FutureworkNZ blog

BlogA blog by Commission staff to generate ideas and promote debate for the Technological change and the future of work inquiry.

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Carl Benedikt Frey

Into the Frey

14 October 2019 | Nik Green

If you’ve read anything about technological change and the future of work – or even if you’ve just G...

Map without NZ

Left off the map – again!

26 September 2019 | Judy Kavanagh

This is a slide from Professor Richard Baldwin’s presentation about his new book The Globotics Uphea...

Tech and productivity over time

New Zealand, technology and productivity

12 September 2019 | Judy Kavanagh

The first of the Productivity Commission’s reports on technological change and the future of work is...

1932 image

We have better metrics than the labour income share. Let’s u...

28 August 2019 | Dave Heatley

A decline in the labour income share (LIS) is not definitive evidence of capital replacing human lab...

Pateke

When tech does things humans never could

15 August 2019 | Nik Green

Technological progress need not eliminate jobs; automation can allow new and expanded worthwhile act...

Closed down no work today

It doesn’t pay to lose your job!

14 August 2019 | Tim Maddock

How well does NZ support people who face job loss?  

I feel fortunate. In my working life – 3 ½ yea...

Houston café

Reading past the job-loss headlines

27 June 2019 | Dave Heatley

“Machines take jobs” cry the headlines. A journalist friend once said the media only publish two sto...

Trade Me jobs

Are ‘dumped’ workers pressured into ‘rebound’ jobs in NZ?

30 May 2019 | Tim Maddock

Are fast rates of re-employment always a good thing? New Zealand’s incidence of long-term unemployme...

Is the future of work happening now?

20 May 2019 | Nik Green

Many people worry about the impact of new and emerging technologies like robots and artificial intel...

US imports for China

Offshoring US manufacturing to China – it changed politics, ...

15 May 2019 | Dave Heatley

The US–China trade war is in the news again.

Will robots take my job

Job loss predictions – easy to make, hard to trust

13 May 2019 | Dave Heatley

This graphic caught my eye. It accompanies the article Robots and Us in today’s Otago Daily Times.

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