Robert Seamans interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute on AI and the economy.
Tag: Economic Inequality
Morgan R. Frank, David Autor, James E. Bessen, Erik Brynjolfsson, et al.
New research analyzing the barriers that inhibit accurately measuring the effects of AI and automation on the future of work and developing a decision framework that focuses on resilience to unexpected scenarios.
David Autor and Robert Seamans quoted in the New York Times about the effects of automation on employment.
Across all major sectors of the economy, proprietary information technology is increasing the market dominance of large firms, which is evidence of a slowdown in the spread of technical knowledge throughout the economy. The result is rising industry concentration, slower productivity growth and growing wage inequality. The key challenge to IP and antitrust policy will be counter this trend yet maintain innovation incentives.
David Autor with David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson
David Autor with David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson, and John Van Reenen