The Digital Economy: Jobs of the Future and the Emergence of a New Social Compact

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Private Event: Round Table
Digital Economy: Jobs of the Future & the Emergence of a New Social Compact

In cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The Centre for International Governance Innovation is hosting a roundtable on The Digital Economy: Jobs of the Future and the Emergence of a New Social Compact.

Participants from Canadian and Argentinian governments will be in attendance, including; Laura Jaitman, G20 finance deputy at the Argentina Ministry of Treasury, Pablo Neumeyer, chief economist at the Central Bank of Argentina and Paul Samson, associate assistant deputy minister for Finance Canada.

The digital economy offers enormous opportunities to boost productivity, growth and jobs, but these opportunities must be weighed against their potentials risks. The digital economy and global integration appear to be accelerating in parallel with growing concerns about future impacts on jobs and a perception of diminished economic sovereignty at state and individual levels. Impacts are far reaching, touching labour markets, security, intellectual property, human rights, governance issues and more.

Understanding the impacts of the digital economy will inform the policies needed to harness their economic benefits, as policy framework must evolve to fit these new realities. This roundtable aims to better understand the evidence relating to the implications for job creation, loss and quality while exploring the range of policy issues and principles associated with this evolved social compact for digitization and its linkages to the market, the role of government and the workplace.