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Project Untangled

WP4: Meso-level analysis

WP4 will assess the impacts of technology, globalisation and demography on social welfare and employment at the industry and regional level, determining their impact on various dimensions of employment, explaining the role of industry-specific tangible and intangible capital on income distribution, evaluating the role of regional differentiation in inequalities and zooming in on specific industries and regions.

We analyse the effects of uneven distribution of managerial and organisational capabilities (MOCs) and company innovations in fourth industrial revolution technologies on wage inequality at the country, sector, and regional level. We model the persistence of local joblessness and seek to gain deeper insight into social partners’, collective actors’ and companies’ perceptions of the impacts of technology, globalisation and demography. This WP will generate a comparative report on case study findings and seven research papers, on:

• the impact of ICT and intangible capital on functional income inequality
• productivity and intangible asset dispersion as drivers of rent sharing and wage inequality
• modelling the persistence of local joblessness
• the interplay between technological change, globalisation, demography, migration, and employment
• technological transformation trends in European regions: enabling conditions and challenges for European regions and their even development
• the impacts of technological transformations on local labour markets and inequalities: the role of skills shortages, skills requirements, and risk of job automation
• structural change and polarisation in the rural-urban divide

WP4 Leader: WIIW
Contact person: Robert Stehrer
Partners involved: ESRI, IBS, IPLE CASS, KU LEUVEN, LISER, POLMI, RWI, UCT, UNIPG, UORL, ZSI.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004776

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