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Fabian Stephany, Dr.

Fabian Stephany has joined the the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society as an Associate Researcher in 2019 and collaborates with the institute’s group for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society. Dr. Stephany’s research focuses on the application of computational social science in fields like education, migration, innovation, and public policy. Currently, he studies the geographies of digital knowledge creation of online platforms in cooperation with the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University.

As an Economist and free-lance Data Scientist, Fabian Stephany has been working for various actors in the international policy landscape, such as the Viennese think tank Agenda Austria, the United Nations Development Programme or the OECD in Paris. Dr. Stephany holds degrees in Economics and Social Sciences from different European institutions, including Universitá Bocconi Milan and Cambridge University.

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Journal articles and conference proceedings

Stephany, F. (2021). One size does not fit all: Constructing complementary digital reskilling strategies using online labour market data. Big Data & Society, 8(1). DOI: 10.1177/20539517211003120 Publication details

Salem, H., & Stephany, F. (2020). Wikipedia: A Challenger’s Best Friend? Utilising Information-seeking Behaviour Patterns to Predict US Congressional Elections. SSRN. Publication details

Darius, P., & Stephany, F. (2019). “Hashjacking” the Debate: Polarisation strategies of Germany’s political far-right on Twitter. International Conference on Social Informatics, Springer, Cham.. DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/6gbc9 Publication details

Stephany, F., Braesemann, F., & Graham, M. (2019). Coding Together-Coding Alone: The Role of Trust in Collaborative Programming. Information, Communication, and Society, under revision. Publication details

Stephany F. (2019). Everything You Always Wanted to Know About AI – Nowcasting Digital Skills with Wikipedia. SocArXiv. DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/rfzdq Publication details

Stephany, F., Abel, G, J., & Muttarak, R. (2019). Learning About Internal Migration from Half a Billion Records – Applying Localised Classification Trees to Large-scale Census Data. SocArXiv. DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/bz6yu Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Stephany, F. (2021). The digital transformation of industry and the world of work. In International Labour Organization, World Employment and Social Outlook – The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Geneva, Switzerland:. Publication details

Working paper

Kässi, O., Lehdonvirta, V., & Stephany, F. (2021). How Many Online Workers are there in the World? A Data-Driven Assessment. EconPapers. Publication details

Stephany, F. (2021). When Does it Pay Off to Learn a New Skill? Revealing the Complementary Benefit of Cross-Skilling. SocArXiv Papers. DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/sv9de 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

Stephany F. (2019). ‘It’s not only size that matters: determinants of Estonia’s e-governance success’. Electronic Government. Publication details

Schmeiss, J., Stephany, F., & Tech, R. (2019). The Business Model as Mediator during Socio-Technical Transitions – Empirical Evidence from Applied AI Technology Startups in the Energy and Transportation Sector. SocArXiv. DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/zuhq4 Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Coding Together - Coding Alone: The Role of Trust in Collaborative Programming
Brown Bag Seminar. Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom: 13.11.2019

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About AI - Nowcasting Digital Skills with Wikipedia.
Complex Networks Conference. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lissabon, Portugal: 08.11.2019 Further information

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Coding Together - Coding Alone: The Role of Trust in Collaborative Programming
Platform Economy Interest Group. Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom: 25.10.2019

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How Digital Platforms Change Innovation, Knowledge and Work
DAAD Alumni Annual Meeting 2019. Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany: 28.09.2019

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Coding Together - Coding Alone: The Role of Trust in Collaborative Programming
1st Winter School. Complexity Science Hub Vienna. Obergurgl University Center, Obergurgl, Austria: 03.03.2019 Further information

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Panels

Digital Economy in the Western Balkans: Trends and Implications in Online Labour
Western Balkans Digital Summit (UNDP invitation). UNDP. Palace of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia: 05.04.2019 Further information

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Organisation of events

Is the future of work online?
British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' lecture. 29.04.2021. Online, Singapore, Singapore. Co-Organised by: British Council Singapore (International) Further information

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