Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224047
Authors: 
Barth, Erling
Roed, Marianne
Schone, Pal
Umblijs, Janis
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13605
Abstract: 
Using novel matched employer-employee register data with firm-level information on the introduction of industrial robots, this paper analysis the impact of robots on the wages of workers in the manufacturing sector. The results show that industrial robots increase wages for high-skilled workers relative to low-skilled workers, hence robots increases the skill-premium within firms. Furthermore, we find that employees in managerial positions benefit more from robotisation than those in STEM or professional occupations. Overall, our results suggest that the introduction of industrial robots has a positive effect on the average wages of manufacturing workers in Norway.
Subjects: 
automation
robotisation
labour economics
wages
technological change
JEL: 
J01
J08
O33
E24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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