The Rockefeller Foundation hosted a special The Economist World in 2012 Festival's lunch session, titled: "The great mismatch: The future of jobs in 2012". The foundation's president, Judith Rodin, gave the introductory remarks, followed by a discussion with Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Professor of economics at George Mason University, Dr. Birute Regine, author of "Iron Butterflies", and Karen Sumberg, vice-president of the Center for Work-Life Policy. The session was moderated by Matthew Bishop, US business editor and New York bureau chief for The Economist.
The great mismatch: The future of jobs in 2012
While unemployment rates remain alarmingly high in many countries, many companies are saying they can't find the employees they need. This is the "great mismatch", according to The Economist's New York Bureau Chief and US Business Editor, Matthew Bishop, who will lead a provocative discussion on the future of work, based on his recent special report in The Economist. With the US presidential elections quickly approaching, creating jobs in an increasingly difficult economy is one of the most important themes for next year.