Chief, Macro-economic policies and jobs, Research Department | International Labour Organization

Dr Ekkehard Ernst

Ekkehard Ernst is Chief of the Macroeconomic Policies and Jobs Unit at the International Labour Organization and responsible for flagship publications such as ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends report. He is widely published on the implications of artificial intelligence, robots and blockchain applications for the future of work, and the transition to a sustainable society. Most recently he has started working on how machines will affect our interaction at work in a post-Covid-world of work with hybrid work arrangements.

Previously, he worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Central Bank. Ekkehard has studied in Mannheim, Saarbrücken and Paris and holds a PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He is member of various advisory boards, including the European Parliament’s International Advisory Board of the Science and Technology Committee, the UK’s Productivity Insight Network, and The Conference Board.

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