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Thu, 13 Feb


Curtin University St Georges Terrace

BCEC | FOWI Future of Work Workshop 2020

A forum for presenting and discussing innovative research relevant to the future of work

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BCEC | FOWI Future of Work Workshop 2020
BCEC | FOWI Future of Work Workshop 2020

Time & Location

13 Feb 2020, 9:00 am – 14 Feb 2020, 5:00 pm

Curtin University St Georges Terrace, 139 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

About the Event

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) together with the Future of Work Institute (FOWI) at Curtin University are organising the second two-day research workshop on the Future of Work to be held 13 to 14 February 2020 at Curtin St Georges Terrace in Perth.


Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the organisation of work with a more diverse mix of how people work across the economy as well as within individuals’ lifetimes. Alternative forms of employment, facilitated by online platforms and other technological advances, are growing; at the same time, there is a concern that work is becoming more precarious, with contract and part-time work on the rise, accompanied by low wage growth in many sectors.

As adoption of new technologies take over some of the tasks previously performed by labour, there is also increasing concern about the future of jobs.  There is need for new insights to better understand the ways in which the organisation of work is changing, the impacts of automation on future employment prospects and the welfare implications of these changes. The workshop aims to help fill this gap.

The workshop will provide researchers with a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research relevant to the theme of future of work in all areas of economics, industrial relations and organizational studies. We particularly welcome empirical contributions that can inform policy-relevant questions. 


The workshop is organised by Rebecca Cassells (BCEC), Mike Dockery (BCEC), Alan Duncan (BCEC), Mark Griffin (FOWI), Astghik Mavisakalyan (BCEC) and Zitong Sheng (FoWI).

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