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December 3, 2018

Employment and productivity in the digital age

Since the invention of the steam engine at the end of the eighteenth century, technological innovation has been the main source of growth in developed economies. In particular, it is the key reason why today’s average Spanish worker earns eight times as much as at the beginning of the twentieth century, for one third fewer …

November 12, 2018

Computerisation of sectors and routinisation of occupations in Spain

The technological development of recent decades has gradually reconfigured the labour supply and demand of existing occupations. This process is still in its infancy but allows for the intensive use of digital enhancements that will revolutionise the labour market

June 13, 2018

Madrid Economic Outlook. First half 2018

The economy of Madrid grew by 3.4% in 2017, and will continue growing at the same pace in 2018, and 2.7% in 2019. The region will create around 156,000 new jobs by the end of 2019, despite the weakening of some external factors.

March 20, 2018

How vulnerable is Spanish employment to the digital revolution?

The process of digital transformation is under way and advances in robotics and artificial intelligence will create new jobs, but also usher in the automation of many tasks. To lessen the negative repercussions of technological progress on the job market, it is vital that the economic agents (both public and private) manage…

November 23, 2017

The impact of technological change and the future of employment

This presentation provides a panoramic and historical perspective on the the effects of technical progress; it analyses the effects of the fourth industrial revolution; and talks about the different policies to regulate the changes of this technological and digital transformation.

November 23, 2017

Digital transformation and employment

The effects of automation, artificial intelligence, big data and the internet of things on future employment and social wellbeing are full of uncertainty.

August 28, 2017

When Robots Do It All and Leisure is Mandatory

Engineers insist that sometime between 2030 and 2050 is when fiction will become reality, and artificial intelligence (AI) will exceed that of a human. Economists have a different answer - it will be at least another 100 years before that point. Who is right?