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David Autor

David Autor, one of the leading labor economists in the world and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a professor and associate department head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics.

He is also a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and editor in chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. His current fields of specialization include human capital and earnings inequality, labor market impacts of technological change and globalization, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements.

Dr. Autor received a BA in psychology from Tufts University and a PhD in public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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How About that Looming Robotic Job Apocalypse?

Video | Aug 16, 2017

Why we should worry about job quality, not quantity—or robot overlords