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Biased Technological Change and Employment Reallocation

Barany, Zsofia L., Siegel, Christian (2020) Biased Technological Change and Employment Reallocation. Labour Economics, . ISSN 0927-5371. (doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101930) (KAR id:83183)


To study the drivers of the employment reallocation across sectors and occupations between 1960 and 2017 in the US we present a model where technology

evolves at the sector-occupation cell level. Drawing on key equations of the production side we infer technologies directly from the data. We assess the magnitude of neutral, sector-, and occupation-specific components in technological change and study their consequences for labour market outcomes in general equilibrium where occupational choice and demands for sectoral outputs change endogenously with technology. Our findings indicate a major role for occupation specific technological changes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101930
Uncontrolled keywords: biased technological change, structural change, employment polarization
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Christian Siegel
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 10:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 23:00 UTC
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