11.128 / 11.248 / 14.49 Information Technology and the Labor Market

Spring 2005

SEAC.
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.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lecture notes, assignments, 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.

Course Description

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.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Frank Levy

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

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