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Socially Inclusive Economic Growth and the Future of the Knowledge Economy

 

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As part of the series of OECD NAEC seminars, Professor Roberto Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard University, led a workshop at the OECD, on 5 May 2017, on

Socially Inclusive Economic Growth and the Future of the Knowledge Economy

 

The Knowledge Economy and the Enigma of its Confinement
  • Conception of the knowledge economy: shallow and deep characteristics
  • The confinement of the knowledge economy to insular vanguards within each sector of the economy. The problem of heterogeneity within sectors between advanced and backward firms
  • Consequences for stagnation and inequality
  • Initial explanation of the enigma
  • Perspectives on the enigma of confinement: lessons of development economics
  • Perspectives on the enigma of confinement: the debate about disruptive innovation: the micro and macro viewpoints
Towards an Inclusive Knowledge Economy
  • Cognitive-educational steps to inclusive vanguardism
  • Social-moral steps to an inclusive vanguardism
  • Legal-institutional steps to an inclusive vanguardism
  • Background social conditions for an inclusive vanguardism
  • Background political conditions for an inclusive vanguardism
  • The knowledge economy

> Agenda (pdf)

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> Transcript (pdf) of a video of the discussion on Inclusive Vanguardism: The Alternative Futures of the Knowledge Economy