In The New Yorker, Wingham Rowan was described as a “labor reformer” who “wants to reimagine labor markets for the digital age.” In episode 167 of Economics Explored, Wingham talks to host Gene Tunny about the potential of Public Official e-Markets. Wingham is a former British TV presenter who is now the managing director at Modern Markets for All (MM4A), a non-profit seeking to advise governments on the possibilities of new market technologies.
Wingham Rowan’s Modern Markets for All website:
New Yorker coverage of Wingham’s work:
CIGI article by Wingham in which he argues “Market platforms are a natural monopoly; governments should dare to think about how they might initiate an alternative version for citizens and businesses.”
Modern Markets Initiative: https://www.modernmarketsinitiative.org/
Articles on workforce scheduling tools:
NB Kronos has subsequently rebranded as UKG: https://www.ukg.com
On the growth of irregular work hours:
Quality Jobs Index from Cornell University:
The UK government program (then called “Slivers-of-Time” working):
The fate of the Universal Credit program which the program was eventually folded into: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/15/universal-credit-colossal-catastrophe-national-audit-office
Website about MM4A’s gig work markets: www.BeyondJobs.com
The Californian platform in action: www.cedah.video
The local website about the program: www.WorkLB.org
Wikipedia article on the Tobin tax which Wingham mentions a few times:
Thanks to Wingham Rowan for the great conversation and the links provided. Also thanks to Josh Crotts for mixing the episode and to the show’s sponsor, Gene’s consultancy business www.adepteconomics.com.au.
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