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Digitized Labor

The Impact of the Internet on Employment

  • Lorenzo Pupillo
  • Eli Noam
  • Leonard Waverman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Lorenzo Pupillo, Eli Noam, Leonard Waverman
    Pages 1-18
  3. The Impact of Technological Change on Jobs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Seth G. Benzell, Guillermo Lagarda
      Pages 39-50
    3. Federico Biagi, Paolo Naticchioni, Giuseppe Ragusa, Claudia Vittori
      Pages 51-69
  4. Internet Economic Fundamentals and Their Impact on Economy and Distribution

  5. Polices to Facilitate Structural and Social Adjustments without Slowing Innovation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-270

About this book


As with previous technological revolutions, innovations in the online world have triggered transformations in the labor market and the economy. While the Internet is trumpeted as a great job creator, there are also downsides that need to be identified and dealt with. The book discusses the following topics:
  • Is the Internet a net creator of jobs?
  • How are job profiles changed by the digital economy?
  • What are the impacts on income distribution? Is it a winner-takes-all tournament?
  • What models can facilitate adjustment without slowing innovation?
This book features essays from major experts in the field coming from academia, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society. It blends theoretical and applied research presenting results from many countries, with particular emphasis on Europe, the USA, Canada and Asia.


Digital Economy Labor Market Technological Change Internet Economy ICT Innovation Job Creation Technological Revolution Labor Economics Employment Economics Inequality Technology Policy Unemployment Industrial Organization information and communications technology Great Recession Economic Distribution

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Pupillo
    • 1
  • Eli Noam
    • 2
  • Leonard Waverman
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for European Policy StudiesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Columbia Institute for Tele-InformationColumbia Business SchoolNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.DeGroote School of BusinessMcMaster UniversityBurlingtonCanada

About the editors

Lorenzo Pupillo is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, Belgium, and Affiliated Researcher at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, USA.

Eli Noam is Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information; Professor of Finance & Economics; and Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, USA.

Leonard Waverman is Dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Canada.

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