Essays on Technology and Society: The Impacts of Algorithms and Online Media on Labour Market Outcomes and Political Dynamics

Lorena Giuberti Coutinho, UNU-MERIT

This dissertation investigates how new technologies, particularly algorithms and online media, impact human decision-making and attitudes. The thesis is structured into five chapters, with Chapter 1 providing the roadmap of the dissertation and introducing the motivation, the research questions, the methodology, and the data used. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 investigate, through empirical research, the two topics of the thesis: the impacts of digital technologies on the job market and on the political sphere of democratic countries.

Venue: Online:

Date: 25 October 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:30  CET