The main topics to be discussed during the conference include (but are not limited to):

  • the recent trends in the development of technological knowledge
  • the effects of digital technologies on productivity and economic growth
  • technology creation/technology adoption patterns across countries/regions/firms
  • technology vs. inequality and income/wealth distribution
  • labour market effects of automation, digitalisation and AI (employment, wages, skills, tasks)
  • the quantification of innovation and digital progress (novel methodology and data)
  • spatial distribution of innovation/patenting activity; technological specialisation/concentration
  • technology/innovation/AI in economic growth models