Work in transition – how demography, technology and migration are altering the economy

Life expectancy is rapidly increasing, jobs are becoming automated and people are moving in large numbers across borders and into urban areas. How are demographic change, technology and migration simultaneously shaping future economic growth and jobs? Ralph De Haas, Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, will explore this question through findings in the recently launched EBRD's Transition Report 2018-19, which analyses data on adult skills, the use of industrial robots, and asylum seekers in Europe, followed by a panel discussion.

Ralph De Haas is the Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is also a part-time Associate Professor of Finance at Tilburg University and a Fellow at the European Banking Center. His research interests include global banking, development finance, and development economics more widely.

Marius Clemens is Research Associate in the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department at DIW Berlin. His current research focuses on the medium-term business cycle, the growth and distributional effects of European labour market integration as well as the effects of fiscal policy. (Photo: DIW Berlin, F. Schuh)


Mareike Kleine is Professor of Global and European Governance at the Hertie School for the academic year 2018/2019 and Associate Professor of EU and International Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include international organisations, EU politics and integration, the dynamics between domestic politics and international institutions, international and comparative political economy, informal governance, and normative questions of global governance.

This event is hosted in cooperation with the DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research).