As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
Skills and Future of Work
April 10, 2020
E-commerce firms—and the hundreds of thousands workers at their facilities—are not just helping consumers who are stuck at home, they also are enabling tens of thousands of other companies, big and small, stay in business, sell their products and services, and keep people employed.
February 10, 2020
Fact of the Week: The Digital Economy has Contributed to 86 Percent of U.S. Labor Productivity Growth in Recent Years Despite Accounting for Only 8.2 Percent of GDP
Labor productivity growth has slowed dramatically across the developed world in recent years. In the United States, it dropped to just 0.96 percent in the 10-year period from 2007 to 2017. That was down by more than half from 2.06 percent in the previous 10-year period.
December 2, 2019
The most important policy to boost economic opportunity is one that focuses on shifting the occupational mix toward fewer low-wage jobs and more middle-wage ones.
September 18, 2019
Building the Future of Work in the Age of AI: How New Jobs and Technologies Will Transform Manufacturing
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation about how artificial intelligence will impact the future of manufacturing and the manufacturing workforce at the MAPI annual conference in Chicago, Illinois.
September 16, 2019
There is much to do to restore the promise of the American dream for U.S. workers. Attacking tech companies might feel good, and even excite some in the progressive base, but it won’t get the job done.
August 22, 2019
Fact of the Week: Professionals Averaged 5.4 Hours per Week Working at Home From 2013 to 2017, a 38 Percent Increase From 2003 to 2007
The adoption of technologies like smart phones and cloud computing has made it less important for people many occupations to do their work onsite where their companies are located. Data from the American Time Use Survey reflects this trend and suggests that working remotely has not increased the total hours spent working, on average.
July 22, 2019
If the history of automation teaches us anything, it is that while automation can temporarily displace some workers it also raises living standards for society by reducing costs, improving quality, and allowing people to concentrate on higher-value work.
April 1, 2019
Artificial intelligence won't destroy more jobs than it creates over the next decade, Rob Atkinson argues in a Wall Street Journal debate with Oxford University's Carl Benedikt Frey.
February 4, 2019
When skilled workers migrate, it seems obvious that the destination country is gaining at the expense of the origin country, which is losing talent and potential sources of innovation. However, a new study has challenged the idea that migration is zero sum, finding that origin countries actually benefit from skilled workers moving abroad.
December 17, 2018
Future of work will be different for every country, region, worker, and student. This is clear in France, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Policymakers should respond accordingly.