Dr Carl Benedikt Frey

Senior Research Fellow

Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School, and Economics Associate of Nuffield College




Carl Benedikt is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Programme on Employment, Equity and Growth at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford.

Carl Benedikt is author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation. His work focuses on how artificial intelligence and digital technology is reshaping the world of work and the urban landscape. He has written extensively on topics including the future of work, urban development, and transition economics.

Over the course of his career, he has served as an advisor and consultant to international organizations, think tanks, government and business, including the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. His work has been widely cited by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Time Magazine, and many others. 

Carl Benedikt is also Economics Associate of Nuffield College. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Department of Economic History at Lund University.