The brave new world of virtual workers; also globalisation, the old and the new.

Sociological discussion programme. Laurie Taylor explores the history of the movement of goods, knowledge and people. Also, the brave new world of virtual workers.

Globalisation: the history of the movement of goods, knowledge and people. Laurie Taylor talks to Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and author of a groundbreaking new study. They were joined by Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester.
Juliet Webster, Director of Work and Equality Research at the LSE, explores the brave new world of virtual workers - characterised by short contracts, flexible working hours and the blurring of boundaries between work and free time.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Professor Richard Baldwin at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and  President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London

Professor Diane Coyle at the University of Manchester 

Juliet Webster, Director of Work and Equality Research, Visiting Senior Fellow of the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE and an associate member of the Gender and ICT Research Group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute in Barcelona.

READING LIST 

Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market, Editors: Webster, Juliet, Randle, Keith. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Richard Baldwin, The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, (Harvard University Press, 2016)

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