Photo of one of the first computers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standard Eastern Automatic Computer (SEAC). (Image courtesy of the NIST
This course features a full set of lecture notes
, and readings
, covering the range of topics included in this class, and offering an in-depth look at the impact of information technology and computers on the labor market.
This course explores how information technology is reshaping different dimensions of the U.S. labor market: the way work is organized, the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform in an occupation, economy-wide labor productivity, and the distribution of wages.