Fabian is a Researcher in Computational Social Science at the OII, University of Oxford, a Research Affiliate at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and a Research Fellow at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital in Vienna. Fabian is interested in the application of computational social science in fields like digital skills, migration, innovation, and e-governance. With the iLabour project at the OII, he studies the global dynamics of Online Labour Markets.

Fabian holds a PhD and degrees in Economics and Social Sciences from different European institutions, including Universitá Bocconi Milan and University of Cambridge. As an Economist and Senior Data Scientist, Fabian has been working in the private sector and for various actors in the international policy landscape, such as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank or the OECD in Paris.

Research interests

AI skills, complexity science, computational social science, machine learning, social and technological networks, social capital, Twitter, Wikipedia.

Position held at the OII

  • Researcher, November 2019 –




  • A threat to freelancers, but also to permanent employees

    12 May 2020 Journalisten

    Graphics, text and marketing can be obtained at a fraction of Danish prices on global freelance platforms. “Simple tasks will be massively outsourced,” says Oxford researcher. A threat to you and me?

  • New Online Index Analyzes Trade Concerns Before COVID-19

    6 May 2020 Smart Lighting

    Businesses across all sectors are increasingly concerned about the impact of COVID-19, according to the CoRisk Index, a new online tool from the University of Oxford.

  • New online tool CoRisk-Index reveals business concerns over coronavirus

    1 May 2020 Government Computing

    A new online tool called CoRisk-Index from the University of Oxford revealed that businesses across all the sectors are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • How the pandemic consumed the labor market

    30 April 2020 The Washington Post

    As the novel coronavirus pandemic brought business to a halt, the pain rippled outward, blowing up sector after sector. According to a detailed analysis of unemployment claims, no industry was left untouched.

  • This is the level of fear of corona

    4 April 2020 WirtschaftsWoche

    The corona virus unsettles the entire economy, from consumers to corporations. Researchers are now using Internet data to trace the worries almost in real time.

Integrity Statement

I conduct my research in line with the University's academic integrity code of practice.