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Robots and AI: A New Economic Era

Robots and AI:  A New Economic Era
15 June 2022
Lili Yan Ing, Gene M. Grossman
Technology, Innovation, computer science, business industry

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Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are powerful forces that will likely have large impacts on the size, direction, and composition of international trade flows. This book discusses how industrial robots, automation, and AI affect international growth, trade, productivity, employment, wages, and welfare. The book explains new approaches on how robots and artificial intelligence affect the world economy by presenting detailed theoretical framework and country-specific as well as firm-product level-specific exercises.

This book will be a useful reference for those researching on robots, automation, AI and their economic impacts on trade, industry, and employment.


About the book

Edited by Lili Yan Ing, Gene M. Grossman

370 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction Lili Yan Ing and Gene M. Grossman 
  2. The Effects of Automation on Labor Demand: A Survey of the Recent Literature Philippe Aghion, Céline Antonin, Simon Bunel, and Xavier Jaravel 
  3. Robots, Offshoring, and Welfare Alessandra Bonfiglioli, Rosario Crinò, Gino Gancia, and Ioannis Papadakis 
  4. On the Employment Consequences of Automation and Offshoring: A Labor Market Sorting View Ester Faia, Sébastien Laffitte, Maximilian Mayer, and Gianmarco Ottaviano 
  5. The Impacts of AI, Robots, and Globalization on Labor Markets: Analysis of a Quantitative General Equilibrium Trade Model Taiji Furusawa, Shoki Kusaka, and Yoichi Sugita 
  6. Telemigration and Development: On the Offshorability of Teleworkable Jobs Richard Baldwin and Jonathan I. Dingel 
  7. Immigration and Regional Specialization in AI Gordon Hanson 
  8. Robots and Trade: Implications for Developing Countries Erhan Artuc, Paulo Bastos, Alexander Copestake, and Bob Rijkers 
  9. Automation in Indonesia: Productivity, Quality, and Employment Lili Yan Ing and Rui Zhang 
  10. AI, Trade, and Creative Destruction: A First Look Ruiqi Sun and Daniel Trefler

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