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Christian Siegel's work featured in Pro-Market blog

2 March 2018

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Research by Dr Christian Siegel (with Zsófia Bárány) was featured on 1 March in Pro-Market, the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth.

Excerpt: ‘Changes in technology clearly affect people in different sectors and occupations differently, but providing adequate policy support to workers trying to adjust to these changes requires a better understanding of the level at which productivity growth is happening in the economy. Here, the researchers find that, in the United States, the vast majority of that growth has happened at the occupational and sector-occupational level.’

The complete piece entitled ‘To Help Workers Adjust to Technological Change, First Pinpoint Where It Is Happening’ can be read here.

You can also download the working paper: ‘Biased Technological Change and Employment Reallocation’, Zsófia Bárány and Christian Siegel, Kent Discussion Paper 1801

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