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 Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions In a Time of Automation

James Manyika, Susan Lund, Michael Chui, Jacques Bughin, Jonathan Woetzel, Parul Batra, Ryan Ko, Saurabh Sanghvi | McKinsey & Company | 12/20/2017

In our latest research on automation, we examine work that can be automated through 2030 and jobs that may be created in the same period. We draw from lessons from…

3D-printing might not kill global trade after all. Here’s why

Wolfgang Lehmacher and Martin Schwemmer | World Economic Forum | 10/05/2017

Last year Adidas h...

Modernizing NAFTA for 21st Century Workers

Susan Ariel Aaronson and Kimberly Ann Elliott | George Washington University | 08/02/2017

After years of praise and pr...

Robots and jobs: Evidence from the US

Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo | 04/17/2017

As robots and other computer-assisted technologies take over tasks previous...

Is Bilateralism the Future of US Trade Policy? Should it be?

Kimberly Ann Elliott | 01/04/2017

WASHINGTON –  In the wake of recent stumbles in multilateral and re...

Here Come the Robots: Imagining the Footwear Factories of the Future

Matt Vitone | 12/04/2016

Try and imagine the footwear factory of the future. What do you see?...

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