References list

1c Employment and demand for skills, skill-biased technological change

Where possible, the list provides abstracts of the entries and links to the publication.
Initial list compiled by: Stephen Machin

This reference list contains three parts:

  • Introductory Reading
    Somebody who does not know this literature or wants to get an overview might want to start here.
  • Key References
    Some of the most important references in this literature, which may require some more knowledge of the field.
  • Further Reading
    Organized by date of publication.

Introductory Reading

  1. AEA (ed.) (1997). Special Issue on Wage Inequality. In: Journal of Economic Perspectives 11(2) , 21-96 . Link.

  2. Freeman Richard B. and Lawrence F. Katz (1995). Differences and Changes in Wage Structures. Chicago: University of Chicago . Abstract. Link.

  3. Leuven, Edwin and Hessel Oosterbeek (2011). Overeducation and Mismatch in the Labor Market. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 283-326 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Machin, Stephen (2004). Skill-Biased Technical Change and Educational Outcomes. In: Geraint Johnes and Jill Johnes (eds.). International Handbook on the Economics of Education. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar . Link.

  5. Machin, Stephen (2003). Skill-Biased Technical Change in the New Economy. In: Derek C. Jones (ed.). New Economy Handbook. New York: Academic Press .

  6. Machin, Stephen (2001). The Changing Nature of Labour Demand in the New Economy and Skill-Biased Technology Change. In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 63(S1) , 753-776 . Abstract. Link.

Key references

  1. Acemoglu, Daron and David Autor (2011). Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings. In: Orley Ashenfelter and David Card (ed.). Handbook of Labor Economics. North-Holland . Abstract. Link.

  2. Autor, David H., Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane (2003). The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 118(4) , 1279-1333 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Autor, David H., Lawrence F. Katz and Alan B. Krueger (1998). Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market?. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) , 1169-1213 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Berman, Eli, John Bound and Zvi Griliches (1994). Changes in the Demand for Skilled Labour Within US Manufacturing: Evidence From the Annual Survey of Manufacturing. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 109(2) , 367-397 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Bernard, Andrew B., J. Bradford Jensen (1997). Exporters, skill upgrading, and the wage gap. In: Journal of International Economics 42(1-2) , 3-31 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Bound, John and George Johnson (1992). Changes in the Structure of Wages During the 1980's: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations. In: American Economic Review 82(3) , 371-392 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Bresnahan, Timothy F., Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M. Hitt (2002). Information Technology, Workplace Organization, and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Firm-Level Evidence. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 117(1) , 339-376 . Abstract. Link.

  8. Card, David and John E. DiNardo (2002). Skill‐Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles. In: Journal of Labor Economics 20(4) , 733-783 . Abstract. Link.

  9. Caroli, Eva, John Van Reenen (2001). Skill-Biased Organizational Change? Evidence from A Panel of British and French Establishments. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 116(4) , 1449-1492 . Abstract. Link.

  10. Conte, Andrea and Marco Vivarelli (2007). Globalization and Employment: Imported Skill Biased Technological Change in Developing Countries. Jena Economic Research Paper No. 2007-009. Abstract. Link.

  11. Edwards, L. (2005). Globalisation and the Skills Bias of Occupational Employment in South Africa. In: South African Journal of Economics 69(1) , 40-71 . Link.

  12. Fernandez, Roberto M. (2001). Skill‐Biased Technological Change and Wage Inequality: Evidence from a Plant Retooling1. In: American Journal of Sociology 107(2) , 273-320 . Abstract. Link.

  13. Galor, Oded and Omer Moav (2000). Ability-Biased Technological Transition, Wage Inequality, and Economic Growth. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 115(2) , 469-497 . Abstract. Link.

  14. Juhn, Chinhui, Kevin M. Murphy and Brooks Pierce (1993). Wage Inequality and the Rise in Returns to Skill. In: Journal of Political Economy 101(3) , 410-442 . Abstract. Link.

  15. Katz, Lawrence F. and Kevin M. Murphy (1992). Changes in Relative Wages, 1963-87: Supply and Demand Factors. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 107(1) , 35-78 . Abstract. Link.

  16. Machin, Stephen and John Van Reenen (1998). Technology and Changes in Skill Structure: Evidence From Seven OECD Countries. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) , 1215-1244 . Abstract. Link.

  17. Manning, Alan (2004). We Can Work It Out: The Impact of Technological Change on the Demand for Low‐Skill Workers. In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy 51(5) , 581-608 . Abstract. Link.

  18. Piva, Mariachristina, Enrico Santarelli and Marco Vivarelli (2005). The skill bias effect of technological and organisational change: Evidence and policy implications. In: Research Policy 34(2) , 141-157 . Abstract. Link.

  19. Rubart, Jens (2007). The Employment Effects of Technological Change. Berlin: Springer Verlag . Abstract. Link.

  20. Spitz-Oener, Alexandra (2006). Technical Change, Job Tasks, and Rising Educational Demands: Looking outside the Wage Structure. In: Journal of Labor Economics 24(2) , 235-270 . Abstract. Link.

Further reading

  1. Acemoglu, Daron (2002). Directed Technical Change. In: Review of Economic Studies 69(4) , 781-809 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Acemoglu, Daron (1998). Why Do New Technologies Complement Skills? Directed Technical Change and Wage Inequality. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) , 1055-1089 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Acemoglu, Daron and Pacual Restrepo (2017). Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets. NBER Working Paper No. 23285. Abstract. Link.

  4. Altonji, Joseph G., Peter Arcidiacono and Arnaud Maurel (2016). The Analysis of Field Choice in College and Graduate School: Determinants and Wage Effects. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Steven Machin, Ludger Woessmann. Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 5. Amsterdam: . Abstract. Link.

  5. Autor, David H., Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane (2003). The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 118(4) , 1279-1333 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Autor, David H., Lawrence F. Katz and Melissa S. Kearney (2008). Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Revising the Revisionists. In: Review of Economics and Statistics 90(2) , 300-323 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Bartel, Ann P. and Frank Lichtenberg (1987). The Comparative Advantage of Educated Workers in Implementing New Technology. In: Review of Economics and Statistics 69(1) , 01-11 . Abstract. Link.

  8. Bassanini, Andrea and Giorgio Brunello (2008). Is Training more Frequent when Wage Compression is Higher? Evidence from the European Community Household Panel. In: Labour Economics 15(2) , 272-290 . Abstract. Link.

  9. Becker, Gary S. (1975). Human Capital. New York: Columbia University Press .

  10. Berman, Eli and Stephen Machin (2003). Globalization, Skill-Biased Technological Change and Labour Demand. In: E. Lee and M. Vivarelli. Understanding Globalization, Employment and Poverty Reduction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan . Link.

  11. Berman, Eli and Stephen Machin (2000). Skill-Biased Technology Transfer Around the World. In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy 16(3) , 12-22 . Abstract. Link.

  12. Berman, Eli, John Bound and Stephen Machin (1998). Implications of Skill-Biased Technological Change: International Evidence. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) , 1245-1280 . Abstract. Link.

  13. Berman, Eli, John Bound and Zvi Griliches (1994). Changes in the Demand for Skilled Labour Within US Manufacturing: Evidence From the Annual Survey of Manufacturing. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 109(2) , 367-398 . Abstract. Link.

  14. Biscourp, Pierre and Francis Kramarz (2007). Employment, Skill Structure, and International Trade. In: Journal of International Economics 72(1) , 22-51 . Abstract. Link.

  15. Bound, John and George Johnson (1992). Changes in the Structure of Wages During the 1980s: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations. In: American Economic Review 82(3) , 371-392 . Abstract. Link.

  16. Brunello, Giorgio, Malgorzata Kuczera, Simon Field and Nancy Hoffman (2008). A Learning for Jobs: Norway. Paris: OECD . Abstract. Link.

  17. Card, David and Thomas Lemieux (2001). Can Falling Supply Explain the Rising Return to College for Younger Men? A Cohort-Based Analysis. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 116(2) , 705-746 . Abstract. Link.

  18. Card, David, Francis Kramarz and Thomas Lemieux (1999). Changes in the Relative Structure of Wages and Employment: A Comparison of the United States, Canada and France. In: Canadian Journal of Economics 32(4) , 843-877 . Abstract. Link.

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  21. Desjonqueres, Thibaut, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen (1999). Another Nail in the Coffin? Or Can the Trade Based Explanation of Changing Skill Structures be Resurrected?. In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics 101(4) , 533-554 . Abstract. Link.

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