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“No Collar Economy:” A Conversation on the Future of Work in Argentina

Date & Time

Jul. 16, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Argentina’s agricultural communities have depended on traditional labor for centuries, but technological advances such as automation, and the growing accessibility of data, have changed that way of life. As a result, Argentines from the countryside feel increasingly powerless, particularly as potential trade agreements promise increased competition. As a result, many of the country’s rural working class have traded villages for urban centers, where they often live in marginalized neighborhoods.

At the same time, big technology companies have created new economic opportunities in Argentina’s cities, such as skyrocketing demand for Uber drivers. These interconnected and fast-moving phenomena have raised critical questions about the “future of work” in Argentina, a subject that Argentina has elevated as part of its presidency of the G-20.

In a new documentary, “No Collar Economy,” the Bertelsmann Foundation looks at the labor market impacts of technological change in Argentina.

Please join us on Monday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. as the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, the Latin American Program's Argentina Project, and the Bertelsmann Foundation host the premiere of this short film. A discussion and brief reception will follow the screening.

Keynote Speaker

Samuel George

Samuel George

Filmmaker, Bertelsmann Foundation

Hosted By

Argentina Project

The Argentina Project is the premier institution for policy-relevant research on politics and economics in Argentina.   Read more

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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