#IDDTalks: About the academic paper “The Impact of Automation on Employment and Its Social Implications: Evidence From Chile”

In a new chapter of #IDDTalks, we spoke with the authors of the academic paper: Raúl Katz, Fernando Callorda and Juan Jung.

Tuesday, 7th December, 2021.A new episode of #IDDTalks, the space created by the Institute for Digital Development of Latin America and the Caribbean – IDD LAC, to promote subjects related to the Digital Ecosystem and its development, brought to the table an academic paper “The Impact of Automation on Employment and Its Social Implications: Evidence From Chile.”


That is why,  IDD LAC directors,  Andrés Piazza and Andrés Sastre, had an interesting dialogue with the article’s authors. Those are Raúl Katz, an international specialist in telecommunications and technology. Director of Corporate Strategy Studies at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, President of Telecom Advisory Services, a company specializing in consultancy for the telecommunications sector. Also, Fernando Callorda from the Department of Economics, University of La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Consultant in Telecom Advisory Services. And the third author is Juan Jung, who is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, ICADE, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain and consultant at Telecom Advisory Services.


The three guests worked on this document, which provides a thorough review of the latest research around the expected effects of automation on employment levels and takes several empirical approaches that estimate the effects in an emerging country like Chile.

Also, the study makes a series of recommendations for active public policies that must be formulated and implemented to achieve potential employment gains and mitigate possible negative effects, specially on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.


The conversation aimed to analyze the case study and the implications that can be extrapolated to all of Latin America, in addition to the public policy decisions to be developed.

The conversation is available below: