Several technological transformations (e.g. the Internet of Things, advanced manufacturing or technology-enabled platforms) put the global economy on a new track. They are likely to change business models, patterns of comparative advantage, skill needs, the organisation of work and may further limit the room of manoeuvre of national policy.

If G20 leaders take the right steps in the areas of data security, skill acquisition, infrastructure investment and tax cooperation, the digital economy can vastly improve prosperity and inclusiveness. This task force will make recommendation to that end.

The Task Force “The Digital Economy” is co-chaired by:


He Fan

Institute: Chongyang Institute for Finance,RDCY Renmin University of China/ HSBC Business School, Peking University

Function: Senior Fellow/ Professor

Country: China

Research: Chinese Macroeconomy; international economics


Dennis Görlich

Institute: IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Function: Managing Director, Global Economic Symposium (GES)

Country: Germany

Research: Labour market impact of globalization, Organization of Work, Inequality on European Labour Markets


Fen Osler Hampson

Institute: CIGI Centre for International Governance Innovation

Function: Director of the Global Security & Politics Program

Country: Canada

Research: Internet Governance, Global Security & Politics


Samir Saran

Institute: Observer Research Foundation

Function: Dr. Samir Saran is Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation. Samir spearheads ORF’s outreach and business development activities.

Country: India

Research Field:  Internet Governance and Cyber Security, Global Governance, Foreign Policy, Development Policy, Climate Change and Energy Policy