European Workshop

The Economics of AI and Automation

CefES International Workshop

Friday 25 October - University of Milano-Bicocca

Workshop description

The workshop will be an opportunity for economists to share their most recent findings on the causes and consequences of the development and adoption of AI and Automation technologies. The workshop will include a hybrid panel session bringing world-class scholars to discuss their views on the topic, with confirmed presentations by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Philippe Aghion (Collège de France, INSEAD and LSE).

In recent years, the rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation technologies have brought about significant transformations reshaping economies, industries, and labor markets worldwide. We invite scholars to submit original research papers on the Economics of AI and Automation.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Implications of AI and Automation for labor markets;
  2. Causes and consequences of AI and Automation at the firm, industry and country level;
  3. The political economy of AI and Automation;
  4. Technological innovation and global competitiveness in the digital era;
  5. The social impact of AI and Automation;
  6. Policy challenges of the digital economy.

Event Information

Event Information Panel


Friday, October 25, 2024


University of Milano-Bicocca and online (Zoom)


  • Alessandra Bonfiglioli (University of Bergamo and CEPR)
  • Rosario Crinò (University of Bergamo and CEPR)
  • Gino Gancia (University of Milano-Bicocca, CefES and CEPR)

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Jointly organized with:

Friday, October 25, 2024  


Deadline: 31 May 2024

Please submit your paper by May 31, 2024.

Please note that the authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 20, 2024.

Limited funding for traveling expenses within Europe is available for presenting authors. Please indicate on your submission if you require funding.

Directions to the LSE

A map of the LSE can be found here. The conference will be in the SAL building, room 1.04. There will be directions to room 1.04 when you enter the building. Directions for travel to the LSE can be found  here.