The Labor-Market Impact of Firm-Level Adoption of AI and Autonomous Systems

One of the major issues for future society is how robots and artificial intelligence will impact on the labor market. A research project led by Oskar Nordström Skans at Uppsala University will investigate what this transition entails.

The project is based on the corporate use of technological innovations and the issues that this entails. What happens with the number of jobs? How does it affect the demand for talent and educational content? How does it affect the respective labor markets of women and men, and what are the consequences for the families of those concerned? What demands are made on transitions within and between companies? How should education, remuneration, and collective agreements be designed in response to this?

The project’s general aim is to highlight how demand for different types of labor changes in conjunction with the introduction of technology based on artificial intelligence.

The research group is linked to the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS), which connects researchers in the fields of economics, political science, and labor law.

Principal Investigator(s)

Oskar Nordström Skans

Oskar Nordström Skans
Professor, Uppsala University

Project Member(s)

Peter Fredriksson
Uppsala University

Georg Graetz
Uppsala University

Christoph Hedtrich
Uppsala University

Arizo Karimi
Uppsala University

1 January 2020 until 31 December 2024
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation