The digital revolution and the distribution of income | University of Oxford

The digital revolution and the distribution of income

Speaker
Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The digital revolution marks a profound transformation of society, on par with the great general purpose technologies of the past two centuries: the steam engine, internal combustion engine, and electrification. Each reshaped the economy, nature of work, geography of human settlements, and politics. So too is the digital revolution reshaping 21st century society. Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs' talk will focus on the basic economics of the digital revolution and the implications for jobs and the distribution of income. Professor Sachs will discuss several key economic policy implications of the digital era.