Digitized Labor: The Impact of the Internet on Employment (1st ed. 2018)

Digitized Labor: The Impact of the Internet on Employment (1st ed. 2018)

By: Leonard Waverman (editor), Eli Noam (editor), Lorenzo Pupillo (editor)Paperback

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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 Author

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.


1. Introduction; Lorenzo Pupillo, Eli Noam, and Leonard WavermanPart I- The Impact of Technological Change on Jobs2. ICT Investments and Labor Demand in OECD Countries; Vincenzo Spiezia3. A One Sector Model of Robotic Immiserization; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Seth G. Benzell, and Guillermo LaGarda4. Routinization and the Labor Market: Evidence from European Countries; Federico Biagi, Paolo Naticchioni, Giuseppe Ragusa, and Claudia Vittori5. Labor Markets in the Digital Economy: Modeling Employment from the Bottom-Up; Jonathan Liebenau6. The Impact of the Broadband Internet on Employment; Raul L. Katz7. The Impact of the Internet on Employment and Income in the US Media and Entertainment Business; David VivianoPart II- Internet Economic Fundamentals and Their Impact on Economy and Distribution8. Inequality and the Digital Economy; Eli Noam 9. Job Losses and the Middle Class: Canada and the USA, and the Possible Role of ICT; Leonard Waverman10. Internet Innovations-Software Is Eating the World: Software-Defined Ecosystems and the Related Innovations Result in a Programmable Enterprise; Robert B. CohenPart III- Polices to Facilitate Structural and Social Adjustments without Slowing Innovation11. ICT Innovation, Productivity, and Labor Market Adjustment Policy; Robert D. Atkinson12. Ensuring the Education and Skills Needed for ICT Employment and Economic Growth; Richard N. Clarke13. Smart Organizations, New Skills, and Smart Working to Manage Companies' Digital Transformation; Andrea Iapichino, Amelia De Rosa, and Paola Liberace14. Investigating the Potential for Micro-work and Online-freelancing in Sri Lanka; Helani Galpaya, Suthaharan Perampalam, and Laleema Senanayake 15. Do Municipal Broadband Networks Stimulate or Crowd out Private Investment? An Empirical Analysis of Employment Effects; Hal J. Singer

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783319770468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9783319770468
  • weight: 462
  • ISBN10: 3319770462
  • edition: 1st ed. 2018

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