Posts tagged: online gig economy

It’s Time to Talk about Consumer Strategies on Algorithmic Platforms

By Godofredo Ramizo Jr. – Oxford Internet Institute What clever strategies do consumers employ when dealing with algorithmic platforms such as Uber, Amazon, and Deliveroo, among others? And how do these consumer strategies affect the welfare of platform workers and the interests of the platform company? Many researchers have already explored how platform workers strategise… Read More »

What have we learned from the market for Online Labour? [2/3] Volatility of labour demand across occupations

This September marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Online Labour Index, the experimental economic indicator on the utilisation of online labour. This is the second in the series of blog posts describing what we have learned from the data. The paper accompanying the Online Labour Index was just accepted for publication in… Read More »

New publication – Online Labour Index: Measuring the Online Gig Economy for Policy and Research

The impacts of technological change on jobs have been a topic of much interest over recent decades. Existing economic statistics are in general prone to mismeasuring the value of digital activities and investments, because these are often not directly related to production, but to development, design, and marketing, whose value is harder to establish. Existing… Read More »