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ISQOLS Webinar, "Robots, meaning, and self-determination"

  • 1 Sep 2022
  • 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Online Webinar


  • The webinar is free for all participants.

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"Robots, meaning, and self-determination"


7am PDT/10:00am EDT/4:00pm CEST


Robots are becoming increasingly more capable than humans in executing a growing range of complex tasks. Smart machines can now perform surgeries, assemble automotive parts, distribute packages, and dispense medicine. They are found on factory floors, in restaurants, and even on the surface of Mars. This rapidly accelerating wave of automation is one of the most powerful forces that will reshape the future of work.

But how do robots affect your job quality? In this webinar, we will present findings from an empirical study on the impact of robotization on work meaningfulness and autonomy, competence, and relatedness, which are key for motivation and human flourishing at work.

Presented by: Milena Nikolova

Milena Nikolova is an Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen. She is affiliated with IZA, Brookings, GLO, and Bruegel. Prior to joining the University of Groningen, she was a Research Associate at IZA. Nikolova holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include health, subjective well-being, labor market arrangements and automation, entrepreneurship, and economic history. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Labour Economics, World Development, and Small Business Economics, among others. She is an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics.

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