Pandemics and Automation: Will the Lost Jobs Come Back?

Pandemics and Automation: Will the Lost Jobs Come Back?
COVID-19 has exacerbated concerns about the rise of the robots and other automation technologies. This paper analyzes empirically the impact of past major pandemics on robot adoption and inequality. First, we find that pandemic events accelerate robot adoption, especially when the health impact is severe and is associated with a significant... READ MORE...

Publication date: January 2021
ISBN 9781513566849
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