Dr Otto Kässi
Otto Kässi is a labour economist with a background in econometrics. His research concentrates on empirical study of online labour markets, as part of the iLabour project with Vili Lehdonvirta.
We are happy to announce that the Online Labour Index won the first prize in an annual OxTALENT competition organised by the University of Oxford IT services in the data visualisation category.
Here is a quote from the Jury:
“The judges felt that the Online Labour Index perfectly demonstrates the power of interactive visualisations. They were impressed by the use of the fledgling Interactive Data Network service to build this interactive dashboard using R and Shiny, and by the commitment to making both the data behind the visualisation and the code for the dashboard itself open access. They particularly appreciated the cleanliness of the dashboard design and the slightly unsubtle prompts to the viewer of the interactivity available to them. It was also clear from the submission that the visualisation has helped significantly in getting this topic discussed within government bodies.”
We are grateful to the University IT Services not only for the prize, but especially for the help and support they have provided to us during the project.