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Professor Antonio Aloisi awarded Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award

Vertical disintegration, personal outsourcing and the nature of the platform

Antonio Aloisi’s paper explores the literature on the nature of “non-standard forms of firm” by applying the analysis of transaction-costs economics.

Antonio Aloisi, Assistant Professor of Labour Law at IE Law School, is awarded with the 8th Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award, on “Digital transformation: analysis of economic impact and potential” for his paper: ‘Hierarchies without firms? Vertical disintegration, personal outsourcing and the nature of the platform’.

Professor Aloisi’s paper explores the literature on the nature of “non-standard forms of firm” by applying the analysis of transaction-costs economics and demystifies the prototypical business model of new socio-economic actors by unfolding the disarticulation of the formal employing entity and the pulverisation of work-related responsibilities. ‘The overarching goal, indeed, is to place recent developments in a broader context”, states Aloisi.

antonio-aloisi_ie-law-schoolAntonio Aloisi will join fellow recipients Leonardo Madio (University Toulouse), Martin Quinn, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and Moreno Frau, (University of Cagliari), who will present their work at the Giorgio Rota Conference that will be held on May, 11 via Zoom Webinar.

The award-winning papers will be published by the Centro Einaudi in an ISBN e-book “Quaderni del Premio Giorgio Rota” in Autumn, 2020.

 

About the Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award

The eighth edition of the prize in the memory of the illustrious economist Giorgio Rota aims at stimulating scientific reflection and debate on the transformative effects on societies of the on-going processes of digital innovation. More specifically, this edition of the prize is addressed to scientific contributes investigating the digitalisation of the economy and the labour market from the perspective of both a disruptive and creative impact

The Centro Einaudi with the support of Fondazione CRT launches the 8th annual GIORGIO ROTA Best Paper Award, which is established to honour the memory of Giorgio Rota, a leading Italian economist born in Turin, who was in charge of economic research at the Centro Einaudi for many years. The Centro Einaudi is an independent non-profit institute based in Turin. Its mission is to conduct independent research, providing policy recommendations in the fields of political economy, welfare policies, government and market competition. Since 1963, the Centro Einaudi has been a beacon of liberalism and one of the most influential Italian think-tanks. Many of its members hold prominent positions in academia, government, journalism and business.