Digitalization and Inequality

This project investigates digitalization and its consequences in Denmark from the perspectives of law, economics and political science.

From the economics perspective, the researchers examine why, how and under what conditions firms take up AI and the consequences for the firms’ production, organization and workers.

From the law perspective, they investigate the awareness and use of existing regulation, when companies use digital management tools, including AI, whether digital tools has lead to changes in the organisation of work, and/or has lead to concerns about dismissals, health and safety, privacy, discrimination, or lack of collective bargaining rights.

From the political science perspective, they explore whether inequalities resulting from digitalization lead to political reactions in the form of demands for new policies and changing political behaviours.

Empirically, the project group conduct a novel firm-level manager survey, which contains a representative sample of all Danish firms, and combine it with a register-based worker survey, which contains a representative sample of employees.

Participants

Mette Søsted Hemme

Assistant Professor Department of Law

Natalie Videbæk Munkholm

Associate Professor Department of Law

Giuseppe Pulito

PhD Student Department of Economics and Business Economics

Sarah Schroeder

Assistant Professor Department of Economics and Business Economics

David Weisstanner

Assistant Professor Department of Political Science

Kees van Kersbergen

Professor Department of Political Science