TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellow Kathleen Thelen, professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been honored with the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics and Technology. The Friedrich Schiedel-Stiftung, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Bavarian School of Public Policy at TUM award the prize annually to outstanding personalities who have contributed to the understanding of the mutual interactions between politics, society and technology. Thelen is the author of many important works on the regulation of new technologies and major technology companies.
Kathleen Thelen works in the field of comparative political economy, where she concentrates on the origins and evolution of political-economic institutions in rich democracies. In the past few years she has pursued an important research agenda on the governance of new technologies, in particular addressing the question of how large technology companies can be regulated. Her widely acclaimed publications include for example "Regulating Uber: The Politics of the Platform Economy in Europe and the United States" and "Are We All Amazon Primed? Consumers and the Politics of Platform Power".
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