Using Digital Technology to Narrow the Opportunity Gap (Project-Syndicate)

Digital technology was not invented to tackle inequality, and there is even a risk that it could widen existing economic and social disparities. But, as the case of China illustrates, new platforms also offer many possible ways to narrow the opportunity gap.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/china-digital-technology-inclusive-economy-by-shang-jin-wei-2019-11

Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.