Liam-Ching "Larry" Liu,*22

Whither Technology And Work: Theory, Warehouse Study, Job Quality

Larry is a PhD student in sociology. His interests are in political, economic and labor sociology. What are the causes and consequences of automation of work? Present and past projects deal with the link between unions, trade shocks and robotization; the link between low-skilled migrant labor and robotization; the link between robotization and job training; the link between labor shareholder strength (pension funds) and worker outcomes; the work experiences of online gig workers; and activism around universal basic income. He completed an MSc (Comparative Social Policy) at the University of Oxford and a B.A. (sociology, economic policy) at the University of Pennsylvania. He blogs at

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