We are pleased to invite you to the next BEA’s Online Research Seminar and are delighted to welcome Janis Umblijs (Institute for Social Research, Norway). Janis is a labour economist whose research interests include the integration of migrants, the effect of technological change on the labour market and the role of housing on individual welfare. Janis has a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He has worked on projects that look at topics such as, labour market outcomes of refugees, discrimination against the children of migrants, and how housing affects education outcomes. Before Janis started at ISF, he was a Senior Economist at the consultancy Oslo Economics where he worked on labour market evaluation projects for the Norwegian labour ministry, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare administration.
More about the speaker: https://www.samfunnsforskning.no/english/people/res/janisu/
Speaker: Janis Umblijs (Institute for Social Research, Norway)
Title: How Robots Change Within-Firm Wage Inequality (with Erling Barth, Marianne Røed and Pål Schøne)
Using novel matched employer-employee register data with firm-level information on the introduction of industrial robots, this paper analysis the impact of robots on the wages of workers in the manufacturing sector. The results show that industrial robots increase wages for high-skilled workers relative to low-skilled workers, hence robots increases the skill-premium within firms. Furthermore, we find that employees in managerial positions benefit more from robotisation than those in STEM or professional occupations. Overall, our results suggest that the introduction of industrial robots has a positive effect on the average wages of manufacturing workers in Norway.
Date: Thursday, May 20
Time: 16:00 Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn
Meeting ID: 833 4587 4064