Here you can find current articles and studies from the Policy Lab.
Plattformökonomie – Sachverhalte und Regelungsbedarfe - pdf | 3 MB
Der Beitrag widmet sich dem Phänomen von Online-Plattformen zur Vermittlung von Arbeitsleistungen und skizziert Regulierungsansätze sowie deren rechtspolitische Einordnung. Ziel der Überlegungen ist dabei, die neuen Herausforderungen der Plattformarbeit und insbesondere das oft asymmetrische Machtverhältnis zwischen Auftraggeber*innen, Plattformen und Leistungserbringenden in der Plattformökonomie zu erfassen und politisch zu gestalten.
Measuring the Impacts of Labor in the Platform Economy: New Work Created, Old Work Reorganized, and Value Creation Reconfigured - pdf | 3 MB
Dafna Bearson, Martin Kenney, John Zysman
Though economists have examined labor displacement due to digitization, few have considered the new work and value created. Studies of platforms invariably focus on specific organizational forms such as sharing or gigs. We consider all of the platformenabled value creation activities including old work displaced or reorganized to new work created. We apply our framework to the work generated by Etsy and Amazon publishing.
Beyond Hype and Despair: Developing Healthy Communities in the Era of Intelligent Tools - pdf | 2 MB
John Zysman, Martin Kenney, Laura Tyson
There is much we do not know and cannot know about the socioeconomic impacts of intelligent machines. The impacts will be driven by business strategies that differ by sector and country. “Good jobs” strategies are possible. It is important to identify and strengthen the factors, including policies, that encourage them. Demographics will certainly affect the outcomes. Powerfully and importantly, the narratives about the benefits and costs of the technologies will affect the speed and breadth of the deployment of intelligent tools.
Work in the digital age: Challenges of the fourth industrial revolution - pdf | 380 KB
Michael Schönstein, Sven Rahner
The authors discuss challenges to the German model of coordinated market economy. They look at the increasing dichotomy between jobs and income, the conflict between humans and machines and between work and leisure and address policy options to resolve these conflicts. The article is part of a larger volume comparing practices and discourses in Europe through a series of country-specific case studies.
Work & Society 2040