Carl Benedikt Frey

Oxford-based expert on the Future Of Work

Speaker Themes

  • Technology’s impact on employment
  • The future of work
  • The fourth industrial revolution
  • Cities and industrial renewal
  • The future of growth and inflation

Travels from

Oxford, UK


Carl Benedikt Frey is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School. He is author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation (2019).

In 2012, Carl became an Economics Associate of Nuffield College and Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, both University of Oxford. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Department of Economic History at Lund University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Frey has served as an advisor and consultant to international organisations, think tanks, government and business, including the G20, the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. He is also an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Scientific American, and the Wall Street Journal, where he has written on the economics of artificial intelligence, the history of technology, and the future of work.  In addition, his academic work has featured in over 100 media outlets, including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 

In 2016, he was named the 2nd most influential young opinion leader by the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer.


Carl is already one of the leading global experts on the impact of technology on labour markets. 

What industries will be affected by automating technologies such as AI and robotics? How will this affect the nature of work? What will be the impact on wages, productivity and growth? 

Carl’s thought-provoking presentations help business leaders and policy-makers answer these crucial questions.

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