Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

18 October 2017 - The workers are told to stay home by the bike food delivery companies after protesting too low pay. Now, they will ask the judge to recognise the employment relationship.

On 2 July 2015, the Court of Milan confirmed the interim injunction obtained by the Taxi Drivers Association of May 2015. Several consumers' assocations joined the Taxi Drivers Association in the proceedings.

The sharing economy has generated controversy for its effects on labor conditions, wages and the distributions of income and wealth. In this paper we present evidence for a previously unrecognized effect: increased income inequality...

27 August 2018 (San Francisco) — Since Uber started a self-driving car program in 2015, it has insisted on developing its own driverless technology and operating its own fleet of autonomous vehicles. Now the ride-hailing company is...

Estimating consumer surplus is challenging because it requires identification of the entire demand curve. We rely on Uber’s “surge” pricing algorithmand the richness of its individual level data to first estimate demand elasticities at...

25 July 2018 - Minicab drivers protest the Mayor and Transport for London at City Hall today July 25th from 10:30am Drivers demand worker rights and protection of the Mayor from exploitation by Uber, Addison Lee and others. Precarious...

The success of Airbnb and Uber has given rise to a public debate about the pros and cons of online sharing and gig platforms. This article reports on five case studies of platforms operating in car sharing (SnappCar), home sharing (...

This chapter aims at discussing the European approach to regulating the so-called “collaborative economy”, by looking at the main legislative initiatives regarding this set of fast-growing digital companies. Despite the potential...

16 August 2016 - London's striking Deliveroo riders are in a fight against the worst exploitation and abuse of the sharing economy. Last Friday, a throng of around 150 couriers for the online food delivery company Deliveroo massed on a...

19 January 2018 - City councilors met in Bologna with people working for food delivery companies such as Sgnam, JustEat, Glovo, Deliveroo, and the newly arrived Foodora. The first meeting aimed to talk about jobs and security in the...

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