Otto worked on the ERC funded project iLabour: The Construction of Labour Markets, Institutions and Movements on the Internet. The project examines online labour markets that form part of the so-called “sharing economy”, examining their social and policy implications.

His work includes collecting data from online labour markets and analysing it with statistical and econometric methods.

Otto earned both Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Helsinki. His studies concentrated on labour economics with a particular emphasis in econometric and statistical methods.

Research interests

econometrics, labour economics, statistics, data analysis, online labour markets

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, September 2019
  • Researcher, December 2015 – September 2019


Past projects

Conference papers

  • Kassi, O.A., Lehdonvirta, V., Graham, M., Barnard, H. and Hjorth, I. (2016) "“Not a Lot of People Know Where It Is”: Liabilities of Origin in Online Contract Work", Collective Intelligence. Collective Intelligence, NYU, New York, 31 May – 2 September 2016. NYU Stern School of Business.
  • Kassi, O. and Lehdonvirta, V. (2016) "Building the Online Labour Index: A Tool for Policy and Research", CSCW 2016 workshop on The Future of Platforms as Sites of Work, Collaboration and Trust,. Association for Computing Machinery.

Journal articles