Future of Work and What We Can Do About It: Conversation with Tim O’Reilly

What’s the outlook for workers in an economy increasingly dominated by intelligent machines and the global elites who own them? The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted a discussion with tech entrepreneur and author Tim O’Reilly on the ideas presented in his newly published book, WTF?: What’s The Future and Why It’s Up to Us. In a conversation with Equitable Growth Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey, the founder of the eponymous firm O’Reilly Media explored how new technology networks and platforms are shaping the future of work and what that means for economic inequality, how we live, and the choices we make.

If you have any questions, please reach out to events@equitablegrowth.org.

Watch the full event below:


Seminar Series: Platforms and Commerce (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Lina Khan, Director of Legal Policy for Citizens Against Monopoly and associate research scholar at Yale Law School, for a seminar on the anti-competitive challenges posed by dominant platforms. If you would like to read one of the papers presented, you can find it here.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Debt Sustainability in a Low Interest Rate World (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Neil Mehrotra, an assistant professor of economics at Brown University, for a seminar on the consequences of increased public debt. If you would like to read the paper, you can find it here.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Recognition for Group Work (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Heather SarsonsPhD candidate in economics at Harvard University and doctoral fellow in the Inequality and Social Policy program, for a seminar on whether co-authored and solo-authored publications matter differently for tenure for men and women. If you would like to read the paper, you can find it here.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Poor Little Rich Kids? The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Sandra Black, professor of economics and Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, for a seminar on the transmission of wealth from parents to children.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Who Is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Manasi Deshpande, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, for a seminar on how application costs affect selection into disability programs

If you would like to read the paper, you can find it here.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Parenthood and the gender wage gap (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Marta Murray-Close, a Research Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau, for a seminar on how much parenthood contributes to the gender wage gap.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was be hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Stratification Economics—A General Theory of Intergroup Inequality (Invitation only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted William Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, for a seminar on the emerging field of stratification economics.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Unequal Opportunity, Unequal Growth (Invitation Only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Roy Van der Weide, an economist on the Poverty and Inequality Research team within the Development Research Group of the World Bank, for a seminar on how inequality can be both good and bad for growth, depending on different measures and outcomes. If you would like to read the paper, you can find it here.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth.

The seminar series is by invitation only. For questions, please contact Casey Schoeneberger at cschoeneberger@equitablegrowth.org.

Seminar Series: Inequality in 3D—Income, Consumption, and Wealth (Invitation Only)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted David Johnson, Deputy Director of PSID and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, for a seminar on measuring economic well-being and inequality in multiple dimensions using income, consumption, and wealth. If you would like to read one of the papers presented, you can find it here.

The seminar took place on December 15, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

The seminar series is by invitation only. For questions, please contact Casey Schoeneberger at cschoeneberger@equitablegrowth.org.