Innovation, Employment and Skills in Advanced and Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature

45 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2012

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Marco Vivarelli

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This paper critically discusses the theoretical and empirical literature on the quantitative and qualitative employment impact of technological change, compares the relative explanatory power of the competing theories, and explains in detail the macro and micro evidence on the issue, with reference both to the advanced economies and the developing countries (DCs).

Keywords: technology, innovation, employment, skill, skill-biased technological change

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Vivarelli, Marco, Innovation, Employment and Skills in Advanced and Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6291. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1999319

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