A Shattered Labour Market

  • Jean-Hervé LorenziEmail author
  • Mickaël Berrebi


The relationship between technological progress and employment has been a classic issue of economics debate for more than two centuries. But while it might appear to be a rather academic question for some, its real stakeholders experience it as a tragedy. This is an eternal debate with no clear-cut answers, but with some obvious facts: in the short term, more jobs have been destroyed than created, and there is no certainty at all about what will happen in the future. Today’s thinkers limit themselves to discussing the digital revolution, which represents only one of the main technological trends of the twenty-first century, neglecting what is going to happen in the fields of genetics, energy, transport and many other areas of innovation. But we must look at the reality that is today’s labour market and imagine how it could be organised, along with a completely renewed social security system, in years to come.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paris Dauphine UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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