. She was previously owner and publisher of European Voice, the leading media in Brussels covering EU policy, which she acquired from the Economist Group. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University from 2013 to 2019 and was the founder of Development Institute International (DII), one of France's leading conference providers.


VENUE:
Building R42 - Auditorium R42.5.503 (Benetton)

AGENDA:

5.30 pm - 5:35 pm: Word from the Dean, Philip Vergauwen

5.35 pm - 5:45 pm: Introduction by Micael Castanheira and Shéhérazade Semsar

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm: Participants’ presentations

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm: Q&A with the moderator

7.15 pm - 8.00 pm: Q&A with the public

8.00 pm - 10.00 pm: Walking Dinner


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