David Autor

Will automation take away all our jobs?

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Here's a paradox you don't hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn't human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete? In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.

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David Autor · Economist

David Autor's work assesses the labor market consequences of technological change and globalization.

David Autor's work assesses the labor market consequences of technological change and globalization.