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Advances in technology and artificial intelligence are going to fundamentally reshape jobs, industries, and economies.

But just how significant will those changes be for the economies of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa?

One 2023 report by a group of Goldman Sachs economists predicts that about two-thirds of current jobs in Europe and the US are exposed to some degree of A.I. automation, while up to a quarter of all work could be completely replaced with A.I.. Economists estimate that about 300 million full-time jobs could be lost globally to this type of automation.

How should policymakers, companies, and workers in EMEA countries respond? Is it all bad news, or does the coming wave of technological innovation present humans with new opportunities?

Join us virtually to discuss what lies ahead for the economies of EMEA with Randall S. Kroszner, Chad Syverson of Chicago Booth, and Julia Lane of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. 

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Event Details

Monday, February 26
6–7 p.m. London | 12–1 p.m. Chicago
Virtual: Zoom
Cost: Complimentary


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Randall S. Kroszner

Kroszner is the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. He served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2009, and was previously deputy dean for executive programs at Booth. He serves as the chair of the financial research advisory committee for the US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research and as a member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee.

Randall S. Kroszner
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Julia Lane

Lane is a professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and an NYU Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics. She cofounded the Coleridge Initiative, which aims to transform the way governments access and use data for the social good. She previously served on the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building and the National AI Research Resources Task Force.

Julia Lane
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Chad Syverson

Syverson is the George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Syverson is also coauthor of the intermediate-level textbook Microeconomics. His research on the interactions of firm structure, market structure, and productivity have been published in several top journals and has earned multiple National Science Foundation Awards.

Chad Syverson


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Tim Phillips

Phillips is a journalist who writes about business, technology, economics, and innovation. He hosts the VoxTalks Economics podcast for the Centre for Economic Policy Research, investigating early-stage economics research. He has written for The Wall Street Journal Europe, The International Herald Tribune, The Times and Sunday Times, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Independent, and The Daily Express, among others.

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