The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

David Throsby, Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia

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Series of seminars at CaixaForum Macaya: “Technology, Business and new Cities”

Is it necessary to humanise technology more? In this seminar series that we are organising with the Knowledge Innovation Market Bcn (KIMbcn) Foundation, we will be debating on how the digital transformation should contribute towards achieving social and environmental goals.

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Digital Economy and Society Index

Spain stands at the head of the countries of the EU-27 in the global computation of digital society indicators (connectivity, Internet use, etc). Portugal, however, is situated at the tail end.

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Inequality in income distribution

The redistributive effect of social transfers is lower in Spain than in the EU-27.

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries.

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The divide between retro-capitalism and turbo-capitalism

Globalisation and the rapid technological and digital transformation has resulted in two coexisting economic models: “turbo-capitalism”, which works with international logic, and “retro-capitalism”, which adopts the old logic of protectionist capitalism.

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