Why engineers should care about economics

What impact do technological innovations have on the livability, prosperity and attractiveness of cities? Is the economy steering technological progress, or is it the other way around? Watch the discussion with economist prof.dr. Coen Teulings, high-tech systems scientist prof.dr.ir. Maarten Steinbuch and urban economist dr. Ioulia Ossokina.

Economic research can give us insights in the possible impact of new technologies on society. The question is how to use these insights: should we try to accommodate the issues that arise, such as unemployment or the draining out of inner cities, or should we steer technological development in a direction that avoids societal losses? We discuss these issues with renowned economist prof.dr. Coen Teulings (distinguished professor Utrecht University & University of Cambridge, UK) and renowned technology expert prof.dr.ir. Maarten Steinbuch (distinguished university professor in Systems and Control at TU/e and serial tech entrepreneur). Dr. Ioulia Ossokina (assistant professor of housing research and modelling at TU/e) will provide real life examples on the interplay between economy and technology in cities.

This program was organized in collaboration with Martijn Klabbers (Mathematics and Computer Science TU/e) and Ioulia Ossokina (Built Environment TU/e).


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