Our rapidly changing technological landscape is having a massive impact on social and economic inequality. Dr Craig Holmes, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, considers how automation is changing the nature of innovation, employment and education, and how this in turn perpetuates inequality.
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About the speaker
Craig Holmes is a labour economist, teaching fellow in Economics at Pembroke College and Senior Research Fellow on INET's Employment, Equity and Growth Programme.
Between 2009 and 2013, he was a Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance. His research interests include earnings inequality, social mobility, the economics of education and training and economic growth. His most recent research has been concerned with the impact of the change in the occupational structure away from middle skill jobs on the distribution of earnings, occupational mobility and skills policy.