In a presentation to Bruegel, Rob Atkinson explained that instead of fretting about tech killing jobs, we should be worrying about how to boost record-low productivity growth—the only sustainable way to increase living standards.
Presentations: Robert D. Atkinson
March 23, 2017
November 22, 2016
Rob Atkinson was one of four experts invited to discuss the digital economy and policy at the 2016 U.S-China Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade on November 22.
September 14, 2016
Rob Atkinson presented at the Indiana State University School of Public and Environmental Affairs 2016 conference on what the next president should do to promote new technologies that radically improve production processes or that can be transformed into innovative new products.
April 27, 2016
At the “Symposium on Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth: Future Perspectives,” sponsored by The Growth Dialogue, OECD, and World Bank Group, Rob Atkinson discussed the new frontiers of the emerging internet economy including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, and more.
April 11, 2016
At the RoboUniverse conference in New York, Rob Atkinson dispelled the widely held misconceptions that robots kill jobs.
April 6, 2016
In a presentation to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for the Government of Australia, Rob Atkinson discussed the historical and structural reasons for U.S. innovation leadership and global best practices for innovation policy.
April 1, 2016
Rob Atkinson gave an overview of the tactics and strategy responsible for the rapid growth of the East Asian economy and compared it to the opportunities available for Latin America.
February 16, 2016
Rob Atkinson opened his presentation to the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee Secretariat at the European Parliament by discussing the differences between digital hype and digital reality.
February 10, 2016
In a presentation to the Small Business Economic Research Forum put on by the Small Business Administration, Rob Atkinson described the various ways many economists incorrectly think about tech and innovation and proposed that looking at an economy as an evolutionary system is a more grounded approach.
October 13, 2015
Rob Atkinson presented at Engaged Citizens: Digital Government Showcase & Discussion that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah as a part of the 2015 NASCIO Annual Conference.