Vili Lehdonvirta's Updates
- 21 Mar 2017
Speaking at an EU roundtable on impact of digitisation on labour markets and work chaired by Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market
- 23 Feb 2017
Spoke about online platforms and cross-border trade at the Workshop on Innovation in Digital Industries, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
- 31 Jan 2017
Spoke about governance problems in distributed ledger technologies at Workshop of engineering applications of blockchain, Alan Turing Institute, London
- 3 Jan 2017
Could data pay for global development? New report on Data Financing for Global Good: A Feasibility Study.
- 16 Dec 2016
I have been elected a Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, starting 1 January 2017!
- 11 Nov 2016
Gave a talk on regulating the platform economy at the OII Internet Leadership Academy, Oxford
- 1 Nov 2016
Spoke about The Problem of Governance in Distributed Ledger Technologies (video) at the Alan Turing Institute’s Cryptocurrencies and Beyond seminar in London
- 29 Sep 2016
Spoke about the online gig economy and its policy implications (video) at the EU Commission’s Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava
- 26 Sep 2016
- 25 Sep 2016
Thanks to everyone who participated in the fantastic IPP2016: Platform Society conference in Oxford! The papers are online.
- 20 Jun 2016
Presenting a paper on Global Online Labour Markets: Theoretical Perspectives and Initial Findings at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, 10-14 July, Vienna, Austria
- 26 May 2016
The Social Science Division of the University of Oxford has awarded me the title of Associate Professor, effective 5 May 2016!
- 10 May 2016
Presenting a paper on the Institutional Characteristics of the “Platform Economy” at the SASE 28th Annual Conference, Berkeley, California, 24-26 June
- 2 May 2016
Video of my talk on Online Platforms, Diversity and Fragmentation given at the Digital Transformations of Work Conference, Oxford, 10 March 2016
- 26 Mar 2016
Presenting a paper on Global Online Labour Markets at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, 10-14 July
- 10 Mar 2016
Giving a lecture on online platforms and marketplaces at DG CONNECT University, Brussels, July 5
- 1 Mar 2016
Giving a lecture on blockchain governance at the Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy Vacation School 2016 organized by Warwick CAGE in Venice, Italy, 28-30 April
- 26 Feb 2016
Annabelle Gawer, Luciano Floridi, and Andrew Collinge announced as keynote speakers at IPP 2016: Platform Society
- 9 Feb 2016
Co-organizing a conference on Digital Transformations of Work at the Green Templeton College, Oxford, 10 Mar 2016
- 19 Jan 2016
Governance and regulation of Bitcoin and distributed ledger technologies: my chapter in a new UK government report (pp. 40-45), coauthored with Bank of England’s Robleh Ali
- 16 Nov 2015
I’m hiring two postdocs to study the online gig economy, with a closing date in ten days — some tips for applicants.
- 3 Nov 2015
Can virtual workers strike? Blogged about an upcoming book chapter on identity and collective action in microwork
- 29 Oct 2015
How are digital platforms shaping contemporary economy and society? I’m co-organizing a conference titled The Platform Society in Oxford, 22-23 September 2016.
- 23 Oct 2015
I’m looking for two great postdocs to join me at the OII for 3.5 years to study the online gig economy of digital labour marketplaces and ride hailing apps
- 29 Sep 2015
Speaking tomorrow at the Turku Center for Welfare Research about Uber, Upwork and Silk Road: Theorizing the Platform Economy
- 2 Sep 2015
- 31 Aug 2015
Crowdsourcing for public policy and government: my editorial in Policy & Internet with Jonathan Bright summarizes recent research.
- 20 Aug 2015
Presenting at the ASA Annual Meeting 2015 in Chicago this Sunday at 8:30am on The new network patterns of digital work.
- 27 Jul 2015
Why are citizens migrating to Uber and Airbnb, and what should governments do about it? First in my series of blog posts outlining an institutional perspective to the sharing economy.
- 27 Jul 2015
I’m hiring! Data science postdoc or industry background candidate to study online labour markets and the sharing economy in the iLabour project. Closing date Aug 27.
- 2 Jul 2015
- 16 Jun 2015
- 14 Jun 2015
Giving a guest lecture on online labour markets (oDesk/Upwork, Mechanical Turk, etc) at the Hans-Bredow Institute for Media Research, University of Hamburg, on 22 June
- 11 Jun 2015
Speaking about institutions and governance in the Bitcoin network at the Controlling Crypto-Currencies conference in Birmingham tomorrow
- 27 May 2015
Speaking this Saturday at the Web We Want Festival, South Bank Centre, London, at a panel dealing with Internet-based economic transformations, from crowd funding to Airbnb.
- 27 May 2015
- 21 Apr 2015
Did a fun interview with The Setup on the software and hardware that I use in my work
- 6 Feb 2015
- Delivering a keynote at Finnish Ministry of Transport 31 Jan 2015
Keynote at Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications’ flagship event Liikenne- ja viestintäfoorumi 2015 on “Do apps replace regulation? Government in a techno-society” (video of the talk in Finnish)
- Won a major ERC grant for a 5-year investigation 15 Dec 2014
I won a major ERC grant for a 5-year investigation of online labour markets, institutions, and movements using both data science and qualitative methods
- Spoke about the history of virtual currencies 1 Dec 2014
Spoke about the history of virtual currencies at the Oxford-Man Institute for Quantitative Finance.
- Geographies of gold farming 30 Oct 2014
Geographies of gold farming: New research on the third-party gaming services industry. A blog post summarizing early findings from our new research project.
- Online labour markets 30 Oct 2014
Online labour markets – leveling the playing field for international service markets? Paper presented at IPP2014 Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy, 25-26 Sep 2014.
- Situated Crowdsourcing Using a Market Model 17 Sep 2014
- Presenting early results on geographic structure 14 Sep 2014
- Speaking in a panel at Ping! Collaborate 8 Aug 2014
Speaking in a panel at Ping! Collaborate in Budapest next Thursday about how future content and journalism is financed and/or crowdsourced
- Speaking in a panel on “Big Data” 1 Aug 2014
- Blogged about Labour and the Internet 28 Jul 2014
- ink and Blue Pixel$: Gender and Economic Disparity 15 Jul 2014
Pink and Blue Pixel$: Gender and Economic Disparity in Two Massive Online Games published in The Information Society. Analyses gender gaps in EVE Online and EverQuest 2 data.
- At the ISA World Congress of Sociology 11 Jul 2014
Next week I will be at the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama. Let me know if you’d like to meet!
- Talk on Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis 11 Jul 2014
- Joined the journal Policy & Internet 3 Jul 2014
- Economics for Orcs 3 Jul 2014
Economics for Orcs: How can virtual world economies inform national economies? A talk I gave at my book’s launch event at the Oxford Internet Institute on 26 June.
- Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis 9 May 2014
My book Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis (with Edward Castronova) comes out from MIT Press today!
- Policy making in the digital era 9 May 2014
Giving a keynote on “Policy making in the digital era” at the KIDE dayorganized by Finland’s ministry of communications in Helsinki on 14 May
- Why Put a Player-to-Player Economy into Your F2P Game 23 Apr 2014
Speaking tomorrow at the F2P Summit in London on Why Put a Player-to-Player Economy into Your F2P Game, and How?
- Economic Balancing and Improved Monetization Through Clever Sink Design 11 Mar 2014
Giving a talk on Economic Balancing and Improved Monetization Through Clever Sink Design at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tue 18 Mar