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Paola Tubaro

I am an economic sociologist, interested in human relationships, the networks they form, and their role in the coordination of economic action in markets, organisations, and especially digital platforms. I am Directrice de Recherche (the equivalent of a full professor, but with research rather than teaching focus) at CNRS, working at Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI) on the Saclay campus just south of Paris. This is a major computer science centre and my mission is to build bridges with the social sciences to develop research around big data, the platform economy, and artificial intelligence.

I teach Sociology of social networks in a masters' programme at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), and Social and Economic Network Science at ENSAE. In Italy, I teach Research Design to 1st-year economics PhD students.

I am a member of the Associate Boards of the journals Sociology and Revue Française de Sociologie. I co-convene the Social Networks Analysis Group of British Sociological Association (BSA-SNAG).

Until December 2015, I was Reader (the equivalent of a tenured Associate Professor) at the University of Greenwich, London, where I directed the doctoral programme (PhD, MPhil and Master’s by Research) of the Faculty of Business, and I coordinated research within the department of international business and economics.

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Journal articles46 documents

  • Paola Tubaro. Whose results are these anyway? Reciprocity and the ethics of “giving back” after social network research. Social Networks, Elsevier, 2021, Recent ethical challenges in social network analysis, 67, pp.65-73. ⟨10.1016/j.socnet.2019.10.003⟩. ⟨hal-02360709⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Louise Ryan, Antonio Casilli, Alessio D’angelo. Social network analysis: New ethical approaches through collective reflexivity. Introduction to the special issue of Social Networks. Social Networks, Elsevier, 2021, Recent ethical challenges in social network analysis, 67, pp.1-8. ⟨10.1016/j.socnet.2020.12.001⟩. ⟨hal-03090287⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Disembedded or Deeply Embedded? A Multi-Level Network Analysis of Online Labour Platforms. Sociology, SAGE Publications, 2021, pp.003803852098608. ⟨10.1177/0038038520986082⟩. ⟨hal-03127861⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Clément Le Ludec, Antonio Casilli. Counting ‘micro-workers’: societal and methodological challenges around new forms of labour. Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation, Pluto Journals, 2020, 14 (1), pp.67-82. ⟨10.13169/workorgalaboglob.14.1.0067⟩. ⟨hal-02898905⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Marion Coville. The trainer, the verifier, the imitator: Three ways in which human platform workers support artificial intelligence. Big Data & Society, SAGE, 2020, 7 (1), pp.205395172091977. ⟨10.1177/2053951720919776⟩. ⟨hal-02554196⟩
  • Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Hopeton Dunn, Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro, et al.. Digital inequalities 3.0: Emergent inequalities in the information age. First Monday, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2020, 25, ⟨10.5210/fm.v25i7.10844⟩. ⟨halshs-02889891⟩
  • Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Aneka Khilnani, Hiroshi Ono, Shelia Cotten, et al.. Digital inequalities in time of pandemic: COVID-19 exposure risk profiles and new forms of vulnerability. First Monday, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2020, 25 (7), ⟨10.5210/fm.v25i7.10845⟩. ⟨halshs-02888223⟩
  • Clément Le Ludec, Elinor Wahal, Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Quel statut pour les petits doigts de l’intelligence artificielle ? Présent et perspectives du micro-travail en France. Les Mondes du travail , CEFRESS : Les Mondes du travail, 2020. ⟨hal-02995186⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Whose intelligence is artificial intelligence?. Global Dialogue, International Sociological Association, 2020, pp.38-39. ⟨hal-03029735⟩
  • Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Grant Blank, Massimo Ragnedda, Hiroshi Ono, et al.. Digital inequalities 2.0: Legacy inequalities in the information age. First Monday, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2020, 25 (7), ⟨10.5210/fm.v25i7.10842⟩. ⟨halshs-02889893⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Les « petites mains » derrière le mirage de l’automation. La vie de la recherche scientifique, Sncs Fsu, 2020, pp.76-77. ⟨hal-03029739⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. La vie privée, un bien commun ?. Regards croisés sur l'économie, Association Regards Croisés sur l'Économie, 2019, 23 (2), pp.129-137. ⟨10.3917/rce.023.0129⟩. ⟨hal-02196333⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. Micro-work, artificial intelligence and the automotive industry. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics = Economia e politica industriale, Springer, 2019, pp.1-13. ⟨10.1007/s40812-019-00121-1⟩. ⟨hal-02148979⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Les Learning Analytics vus par la sociologie. Distances et Médiations des Savoirs, CNED-Centre national d'enseignement à distance, 2019. ⟨hal-02418562⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro, Clément Le Ludec, Elinor Wahal. En la trastienda de la inteligencia artificial. Una investigación sobre las plataformas de micro-trabajo en Francia. Arxius de Ciències Socials, Editorial Afers, 2019. ⟨hal-02554213⟩
  • Francesca Pallotti, Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Thomas W. Valente. "You see yourself like in a mirror”: The effects of internet-mediated personal networks on body image and eating disorders. Health Communication, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018, 33 (9), pp.1166-1176. ⟨10.1080/10410236.2017.1339371⟩. ⟨hal-01520138⟩
  • Gilles Bastin, Paola Tubaro. Le moment big data des sciences sociales. Revue française de sociologie, Presse de Sciences Po / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2018, Big data, sociétés et sciences sociales, 59 (3), pp.375-394. ⟨10.3917/rfs.593.0375⟩. ⟨hal-01885416⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Les tensions entre sociologie et politique à l’aune d’une tentative de législation des sites web sur les troubles alimentaires . SociologieS, Toulouse : Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, 2017, pp.1-13. ⟨hal-01648305⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Réprimer les sites «pro-anorexie» : une fausse bonne idée . Libération, SARL Libération, 2017, pp.1-2. ⟨hal-01577074⟩
  • Alessio d'Angelo, Louise Ryan, Paola Tubaro. Visualization in mixed-methods research on social networks. Sociological Research Online, SAGE Publications, 2016, 21 (2), pp.15. ⟨10.5153/sro.3996⟩. ⟨hal-01348848⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Louise Ryan, Alessio d'Angelo. The Visual Sociogram in Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research. Sociological Research Online, SAGE Publications, 2016, 21 (2), pp.1. ⟨10.5153/sro.3864⟩. ⟨hal-01348491⟩
  • Francesca Pallotti, Paola Tubaro, Alessandro Lomi. How Far do Network Effects Spill Over? Evidence from an Empirical Study of Performance Differentials in Interorganizational Networks. European Management Review, Wiley, 2015, 12 (3), ⟨10.1111/emre.12052⟩. ⟨hal-01300339⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. A tale of two destinies: Georgescu-Roegen on Gossen.. History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, 2014, 46 (1), pp.33-54. ⟨10.1215/00182702-2398921⟩. ⟨hal-01354924⟩
  • Juliette Rouchier, Paola Tubaro, Cécile Emery. Opinion transmission in organizations: an agent-based modeling approach. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Springer Verlag, 2014, 20 (3), ⟨10.1007/s10588-013-9161-2⟩. ⟨hal-01300344⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Sociology and social networks. Sociology, SAGE Publications, 2014, 48 (2), ⟨10.1177/0038038513517319⟩. ⟨hal-01300349⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Linking micro, meso and macro: Review of G. Manzo (ed.) Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks, Wiley, 2014. Archives Européennes de Sociologie / European Journal of Sociology, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014, 55 (3), pp.495-503. ⟨10.1017/S0003975614000344⟩. ⟨hal-01300341⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Lise Mounier. Eliciting personal network data in web surveys through participant-generated sociograms. Field Methods, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2014, 26 (2), pp.107-125. ⟨10.1177/1525822X13491861⟩. ⟨hal-01355677⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Lise Mounier. Sociability and support in online eating disorder communities: Evidence from personal networks. Network Science, Cambridge Journals, 2014, 2 (1), ⟨10.1017/nws.2014.6⟩. ⟨hal-01300345⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Juliette Rouchier, Paola Tubaro. How to Build Consensus in a Health-Oriented Online Community: Modeling a "Pro-Ana" Forum. Revue française de sociologie, Presse de Sciences Po / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2014, 55 (4), pp.731-762. ⟨halshs-01109220⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Fred Pailler, Paola Tubaro. Online networks of eating-disorder websites: why censoring pro-ana might be a bad idea. Perspectives in public health, 2013, 133 (2), pp.1-2. ⟨10.1177/1757913913475756⟩. ⟨hal-00780295⟩
  • Emmanuel Lazega, Lise Mounier, Tom Snijders, Paola Tubaro. Norms, status and the dynamics of advice networks : a case study. Social Networks, Elsevier, 2012, 34 (3), pp.323 - 332. ⟨10.1016/j.socnet.2009.12.001⟩. ⟨hal-01800221⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Social Media Censorship in Times of Political Unrest - A Social Simulation Experiment with the UK Riots. Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique / Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, SAGE Publications, 2012, 115 (1), pp.5-20. ⟨10.1177/0759106312445697⟩. ⟨hal-00682317⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro, Pedro Araya. Ten years of Ana. Lessons from a transdisciplinary body of literature on online pro-eating disorder websites. Social Science Information, SAGE Publications, 2012, 51 (1), pp.121-139. ⟨10.1177/0539018411425880⟩. ⟨hal-00682318⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Marie Cros, Roxane Silberman. Access to Official Data and Researcher Accreditation in Europe: Existing Barriers and a Way Forward. IASSIST Quarterly, IASSIST, 2012. ⟨hal-01371296⟩
  • Ana Marr, Paola Tubaro. Crisis in Indian microfinance and a way forward: Governance reforms and the Tamil Nadu model. Journal of International Development, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, 23, pp.996-1003. ⟨10.1002/jid.1823⟩. ⟨hal-01371297⟩
  • Ivan Moscati, Paola Tubaro. Becker random behavior and the as-if defense of rational choice theory in demand analysis. Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2011, 18 (2), pp.107-128. ⟨10.1080/1350178X.2011.579147⟩. ⟨hal-01371313⟩
  • Juliette Rouchier, Paola Tubaro. Can opinion be stable in an open network with hierarchy? An agent-based model of the Commercial Court of Paris. . Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 2011, Proceedings of the 4th & 5th UK Social Networks Conferences held at The University of Greenwich in London, UK, July 2008 and 2009, 10, pp.123-131. ⟨10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.01.015⟩. ⟨hal-01371318⟩
  • Ana Marr, Paola Tubaro. Wholesale funding to microfinance and social development goals in Peru, Tamil Nadu, and Tanzania. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, Practical Action Publishing in association with GSE Research, 2011, 22 (4), pp.304-321. ⟨10.3362/1755-1986.2011.033⟩. ⟨hal-01371311⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. An ethnographic seduction: How qualitative research and agent-based models can benefit each other. Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique / Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, SAGE Publications, 2010, 106 (1), pp.59-74. ⟨10.1177/0759106309360111⟩. ⟨hal-00661425⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Is individual rationality essential to market price formation? The contribution of zero‐intelligence agent trading models. Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2009, 16 (1), pp.1-19. ⟨10.1080/13501780802225528⟩. ⟨hal-01405306⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Sylvie Sanchez, Paola Tubaro, Nicolas Antille. Négocier le plaisir dans la consommation alimentaire : une étude sur trois groupes de migrants de l'aire métropolitaine de Los Angeles. Cahiers de l'OCHA , Paris : OCHA,, 2008, 13 (1), pp.108-116. ⟨hal-00666476⟩
  • Emmanuel Lazega, Lise Mounier, Tom Snijders, Paola Tubaro. Réseaux et controverses : de l’effet des normes sur la dynamique des structures. Revue française de sociologie, Presse de Sciences Po / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2008, 49 (3), pp.467 - 498. ⟨10.3917/rfs.493.0467⟩. ⟨hal-01719437v2⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Erik Angner. Mini-symposium on the future of history of economics: young scholars' perspective [Introduction]. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, 2008, 30 (1), pp.81-84. ⟨10.1017/S1042771608000069⟩. ⟨hal-01574625⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Producer choice and technical unemployment: John E. Tozer's mathematical model (1838). European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2008, 15 (3), pp.433-454. ⟨10.1080/09672560802252313⟩. ⟨hal-01574622⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Mathématiques et économie dans la détermination du “salaire naturel” de J.H. von Thünen. Cahiers d'Economie Politique = Papers in political economy, L'Harmattan, 2006, 50 (1), ⟨10.3917/cep.050.0059⟩. ⟨hal-01648313⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Hermann, Rau, Mangoldt : les origines de la fonction d'offre de marché en Allemagne (1830 - 1870). Recherches Economiques de Louvain - Louvain economic review, De Boeck Université, 2005, 71 (2), pp.223 - 243. ⟨10.3917/rel.712.0223⟩. ⟨hal-01648314⟩

Books3 documents

  • Diviyan Kalainathan, Olivier Goudet, Philippe Caillou, Michèle Sebag, Paola Tubaro, et al.. Portraits de travailleurs: Comprendre la qualité de vie au travail. Presses des Mines; Note n. 19 de La Fabrique de l'Industrie, 2017, 978-2-35671-486-2. ⟨hal-01665423⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Le phénomène "pro ana": Troubles alimentaires et réseaux sociaux. Presses des Mines, 2016, Cécile Méadel, 9782356713858. ⟨hal-01404890⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi. Against the hypothesis of the end of privacy: an agent-based modeling approach to social media.. Springer, 2014, SpringerBriefs in Digital Spaces, 978-3-319-02455-4. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-02456-1⟩. ⟨hal-01354925⟩

Book sections9 documents

  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. Enjeux sociaux des Big Data. Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Rémy Mosseri. Les Big Data à découvert, CNRS Editions, pp.292-293, 2017. ⟨hal-01456369⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Formalization and mathematical modelling. Gilbert Faccarello, Heinz Kurz. History of Economic Analysis, III, Edward Elgar, pp.208-221, 2016, 9781849801126. ⟨10.4337/9781785365065.00022⟩. ⟨hal-01350533⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Tozer, John Edward on Ricardo. The Elgar Companion to David Ricardo, Edward Elgar, pp.566-572, 2015. ⟨hal-01348850⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. History of microeconomics. Wright, J.D. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier, pp.331-337, 2015, 978-0080970868 ⟨10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03060-9⟩. ⟨hal-01354916⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Computational economics. Hands, D. Wade & Davis, John B. The Elgar Companion To Recent Economic Methodology, Edward Elgar, pp.209-227, 2011, 978 1 84844 754 7. ⟨hal-01372973⟩
  • Emmanuel Lazega, Lise Mounier, Paola Tubaro. Norms, advice networks and joint economic governance: the case of conflicts among shareholders at the commercial court of Paris. Ugur Mehmeth, Sunderland David. Does Economic governance matter ? Governance Institutions and Outcomes, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.46-70, 2011. ⟨hal-01054015⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. History of economic thought. Rhona C. Free. 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook, 1, Sage, pp.3-11, 2010, 9781412961424. ⟨hal-01372974⟩
  • Emmanuel Lazega, Lise Mounier, Paola Tubaro. Dynamique des réseaux sociaux et apprentissage collectif : le cas du Tribunal de Commerce de Paris. Gérard WEISBUCH, Hervé P. ZWIRN. Qu’appelle-t-on aujourd’hui les sciences de la complexité ? Langages, réseaux, marchés, territoires, Vuibert, pp.103-125, 2010, 978-2-311-00217-1. ⟨hal-01372976⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Les mathématiques du plaisir et de la peine: la théorie du choix individuel de Hermann Heinrich Gossen . Alain Alcouffe, Claude Diebolt. La pensée économique allemande, Economica, pp.245-267, 2009, 978-2717854497. ⟨hal-01405312⟩

Other publications6 documents

  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Notre vie privée, un concept négociable. 2018. ⟨hal-01885452⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Social Networks: face-to-face and online ties at OuiShare Fest. 2017. ⟨hal-01666817⟩
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Rethinking ethics in social-network research. 2017. ⟨hal-01666784⟩
  • Diviyan Kalainathan, Olivier Goudet, Philippe Caillou, Michèle Sebag, Paola Tubaro. Conditions objectives de travail et ressenti des individus : le rôle du management. 2017, pp.12. ⟨hal-01742592⟩

Preprints, Working Papers, ...6 documents

  • Natalia Díaz-Rodríguez, Rūta Binkytė-Sadauskienė, Wafae Bakkali, Sannidhi Bookseller, Paola Tubaro, et al.. Questioning causality on sex, gender and COVID-19, and identifying bias in large-scale data-driven analyses: the Bias Priority Recommendations and Bias Catalog for Pandemics. 2021. ⟨hal-03228983⟩
  • Clément Le Ludec, Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. Combien de personnes micro-travaillent en France ? Estimer l'ampleur d'une nouvelle forme de travail. 2019. ⟨hal-02021525⟩
  • Clément Le Ludec, Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. How many people microwork in France? Estimating the size of a new labor force. 2019. ⟨hal-02012731⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Lise Mounier. Eliciting personal network data in web surveys through participant-generated sociograms. 2012. ⟨hal-00745617⟩
  • Juliette Rouchier, Paola Tubaro. An organization that transmits opinion to newcomers. 2010. ⟨halshs-00503193⟩

Reports1 document

  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro, Clément Le Ludec, Marion Coville, Maxime Besenval, et al.. Le Micro-Travail en France. Derrière l'automatisation, de nouvelles précarités au travail ?. [Rapport de recherche] Projet de recherche DiPLab. 2019. ⟨hal-02139528⟩

Conference papers7 documents

  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro, Marion Coville, Clément Le Ludec, Maxime Besenval, et al.. Combien de journées en une pour les micro-travailleuses ?. Femmes au travail : Enjeux productifs et reproductifs, Feb 2020, Poitiers, France. ⟨halshs-02519726⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. Portraits of micro-workers: The real people behind AI in France. 2nd Crowdworking Symposium 2020, Research program “Digital Future”, Universities of Paderborn and Bielefeld, Oct 2020, Paderborn, Germany. ⟨hal-02960775⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Emergent relational structures at a "sharing economy" festival. COMPLEX NETWORKS 2018 - The 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, Luca Maria Aiello; Chantal Cherifi; Hocine Cherifi; Renaud Lambiotte; Pietro Lió; Luis M. Rocha, Dec 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom. pp.559-571. ⟨hal-01947911⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Pierre Caillou, Elise Penalva Icher, Julian Posada. Click-work in the Kitchen: How Digital Platforms Transform Labor in the Restaurant Industry. BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference, Sep 2018, Belfast, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-02392233⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Christèle Fraïssé, Estelle Masson, Lise Mounier, et al.. Eating disorders in the social web an ego-network analysis approach. Colloque Sunbelt XXXI St Pete's Beach, Feb 2011, Grand Island, United States. ⟨hal-01881222⟩
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Christèle Fraïssé, Estelle Masson, Laurent Mounier, et al.. Studying eating disorders in the social web: An online ethnography with social network analysis. Colloque de British Sociological Association, Apr 2011, Londres, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01881214⟩
  • Juliette Rouchier, Paola Tubaro. An organisation that transmits opinion to newcomers. Agent-based Simulation of Diffusion Processes, Apr 2010, Vienne, Austria. ⟨halshs-00551311⟩

Directions of work or proceedings3 documents

  • Paola Tubaro, Louise Ryan, Antonio Casilli, Alessio d'Angelo. Recent ethical challenges in social network analysis. Social Networks, 67, Elsevier, pp.1-76, 2021, Research on social networks raises formidable ethical issues that often fall outside existing regulations and guidelines. Even standard informed consent and anonymization are difficult to implement with data about personal relationships. Today, state-of-the-art tools to collect, handle, and store personal data expose both researchers and participants to new risks. Political, military and corporate interests interfere with scientific priorities and practices, while legal and social ramifications of studies of personal ties and human networks come to the surface. The seven papers that form the special issue explore different aspects of ethical issues in contemporary social networks research. The special issue also includes a broad introduction by the guest editors and two invited comments. ⟨hal-03331307⟩
  • Gilles Bastin, Paola Tubaro. Big data, sociétés et sciences sociales. Revue française de sociologie, 59 (3), Presses de Sciences Po, 2018. ⟨hal-01885457⟩
  • Alessio d'Angelo, Louise Ryan, Paola Tubaro. Peer Reviewed Special Section: Visualization in Mixed-Methods Research on Social Networks Special section of Sociological Research Online, Guest edited by Alessio D'Angelo, Louise Ryan and Paola Tubaro . France. 21 (2), Sage, 2016, Sociological Research Online (special section). ⟨hal-01348492⟩