Dr Alessio Bertolini
Alessio Bertolini is a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute for the project FairWork, where he is investigating platform work in the UK and Germany.
Before joining the OII, Alessio was a postdoctoral researcher of the project ‘Work on Demand: Contracting for Work in a Changing Economy’ (https://workondemand.co.uk/) headed by Prof. Ruth Dukes at the University of Glasgow. Within the broader project, Alessio had been investigating ideas and strategies used by different stakeholders and policy actors in the regulation of the platform economy in a comparative perspective.
Before joining the Work on Demand team, Alessio completed his PhD in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh on the topic of comparative labour market regulations for non-standard workers in Italy and the UK. With a background in economics and policy studies, his area of expertise involves employment and welfare rights for non-standard workers from a comparative European perspective.
More broadly, his research and teaching interests include labour markets and social security policies and regulations. Both before and during his PhD, he was involved in several national and international research projects on the topic of labour market and welfare policies.
Platform economy; labour market policy; employment precariousness; social security
Position held at the OII:
- Researcher, February 2020 –
Platform economy assessed for first time in Germany: COVID-19 pandemic brings into sharp relief risks faced by workers
21 May 2020
The Fairwork Project launches its first set of annual ratings for digital platforms in Germany, highlighting the precarious nature of work in the platform economy.
31 May 2021 Irish Tech News
The UK’s most popular digital labour platforms have been rated by Oxford researchers through fair principles on the treatment of their workers.
14 May 2020 Open Democracy
Although there is little evidence of ‘disaster capitalism’, ‘compassionate capitalism’ has been in rather short supply.
23 April 2020 New Internationalist
Coronavirus is showing that precarity and dangerous working conditions are a choice companies have been making for workers, not a necessary payoff for flexibility and independence, say Fairwork researchers.
27 March 2020 OECD Development Matters
The risks faced by members of the gig economy during the Covid-19 outbreak.
26 March 2020 red pepper
How long are we willing to turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of essential workers on the bottom of the employment hierarchy, asks the Fairwork Foundation.
18 March 2020 New Internationalist
A coalition of gig economy researchers at Fairwork explain how gig workers are being hit hardest by COVID-19.
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