Economics of AI Lead, Centre for the Governance of AI
Email: anton [at] korinek [dot] com
Anton is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Economics and Darden School of Business as well as a Research Associate at the NBER, a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the Economics of AI Lead at the Centre for the Governance of AI. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2007 after several years of work experience in the IT and financial sectors. He has also worked at Johns Hopkins and at the University of Maryland and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the World Bank, the IMF, the BIS and numerous central banks.
His areas of expertise include macroeconomics, international finance, and inequality. His most recent research investigates the effects of progress in automation and artificial intelligence for macroeconomic dynamics and inequality. Korinek also focuses on capital controls and macroprudential regulation as policy instruments to reduce the risk of financial crises. He investigates the global spillover effects of such policy measures as well as their implications for income inequality. He has won several fellowships and awards for this work, including from the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Dec 2021 Launched Coursera Online Course on the Economics of AI
Sept 2021 Awarded David M. Rubenstein Fellowship by the Brookings Institution
June 2021 Promoted to Full Professor, University of Virginia
Sept 2020 Joined Steering Committee of Partnership on AI's Shared Prosperity Initiative
Apr 2020 New paper on COVID-19 Infection Externalities: Pursuing Herd Immunity or Containment? [NBER WP | Summary | VoxEU column]
Mar 2020 Organized 2nd INET/IMF Conference on "Macroeconomics in the Age of AI"
Latest Research If transformative AI makes human labor redundant, what are the economic and social implications, and how can we prepare for it? Analyzes how to steer technological progress in directions that complement labor rather than displacing it - cited by The Economist's Free Exchange
Integrating Ethical Values and Economic Value to Steer Progress in Artificial Intelligence [Publication | WP], in Markus Dubber, Frank Pasquale and Sunit Das (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Oxford University Press, July 2020Complementing market incentives with ethical values is crucial to steer progress in AI in a direction that is beneficial for humanity at large