Postdoctoral Fellow, Cowles Foundation, Yale
Pascual Restrepo earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2016. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cowles Foundation, Yale, and in 2017 he will join the economics department at Boston University as an Assistant Professor. He specialises in macroeconomics and political economy. His recent research explores the effects of technology on employment, wages and inequality, and how these technological changes shape the response of the economy to business cycles.
Recent work by Pascual Restrepo
Democracy sees higher GDP due to greater civil liberties, economic reform, increased investment and government capacity, and reduced social conflict
History suggests there will be no major labour market decline if the rate of automation of jobs and the creation of new tasks for workers are balanced
While democracy does represent a real shift in political power away from elites, its impact on inequality may be more limited than one might expect