Simon Freebody

Adjunct Research Associate, Institute for Adult Learning Singapore
Collaborator, Digital Futures of Work

Simon has over 11 years of experience designing and conducting social science research and evaluation in the areas of labour economics, workforce development, and work-related technological shifts and trends. Skills and abilities include research and survey design, policy and program evaluation, quantitative research methods, econometrics and multivariate statistics.

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Publications | February 8, 2021

Working Paper 4: Technological change and labour substitution: can firm characteristics shield workers against automation?

A burgeoning literature that has emerged examining the potential of technology to automate labour. Much of this work, however, has relied on expert opinions and is ‘de-contextualised’, with little use of data on firms’ actual behaviour. We employ a rich dataset of over 3,800 companies to explore whether certain firm