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The future of work in Australia and the United States

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Refectory Room, Level 5

Abercrombie Building, corner of Abercrombie St and Codrington St

Darlington, NSW 2008

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Some studies claim that nearly half of today's jobs will become automated in future, while others have found that far fewer will be replaced and many new ones will be created. Some claim that artificial intelligence will shock the labour market in unprecedented ways, while US data suggest that disruption in the job market today is, if anything, slow by historical standards.

During his visit to Australia, Chief Economist of the world's largest job site Indeed, Jed Kolko, will join experts from both the United States Studies Centre and the University of Sydney Business School to discuss the future of work in Australia and the United States, looking specifically at issues such as automation, innovation, changes to labour force participation, and the political impact of the changing nature of work.

Dr Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at Indeed, the world's largest online job site. He was previously Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate site, and served as Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Dr Kolko earned his A.B. in social studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.

Claire McFarland is the Director of the United States Studies Centre's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. She has spent her career working in the digital technology space, starting at OzEmail when they were the largest ISP in Australia. She has worked at Fairfax, Optus and Telstra, and most recently the federal government where she developed policy and managed programs in the digital economy arena.

Professor Rae Cooper (PhD) is Associate Dean (Programs) at the University of Sydney Business School. Professor Cooper is Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Research Group. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations and is a leading researcher on the world of work and has a particular interest in gender and work, women’s careers and flexible employment. She recently authored a study of young women and the future of work.

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Refectory Room, Level 5

Abercrombie Building, corner of Abercrombie St and Codrington St

Darlington, NSW 2008

Australia

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