Productivity, Employment, and Inequality

What will the workforce of the future look like, and how can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? 

Understanding the future of the workforce in a rapidly changing global economy

The IDE helps businesses understand how the digital economy will improve job creation and wage equality in the years to come. Our research also seeks to create a better method of measuring the health of an economy in the context of the digital age.

Digital Technologies and Their Impact on the Earnings Prospects of American Workers

The impact of digital technologies on the earnings prospects of American workers is an under-studied yet critical issue. And unfortunately, the news is not good. The median American household earns less than it did fifteen years ago, the labor's share of national income has fallen steadily since the 1980s, and long-term unemployment remains a vexing problem. But there is also a bright light: New technologies are helping workers earn money in ways that were not previously possible.

The Second Machine Age

A New York Times Bestseller

Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, IDE co-directors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity in the digital age. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will change how you think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

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