Robots and Jobs: Evidence from Us Labor Markets

@article{Acemoglu2017RobotsAJ,
  title={Robots and Jobs: Evidence from Us Labor Markets},
  author={Daron Acemoglu and P. Restrepo},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy & Regulation eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
  • Daron Acemoglu, P. Restrepo
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Labor: Public Policy & Regulation eJournal
  • As robots and other computer-assisted technologies take over tasks previously performed by labor, there is increasing concern about the future of jobs and wages. We analyze the effect of the increase in industrial robot usage between 1990 and 2007 on US local labor markets. Using a model in which robots compete against human labor in the production of different tasks, we show that robots may reduce employment and wages, and that the local labor market effects of robots can be estimated by… CONTINUE READING
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