Technological Change, Cities and Spatial Inequality
Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute
Online public event.
Speakers: Professor Simona Iammarino (Department of Geography and Environment, LSE), Dr Tom Kemeny (III Visiting Fellow) and Dr Megha Mukim (World Bank Group)
Chair: Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch (III Distinguished Policy Fellow)
Technological change is reshaping economic geography, raising profound challenges for economic development. The tech sector is concentrated in a small number of superstar cities, while the economies of less successful cities have found themselves languishing in middle-income traps. This raises significant challenges for policy – how to spread the benefits of the high-tech economy, without diluting its benefits? How can we ensure low-wage workers benefit from the innovation economy?