The sharing economy: Is technological change creating new labour markets? (Winter School Open Sessions)

SESSION I. The special case of local transport: What policy-makers say

The objective of this session is to listen to the voices of policy-makers to better understand what challenges they face with respect to Uber, for example – the best-known case of the sharing economy, and what type of solutions they are devising. 

SESSION II. Work in the sharing economy

Innovations like Uber and AirB&B generate heated debate. These innovations, which some consider as ‘disruptive’, can be analysed from many different angles: who benefits from them? Who loses? Do they challenge our definitions of labour? Do they support or challenge the general trend towards inequality? In this session we would like to ask the pioneers of this new literature in the field of labour studies to share their views on the subject. We also welcome the views of policy-makers who find themselves addressing these issues with very little backup from the research community.

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24
November 2015
Tuesday
08:30-12:30

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Speakers

Pascal Smet
Minister, Brussels Government
Christophe Heyndrickx
Researcher, Transport and Mobility Leuven
Miroslav Beblavý
Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS
Ilaria Maselli
Research Fellow, CEPS
Claire Ingram
Researcher and PhD Candidate, Stockholm School of Economics
Anna Felländer
Chief Economist, Swedbank
Koen Frenken
Professor in Innovation Studies, University of Utrecht
Alice Szczepanikova
Policy Analyst, JRC, European Commission

The sharing economy: Is technological change creating new labour markets? (Winter School Open Sessions)

24
November 2015
Tuesday
08:30-12:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

932

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels