Governing Work in the Digital Age


How we will work tomorrow is not only influenced by technological innovations but also by the way we shape them. The rise of robots, artificial intelligence and platform firms challenges the existing instruments for regulating work and requires new answers.

Governing Work in the Digital Age is a research project based at the Hertie School in Berlin and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. As part of the project, we will conduct scoping studies to establish research gaps with regard to the key trends of how digitalization impacts the labor market.


The findings of the project will focus on:

  • Labour market trends driven by technology in the areas of employment, remuneration and qualifications;
  • The challenges of e-commerce;
  • The role of the platform economy for the re-regulation of employment relations and business models;
  • Recent approaches to labour regulation.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to get in touch

Anke Hassel
Professor of Public Policy
Hertie School
Friedrichstr. 180
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 219 127
Email: hassel[at]hertie-school[dot]org

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