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RES Summit 2024

The RES Summit is an annual RES member event with 2 parts. The first part draws together a panel of experts who will explore the impact of AI in relation to jobs and how economists can continue to contribute to the debate.

The second part of the event will provide practical insight from educators into how we can embed teaching within core economics undergraduate units and the general principles that can be applied when embedding within undergraduate degrees.

RES Summit 2024: Artificial Intelligence and Jobs

Zoom Webinar: Wednesday, 6 November, 14:00-16:00

Part 1 of the 2024 Summit has been designed by RES President, Professor Sir Chris Pissarides. We will hear about artificial intelligence and what it can do to our jobs daily. The first panel discussion is from four experts from academia who have done extensive work with data on the impact that AI has on work, skills and wellbeing. Part 2 will cover teaching AI in the economics classroom.

This is an RES member (online) event, you can join the RES as a member from as little as £20.00 per year and receive a host of benefits including access to some key resources.

Programme

14:00 Welcome and introductions – Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch

14:05 Panel One: AI and Jobs – Expert Panel

15:15 Panel Two: Teaching AI in the Economics Classroom

15:55 Chairs closing remarks

16:00 End

Panel One: Chair

Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch

@KirstenSehn

Kirsten is a Global Professor of the British Academy and a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Kirsten works on conceptualizing and measuring poor-quality employment in both developing and advanced economies, particularly in Latin America and European countries. Prior to becoming an academic, Kirsten worked as an equity analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London.

Panel One: Presenters

Professor Nava Ashraf

@profnavaashraf

Nava is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Co-Director of the Psychology and Economics program at STICERD, and Founder and Director of the Altruistic Capital Lab in the LSE Department of Economics.

Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

Chris is a Cypriot economist. He is the School Professor of Economics & Political Science and Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus. His research focuses on topics of macroeconomics, notably labour, economic growth, and economic policy. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen, for the analysis of markets with theory of search frictions. Chris is the current President of the Royal Economic Society.

Professor Jolene Skordis

@JSkordis

Jolene is Vice-Dean (International) for the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, Director of UCL’s Centre for Global Health Economics, Deputy Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health and Vice Chair of the European Global Health Research Institutes Network. Jolene is an Economist, specialising in health and development, with over 20 years of experience.  

Dr Daniel Susskind

@danielsusskind

Daniel explores the impact of technology, and particularly AI, on work and society. He is a Research Professor in Economics at King’s College London, a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University, and an Associate Member of the Economics Department at Oxford University. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions (2015) and the author of A World Without Work (2020).

Event lead by the RES Education and Training Committee as part of the RES Professional Development Series.  

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The RES Summit is open to RES members. Become a member, or learn about member benefits here.

Watch the recording of the RES Summit 2023, which covered Inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis.

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