Technological Change, Employment & Skills, Online Workshop

Marco Vivarelli & Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT

UNU-MERIT’s Population, Development and Labour Economics research group (POP), together with the Global Labor Organization (GLO), will host a workshop on ‘Technological Changes and the Labor Market’ -- a 20-chapter section in the Handbook on Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics.

The workshop will cover 10 of the 20 chapters from the section on technological changes, with contributions from among others Profs Klaus F. Zimmerman and Marco Vivarelli as well as UNU-MERIT PhD alumnus Dr Daniel Vertesy.


Technological Change, Employment and Skills Online Workshop (Draft Programme)

14:00  Opening remarks

Welcome: Neil Foster-McGregor (Deputy director, UNU-MERIT)

Introduction: Klaus F. Zimmermann (Editor of the “Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics”)

14:15   Aims and Scope: Marco Vivarelli (Editor of the Section: “Technological Changes and the Labor Market”)

14:30  Technology and Work: Key Stylized Facts for the Digital Age: Mario Pianta

14:45   Innovation, technology adoption and employment: Evidence synthesis: Mehmet Ugur

15:00   Innovation, Employment, and the Business Cycle: Bernhard Dachs

15:15   Technological Innovations and Labor Demand Using Linked Firm-Level Data: Eva Hagsten

15:30  General discussion

16:00   Coffee break

16:15   AI and Robotics Innovation: Daniel Vertesy

16:30   Robots at Work: Automatable and Non-automatable Jobs: Cecily Josten

16:45   Why do employees participate in innovations? Skills and organisational design issues and the ongoing technological transformation: Nathalie Greenan

17:00   Skill-Sets for Prospective Careers of Highly Qualified Labor: Dirk Meissner

17:15   Quantity and Quality of Work in the Platform Economy: Dario Guarascio

17:30  General Discussion

18:00  Conclusions: Klaus F. Zimmermann and Marco Vivarelli


Venue: Zoom:

Date: 07 June 2021

Time: 14:00 - 18:00  CEST