What is shaping our post-covid world?
Technological change and innovation are reshaping economic geography in the post-Covid world, raising profound challenges for our societies. Leaders in innovation are becoming powerful economic and political players, while those lagging behind struggle to keep up in terms of economic development and policy influence. However, technological change and innovation are also at the root of profound economic and societal divisions that are tearing our societies apart. How can we maximize the benefits of technological change and innovation while, simultaneously, reducing their potential ‘dark-side’?
In this Friday night talk we ask two simple, yet complex questions:
What are the forces shaping the world today? And what happens next?
- Michael Storper, professor of economic geography at The London School of Economics and Political Science, internationally recognized scholar and author.
- Andrés Rodriguez-Pose, professor of economic geography at The London School of Economics and Political Science, and also visiting professor at the University of Stavanger Business School.
- Charlotta Mellander, professor in national economics at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University
- Silje Haus-Reve, Associate Professor of Innovation and Regional Studies at University of Stavanger Business School.
Moderator: Jan Zahl, journalist at Stavanger Aftenblad.