Lunch Briefing

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics

Organised with the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI)

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Globalisation and robotics may make the world better eventually, but today they are creating competition for service-sector workers in advanced economies. This is coming faster than most believe and in ways that few expect. If displaced office workers join with displaced factory workers, the result could be a disruptive upheaval.

Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics, Co-Director of the Centre of Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Editor-in-Chief of since 2006. The author of numerous books and articles, his most recent book is The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work, to be published in January 2019.

Click here to learn more about Prof Baldwin's free MOOC on economic globalisation and its impact on society past and present (starting 15 April 2019).