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Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment


The Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment


The Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, established in January 2015 with support from Citi, is investigating the implications of a rapidly changing technological landscape for economies and societies. The programme will provide an in-depth understanding of how technology is transforming the economy, to help leaders create a successful transition into new ways of working in the 21st Century. 

The programme will provide novel and relevant evidence on:

•    How technology is transforming companies and industries;
•    Why some places are better at adapting to this transformation;
•    Related implications for living standards, inequality and social mobility.

Technology & Work

Just as industrial robots have changed the nature of manufacturing, big data and smart machines are now transforming a wide range of industries and occupations. The Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment is researching the broader trends, as well as the effect on specific industries and companies. 

Technology & Structural Transformation

The Technology and Employment team is investigating why some places are better at adapting to the transformation of industries and occupations. We examine why some cities and nations have successfully managed the renewal process, while others have not.

Technology & Inclusive Growth

Throughout history, technological progress has delivered growing incomes and higher standards of living for many. Yet technology is increasingly displacing workers. We seek to understand how technology impacts on growth, inequality and social mobility.

The Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment is part of a research partnership between the Oxford Martin School and Citi, analysing some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st Century. As well as collaborating on research, the Oxford Martin School and Citi are publishing joint Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (Citi GPS) reports, the first of which was published in October 2014.