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Technological change, firm dynamics and employment

Which jobs are still in demand in ten years from now? Which occupations are most promising for young graduates? Which workers are at risk of losing their current jobs due to technological change? To answer these questions, we aim to investigate consequences of technological progress on the labour market. As new production and organizational technologies are diffusing into firms, different firms might adjust their number of workers and their occupational structure depending on firm characteristics such as sector, productivity, location, size and investment. The main idea in this research project is that some firms are exposed to technology and technology shocks, and to use that to identify the impact of the technological change. A particular focus is on the dynamics to allow to extrapolate from firms that operate on the technology frontier to those that lag behind. Their differential workforce composition generates insights on which jobs are required with new technology. The work will also consider regional factors and noise in the productivity process of firms.