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Constellations Event Space

Digital Economy 101
Institute for Public Policy Research

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A few giant companies – such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon – have come to dominate today’s digital economy. If we want to create a fair and democratic economy, we will need to confront the challenges they pose - from the media to privacy and the development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. Based on the work of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, this session will examine what lies behind the power of the tech giants, and what a transformative political agenda could do to ensure the digital economy works for the many, not just the few.


Mat Lawrence
Researcher // IPPR

Mathew is a Senior Research Fellow in the Economy team.

He works on the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, leading on the intersection between economic and technological change, political economy, and workplace democracy.