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MIT Roundtable on the On-Demand Economy

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy explores how people and businesses work, interact, and prosper, as we enter an era of profound digital transformation. The project is dedicated to the exploration of the the following topics:

  • Productivity, Employment, and Inequality
  • Big Data and Information Privacy
  • New Digital Business Models
  • Social Analytics and Digital Experimentation

In March, the Initiative hosted a conference on the On-Demand Economy, featuring an array of speakers and panelists, including Senator Mark Warner, Honorary Co-Chair of the Future of Work Initiative, who delivered the Keynote address, and Bruce Reed, Co-Chair of the Future of Work Initiative.

The panel also featured:

  • Larry Katz,Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics at Harvard University
  • David Weil, Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Johannes Schmieder, Professor of Economics, Boston University
  • Zeynep Ton, Professor of Operations Management,¬†Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business
  • Jonathan Hall, Head of Economic Research, Uber
  • Jon Lieber, Chief Economist, ThumbTack
  • Peter Coles, Head Policy Economist, Airbnb
  • John Horton, Associate Professor of Information Systems, New York University Stern School of Business
  • Prasanna Tambe, Associate Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, New York University Stern School of Business

Watch more videos from the conference here.

Event information
Mon Mar 14, 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA