Is coronavirus accelerating trends in emerging technologies? How might these trends affect global employment and immigration patterns


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FCO Areas of research interest coronavirus COVID 19 update May 2020 GOVUK

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  • Mapping the production, diffusion and drivers of future technologies

    We propose to map and track the state of technological change in the UK, understand its drivers, impacts and help to improve the UK's productivity record via our collaboration and engagement with industry and policymaker...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Warwick

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on mapping and tracking the state of technological change in the UK, which could provide insights into how emerging technologies might affect global employment and immigration patterns.

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