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Southern perspectives on global changes. Navigate through all our work and explore the research and policy analysis on the interplay between technological change and labor markets in the emerging world.


Routine Biased
Technological Change
in a Middle-income
Country: the Case of South Africa

September 2021

  Rulof Burger, Joel Gondwe, Janneke Pieters

This new paper investigates the effects of routine-biased technological change in South Africa and the unequal effects within the labor market.

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Automation and
Pandemic: Threats to
Employment in Latin

September 2021

Leonardo Gasparini, Irene Brambilla, Cristian Bonavida  

This working papers studies the risk of automation, the unfeasibility of teleworking and the risk of contagion due to physical proximity in the six largest economies in Latin America.


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