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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Has ICT Polarized Skill Demand? Evidence from Eleven Countries over 25 years

Guy Michaels, Ashwini Natraj, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 16138
Issued in June 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank David Autor, Tim Brenahan, David Dorn, Liran Einav, Maarten Goos, Larry Katz, Paul Krugman, Alan Manning, Denis Nekipelov, Stephen Redding, Anna Salomons, and seminar participants at various universities for extremely helpful comments. David Autor kindly provided the data on routine tasks. Finance was provided by the ESRC through the Centre for Economic Performance. This paper is part of the SCIFI-GLOW Collaborative Project supported by the European Commission's Seventh Research Framework Programme, Contract number SSH7-CT-2008-217436. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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