Workshop "Technological progress and the labour market"

hosted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Start: 22 Feb 2018

End: 23 Feb 2018

  • Programme (updated: 12.2.2018)

    Thursday, 22 February 2018



    Joachim Möller, IAB und University of Regensburg
    Uwe Blien, IAB, University of Bamberg and Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)


    Keynote I: Is automation labor-displacing?

    Anna Salamons, Utrecht University




    Session I a

    Session I b


    Long-run Patterns of Labour-Market Polarisation: Evidence from German Microdata

    Ronald Bachmann, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) und IZA

    The rise of modern technology, the fall of the middle class?

    Sabrina Genz, IAB

    The impact of technology on individual employment biographies: evidence from mass layoffs

    Duncan Roth, IAB

    Technology and Firms in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Firm-Level Evidence

    Terry Gregory, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

    Does firm-based training address the risk of automation?

    Michael Maier, ZEW

    Innovation and Firm-Level Wage Inequality

    Balázs Reizer, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (CERS-HAS)




    Coffee break



    Session II a

    Session II b


    The global distribution of routine and non-routine work. Findings from PIAAC, STEP and CULS.

    Piotr Lewandowski, Institute for Structural Research (IBS) und IZA

    Does extending the duration of parental leave change the nature of work tasks done by young women?

    Anton Nivorozhkin, IAB

    Agglomeration and Decline of Routine Tasks

    Valerio Intraligi, University of Rome III

    The Impact of Investments in New Digital Technologies on Wages – Worker-level Evidence for Germany

    Florian Lehmer, IAB

    Technology implementation within enterprises and changes in the composition of the workforce regarding education levels and age

    Jannes ten Berge, Utrecht University

    Controlling working crowds: The impact of digitalization on worker autonomy and monitoring across hierarchical levels

    Elisa Gerten, Basel University




    Keynote II

    Guido Matías Cortes, York University

    Friday, 23 February 2018


    Keynote III: The Supply Side of Automation Technology

    Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition


    Session III


    German Robots – The Impact of Industrial Robots on Workers

    Nicole Wössner, Düsseldorf Centre for Competition Economics (DICE)


    Technological Progress and the Labour Market

    Nikolaos Terzidis, Amsterdam University


    Coffee break


    Session IV


    Has Computerization reduced the Demand for Routine Occupations?

    Ulrich Zierahn, ZEW


    Technology and the Future of Work – Aggregate Employment Effects of Digitization

    Melanie Arntz, ZEW




    Session V


    The Effects of Skill-Biased Technical Change on Productivity Flattening and Hours Worked

    Christian Hutter, IAB


    Technological Progress and Unemployment Development

    Anja Rossen, IAB


    Keynote IV

    Mark Partridge, Ohio State University


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