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After Covid-19, will seasonal migrant agricultural workers in Europe be replaced by robots?

The production of our fruits and vegetables is highly dependent on migrant seasonal workers whose mobility has been profoundly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Governments have urgently adopted different strategies to avoid disruptions with, so far, limited success and a significant increase in prices. This may lead to longer-term structural changes. Drawing on the United Kingdom's post-Brexit vote experience, we conclude that the implementation of robots for harvesting fruits and vegetables in the EU fields is likely to accelerate.

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Online seminar series on The Economics of Migration "Immigration, Science, and Invention. Evidence from the Quota Acts" with Petra Moser (NYU Stern)
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Online seminar series on The Economics of Migration: Integrating Refugees: Language Training or Work-First Incentives? with Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis)
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