Scholars

Laura Nurski

Research fellow

Expertise: Future of work and inclusive growth

Laura Nurski holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization, a M.Sc. in Economics and a M.A. in Business Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium). She is working on the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth project which analyses the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the nature, quantity and quality of work, welfare systems and inclusive growth. 

Before joining Bruegel, she worked as an organization design researcher investigating the impact of job design on wellbeing and productivity at work. This inherently multidisciplinary domain has left her with a broad social science background, encompassing psychology, sociology and economics.

Laura is passionate about data and technology. Working as a data scientist in the financial and retail sector, she experienced machine learning and big data firsthand. She is also a skilled statistical programmer, survey developer and open-source aficionado.

Declaration of interests 2020-2021

Contact information

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Blog Post

Inclusive growth

The triple constraint on artificial-intelligence advancement in Europe

Skills, data and financing shortcomings constrain artificial-intelligence innovation in Europe.

By: Mia Hoffmann and Laura Nurski Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: December 6, 2021
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Policy Contribution

What is holding back artificial intelligence adoption in Europe?

To accelerate the roll-out of AI technology across the European Union, policymakers should alleviate constraints to adoption faced by firms, both in the environmental context and in the technological context.

By: Mia Hoffmann and Laura Nurski Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: November 30, 2021
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Blog Post

Inclusive growth

Designing a hybrid work organisation

Post-pandemic hybrid work models should be carefully planned, taking into account individual and organisational needs.

By: Laura Nurski Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: July 5, 2021
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Inclusive growth

Workers can unlock the artificial intelligence revolution

Employers and artificial intelligence developers should ensure new technologies work for workers by making them trustworthy, easy to use and valuable in day-to-day work.

By: Mia Hoffmann and Laura Nurski Topic: Inclusive growth Date: June 30, 2021
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Policy Contribution

Inclusive growth

Blending the physical and virtual: a hybrid model for the future of work

The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. The European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.

By: Monika Grzegorczyk, Mario Mariniello, Laura Nurski and Tom Schraepen Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: June 9, 2021
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Inclusive growth

Algorithmic management is the past, not the future of work

Algorithmic management is the twenty-first century’s scientific management. Job quality measures should be included explicitly in health and safety risk assessments for workplace artificial-intelligence systems.

By: Laura Nurski Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: May 6, 2021