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The impact of industrial robots on EU employment and wages- A local labour market approach

Francesco Chiacchio, Georgios Petropoulos and David Pichler

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Abstract: The authors of this working paper study the impact of industrial robots on employment and wages in six European Union countries, which make up 85.5 percent of the EU industrial robots market. In theory, robots can directly displace workers from performing specific tasks (displacement effect). But they can also expand labour demand through the efficiencies they bring to industrial production (productivity effect). The research adopts the local labour market equilibrium...

Date: 2018-04
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