Conference 2022

The Impact of AI on White Collar Work

Hosted by the AI-Econ Lab, Örebro University, Sweden, and Ratio

15-16 June, 2022

(Call for papers is closed.)

Organised by

  • Magnus Lodefalk (initiator), Economics, Örebro University, Sweden; Ratio Institute, Sweden; Global Labor Organization, Germany

  • Hildegunn Kyvik-Nordås, Economics, Council on Economic Policy, Switzerland; Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, Norway; Örebro University, Sweden.

  • Martin Längkvist, Computer Science, Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden.

  • Sarah Schroeder, Economics, Research Centre for Firms and Industry Dynamics (FIND), Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • Holger Görg, Economics, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany; IZA, Germany; GEP, Nottingham University; FIND, Aarhus University.

Sponsored by

  • The Wallander, Hedelius and Browaldh Foundations

This is the second interdisciplinary conference about the use of artificial intelligence in white collar work and implications for the labour market. White collar work is increasingly important in employment. Meanwhile, it performs a number of tasks that is susceptible to AI-induced automation. At the conference, researchers will present their current research. We welcome researchers in economics, computer-science, informatics, statistics, management and related disciplines. To benefit the research presented, we aim for an active and close interaction between participants, akin to a workshop.


  • 12 papers will be selected for presentation.

  • 40 minutes presentation of the paper.

  • 10 minutes for the discussant of the paper.

  • 10 minutes open discussion.

Every presenter is expected to be a discussant for another paper. The conference includes ample opportunities to network.

Other attendees are welcome, subject to space limitations.

Venue: Katrinelunds Gästgiveri & Sjökrog, beautifully located by Lake Hjälmaren, 30 mins outside Örebro.

Conference accommodation is covered for presenters, while their economy travel is remunerated up to fixed amounts. Conference meals are covered for all.

Submission and registration

25 April 2022 – Submission deadline (CLOSED)

Submit abstracts (< 300 words) to

12 May – Selection, based on abstracts.

1 June – Papers to be sent by presenters to discussants.

1 June – Final date for registering (for all) by e-mailing to full name, academic title, subject, organization, and country (CLOSED)

Dates and COVID-19 precautions

The conference starts early Wednesday morning and ends in mid-afternoon on Thursday.

For up-to-date Swedish COVID-19 requirements, see here. All attendees are to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free.


The full programme is available below, with embedded links to most of the papers.


Call for papers