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Professor Daniel Trefler's public Timlin Lecture is entitled, "From the Rail to Wall Street: Societal Lessons for the Coming AI Tsunami."

Timlin Public Lecture in Economics: From the Rail to Wall Street

Timlin Lecturer professor Daniel Trefler (PhD), of the University of Toronto, will be addressing the impacts of AI on Wall Street


Date: Thursday, March 14

Academic Lecture
"The Impact of AI and Cross-Border Data Regulation on International Trade in Digital Services: A Large Language Model Approach
Time: 10 am
Location: Arts 210

Timlin Public Lecture is free and open to the public.
"From the Rail to Wall Street: Societal Lessons for the Coming AI Tsunami"

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 165, Physics Building 

About this event

Professor Daniel Trefler (PhD), from the University of Toronto, will be delivering two Timlin Lectures focusing on the impact of artificial intelligence on international trade.

Trefler is the J. Douglas and Ruth Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management and a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies.

He is an internationally respected trade economist, known for his path-breaking contributions to fundamental research. This research has been instrumental in designing and pursuing trade agreements that promote productivity, innovation and investment while minimizing the harmful effects on workers and the most disadvantaged. In recent years, he has advised Global Affairs Canada on national policies towards foreign direct investment and helped frame the document that launched the Canada-EU trade agreement.

The importance and influence of Trefler’s work have been recognized through numerous distinctions, including the 2016 Killam Prize in Social Sciences (Canada’s "Nobel Prize"), the 2016 Bank of Canada Fellowship Award, a Canada Research Chair, and all three major awards of the Canadian Economics Association.

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