Why will future globalisation be so different
Are you ready for future globalisation? Everyone knows about the rise of the robots, but the same digital technologies are also creating a new “virtual” globalisation – where talented foreigners sitting abroad can work alongside us in our offices. Due to advanced telecommunications and machine translation, it will seem almost as if these “tele-migrants” are actually there and speaking the same language. Think of it as the ‘gig’ economy gone global. Richard’s talk illuminates a path to preparing for the changes.
Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, having served, in 1990, as a Senior Staff Economist in the White House. His 2016 book, The Great Convergence: Information technology and the New Globalisation, was cited by Lawrence Summers as one of the 5 most important books on globalisation ever, and listed among the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2016.