Taking Stock of the Effects of Technological Change on Labour Markets

A Systematic Literature Review of the Design of Digital Automation Technologies in the Technical and Engineering Literature

Maria Savona, Tommaso Ciarli, Tommaso Portaluri, Ed Steinmueller and Simone Vannuccini

Pillars Report


This report addresses is taking stock of the extant literature on the potential effects of technological change on labour outcomes. The paper focusses on the link between technological change, jobs and tasks. The paper makes a crucial contribution to existing reviews of the technology-employment nexus, by focusing on the technical and engineering literature, that describes the design of new technologies and how these execute tasks and jobs across industries.