Antonio Aloisi

Antonio’s research critically explores how advanced technologies are transforming workplace dynamics and examines the potential of social institutions to foster a more sustainable future of work. In 2020, he received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship for his project on how algorithms influence decision-making at work.

As a professor at IE University Law School in Madrid, Antonio teaches European and Comparative Labour Law and guides students through the landscapes of digital regulation and data protection. He co-leads the Jean Monnet Centre for Law and Automation (Lawtomation) and is a member of the LawAhead Center on the Legal Profession.

Antonio earned his PhD in Business and Social Law from Bocconi University, Milan, where he teaches about digital platforms. He was a visiting professor at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, Sao Paulo, a postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, and a visiting researcher at Saint Louis University.

Antonio co-authored “Your Boss Is an Algorithm. Artificial Intelligence, Platform Work and Labour” (Hart Publishing 2022, with Valerio De Stefano), which explores the effects of artificial intelligence and machines used to govern modern work settings. He regularly publishes articles in major peer-reviewed journals.

Antonio serves as an academic expert for international organizations and research bodies, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the ILO, the OECD, the Eurofound and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. His research findings are frequently cited in policy documents, cases and media reports.


Research Project

Regenerating Labor Regulation to Achieve Green and Digital Sustainability. Hybrid work, the four-day week, cyber–physical environments, office–less companies, and flexible working patterns: the degree of change and inventiveness in today’s world of work is unparalleled. Yet, while technologies have emancipated work from spatial and temporal constraints, the potential to harness innovative organizational settings remains untapped. Some areas of labor legislation are framed in such a way that perpetuates antiquated managerial paradigms (spatiotemporally fixed, linear, industrial, hierarchical). Hence, existing rules inhibit the green and digital modernization of work in the context of the twin transition. The goal of this project is to challenge, retarget, and revolutionize the classical model of labor regulation whereby deep-seated rigidities result in exclusionary effects for workers and paralyzing consequences for organizations. The research conducted in this framework aims to form the foundation for a legal system grounded in the principles of universality, worker-oriented flexibility, and co-determination. Designing an effective and future-proof model will facilitate workers’ and companies’ engagement in eco-digitally sustainable arrangements. This project will map emerging ways of working on the space/time axes, identify the legal frictions that may prevent their widespread adoption, expose the limitations of current EU legislation, and advance a more adaptive and less constraining framework. Its overarching goal is to chart new territories via an original, cross-disciplinary perspective informed by labor law and organization studies. The resulting model will radically regenerate the work ecosystem experimenting with participatory approaches to create high-quality working patterns.