Is technology destroying or creating jobs? Is today’s wave of new technology different from previous historic periods? If it is, what are the key characteristics that make our times unique? What should policy-makers do to shape how technology impacts our lives? Watch Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discuss these and related questions with Carl Benedikt Frey. Carl Benedikt Frey is the Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School.
How can tax avoidance by corporations be tackled? What are the possible reforms that could make sure that companies pay their fair share of taxes? What can we do to shut down tax havens? What changes will the digital economy bring to the way we conceive of taxation and calculate taxes? These are just some of the questions that Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discusses with Johannes Becker. Johannes Becker is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Public Economics at the University of Münster. He is a widely acclaimed expert on corporate taxation and international tax competition.
Will robots and AI replace human work? What has the historical impact of technology been on labour markets and what are the current trends that are shaping the present and future of work? Will quantum computing change this future? Watch David Autor discuss these and related questions with Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer. David Autor is an American economist and Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also acts as co-director of the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative.
Watch Colin Mayer of Oxford University in discussion with Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer. They discuss the future of the corporation with a particular focus on why businesses are so often failing to fulfil their societal role and why rediscovering the historic purpose of business is the best way forward.Colin Mayer, CBE, is Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities.
Watch a panel discussion on populism in the United States, Germany and the UK. The debate is brought to you in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum and features Sudha David-Wilp (German Marshall Fund of the United States), Robert Habeck (Leader of the German Green Party), Reiner Hoffman (President of the German DGB), Anneliese Dodds (Labour MP for Oxford East) and Michael Werz (Center for American Progress).
Watch Anand Menon of King’s College London in discussion with Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer. They talk about the key drivers behind Brexit and what the cornerstones of a new EU-UK relationship could be. Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London in the United Kingdom and was appointed in January 2014 as director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. He was a special adviser to the House of Lords EU committee.
Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University, talks to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer about policies, nudging and freedom of choice (and what policy-makers could learn from Star Wars). From 2009 to 2012, Cass Sunstein was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is also founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.The conversation is based on Cass Sunstein’s most recent book “On Freedom” published by Princeton University Press.