I conduct research in the field of the digital economy, analyzing gender and socioeconomic innovation, specializing in the expansion of the platform economy, as well as its public policy implications.
Since 2013, I have been faculty affiliated at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University). In addition, I am a Leading Researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at Open University of Catalonia (UOC), and I am accredited as a full professor by Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). I am the leading scientist of the research group Dimmons (recognized by the Catalan government 2017 SGR 1590), and Director of Barcelona UOC Chair on Digital Economy, a joint effort between UOC, Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Activa (Public Enterprise). Since 2005, I have been affiliated to the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
I have extensive experience leading competitive research (a total of 31 projects since my PhD defense). In total, I have won 22 highly competitive calls: I have been the principal investigator of partner members of seven European projects of H2020 and international calls, seven competitive Spanish and Catalan research projects, and nine major contracts with the administration. I have been on the advisory board of three other European projects and an ERC Project. Over my career, I fundraised a means of almost 381.630€ per year. Total jobs created by the projects I have directed include nine postdocs (of 2 to 3 years), eight predocs (4 years) and 19 research assistants (diverse durations).
I have published 20 peer-reviewed top impact articles in Journals (including Q1 such as Nature, Social Movement Studies, CoDesign, Journal Information, Communication and Society, and PLOS ONE, and three articles at the most prestigious peer-reviewed repository in Computer Science ACM). I have published 27 peer-reviewed book chapters (in editorials including peer-reviewed editorials such as Routledge, Oxford University Press, and IGI Global). I am also the author of eleven books and six e-books. I have presented at the ECPR, at The National Bureau of Economic Research, Opensym, and Internet, Politics, & Policy (Oxford).
I have supervised two postdocs, directing or supervising thirteen PhD theses (five defended), and two Master theses at UAB and UOC.
Previously, I was Ramon y Cajal postdoc at IN3 UOC, a Juan de la Cierva postdoc at the UAB, and Marie Sklodowska-Curie/Beatriu de Pinos postdoc at the Berkman Klein Center (Harvard), a one year fellow at the Real Colegio Complutense (Harvard) and visiting scholar at MIT. I obtained my PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in 2010 and was a visiting research scholar at Berkeley University and Stanford University in 2008. I hold a Graduate Degree in Economics (University of Valencia) and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (U. Rovira i Virgili).
My investigation has informed technological development adopted by the APACHE Foundation. My publications have informed the European Agenda of Collaborative Economy of the European Commission 2016, and I have been advising the Amsterdam, NYC and Barcelona city councils, and the European and Catalan Parliaments. I am the director of a Sharing Cities program of collaboration between 75 cities worldwide.