As globalization and technological change create new opportunities and challenges, there are emerging questions around the adequacy of our current economic policies and practices, the social contract between citizens, businesses and governments and the metrics used to assess and decipher socio-economic progress.
In response to these questions, a range of options have been put forward by policymakers, academics and experts, as well as business leaders. In many cases, these options offer dramatically different routes to advancing human prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and evoke different ideologies, views and values about the appropriate path for social and economic progress. In other cases, they are not necessarily mutually exclusive; rather, they offer a range of possibilities to be customized to different circumstances.
The Dialogue Series on New Economic and Social Frontiers provides a space to identify such cutting-edge, forward-looking policy and business responses and supports objective, transparent policy-making and widespread understanding of the issues.