How the On-Demand/Gig Economy is Redefining the Future of Work


9:30 am - 10:30 am
Kresge Auditorium (EDT)

Moderator:
Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn)

Speakers:
Prof. David Autor, MIT (@davidautor)
Prof. Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan (@Fiona_MIT)
Prof. Paul Osterman, PhD '76, MIT Sloan (#PaulOsterman)

Rapid changes in technology are affecting the types of work we do and the way in which work is organized. The future of work in general, and the emerging On-Demand Economy in particular, are major research focus areas for the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. This panel will bring together top academics in the field to share their knowledge and perspectives on recent trends in the organization of labor, including

  1. The role of the On-Demand Economy in a Changing Labor Market;
  2. Winners and Losers from Disruption by On-Demand Businesses, and
  3. Creating a new Social Contract for Work in the Second Machine Age.
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