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Firm-level Technological Change and Skill Demand

Guest speaker

Balázs Muraközy (University of Liverpool)


Room -1.26 EEG & Online


Start04.05.2022 11:00End04.05.2022 12:00

Type of registration

Online via E-mail

Event summary


We quantify the contribution of firm-level technological change to skill demand and aggregate inequality in the presence of imperfect competition in the labor market. We show that skill-biased technological change increases both the firm-level skill ratio and the skill premium, while other shocks (e.g. firm-specific output demand shocks) cannot explain the increase in both outcomes. We exploit administrative data and a large survey  measuring a broad class of firm-level technological changes from Hungary and Norway. We estimate that the aggregate college premium increases by 6.1\% in Norway and by 13.8\% in Hungary as a result of the skill bias in technological change.


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