Brian Fabo

Brian Fabo is an EDUWORKS fellow at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Brian's research focuses on skills supply and demand and the use of web data in social science research. Besides his involvement in EDUWORKS, he is completing his external PhD. with a focus in econometrics at the CentER institute of the Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Before joining EDUWORKS, Brian worked as a researcher in the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, Belgium, and in the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava, Slovakia. He still cooperates with these institutions, as well as with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), which he occasionally joins as a visiting researcher. In addition to research, Brian enjoys teaching Python coding and general data crunching classes.
Case study

The digital market for local services: a one-night stand for workers?

This case study provides a snapshot of the dynamics in the digital market for locally provided personal services. Based on a case study for a Belgium platform with 14,113 identified workers and 9,459 posted tasks, the findings suggest that the current intermediation is inefficient. Only...
Working paper

Digital workers by design? An example from the on-demand economy

Recent organisational and technological changes à la Uber have generated a new labour- market fringe: a digital class of workers and contractors. In this paper we study the case of CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for interior design. Our objective is to investigate the profitability of...