2nd Conference on Macroeconomics in the Age of AI

Day 1: Friday, March 6th, 2020

Session 1:

8:50am Opening remarks by Anton Korinek

9:00am Joseph Stiglitz: Lecture on “AI and the Future of Work: A Developing Country Perspective” [Slides | Paper coming soon]

10:00am Coffee Break

10:30am Ivan Werning: “Robots, Trade, and Luddism: A Sufficient Statistic Approach to Optimal Technology Regulation” (with Arnaud Costinot) [Slides | Paper]

11:30am Pascual Restrepo: “Task Displacement and Wage Inequality” (with Daron Acemoglu) [Slides | Paper coming soon]


12:30pm Luncheon Speech by Daniel Susskind: “A World without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond” [Slides | Book]

Session 2:

2:15pm Siddharth Kothari: “Will the AI Revolution Cause a Great Divergence?” (with Cristian Alonso, Andy Berg, Chris Papageorgiou, Sidra Rehman) [Slides | Paper coming soon]

3:15pm Coffee break

3:40pm The Economics of AI: Policies for People: Policy Panel with Kristalina Georgieva, Deborah Greenfield, Joseph Stiglitz [Video and Event Webpage]

4:45pm Anton Korinek: “Steering Progress in Artificial Intelligence” (with Joseph Stiglitz) [Slides | Paper coming soon]

6:00pm Drinks followed by Dinner: Dinner remarks by Jason Matheny, Center for Security and Emerging Technologies: “Security Implications of AI”

Day 2: Saturday, March 7th

Session 3:

9:00am David Baqaee: “Entry versus Rents” (with Emmanuel Farhi) [Slides coming soon | Paper coming soon]

10:00am Coffee Break

10:30am Ufuk Akcigit: “Tapping into Talent: Coupling Education and Innovation Policies for Economic Growth” (with Jeremy Pearce and Marta Prato)

11:30am Chris Tonetti: “Nonrivalry and the Economics of Data” (with Chad Jones) [Slides | Paper]

12:30pm: Lunch and Concluding Discussion: Macroeconomic Externalities and Covid-19

Conference Organizers: Andy Berg, Emmanuel Farhi, Anton Korinek, Chris Papageorgiou and Joseph Stiglitz

**We gratefully acknowledge financial support from INET, the IMF, and Columbia Business School as well as all the logistical help by Jing DiBerardino and Gabriela Plump.