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World Bank 2019 World Development Report "The Changing Nature of Work"

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  • Thu 04 Apr 2019 15.30 - 17.30
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The World Bank's 'World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work’ analyses how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology. Fears that robots will take jobs have dominated the discussion on the future of work, but the Report finds that on balance this appears to be unsubstantiated. Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. Firms adopt new ways of production, markets expand, and societies evolve. Overall, technology brings opportunity, creating new jobs, increasing productivity, and delivering effective public services.
The Report analyses these changes and considers how governments can best respond. Investing in human capital must be a priority for governments in order for workers to build the skills in demand in the labor market. In addition, governments need to enhance social protection and extend it to all people in society, irrespective of the terms on which they work. To fund these investments in human capital and social protection, the Report offers some suggestions as to how governments can mobilise additional revenues by increasing the tax base.

The Report will be presented by the Co-Directors of the World Development Report 2019, Simeon Djankov and Federica Saliola.

The roundtable will be moderated by Luigi Narbone.

Simeon Djankov is Director of the World Development Report 2019. Previously he was deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Bulgaria from 2009 to 2013, director of the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics, rector of the New Economic School in Russia and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to his cabinet appointment, Djankov was chief economist of the finance and private sector vice presidency of the World Bank. He is author of Inside the Euro Crisis: An Eyewitness Account (2014) and principal author of the World Development Report 2002.

Federica Saliola is Director of the World Development Report 2019. Prior to this position, she was a Manager in the Development Economics Global Indicators Group. In that role, she was responsible for developing global programs with a focus on policies and regulations across a number of thematic areas, including agriculture and agribusiness, skills, information and communication technology, public procurement and PPPs. Under her intellectual leadership, nine World Bank global reports have been published since 2014. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including studies on firm productivity, global value chains, and the impact of regulation on growth and competition.

This event is co-organised by the Università di Firenze and the Schuman Centre.

A cocktail will be held afterwards.

Theatre, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

The World Bank's 'World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work’ analyses how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology. Fears that robots will take jobs have dominated the discussion on the future of work, but the Report finds that on balance this appears to be unsubstantiated. Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. Firms adopt new ways of production, markets expand, and societies evolve. Overall, technology brings opportunity, creating new jobs, increasing productivity, and delivering effective public services.
The Report analyses these changes and considers how governments can best respond. Investing in human capital must be a priority for governments in order for workers to build the skills in demand in the labor market. In addition, governments need to enhance social protection and extend it to all people in society, irrespective of the terms on which they work. To fund these investments in human capital and social protection, the Report offers some suggestions as to how governments can mobilise additional revenues by increasing the tax base.

The Report will be presented by the Co-Directors of the World Development Report 2019, Simeon Djankov and Federica Saliola.

The roundtable will be moderated by Luigi Narbone.

Simeon Djankov is Director of the World Development Report 2019. Previously he was deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Bulgaria from 2009 to 2013, director of the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics, rector of the New Economic School in Russia and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to his cabinet appointment, Djankov was chief economist of the finance and private sector vice presidency of the World Bank. He is author of Inside the Euro Crisis: An Eyewitness Account (2014) and principal author of the World Development Report 2002.

Federica Saliola is Director of the World Development Report 2019. Prior to this position, she was a Manager in the Development Economics Global Indicators Group. In that role, she was responsible for developing global programs with a focus on policies and regulations across a number of thematic areas, including agriculture and agribusiness, skills, information and communication technology, public procurement and PPPs. Under her intellectual leadership, nine World Bank global reports have been published since 2014. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including studies on firm productivity, global value chains, and the impact of regulation on growth and competition.

This event is co-organised by the Università di Firenze and the Schuman Centre.

A cocktail will be held afterwards.


Location:
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Roundtable

Contact:
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Programme

Links:
Link to download the World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work
 
 

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