Piotr Lewandowski presented preliminary findings on the impact of automation on income inequality in Europe (joint work with Karina Doorley, Jan Gromadzki, Dora Tuda, and Philippe Van Kerm). He showed that robotisation had a small contribution to the overall changes in household income inequality from 2006 – 2018. The effects of technological change were alleviated by household composition and redistribution via tax-benefit systems.
Maciej Albinowski presented the paper on age- and gender-specific effects of technology adoption on employment and wages (co-author: Piotr Lewandowski). ICT capital and robots improve the labour market outcomes of young and prime-aged women. Women 60+ and men 30-49, on the other hand, are relatively losing.
The sixth edition of the TASKS conference took place on the 15th and 16th of September.
It brought together economists researching the labour market effects of digital and ecological transformation processes.