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Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment


Carl Benedikt Frey

Oxford Martin Citi Fellow

Carl Benedikt is Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School, and Economics Associate of Nuffield College, both University of Oxford. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Programme on Employment, Equity and Growth at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford, and the Department of Economic History at Lund University. His research focuses the transition of industrial nations to digital economies, and subsequent challenges for economic growth, labour markets and urban development.


To secure impact for his research outside academia, Carl Benedikt is widely engaged in policy, advisory and media activities. In partnership with Citigroup, he works to help global leaders navigate the rapidly changing world economy. Over the course of his career, he has also worked with governments, such as the Digitalisation Commission of the Swedish Government, and acted as a Specialist Advisor to Digital Skills Select Committee at the House of Lords. He has further engaged as an external consultant to various international organisations (e.g. OECD and UN agencies) and leading corporations (e.g. Deloitte and PwC). 


His work has been widely covered by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, TIME Magazine, Forbes, and many others. 

Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment

Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

Senior Fellow, Employment, Equity and Growth Programme

Media Coverage

Aug 2015
Productivity paradox deepens Fed’s rate-rise dilemma
Aug 2015
Review: ‘Humans need not apply’ by Jerry Kaplan
Aug 2015
The Rise of Job-Killing Automation? Not So Fast
Aug 2015
Will machines eventually take on every job?
Jul 2015
Computers will soon beat us at being human
Jul 2015
Same as It Ever Was
Jun 2015
Whose job is it to create the new jobs for the tech era?
May 2015
Will automation and the internet of things lead to mass unemployment?
May 2015
The Tech Threat
May 2015
Humility: The No. 1 Job Skill Needed For The Smart Machine Age
May 2015
Rise of the machines
May 2015
Even Small Businesses Are Jumping on the Robot Bandwagon
Apr 2015
Back to normal? Our stagnant past
Apr 2015
The paradox of soil
Mar 2015
The case of the vanishing secretary
Mar 2015
Digital economy transforms UK workforce
Mar 2015
After Jobs Dry Up, What Then?
Mar 2015
Future Of Work: Three Ways We Can Create Jobs From The Bottom Up
Mar 2015
The Robots Are Coming
Mar 2015
The Future of Work
Mar 2015
Striking the Balance on Artificial Intelligence
Feb 2015
5 white-collar jobs robots already have taken
Feb 2015
March of the robots
Feb 2015
How To Beat Job-Destroying Robots
Feb 2015
Robots are leaving the factory floor and heading for your desk – and your job
Feb 2015
Paying everyone a basic income would kill off low-paid menial jobs
Jan 2015
Pat Kane: Terminal redundancy in digital age
Dec 2014
Is AI a threat to humanity?
Dec 2014
How to Prevent the End of Economic Growth
Dec 2014
Work in the Digital Age
Nov 2014
Doom and gloom
Nov 2014
The robots are coming: One in three UK jobs are at 'high risk' of being replaced by machines in the next 20 years
Nov 2014
Technology threatens third of UK jobs, study suggests
Nov 2014
Technology threatens 1 in 3 UK jobs
Nov 2014
Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology
Nov 2014
The robots are coming: One in three UK jobs are at 'high risk' of being replaced by machines in the next 20 years
Nov 2014
How Land-Use Restrictions Block Growth
Oct 2014
Robots may spell ‘Control-Alt-Delete’ for workers
Oct 2014
Countering Tech’s Damaging Effect on Jobs
Oct 2014
The third great wave
Oct 2014
Home economics
Oct 2014
Amelia: IPsoft's New Artificial Intelligence Can Think Like A Human, And Wants Your Job
Oct 2014
Doing capitalism in the digital age
Oct 2014
The MBA Of The Future Needs A Different Toolbox
Sep 2014
When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?
Aug 2014
How 21st-Century Cities Can Avoid the Fate of 20th-Century Detroit
Jul 2014
When robots come for our jobs, will we be ready to outsmart them?
Jul 2014
Creative Destruction at Work
Jul 2014
Will Automation Take Our Jobs?
Jul 2014
Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the World, and Humankind Must Adapt
Jun 2014
Will workplace robots cost more jobs than they create?
Jun 2014
The digital degree
May 2014
Will you be replaced by a robot?
May 2014
“Robots are already taking your jobs”
May 2014
The future is not what it used to be
Apr 2014
Attack of the robots
Mar 2014
A mighty contest
Mar 2014
Your job taught to machines puts half U.S. work at risk
Mar 2014
Technology takes centre stage on future talks as politicians clash at 2030 skills report launch
Feb 2014
Enslave the robots and free the poor
Feb 2014
Is your job safe in the second machine age?
Feb 2014
None of our politicians will tell you the truth: our jobs are doomed
Jan 2014
Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to mass unemployment, warn experts
Jan 2014
The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade (and the Robots That Will Steal Them)
Jan 2014
Beware, the robots are coming
Jan 2014
How Americans feel about inequality
Jan 2014
Why an algorithm wants your highly skilled job
Jan 2014
Is a robot coming to take your job?
Jan 2014
There could be trouble ahead
Jan 2014
The onrushing wave
Dec 2013
Robots And Software Eating Jobs? Let Them, You Can Create Your Own
Dec 2013
Siri says 'dump him'? How mobile devices could run (or ruin) your life
Nov 2013
Another study paints bleak jobs future
Nov 2013
Are robotic smart machines behind the jobless recovery?
Oct 2013
The future of work: 47 percent of jobs at risk from automation
Oct 2013
Is there a jobs catastrophe in the making?
Oct 2013
10 Reasons Texas Is Our Future
Oct 2013
Study: 47% of jobs at risk of becoming automated
Oct 2013
The future of work
Sep 2013
Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs