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American Economist & Nobel Laureate
CEO, Azim Premji Foundation

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 15 Feb 2024


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

The global economic outlook in the future is going to be uncertain with wide disruption in all walks of life. The accelerating progress of AI comes at a pivotal moment in the global economy. AI and automation may offer a broad-based surge in productivity – resulting in all-round development and a more positive outlook. But to harness the true power of an AI-powered economy, a robust policy framework that fosters collaboration, and enhances human potential and responsible management of data is required.

 Nobel Laureate, Michael Spence will be in conversation with Anurag Behar. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

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Michael Spence

American Economist & Nobel Laureate

Michael Spence is an American economist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 for his contributions to the analysis of markets with information asymmetry. Spence’s research has focused on topics such as signaling theory, human capital, and globalisation. He has held prominent academic positions, including professorships at Harvard and Stanford, and has advised governments and organizations on economic policy.

Anurag Behar

CEO, Azim Premji Foundation

Anurag Behar is one of India’s leading educationists and social-sector leaders. For over twenty years, he has led efforts to improve education in India—from the grassroots level to national policies.

Anurag is the Chief Executive Officer of the Azim Premji Foundation, one of the world’s biggest philanthropic institutions. He was the founding Vice Chancellor of Azim Premji University. In an earlier life, he led a successful global business in precision engineering. He is a regular columnist for Mint, Hindustan Times and other publications.