Today is the last session of our webinar series on Industry 4.0 and developing countires, Today we will discuss:
What to do in face of the new paradigm? Industrial policies for developing countries in times of Industry 4.0
Antonio Andreoni (IIPP-UCL, United Kingdom)
Verónica Robert (CEED-UNSAM, CONICET, Argentina)
Fiona Tregenna (UJ, South Africa)
Time: August 05, 2021, 15:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
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The two previous meetings of this webinar aim to provide an overview of what is understood by Industry 4.0 and its implications for developing countries. This meeting will focus on which the available policy options are for developing countries to face these new challenges. What are the tools that policy makers can use in order to benefit from I4.0? Is there an open window of opportunity for developing countries to industrialize? Does I4.0 mean that lower wages will become less prominent as a relative advantage to attract manufacturing activities? Could developing countries adopt or develop the new technologies involved in this phase? Which would be the implications of I4.0 on employment in developing countries? Is the promotion of I4.0 consistent with other development objectives?