Fields: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Political Economy
Pascual Restrepo’s research interests span labor and macroeconomics. His current research examines the impact of technology, and in particular of automation, on labor markets, employment, wages, inequality, the distribution of income, and growth. Recent empirical projects include a study of the impact of industrial robots on US labor markets, a study of how the decline of routine jobs interacted with the great recession, and a study on how aging and shortages of labor induce firms to automate their production process. His theoretical work centers on developing micro-founded models of technology choice to think about the short and long-run implications of different technologies and whether the resulting growth process is balanced.