How the On-Demand/Gig Economy is Redefining the Future of Work

9:30 am - 10:30 am,
Kresge Auditorium

Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn)

Prof. David Autor, MIT (@davidautor)
Prof. Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan (@Fiona_MIT)
Prof. Paul Osterman, PhD '76, MIT Sloan (#PaulOsterman)

Rapid changes in technology are affecting the types of work we do and the way in which work is organized. The future of work in general, and the emerging On-Demand Economy in particular, are major research focus areas for the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. This panel will bring together top academics in the field to share their knowledge and perspectives on recent trends in the organization of labor, including

  1. The role of the On-Demand Economy in a Changing Labor Market;
  2. Winners and Losers from Disruption by On-Demand Businesses, and
  3. Creating a new Social Contract for Work in the Second Machine Age.
Recent Press Coverage
',error: '

The requested content cannot be loaded.
Please try again later.

',closeBtn : '',next : '',prev : ''},helpers: {title: {type: 'float'},thumbs: {width: 75,height: 50,source: function(current) {if ( typeof current.element == 'undefined' ) {return current.thumbnail;} else {return $(current.element).data('thumbnail');}},position: 'bottom'},buttons: {tpl: '
',position: 'top',padding: ''},},beforeLoad: function(){this.title = $(this.element).attr('data-envira-caption');},afterLoad: function(){},beforeShow: function(){$(window).on({'resize.envirabox' : function(){$.envirabox.update();}});if ( typeof this.element === 'undefined' ) {var gallery_id =[ this.index ].gallery_id;var gallery_item_id =[ this.index ].id;var alt =[ this.index ].alt;var title =[ this.index ].title;var caption =[ this.index ].caption;var index = this.index;} else {var gallery_id = this.element.find('img').data('envira-gallery-id');var gallery_item_id = this.element.find('img').data('envira-item-id');var alt = this.element.find('img').attr('alt');var title = this.element.find('img').parent().attr('title');var caption = this.element.find('img').parent().data('envira-caption');var retina_image = this.element.find('img').parent().data('envira-retina');var index = this.element.find('img').data('envira-index');}this.inner.find('img').attr('alt', alt).attr('data-envira-gallery-id', gallery_id).attr('data-envira-item-id', gallery_item_id).attr('data-envira-title', title).attr('data-envira-caption', caption).attr('data-envira-index', index);if ( typeof retina_image !== 'undefined' && retina_image !== '' ) {this.inner.find('img').attr('srcset', retina_image + ' 2x');}},afterShow: function(){$('.envirabox-wrap').swipe( {swipe: function(event, direction, distance, duration, fingerCount, fingerData) {if (direction === 'left') {$;} else if (direction === 'right') {$.envirabox.prev(direction);} else if (direction === 'up') {}}} );},beforeClose: function(){},afterClose: function(){$(window).off('resize.envirabox');},onUpdate: function(){var envira_buttons_2994 = $('#envirabox-buttons li').map(function(){return $(this).width();}).get(),envira_buttons_total_2994 = 0;$.each(envira_buttons_2994, function(i, val){envira_buttons_total_2994 += parseInt(val, 10);});$('#envirabox-buttons ul').width(envira_buttons_total_2994);$('#envirabox-buttons').width(envira_buttons_total_2994).css('left', ($(window).width() - envira_buttons_total_2994)/2);},onCancel: function(){},onPlayStart: function(){},onPlayEnd: function(){}});});