Adoption of Automation Technologies: Evidence from Denmark

Lene Kromann, Anders Sørensen

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The automation of production processes is an important topic on the policy agenda in high-wage countries, but evidence of the economic effects of automation at the firm level is limited. This column presents insights on automation from new survey data for Denmark. The findings reveal that variation in the adoption of automation technologies is high, the change in adoption over time is slow, and almost half of Danish manufacturing firms relied greatly on manual production processes in 2010. Increasing international competition from China is a driver for investments in automation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date15 Jul 2019
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCentre for Economic Policy Research
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019

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