Workshop "Industry 4.0: Challenges for productivity, employment and inclusion"

May

Bonn, Germany, 28-29, May 2018

The policy research workshop will explore the economic and social implications of emerging trends in new digital production technologies, their impact on national economies and the global economic systems and the role of industrial policy in steering the digital revolution in a socially desirable direction, preventing damaging consequences and promoting its positive impact.

The current discourse on this topic is rife with speculation and dystopian visions. Against this backdrop, the Workshop will seek to present a sober and balanced stocktaking of both the perils and potentials of new digital technologies. Dedicated thematic panels will bring together leading economists, industry experts and policy practitioners.

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