“Automation, AI and the Future of Work”
- Monday, October 14, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom A - view map
The MSU Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis will host renowned MIT economist and New York Times best-selling author Daron Acemoglu as its annual distinguished lecturer on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, 7 p.m., in the SUB Ballroom A. His talk will be focused on labor-technology issues and is titled, “Automation, AI and the Future Work.”
Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is one of the most frequently cited economists in the world. He is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller “Why Nations Fail: Origins of Power, Poverty, and Prosperity.”
Acemoglu has spent decades studying economic growth and development, economic inequality, and their interactions with the political system. In 2019, he was named Institute Professor, the highest title that can be awarded to an MIT faculty member. A native of Turkey, Acemoglu was awarded the 2013 Presidential Culture and Arts Grant Award in Social Sciences by Turkish President Abdullah Gul. In 2005, he received the John Bates Clark Medal, an honor awarded to economists under 40-years-old judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.
For more information, visit http://www.montana.edu/regecon/daronacemoglu/index.html