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Fabian Braesemann, Dr.

Dr Fabian Braesemann is an Associated Reseracher at the HIIG.
Fabian is interested in social data science applications, such as network analysis and data mining, to the study of innovation, the platform economy and social processes. 

Having worked as a data scientist in industry and academia, Fabian has investigated social phenomena with a multitude of different online data sets in domains as different as marketing, real estate, innovation, online freelancing, and political extremism. He is confident that, thanks to the availability of large data sets and computational methods, it will be possible to describe social phenomena with the same accuracy as processes in the natural sciences.

Fabian has studied economics in Berlin, Warsaw and Vienna. He holds a doctoral degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business (2016) and he works as a Data Scientist at the University of Oxford since 2017.

  • Entrepreneurship & innovation

    Data Cooperation Platforms for SMEs

    The project Data Cooperation Platforms for SMEs (DaPla Mittelstand) is exploring how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in data-rich markets can better participate...

Journal articles and conference proceedings

McCarthy, P., Gong, X., Braesemann, F., Stephany, F., Rizoiu, M.-A., & Kern, M. L. (2023). The impact of founder personalities on startup success. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 1-12. Publication details

Braesemann, F., Lehdonvirta, V. and Kässi, O. (2022). ICTs and the urban-rural divide: can online labour platforms bridge the gap? Information, Communication & Society, 25(1), 34-54. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2020.1761857 Publication details

Working paper

Braesemann, F., & Schuler, M. (2022). Data Science vs Putin: How much does each of us pay for Putin’s war? arXiv preprint. DOI: arXiv:2203.02756 Publication details

Braesemann, F., Stephany, F., Teutloff, O., Kässi, O., Graham, M., & Lehdonvirta, V. (2021). The polarisation of remote work. Available at SSRN. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3919655 Publication details

Krell, T., Braesemann, F., Stephany, F., Friederici, N., & Meier, P. (2020). A Mixed-Method Landscape Analysis of SME-focused B2B Platforms in Germany. Social Science Research Network. Publication details

Other publications

Stephany, F., Braesemann, F., Stoehr, N., Darius, P., Teutloff, O., & Neuhäuser, L. (2022). Quo Vadis, CoRisk-Index? Oxford Internet Institute Blog. Publication details

Friederici, N., Krell, T., Meier, P., Braesemann, F., & Stephany, F. (2020). Plattforminnovation im Mittelstand, . Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Social Data Science and the Digital Economy
4th International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (Session: Social Data Science and the Digital Economy). CARMA 2022, Valencia, Spain: 29.06.2022 Further information

Fabian Braesemann

Organisation of events

Research sprint: Sustainable Digital Economies
From 31.05.2022 to 27.07.2022. online, Accra, Ghana. Co-Organised by: Digital Transformation Center Ghana (International)

Katja Derichs, Ann-Kristin Ziesemer, Fabian Braesemann, Marie Blüml, Fabian Stephany, Christian Grauvogel, Moritz Timm

Media appearances

Sovereign data control could boost Africa’s ‘gig economy’ (27.06.2022). Rwanda Post
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Polarizing Trends in the Gig Economy (16.05.2022). Data Skeptic Podcast
Further information

BE:CURIOUS Podcast from the Berlin University Alliance (15.02.2022). BE:CURIOUS Podcast from the Berlin University Alliance
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Fabian Braesemann | HIIG


Associated Researcher: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society