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Fabian Stephany

Economist and Data Scientist

Fabian is an economist studying how Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies shape the future of work. Currently he is a departmental Research Lecturer in AI & Work at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, where he leads the SkillScale Project investigating the emergence of new skills and novel occupations in times of technological change. He is a co-creator of the Online Labour Observatory – a digital data hub hosted by the OII and the International Labour Organisation for researchers, policy makers, journalists and the public interested in online platform work. He teaches and supervises MSc and DPhil students in the OII programmes ‘Social Science of the Internet’ and ‘Social Data Science’.

His research has been published in leading academic journals and was covered by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Statesman, Nikkei Asia and other popular media around the world. Fabian holds a PhD and degrees in Economics and Social Sciences from different European institutions including Universitá Bocconi Milan and the University of Cambridge. As an Economist and Senior Data Scientist Fabian has been working in the private sector and for various actors in the international policy landscape such as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, or the OECD in Paris. Fabian is also affiliated at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and a Fellow at the Brussels-based Think Tank Bruegel.