Seminario “Is an Army of Robots Marching on Chinese Jobs?”
Presenta: Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh)
Lugar y hora: 10 de Abril, 12:30 pm, Sala P-301, Edificio Placa (Diagonal Paraguay 257)
Abstract: A handful of studies have investigated the effects of robots on workers in advanced economies. According to a recent report from the World Bank (2016), 1.8 billion jobs in developing countries are susceptible to automation. Given the inability of labor markets to adjust to rapid changes, there is a growing concern that the effect of automation and robotization in emerging economies may increase inequality and social unrest. Yet, we still know very little about the impact of robots in developing countries. In this paper we analyze the effects of exposure to industrial robots in the Chinese labor market. Using aggregate data from Chinese prefectural cities (2000-2016) and individual longitudinal data from the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS, 2010-2016), we find a large negative impact of robot exposure on employment and wages of Chinese workers. Effects are concentrated in the state-owned sector and are larger among low-skilled, male, and prime-age and older workers. Furthermore, we find evidence that exposure to robots affected internal mobility and increased the number of labor-related strikes and protests.
Datos del Evento
10 de Abril, 2019 | 12:30 hrs.
Fecha de término
10 de Abril, 2019 | 13:30 hrs.