Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Defining, Conceptualising and Measuring the Digital Economy

The digital economy is growing fast, especially in developing countries. Yet the meaning and metrics of the digital economy are both limited and divergent. The aim of this paper is … Continue reading

Monday, 10 July 2017 · Leave a comment

The Global City: Enabling Economic Intermediation and Bearing its Costs

Contesting the widespread notion in the 1980s that place no longer mattered to highly digitized economic sectors turned out to be the first step towards conceptualizing the Global City function. … Continue reading

Thursday, 15 December 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Platforms and the cloud, an essential part of what has been called the “third globalization,” reconfigure globalization itself. These digital platforms are diverse in function and structure. Together they are … Continue reading

Monday, 7 November 2016 · Leave a comment

Social Policy for a Digital Age

As advanced economies become more automated and digitized, almost all workers will be affected, but some more than others. Those who have what the economists Maarten Goos and Alan Manning … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2015 · Leave a comment