About the research
Automation and globalization are shaping our labour markets, its institutions, and society as a whole, and the popular belief is that economists generally focus on the benefits of such changes. However, the economics professional literature acknowledges the existence of important trade-offs from technical progress and globalization, mainly focussing on its impact on inequality in labour markets and society as a whole. But relatively little is known about how exactly digital progress and ongoing globalization results in winners and losers, and what policies best mitigate rising inequality. Using various unique data and cutting-edge theoretical and empirical knowledge, Ronja’s Phd will shed some light on these issues.