I am interested in the interrelation between Sociology and International Political Economy. My research is focused on how the use of artificial intelligence and algorithms affect professional work, expertise, and the transnational governance of the insurance sector. I also investigate the social and economic consequences of algorithmic decision-making more broadly. My secondary research interest is on subjective wellbeing, wellbeing professionals, wellbeing governance and the Wellbeing Economy.
My analytical approach is mostly quantitative, drawing on established methods found in Relational Sociology and International Political Economy including social network analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, and career sequence analysis. I am also interested in text mining, web scraping and data visualization.
Michael Birkjær; Alexander Gamerdinger; Sarah El-Abd / Towards a Nordic Wellbeing Economy Copenhagen : Nordic Council of Ministers 2021, 61 s. (Nord, Nr. 2021:049) (Analysis / Nordic Council of Ministers, Nr. 02/2021)