Makro-Pic Seminar: Robots and Economic Development

Block Seminar: January, 11th (Weender Landstr. 3, room 6.101 ) and January, 12th (room Oec 0.168), 2019.
Kickoff Meeting: October, 15th, 1:00 pm (sharp) (room VG 3.107)
Application: until October, 24th.
Enrollment in Flexnow: October, 29th - November, 12th.
Essay Submission: until December, 17th, 9am.
Final Prep Meeting: upon request,
Seminar Info: info
Supervision: Dr Ana Abeliansky: email   Matthias Beulmann: email
Course material for participants is available at the course material webpage

Themes

1. Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Work

Reference: Acemoglu, D., and Restrepo, P. (2018). Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Work. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper w24196.

2. Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth

Reference: Aghion, P., Jones, B. F., and Jones, C. I. (2017). Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth . National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. w23928.

3. The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change

Reference: Autor, D. H., Levy, F., and Murnane, R. (2003) The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 118(4): 1279–1333.

4. Explaining Job Polarization

Reference: Goos, M, A. Manning and A. Salomons (2014). Explaining job polarization: Routine-biased technological change and offshoring. American Economic Review, 104(8): 2509-25.

5. Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets

Reference: Autor, D.H., Dorn, D. and Hanson, G.H. (2015) Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets, Economic Journal, 125(584): 621-646.

6. Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change?

Reference: Hershbein, B., and Kahn, L. B. (2016). Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change?. NBER Working Paper, 22762.

7. Has ICT Polarized Skill Demand?

Reference: Michaels, G., Natraj, A., and Van Reenen, J. (2014). Has ICT polarized skill demand? Evidence from eleven countries over twenty-five years. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96(1), 60-77.

8. The Decline of the Labor Share

Reference: Elsby, M.W., Hobijn, B., and Sahin, A. (2013). The decline of the US labor share. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2013(2), 1-63.

9. Is Automation Labor-Displacing?

Reference: Autor, D., and Salomons, A. (2018). Is automation labor-displacing? Productivity growth, employment, and the labor share. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

10. Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets

Reference: Acemoglu, D., and Restrepo, P. (2017). Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. w23285.

11. The Effects of Labor-saving Innovations on Jobs and Wages

Reference: Feng, A., and Graetz, G. (2016). Rise of the machines: the effects of labor-saving innovations on jobs and wages, Discussion Paper.

12. The Great Reversal in the Demand for Skill and Cognitive Tasks

Reference: Beaudry, P., Green, D. A., and Sand, B. M. (2016). The great reversal in the demand for skill and cognitive tasks. Journal of Labor Economics, 34(S1), S199-S247.

13. Should Robots be Taxed?

Reference: Guerreiro, J., Rebelo, S., and Teles, P. (2017). Should Robots be Taxed? National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. w23806.

14. Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Productivity Paradox

Reference: Brynjolfsson, E., Rock, D., and Syverson, C. (2017). Artificial intelligence and the modern productivity paradox: A clash of expectations and statistics (No. w24001). National Bureau of Economic Research.

15. Why Has CEO Pay Increased so Much?

Reference: Gabaix, X., and Landier, A. (2008). Why has CEO pay increased so much?. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(1), 49-100.

16. Revisiting the German Wage Structure

Reference: Dustmann, C., Ludsteck, J., and Schönberg, U. (2009). Revisiting the German wage structure. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(2), 843-881.

17. German Robots - The Impact of Industrial Robots on Workers

Reference: Dauth, W., Findeisen, S., Südekum, J., and Woessner, N. (2017). German robots-the impact of industrial robots on workers, Discussion Paper.