Artificial Intelligence

Will robots be good or bad for our jobs? Here are lessons from Japan

Robots may not necessarily be bad news for future employment. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato

Daisuke Adachi

PhD candidate, Yale University

Daiji Kawaguchi

Professor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University

Yukiko Umeno Saito

Senior fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

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In Japan, the timing of robot penetration was much earlier than in other developed countries. Image: VoxEU
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The prices of robots vary over time depending on their application type. Image: VoxEU
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