Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson is Assistant Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Jason’s research is broadly concerned with the relationship between states and markets in processes of social transformation. It assesses the implications of political struggles between business, government and societal actors over the structure of market institutions and resulting competitive and distributional outcomes. Jason is currently writing in three main areas: (1) the role of anti-colonial economic nationalism in development; (2) the rise of the digital platform economy and the future of work; and (3) the role of law in the governance of public health and the COVID-19 response.

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