Klemens Witte, Phd-candidate at Free University Berlin, is doing research on working conditions in the platform economy. He is specifically interested in how ride-hailing companies (Uber, Didi, Yandex taxi etc.) impact the labour market in metropoles in BRICS and the Global South as well as drivers income and perception of temporal autonomy. Furthermore, his research is dealing with social policy responses to automation such as Universal Basic Income. He holds a Masters in Political Science and Intercultural Communication (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg), a second Masters in Baltic Sea Studies (Södertörns University College/Stockholm), and a postgraduate LL.M. in International Economic Law (Southwest-University for Political Science and Law/Chongqing and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg). Klemens Witte has gained international experience in universities in Kazan, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Minsk, and Beijing. He has working experience within the fields of internationalization and education as a desk officer with Swedish government ministries and as a lecturer from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He speaks German, English, Swedish, Russian, and Chinese.