The lecture by Frank Neffke from Harvard Kennedy School will take place at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.
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The talk will discuss knowledge diffusion and knowledge coordination in modern economies. Knowledge, or better know-how, is an important determinant of economic prosperity and growth. With a growing global body of know-how, but more or less constant capacity of individuals to master it, economies face the problem that know-how becomes more and more distributed across people and teams of people. Tapping and coordinating this know-how is therefore crucial to the success of complex economies. The talk will present a number of examples of how large data sets, such as social security, cell phone and payment card data, can be used to explore the diffusion and coordination of know-how, highlighting the role of migration, foreign investments, business travel and cities in a globalizing economy.
Frank Neffke is the Research Director of the Growth Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on economic transformation and growth. He has written on a variety of topics, such as structural transformation and new growth paths in regional economies, economic complexity, division of labor and teams, the consequences of job displacement and the future of work. Before joining the Growth Lab, Frank worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.