The Role of Trans-Atlantic Exchange in The Future of Work


From the United States to Europe, labor market disruption ushered in by automation and technology is increasingly recognized as a first-order policy challenge. Yet, we are marching into the future with few concrete policy solutions.

The Necessity of Trans-Atlantic Exchange

With researchers, policymakers and the public struggling to grasp the implications of this disruption, the need to mobilize public policy and concrete solutions has never been greater.

Transnational exchange is crucial to developing solutions, and the United States and Europe have much to learn from one another. They share highly productive and well-trained workforces and benefit from a track record of collaboration on topics such as security. As in years past, trans-Atlantic collaboration can serve as a hedge against any instability on the horizon.

However, to date, policy responses seeking to soothe disruption in manufacturing employment have taken precedence over long-term solutions to retrain service sector workers who will likely bear the brunt of disruption in the years ahead. With this in mind, how can policymakers design sound policy? We suggest harnessing the potential of trans-Atlantic exchange by building-out four nodes of exchange. Read full blog post

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Technology@Work blog
19. Juli 2017

Jeffrey Brown and Philippe Lorenz