Aitor Irastorza Fadrique

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Economics
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Economics
 Aitor Irastorza Fadrique



- PhD candidate at the Department of Economics, University of Essex. - Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for: - EC511: Mathematical Methods. Autumn Term 2020/2021. - EC372: Economics of Financial Markets and Intermediation. Spring Term 2020/2021. - Research on: Labor, Technological Change, Occupational Change, Robots ***************** Academic Support Hour (Spring Term): Thursday 11:00-12:00, or by appointment Please email me to make an appointment:


  • MRes Economics (with Distinction), University of Essex (2019)

  • MSc Economics (Best Student Prize), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (2018)

  • BSc Economics (Best Student Prize), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (2017)

Research and professional activities


Robots and Employment in Great Britain

In light of recent innovation advances, the potential impacts of automation are being questioned once more. A growing literature examines the impact of new technologies on labor market outcomes, without reaching any consensus on the matter both theoretically and empirically. The first chapter of the thesis aims to shed some light on this debate. We rely on industrial robots, one of the leading automation technology in the last two decades and focus on Great Britain.

Supervisor: Professor Marco Francesconi , Dr Michel Serafinelli

Research interests

Labor Economics, Technological Change, Robots, Skills, Occupational Change



Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Office Room 5B.214, Colchester Campus