Benign Effects of Automation: New Evidence from Patent Texts

Katja Mann, Lukas Püttmann

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Researchers disagree over whether automation is creating or destroying jobs. This column introduces a new indicator of automation constructed by applying a machine learning algorithm to classify patents, and uses the result to investigate which US regions and industries are most exposed to automation. This indicator suggests that automation has created more jobs in the US than it has destroyed.
Publikationsdato7 dec. 2017
UdgiverCentre for Economic Policy Research
StatusUdgivet - 7 dec. 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa