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Academic Spotlight: Nobel Prize Winner, Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor in Economics


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Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor in Economics - Work in the Age of Robotics and AI, 2018

 

 

 

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One of our priorities is to provide LSE Summer School students with a challenging and invigorating curriculum, and the extracurricular activities we have on offer are designed to complement your academic development.

Seven years ago, we launched our Summer School lecture series as part of our extracurricular programme. Each lecture features top-flight speakers and in 2018, Nobel Prize Winner Sir Christopher PissaridesRegius Professor of Ecomomics gave a lecture on his research in the fields of robotics and AI.

"Chris is a big thinker and a big picture person. His work forces us to think about really large scale challenges and he takes us well beyond our own narrow concerns.”
Professor Michael Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE

Professor Pissarides is a long-term faculty member at LSE, having joined in 1973 after completing his PhD at LSE. He is now Professor of Economics and holder of the Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics, specialising in the economics of unemployment, labour-market theory and labour-market policy.

His Summer School lecture, entitled Work in the Age of Robotics and AI, was delivered on 26 July 2018 and opened by his colleague Professor Emeritus Michael Cox. Taking students through a comprehensive overview of his work, Professor Pissarides covered a range of topics and utilised vast quantities of data to present students with a thorough exploration of the past, present and future of robotics and AI in the workplace.

By forming models that shed light on the effects of governmental decisions, Professor Pissarides creates space for the assessment and application of policies, whilst helping to implement frameworks for change so that employees in working environments susceptible to technological hegemony can be supported.

His work influences how governments and companies react when employment rates shift in light of economic circumstances – and his work correlating labour markets and macroeconomics has been widely influential, affording him numerous awards and honours.

“I found Chris’ ability to think in macroeconomic terms very interesting. His lecture confirmed that he is not scared of looking forward.” 
Professor Michael Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE

 

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The academic community at LSE is full of students and lecturers who are dedicated to making their research worthwhile on a broader scale. By tapping into the concerns of contemporary sociopolitical debates, lecturers and students alike will have the chance to make a meaningful change in the world.

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