About the event:
"In my talk I piece together the empirical evidence on how living conditions around the world has changed until now. The aim is to present the long-run global trends on a range of topics that matter for us – education, health, poverty, and violence. Underpinning this work are the range of new open and large/big datasets that have become available in recent years, and the power of Web to make these data accessible, and allow us to communicate such work to the public. You cannot possibly understand how living conditions around the world are changing if you just follow the daily news. You need to zoom out to see how the world is changing and the internet allows us to openly present the wealth of available research on economic and social history."
About the Speaker:
Dr. Max Roser is an economist working at the University of Oxford. His research interests are the growth and distribution of living standards.Most of his research is concerned with inclusive and sustainable growth. These interests go back to his studies: In addition to economics he studied philosophy and geoscience. (He has a BSc in geoscience, a BA and an MA in philosophy, an MSc in economics, and a doctorate from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.)
About the Series:
The seminars will focus on the dramatic changes in citizens' ability to coordinate and mobilize for political action, on global migration and its relation to digital media, and on how international and national actors are seeking to shape the applications of technology and communication. The series provides a focus point for academics and non-academics in Oxford who are interested in the challenges and opportunities of employing new communication technologies in development contexts.
The series is organized by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), the Department of International Development (ODID) and the Technology & Management for Development Centre (TMD) at the University of Oxford, and co-convened by Dr Iginio Gagliardone and Dr Mark Graham.
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