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Technology and Employment Sustainability Initiative


Cornell ILR School 2013 Roundtable on Employment and Technology


These related essays were authored in advance of the April 12, 2013 event by Roundtable participants and others also deeply interested in this topic. PDFs are available for those original essays prepared specifically for the Roundtable. Those essays previously published elsewhere can be located via the links provided.
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"Jobs…a Pillar of Corporate Social Responsibility? Perhaps It Should Be," Jeff Hoffman; essay prepared for the Cornell ILR School 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable.
Author: Jeff Hoffman, Jeff Hoffman & Associates, Global Philanthropy & Civic Engagement (http://jeffhoffmanassociates.com/)
View Video (2:35)

"Jobs, Productivity and the Great DeCoupling," Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, New YorkTimes, December 11, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/opinion/global/jobs-productivity-and-the-great-decoupling.html.
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan (http://digital.mit.edu/erik/) and Andrew McAfee, MIT (http://andrewmcafee.org/)
View Video (2:52)

"Layoffs and Outcomes for CEOs and Firms," Kevin F. Hallock; essay prepared for the Cornell ILR School 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable.
Author: Kevin Hallock, Cornell University, ILR School (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/kfh7/)
View Video (1:54)

"A Primer on Private Equity at Work: Management, Employment, and Sustainability," Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt, CEPR Working Paper 12-2, www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/primer-on-private-equity.
Authors: Eileen Appelbaum, CEPR (http://www.cepr.net/index.php/experts/biographies/eileen-appelbaum) and Rosemary Batt, Cornell University, ILR School (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/rb41/)

Roadmap for U.S. Robotics - From Internet to Robotics, 2013 Edition, Henrik I. Christensen, http://robotics-vo.us/sites/default/files/2013%20Robotics%20Roadmap-rs.pdf.
Author: Henrik I. Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~hic/Georgia-HomePage/About_me.html)
View Video (1:21)

"Robots and Looms: If today's robots are just the automated looms of the 21st century,..." George R. Boyer, essay prepared for the Cornell ILR School 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable.
Author: George R. Boyer, Cornell University, ILR School (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/grb3/)

"Root Causes of America's Jobs Crisis and Strategies for Addressing It," Thomas A. Kochan, essay prepared for the Cornell ILR School 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable and summarized from "The American Jobs Crisis and Implications for the Future of Employment Policy," ILR Review, April 2013, www.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/index.html.
Author: Thomas A. Kochan, MIT Sloan and EPRN Sustainable Entrepreneurship Network (http://www.employmentpolicy.org/people/thomas-kochan)
View Video (1:48)

"Technology and the Labor Market: What We Know and How We Can Know More," John M. Abowd, Michael R. Strain, and Lars Vilhuber, essay prepared for the Cornell ILR School 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable.
Authors: John M. Abowd, Cornell University, Labor Dynamics Institute (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/jma7/), Michael R. Strain, American Enterprise Institute (http://www.aei.org/scholar/michael-r-strain/), and Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University, Labor Dynamics Institute (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/lv39/)

"Why Productivity Growth Is Good For a Healthier Labor Market," Bart van Ark and Gad Levanon, essay prepared for the Cornell ILR School 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable.
Authors: Bart van Ark, The Conference Board (http://www.conference-board.org/publications/bio.cfm?id=36) and Gad Levanon, The Conference Board (http://www.conference-board.org/publications/bio.cfm?id=447)

"Why Workers Are Losing The War Against Machines," Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, The Atlantic, October 26, 2011, www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/why-workers-are-losing-the-war-against-machines/247278.
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan (http://digital.mit.edu/erik/)

"Will a Robot Take Your Job?," Gary Marcus, The New Yorker, December 29, 2012, www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/will-robots-take-over-our-economy.html.
Author: Gary Marcus, New York University (http://www.psych.nyu.edu/gary/)
View Video (1:17)