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.

Apps allowing passengers to hail and pay for taxi service on their phone- such as Uber and Lyft-have affected the livelihood of thousands of workers worldwide. In this paper we draw on interviews with traditional taxi drivers, rideshare...

11 July 2018 - As France heads into the final of the World Cup, popular delivery platform workers are striking against what they call low wages and dangerous working conditions.

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt confirmed the judgment of the Regional Court of Frankfurt on UberPop of 18 March 2015 (Az. 3/08 O 136/14) and upheld the ban on use of the Uberpop app, based on providing paid transport services...

16 August 2016 - "Last week ‘gig’ workers took to the streets in a show of public discontent. London’s Deliveroo couriers (moped or cycle riding workers who pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers) have begun a series...

30 July 2017 - Last week Krakow was abuzz with news that an “Uber helicopter” would visit Krakow, giving promotional rides for just 20 zł. It was ultimately delayed due to rain – but nevertheless, the app which pairs riders with drivers...

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...

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