Equitable Growth Presents: Harnessing tech for worker power and inclusive prosperity

When: May 17, 2023 2:00PM - 3:30PM


Daron Acemoglu at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented his views on how economic and political institutions shape technology’s role in work, as well as insights from his forthcoming book with co-author Simon Johnson, Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity. His presentation was followed by a conversation on the most pressing questions around inequality, worker power, and shaping the future of technological change for researchers, policymakers, and advocates to address.

This was an installment of “Equitable Growth Presents: Evidence for a Stronger Economy,” a lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of cutting-edge research and analysis on economic inequality and growth.


Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brian Chen, Policy Director, Data & Society

Virginia Doellgast, Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Employment Relations and Dispute Resolution, Cornell University

Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shayna Strom, President and CEO, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Kathryn Zickuhr, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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