The Work of the Future: where will it come from?

Hosted by the United States Centre as part of the Wenger Distinguished Lectures

Online public event


Professor David Autor

Professor David Autor

Professor Judy Wajcman

Professor Judy Wajcman


Professor Peter Trubowitz

How will technological innovation change the workplace? How can we harness technological advances for social benefit? Join leading economist David Autor in discussion with Judy Wajcman as we explore the relationships between emerging technologies and the future of work in America and beyond.

Meet our speakers and chair

David Autor (@davidautor) is Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Department Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is Co-Director of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future and the National Bureau of Economic Research Labor Studies Program. Professor Autor has written extensively on labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization’s effects on wages, inequality and electoral politics.

Judy Wajcman (@jwajcman1) is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the Principal Investigator on the Women in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research project at the Alan Turing Institute, a member of the AI100 Standing Committee, and a Fellow of the British Academy.  Professor Wajcman has published widely in the fields of work and organizations, science and technology studies and feminist theory. 

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations, and Director of the US Centre at LSE and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. 

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The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

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