Economic exchanges and new technology

  • Posted on: 14 March 2017
  • By: Lan Chunyuan
Monday, March 13, 2017
Airi Lampinen(Doctor),Stockholm University, Sweden
Airi’s recent work has focused on how technology increasingly supports economic exchanges. Most notable here is AirBnB and Uber where apps have produced whole new categories of employment. Indeed there is now a broad spectrum of ways in which technology enables new forms of market (and non market) economic transactions. This work draws on research in economics that has documented how markets function, how they can be evaluated, and what can be done to fix them when they fail. Airi will connect this to her work studying how peer to peer network hospitality works, and her 2017 ACM CHI paper on “market design and HCI”.

Joined MobileLife in September 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher in Barry Brown's group. Previously, she has been a researcher at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's School of Information and a research intern at Microsoft Research New England. Her research is focused on interpersonal boundary regulation in networked settings, such as the sharing economy and social network services. Recent publications span top forums, including the annual CHI and CSCW conferences as well as journals such as New Media and Society and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Her qualifications include a PhD in social psychology from University of Helsinki and a BSc (Eng.) from Aalto University's interdisciplinary Information Networks degree programme. Moreover, she is an associate at the independent Nordic think tank Demos Helsinki since 2013.