We are pleased to announce the European workshop on The Economics of AI and Automation, jointly organized by the Center for European Studies (CefES), the University of Milan Bicocca DEMS and the University of Bergamo DSE.
This workshop will take place at the University of Milan, Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, on October 25 2024.


  • Alessandra Bonfiglioli (University of Bergamo and CEPR)
  • Rosario Crinò (University of Bergamo and CEPR)
  • Gino Gancia (University of Milano-Bicocca, CefES and CEPR)

The workshop will be an opportunity for economists to share their most recent findings on the causes and consequences of the development and adoption of AI and Automation technologies. The workshop will include a hybrid panel session bringing world-class scholars to discuss their views on the topic, with confirmed presentations by Daron Acemoglu (MIT and CEPR) and Philippe Aghion (Collège de France, INSEAD, LSE and CEPR).  
In recent years, the rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation technologies have brought about significant transformations reshaping economies, industries, and labor markets worldwide. We invite scholars to submit original research papers on the Economics of AI and Automation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Implications of AI and Automation for labor markets;
  2. Causes and consequences of AI and Automation at the firm, industry and country level;
  3. The political economy of AI and Automation;
  4. Technological innovation and global competitiveness in the digital era;
  5. The social impact of AI and Automation;
  6. Policy challenges of the digital economy.

Please submit your paper or register for attendance by May 31, 2024 by filling out the Google form here.
Please note that the authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 20, 2024. Limited funding for traveling expenses within Europe is available for presenting authors. Please indicate on your submission if you require funding.
For more information, contact us by email at: [email protected]