Andrew Green is a labor market economist on the Future of Work team at the OECD. His work at the OECD focuses on changes in labor market mobility, non-standard forms of work, and the changing job prospects for low-wage workers. His research interests seek to explore the effect of firm structures and relationships (platform work, franchising, domestic outsourcing) on labor market outcomes. Prior to the OECD, he held positions at the U.S. Census Bureau’s LEHD program where his research focused on bargaining over hours of work, statistical record linkage, and the construction of public-use labor market statistics. He completed his PhD in economics at Cornell University.
Labour markets are under pressure from the combined effects of several megatrends. Technological progress and greater integration of our economies along global supply chains have been a bonus for many workers equipped with high skills and in expanding occupations, but a challenge for others with low or outdated skills in declining areas of employment. Digitalized business models often employ workers as self-employed rather than as standard employees. People are living and working longer but facing more frequent job changes and the risk of skills obsolescence. The talk will summarise the OECD’s work on the Future of Work culminating in the 2019 Employment Outlook on the Future of Work. The presentation will also outline the OECD’s transition agenda – a whole-of-government approach that targets interventions on those who need them most.