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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Average public feedback scores given to sellers have increased strongly over time in an online market-place. Changes in marketplace composition or improved seller performance cannot fully explain this trend. We propose that two factors...

In recent years, a number of online labor markets have emerged that allow workers from around the world to sell their labor to an equally global pool of buyers. The creators of these markets play the role of labor market intermediary by...

This paper highlights the problem that buyers and sellers encounter in arriving at prices in a distributed labor market. We argue that automated negotiation might partly remedy this problem and introduce a program, “hagglebot,” that we...

Entrepreneurs have created a number of new Internet-based platforms that enable owners to rent out their durable goods when not using them for personal consumption.We develop a model of these kinds of markets in order to analyze the...

We present a model of workers supplying labor to paid crowdsourcing projects. We also introduce a novel method for estimating a worker's reservation wage - the key parameter in our labor supply model. We tested our model by presenting...

This paper investigates how freelancers’ use of signals predicts earnings in online labor markets. Extant literature has questioned the usefulness of some assessment signals to evaluate a freelancer’s quality. We find that conventional...

This paper outlines a selection of technological and organisational developments in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and analyses their likely challenges for workers and trade unions around the globe. It...

The U.S. workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and...

The latest trend from Silicon Valley is known as the "sharing economy", sometimes referred to as the "gig economy", "on-demand", "peer-to-peer" or "collaborativeconsumption" economy. Dozens of "disruptive" companies like Uber, Airbnb,...

This report examines the consequences of the collaborative economy for undeclared work in the EU and the role of legislation and enforcement bodies in tackling undeclared work in the collaborative economy. The study combined the review...