24 min 59 sec
In our first podcast of the series, we talk to Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. Previously Ian was economic advisor to President Mandela and then Vice President and Director of Development Policy for the World Bank. Ian gives us his views on the key trends at play in the world of work and discusses the Oxford Martin Programme’s research showing 47% of jobs may be vulnerable to technological displacement over the next 20 years. He goes on to discuss the impact of the pandemic in respect of the transformation of office space and property prices as well as the increasing inequality and divisions in society. Finally, we hear about how the global pandemic will affect globalisation in the future.