The Impact of Technology (and Artificial Intelligence) on the Labor Market

Provided by: UMA
Bachelor's degree (EQF level: 6)

Goals and contents of the module: Especially since the Industrial Revolution, technology has transformed economies throughout the world. In this course we are analyzing the impact of technology on labor market outcomes like wages and employment. After a look at early effects of new technologies before WWII we will focus on the effects of developments in computerization, automation, and robotics. Finally, we will debate and predict the effects of new tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence on labor market outcomes in the (near) future. Expected competences acquired after completion of the module: Graduates have developed a critical understanding of the history of technologies like automation and artificial intelligence. They understand the most important theories, principals and methods of the impact of technology on labor markets and are able to deepen their knowledge in a vertical, horizontal and lateral way. Graduates have proven deepened knowledge on the current level of research in selected fields of study.

  • Spring 2024

    Course start date 2024-02-15
    Course end date 2024-02-22
    Language English
    Credits 6 (ECTS)
    Grading scheme: very good (1,0 - 1,5)
    good (1,6 - 2,5)
    satisfactory (2,6 - 3,5)
    sufficient (3,6 - 4,0)
    failed (5,0)