Short course on automation, robotization, and artificial intelligence

Below you will find a review of selected papers on the labor market impact of automation, robotization, and artificial intelligence. The review is in short course form. Each set of slides is structured around, and named after, a recent paper. This material was created jointly with Benedikt Dengler while working with Philipp Kircher.


  1. Frey, C. B., & Osborne, M. A. (2017). The future of employment: how susceptible are jobs to computerisation? Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 114, 254-280.

  2. Acemoglu, D. (2012). What does human capital do? A review of Goldin and Katz's The race between education and technology. Journal of Economic Literature, 50(2), 426-63.

  3. David, H., & Dorn, D. (2013). The growth of low-skill service jobs and the polarization of the US labor market. American Economic Review, 103(5), 1553-97.

  4. Acemoglu, D., & Restrepo, P. (2017). Robots and jobs: Evidence from US labor markets.

  5. David, H., Dorn, D., Katz, L. F., Patterson, C., & Van Reenen, J. (2017). The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms.

  6. Greenwood, J., Hercowitz, Z., & Krusell, P. (1997). Long-run implications of investment-specific technological change. The American Economic Review, 87(3), 342-362.

  7. Caselli, F., & Manning, A. (2017). Robot arithmetic: can new technology harm all workers or the average worker?

  8. NBER Conference on Artificial Intelligence, September 2017.