Digitized Labor

The Impact of the Internet on Employment

Editors: Pupillo, Lorenzo, Noam, Eli, Waverman, Leonard (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions from academics, professionals, and policy-thinkers alike, including such figures as Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Offers insights from theoretical and empirical studies with a focus on Europe, the USA, Canada, and Asia in one cohesive text
  • Discusses the internet’s role in shaping labor, its effect on income distribution, and its implications for economic policy 
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About this book

As with previous technological revolutions, innovations in the online world have triggered transformations in the labor market and the economy. While the Internet is trumpeted as a great job creator, there are also downsides that need to be identified and dealt with. The book discusses the following topics:

  • Is the Internet a net creator of jobs?
  • How are job profiles changed by the digital economy?
  • What are the impacts on income distribution? Is it a winner-takes-all tournament?
  • What models can facilitate adjustment without slowing innovation?
This book features essays from major experts in the field coming from academia, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society. It blends theoretical and applied research presenting results from many countries, with particular emphasis on Europe, the USA, Canada and Asia.

About the authors

Lorenzo Pupillo is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, Belgium, and Affiliated Researcher at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, USA.
Eli Noam is Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information; Professor of Finance & Economics; and Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, USA.
Leonard Waverman is Dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Canada.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pupillo, Lorenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • ICT Investments and Labour Demand in OECD Countries

    Spiezia, Vincenzo

    Pages 21-37

  • A One-Sector Model of Robotic Immiserization

    Sachs, Jeffrey D. (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

  • Routinization and the Labour Market: Evidence from European Countries

    Biagi, Federico (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Labor Markets in the Digital Economy: Modeling Employment from the Bottom-Up

    Liebenau, Jonathan

    Pages 71-93

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78420-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77046-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digitized Labor
Book Subtitle
The Impact of the Internet on Employment
Editors
  • Lorenzo Pupillo
  • Eli Noam
  • Leonard Waverman
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78420-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78420-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-77046-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
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