The revolution need not be automated
For centuries after the Industrial Revolution, automation did not hinder wage and employment growth, because it was accompanied by new technologies geared toward maintaining the role of h...
Pascual Restrepo earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2016. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Cowles Foundation, Yale, and in 2017 he will join the economics department at Boston University as an assistant professor.
He specializes in macroeconomics and political economy. His recent research explores the effects of technology on employment, wages and inequality, and how these technological changes shape the response of the economy to business cycles.