Anders Humlum studies the economic impacts of automation technologies. His research focuses on three topics. First, he investigates the distributional implications of industrial robots, using administrative data that link them with workers and firms. Second, he explores the technology adoptions that drove the Second Industrial Revolution, using newly digitized microdata from the US Census Bureau’s Census of Manufactures. Finally, he evaluates whether educational policies can help workers adjust to new technologies.
He was a contributor to Making Globalization More Inclusive: Lessons from Experience with Adjustment Policies (World Trade Organization, 2019). His projects have been funded by the ROCKWOOL Foundation Research Unit, which is an institution for social and economic study in Denmark, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, in London.
Humlum holds a BSc in economics from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD in economics from Princeton University, where he received two Graduate Student Teaching Awards. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago.