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Research Briefs | September 8, 2020

Warehousing, Trucking, and Technology: The Future of Work in Logistics

Arshia Mehta Candidate for BA in Chemistry and Economics, Wellesley College; UROP to MIT Work of the Future
Frank Levy Rose Professor Emeritus, MIT
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Research Briefs | August 3, 2020

The Faltering Escalator of Urban Opportunity

David Autor Co-Chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Ford Professor of Economics Labor Studies Program; Director, National Bureau of Economic Research

For much of modern U.S. history, workers were drawn to cities by opportunities for the more enriching work offered there and the higher pay that came with it.

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Research Briefs | July 22, 2020

Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, and Employment Policy: The Roads Ahead

John Leonard Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
David Mindell Co-Chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing; Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Founder and CEO, Humatics Corporation
Erik Stayton Technologist and Technology Scholar, MIT Doctoral Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS)

Fully autonomous cars, trucks, and buses, able to operate across wide geographical areas with no drivers necessary, would revolutionize ground transportation.

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Research Briefs | July 8, 2020

Worker Voice, Representation, and Implications for Public Policies

Thomas Kochan George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management Professor, Work and Organization Studies; Co-Director, Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research

Rebuilding worker voice and representation, rebalancing power in employment relations, and making fundamental changes in American labor and employment policies.

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