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Technological change


From the rise of the robots, to the ubiquity of smartphones and social media, technological changes have a profound impact on our living standards today, and our prospects for the future. Our work focus on the impact that technological change can have on people’s disposable incomes.

Contacts

Greg Thwaites

Greg Thwaites

Research Associate
T: 020 3372 2960
E: gregory,thwaites@resolutionfoundation.org

Nye Cominetti

Senior Economist
T: 020 3372 2960
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

Cogs and Monsters

How economics needs to adapt to solve the world’s crises

Digital technology, big data, machine learning and AI are revolutionizing both the tools of economics and the phenomena it seeks to measure, understand, and shape. The profession faces enormous challenges…
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Events

The UK’s decisive decade

Launch of The Economy 2030 Inquiry

The UK is on the brink of a decade of change. In the 2020s, the country will need to not just recover from Covid-19, but also emerge from the EU,…
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Publications

Shock absorbers

Innovating to boost financial resilience in Europe

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This paper reviews the potential for innovation to address financial resilience problems in France, Germany and the UK, emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, and sets out a framework of supply…
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Events

‘The Technology Trap’

Capital, labour and power in the age of automation

Book launch for ‘The Technology Trap’ by Carl Frey, examining the impact of technological change on the world of work and the wider economy over the last 800 years, and…
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Comment

When algorithms go to war in the workplace

Businesses crunch data to gain power; workers should bend it to their own ambitions

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One constant in public debate is the assertion that the world of work is on the cusp of unprecedented change. Amid the hype, one genuine source of flux is the…
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Comment

‘The rise of the robots’ and ‘productivity pessimism’ can’t both be right

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Talk of looming automation, AI and robots is pervasive in public policy chat – including in the government’s new industrial strategy. Almost as common are projections that the weak growth…
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Publications

Don’t believe the hype: work, robots, history

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Technology, and resistance to it, in major economic sectors like warehousing has been around longer than we think. We’ve been talking about the past, present and future of our workplaces…
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No more robot wars in London

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“The robots are coming to take our jobs”, the Evening Standard told Londoners in December 2016. In case that didn’t depress their readers enough, the article went on to spell…
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