ESMT Open Lecture
How Automation Is Transforming the German Labor Market
In this lecture, Laura D’Andrea Tyson will discuss the impact of automation on work and the labor market in Germany. Amazing new technologies that automate work hold the promise of higher productivity and efficiency. But they also threaten large disruptive changes that will displace workers and trigger changes in the skill, occupational and sectoral composition of employment and in the level and distribution of wages. Concerns over these disruptive changes raise many questions about the future of work. As intelligent machines take on more work currently done by humans, will there be enough jobs for human workers seeking employment? How will automation affect the educational and skill requirements of jobs? Will available jobs have adequate wages and social protections to provide meaningful livelihoods to workers? Tyson’s research is predicated on the belief that the answers to these questions are not technologically predetermined—they will depend on the actions of businesses, labor organizations, and government.
In cooperation with ESMT Berlin