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Algorithmic Attention Rents


To inform our research process investigating algorithmic attention rents, UCL IIPP hosted an experts workshop in October 2022. Experts from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, Ofcom, and the Financial Conduct Authority joined academics to discuss IIPP’s latest digital economy research on ‘algorithmic rents’: how algorithms distribute benefits through allocating users’ attention. For more information click: here

In the press


Mariana Mazzucato, Josh Ryan-Collins, Giorgos and Gouzoulis, 2020. Theorising and Mapping Modern Economic Rents, UCL IIPP Working paper 2020/13 

  • Tim O’Reilly, Ilan Strauss, and Mariana Mazzucato, 2023. Algorithmic Rents in the Attention Economy : How digital platform algorithms shape user attention to allocate value, UCL IIPP Policy Paper 2023. 
  • Ilan Strauss, Tim O’Reilly, and Mariana Mazzucato, 2023. Digital Market Power and Attention-Shaping Algorithms, UCL IIPP Working Paper 2023. 
  • ------ ‘Theorising and Mapping Modern Economic Rents’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Forthcoming 2023 

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Ilan StraussSenior Research Associate at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP).

Email: i.strauss@ucl.ac.uk