Special Issue "The Impact of Technological Change on Employment, Skills and Earnings"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
In recent years, the notion of sustainable growth had to include the goal of avoiding the possible job losses and severe income inequalities brought about by the diffusion of the new technologies. In this context, this Special Issue will focus on the employment, skill/task and income impacts of current technological change, both in industrialized, emerging and developing countries.
In particular, nowadays, the massive implementation of ICT, artificial intelligence and robots has raised again a widespread fear of a new wave of “technological unemployment”. In this context, not only agricultural and manufacturing jobs appear at risk, but employees in services—including cognitive skills—are no longer safe. Finally, these recent trends have interlinked with the financial and economic crises and with the slow recovery afterwards, often showing a jobless nature.
This Special Issue welcomes full research articles—both theoretical and empirical—based on quantitative analysis, with a preference for mathematical modeling and robust and updated econometric analyses. The level of the analysis ranges from the macroeconomic, to the sectoral and the firm level.
Prof. Dr. Marco Vivarelli
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product and process innovation;
skill-biased technological change;
task-biased technological change