The impact of technological change on employment: evidence from a firm-level survey of long island manufacturers

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Recent studies of capital-skill complementarity suffer from several important empirical limitations and a theoretical framework that treats technological change as exogenous. This paper addresses some of these limitations using a new, detailed firm-level dataset on technology usage and labor composition. Based on two-stage estimation procedures, our results imply that technological change leads to a shift in labor composition and compensation in favor of white-collar workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-246
Number of pages20
JournalEconomics of Innovation and New Technology
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998



  • Advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Skill-biased technological change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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