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Technology and employment: tasks, capabilities, and tastes

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This thesis explores the consequences of 'increasingly capable machines' on earnings and employment. A new literature, the task-based approach, has been developed for this purpose. And this literature presents an optimistic account of the prospects for labour in the 21st century. The central claim in this literature is that "people tend to overstate the extent of machine substitution for labour and ignore the complementarities".

This thesis challenges this optimism. I argue that su...

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SSD
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Economics
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2017-02-02

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