Labor Markets and Skills

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.
Labor Markets and Skills
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May 2, 2016
Joe Kennedy examines some of the recent debate around Internet platforms for Law360, including about competition, data use and collection, and labor law.
April 8, 2016
In Innovation Files, Joe Kennedy looks at two papers coauthored by Alan Krueger that show a rise in alternative work and explain why Uber outperforms taxis.
March 31, 2016
The lottery system in place for distributing the very limited number of H-1B visas is inefficient and makes accessing labor difficult for American business, says Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
March 3, 2016
Women make up 40 percent of the STEM workforce in China versus only 24 percent in the United States, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 26, 2016
There has long been a worry about tech-driven unemployment, but that fear has always been and will continue to be misplaced, writes Rob Atkinson in the BLS Monthly Labor Review.
February 16, 2016
Rob Atkinson opened his presentation to the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee Secretariat at the European Parliament by discussing the differences between digital hype and digital reality.
December 22, 2015
ITIF summarized the state of U.S. digital education as part of the European Commission’s eSkills for Jobs 2015 campaign.
August 10, 2015
A menu of actionable ideas for policymakers to foster technological innovation, growth, and progress.
May 10, 2015
High skill immigration reform is necessary to address tech talent gap.
March 23, 2015
Welcoming high-skilled STEM workers in technology industries creates jobs in the service economy.