Institute Fellows Shed Light on Winners and Losers of the Sharing Economy

in Significant Bits
February 11th, 2014

In an article entitled “Why It’s So Hard to Figure Out the Sharing Economy’s Winners and Losers”, Emily Badgerof the Atlantic Cities web site discusses the recent research by Institute Fellows Giorgos Zervas and John Byers and their student Davide Proserpio on the “Sharing Economy”. This research is the first to provide empirical evidence that the sharing economy (from sharing cab rides to sharing apartments) is significantly changing consumption patterns, as opposed to generating purely incremental economic activity, as argued in prior work.

[Read the Article]  [Read the Research Paper]