Posts by Otto Kassi

About Otto Kassi

Dr Otto Kässi is mostly an economist, but occasionally doubles as a data scientist. He works as a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Mapping the demand for online labour

27 October 2016 0

Our colleagues over at the Geonet project have drawn some wonderful maps based on our Online Labour Index country data. The open vacancies are plotted in the figure below. As you can see the distribution is extremely skewed, with the United States buying as much online labour as the whole world combined. One explanation behind this is… Read More »

How is online work classified in the OLI?

21 September 2016 0

The Online Labour Index  is an index measuring the changes in the volume of projects transacted in major online platforms. As a part of OLI, we also report a breakdown across different occupations. In this post I will discuss how the occupation classification used in the OLI is constructed. In order to classify the work done… Read More »

How the Online Labour Index is constructed

18 September 2016 1

The Online Labour Index is an index that measures the utilization of online labour platforms over time and across countries and occupations. Online labour platforms are here understood as platforms through which buyers and sellers of labour or services transact fully digitally. That is, we require that the worker and employer are matched digitally, the… Read More »

Building the Online Labour Index

25 February 2016 0

“While it may seem trivial if, for example, a housewife spends ten minutes filling out an online survey for a dollar, if there are millions such housewives, spending hundreds of thousands of hours filling out surveys for millions of dollars, it becomes an important contribution to the measure of labor input in the market research… Read More »