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Is Automation Labor-Displacing? Productivity Growth, Employment, and the Labor Share

David Autor, Anna Salomons

NBER Working Paper No. 24871
Issued in July 2018, Revised in August 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

Paper prepared for the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference, March 2018. We are grateful to Daron Acemoglu, Jim Bessen, Uwe Blien, Janice Eberly, Maarten Goos, Pascual Restrepo, James Stock, Coen Teulings, John Van Reenen, Xianjia Ye, and our discussants, John Haltiwanger and Richard Rogerson, whose valuable input improved the paper. We thank Pian Shu for sharing data on approved patent applications and citations by industry, year, and country. Autor acknowledges funding from IBM Global Universities, Schmidt Sciences, and the Smith-Richardson Foundation. Salomons acknowledges funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. 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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