Technological Change

Abstract: The link between innovation and employment is both a classical and controversial issue, recently revived by the rapid diffusion of AI and robots in manufacturing and service sectors. The GLO Cluster Technological Change and the Labor Market: Employment, Skills, and Wages will investigate this issue theoretically and empirically, using both aggregate and micro-econometric analyses. However, technological and structural change not only imply an impact on the employment levels, but also involve deep transformations in the skill and wage structure. These effects – which may also directly affect income distribution – will be studied at the national, sectoral, firm and individual level. These topics will be treated with regard to the industrialized, the emerging and the developing economies.

Cluster Lead: Marco Vivarelli