Archived Versions

11.128 / 11.248 / 14.49 Information Technology and the Labor Market

As taught in: Spring 2005

A photograph of two engineers sitting before a massive computer.

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.)

Level:

Undergraduate / Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Frank Levy

Course Features

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.