Ideas in Action

“You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

To secure impact beyond academia, Carl Benedikt is widely engaged in driving policy and business practice for a more prosperous future. He has worked with the Digitalisation Commission of the Swedish Government, and acted as a Specialist Advisor to Digital Skills Select Committee at the House of Lords, advising on policies to improve education, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and promote digitalisation. He has further worked with the OCED, the European Commission, and the United Nations to develop policies for inclusive growth. Together with Citigroup, he also regularly advices asset managers and hedge funds on future trends in technology and implications for growth and inflation. His research on automation has become a prime templete for workforce planning across industries.

Selected policy reports can be found below:

Jun 2016 - Structural Transformation in the OECD: Digitalization, Deindustrialization and the Future of WorkOECD 

Jun 2016 - Digitalization, Jobs, and Convergence in Europe: Strategies for Closing the Skills GapEuropean Commission

Jun 2016 - Computerisation and the Future of Work in Japan, Nomura (forthcoming)

Jan 2016 - Technology at Work v2.0: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be, Citigroup GPS

Mar 2015 - New job creation in the UK: which regions will benefit most from the digital revolution?PwC UK Economic Outlook

Feb 2015 - Technology at Work: The Future of Innovation and EmploymentCitigroup GPS

Jan 2015 - The Creative Economy and the Future of EmploymentNesta

Nov 2014 - Agiletown: the relentless march of technology and London’s responseDeloitte

Jan 2014 - Defining and Measuring the “Market for Brands”: Are emerging Economies Catching Up?WIPO United Nations

Jun 2013 - Patent backlogs, inventories and pendency: An international frameworkUS Department of Commerce

Jan 2012 - Global Risks 2013World Economic Forum