Discussion Paper

No. 2018-71 | September 28, 2018
Data, measurement and initiatives for inclusive digitalization and future of work
(Submitted as Global Solutions Paper)

Abstract

As the pace of digitalization and automation accelerates globally, and more disruptive innovations in machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics are expected, new data sources and measurement tools are needed to complement existing valuable statistics and administrative data. This is necessary to better understand the impact of technological change on the labor market and the economy and better inform policy decisions for inclusive people centered growth. In accordance with G20 Roadmap for Digitalisation (2017), points 10, 5 and 7, the authors propose to: i) track technological developments globally in a multidisciplinary and coordinated fashion; ii) develop new methods of measurement for the digital economy; iii) harmonize occupational taxonomies and develop new sources of data and indicators at the international level; iv) Build International Collaborative Platforms for Digital Skills and the Digital Transformation of SMES.

JEL Classification:

E01, J23, J24, J31, E25, F6, O33, O4

Assessment

  • Downloads: 112

Links

Cite As

Beatriz Nofal, Ariel Coremberg, and Luca Sartorio (2018). Data, measurement and initiatives for inclusive digitalization and future of work. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2018-71, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2018-71


Comments and Questions