By Luca Marcolin. Innovation and new technologies – especially Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) – and globalisation are key features of 21st century economies. They contribute to shape firm and industry performance and dynamics, and may trigger radical changes in employment patterns and the skills profile of the workforce. Many factors determine the way firms … More Going going gone? Routine jobs in Global Value Chains
By Guillermo Montt. Much attention has been given to the extent to which technology will replace workers. Some alarming estimates point to a large share of jobs at risk of being automated. By focusing only on the unlikely scenario of massive job substitution, the discussion on technological change, jobs and skills has ignored the more … More More on digitalisation and skills: What happens within occupations?
By Stijn Broecke. The concern that robots will take our jobs is one that has already been discussed several times on this blog. It is also the topic of a heated policy debate and ranked high amongst the issues discussed at the recent Policy Forum on the Future of Work, hosted by the OECD on … More Can robots be lawyers?
By Fabio Manca. Skill mismatch and shortages are painfully common in advanced economies. The OECD estimates that some 60 million workers in the 22 countries participating in its Survey of Adult Skills (2012) are either under-skilled for their jobs or over-skilled (Figure 1). Much can be done to understand the reasons behind the emergence and … More NEW OECD PUBLICATION! Getting Skills Right – Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs