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Director @DigEconLab Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor @StanfordHAI @Stanford @NBERPubs @2MABook
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Apr 18 10 tweets 8 min read
Polarization, a🧵

30 years ago, the Internet was hailed as creating a globally connected community.

Yet today, we're seeing more attention to how social media are *increasing* polarization.

E.g. @elipariser @JonHaidt and others


@elipariser @JonHaidt What’s driving the increased online polarization?

Marshall van Alstyne explore how greater connectivity could great filter bubbles and amplify differences between groups in our 1996 and 2005 papers.

Jan 7 7 tweets 2 min read
Here's a preview our our results Here's the talk outline
Jan 7 9 tweets 5 min read
Next up at the ASSA meetings, my paper with Lindsey Raymond:

Augmented Intelligence: Effects of AI on Productivity and Work Practices


Please join us!

@LindseyRRaymond @DigEconLab #EconTwitter @LindseyRRaymond @DigEconLab Abstract
How does technology affect the organization and dissemination of knowledge in production? Production knowledge is often tacit and embodied in individual workers and managers,...

Jan 7 6 tweets 5 min read
If you're registered for the ASSA meeting, there's a great presentation about AI and Labor starting now:

"Using Language Models to Understand Wage Premia"
Sarah Bana, Stanford Digital Economy Lab


@SarahHBana @DigEconLab #EconTwitter @SarahHBana @DigEconLab Using Language Models to Understand Wage Premia

Does the text content of a job posting predict the salary offered for the role? There is ample evidence that even within an occupation, a job's skills and tasks affect the job's salary.

Oct 23, 2021 7 tweets 7 min read
On November 9-10, @StanfordHAI will host a major conference on Policy and AI. It will feature Four Radical Proposals for Better Society.

Here's an interview with @DanHo1 and me discussing the conference:… @StanfordHAI @DanHo1 The Four Radical Proposals we will feature are:

1. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Universal Basic Income to Offset Job Losses Due to Automation…
Jan 4, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Our new @nberpubs paper is out:

"Advanced Technologies Adoption and Use by U.S. Firms: Evidence from the Annual Business Survey".

We report on the adoption of AI, cloud computing, robotics and the digitization of business information at 850,000 firms. @nberpubs We find that digitization is quite widespread, as is some use of cloud computing.

In contrast, advanced technology adoption is rare and generally skewed towards larger and older firms.
Mar 2, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
A thread about my new @nberpubs paper with @sethbenzell:

Digital innovation is delivering remarkable progress.

Yet returns to ordinary labor (Median wages) and ordinary capital (interest rates) are both historically low. 1/n @nberpubs One research literature addresses low median wages and falling labor share.

A completely different literature seeks to explain low interest rates and lack of capital investment.

We explain both of these sets facts with one model.