April 16, 2015
The “sharing economy”: What companies like Uber and AirBnB mean for workers
The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los, Angeles CA 90010
As part of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) conference, CEPR's Nicole Woo will moderate a workshop on the "sharing economy." Companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit have risen quickly since the recession and are projected to continue to grow rapidly. As more and more individuals work in the “sharing economy” without formal employment status, what does this mean for economic inequality and labor rights? This panel will discuss the effects of this new sector on workers and local economies as well as efforts to address them.