ILO's Network on Future of Work

It is vital that the future of work debates should be based on the indepth research and analysis available around the globe. The Future of Work Network as a global knowledge centre aims to share information with and learn from other leading thinkers and their work on the future of work and thus help the constituents of the ILO shape a more inclusive, fair and greener world of work.

Network research and analysis

  1. Report

    The zombie robot argument lurches on

    By Lawrence Mishel and Josh Bivens, from the Economic Policy Institute

    Recently launched report finds there is no evidence that automation leads to joblessness or inequality

  1. Working paper

    Digital Start-Ups in the Global South: Embeddedness, Digitality and Peripherality in Latin America

    By Richard Heeks, University of Manchester

    There is debate about the extent to which digital activity is embedded or disembedded from various aspects of its context including place, institutions and networks. This paper analyses this issue while providing an interview- and observation-based research study of digital start-ups in the four largest Latin American economies.

  2. Article

    Robots, Universal Basic Income, and the Welfare State

    By Rick McGahey, Institute for New Economic Thinking

    Evidence thus far questions the assumption that robotics are eliminating jobs. Author Rick McGahey says the universal basic income debate should focus on the long-term weakening of labor’s bargaining power

Network members

  1. Bortz, Pablo. Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

  2. David Blustein. Boston College.

  3. Calvão, Filipe. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

  4. Chang, Jiyeun. Korea Labor Institute.

  5. Chicha, Marie-Thérèse. Université de Montréal.

  6. Dewan, Sabina. Just Jobs Network

  7. Drahokoupil, Jan. European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

  8. Duval, Romain. International Monetary Fund.

  9. Foden, David. Eurofound.

  10. Gahan, Peter. Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne

  11. Ghosh, Jayati. Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  12. Heeks, Richard. University of ManchesterDevelopment Implications of Digital Economies (DIODE) Strategic Research Network

  13. Jackson, Tim. University of Surrey , Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

  14. Lee, Keun. Soeul National University

  15. Manning, Alan. London School of Economics

  16. Masdonati, Jonas. University of Lausanne.

  17. McGahey, Rick. Institute for New Economic Thinking

  18. Mundlak, Guy. Tel Aviv University

  19. Pais, Ivana. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  20. Pardi, Tommaso. ENS Cachan, GERPISA

  21. Robalino, David. World Bank Group

  22. Sall, Ebrima. Council for Development of Social Science Research in South Africa

  23. Sen, Gita. Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Foundation of India

  24. Sholkamy, Hania. Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo

  25. Supiot, Alain. Collège de France, Paris

  26. Sugeno, Kazuo. Japan Institute for Labour Policy .

  27. Suzuki, Akira. Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University.

  28. Stewart, James. Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation, Edinburgh Living Lab, University of Edinburgh. 

  29. Tijdens, Kea. Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour studies (AIAS), University of Amsterdam

  30. Tsikata, Dzodzi. Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana

  31. Webster, Edward. Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of Witwatersrand

  32. Yeldan, Erinç. Bilkent University

  33. Zotova, Elena. Analytical Center for the Gov. of the Russian Federation