There is an almost complete consensus about the fact that we are living through a mind-bogglingly rapid successions of technological changes. Regardless of what major transformation we consider this period in the series of industrial revolutions, it is clear that a number of new phenomena have emerged in the last decade, such as new technologies (robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things); new principles of economic management (services based on digital platforms); new consumption patterns (consumption based on sharing in a community); new employment models (self-employment, gig economy); new geopolitical battlegrounds (race for technological supremacy between the US and China); new generations (Millennials and Generation Z); new myths (post-capitalism, sharing economy, radical market capitalism); and new dynamics (e.g. start-ups, open innovation ecosystem).
Do these changes lead to a new economy? Are the old rules of economics still relevant in the Digital Age? Do the basic laws of the economy guide the behaviour of market players despite the hype about new technologies? Does the green transformation coupled with digital technologies pose unprecedented challenges for economic policy?
- Andrea Filippetti (research director at the National Research Council of Italy, Rome, adjunct professor at Luiss University in Rome, and visiting fellow at University of London)
- Antonio Vezzani (associate professor at Rennes School of Business, Department Strategy and Innovation, France)
Moderator: Erzsébet Ábrám
We welcome all those interested!