Digitalisation, Deindustrialisation and the Future of Work

This paper examines i) the impact of technological change on labour market outcomes since the computer revolution of the 1980s, and ii) recent developments in digital technology – including machine learning and robotics – and their potential impacts on the future of work.

The analysis challenges arguments that automation is responsible for creating new jobs, or reducing overall demand for labour.

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