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New scientific article by Balázs Lengyel and László Czaller in Regional Science

 

Reducing automation risk through career mobility: where and for whom?

László Czaller, Rikard H. Eriksson, Balázs LengyelFirst published: 19 August 2021

Abstract

Automation risk prevails less in large cities compared to small cities but little is known about the drivers of this emerging urban phenomenon. A major challenge is that automation risk is quantified by work-related tasks that allows for measurement through occupation, which is in turn implicitly related to local economic structure and to individual career paths. This paper examines the role of working in cities on changes in automation risk through individual career mobility. Using panel data on Swedish workers, we show that the metropolitan effect of reducing automation risk is mainly induced through inter-firm job mobility. Separate estimates for different groups show that this effect accrues mostly to native, high-skilled and male workers.

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