Technology and Employment

June 5-6, 1998

The conference program was prepared by Professor Gilles Saint-Paul (UPF, Barcelona). Participants discussed recent advances in the theoretical and empirical analysis of the relationship between technological changes and labor market evolution. In particular they considered issues like the effect of technological change in employment in the short, medium and long run, and therefore in the structure of labor demand and labor supply and the possible consequences of political opposition to technical change as well as the role of macroeconomic and structural policy in coping with these phenomena.