The Role of Surge Pricing on a Service Platform with Self-Scheduling Capacity

Published Research

Recent platforms, like Uber and Lyft, offer service to consumers via “self-scheduling” providers who decide for themselves how often to work. These platforms may charge consumers prices and pay providers wages that both adjust based on prevailing demand conditions. Read More

The Gig Economy and Postsecondary Schooling: The Interaction between Technological Innovation and Skill Investment

Funded Research Proposal

The flexible work arrangements offered by online peer-to-peer platforms allow individuals new opportunities to generate income and alleviate credit constraints. Because workers make their own decisions regarding when and how long to work on the “gig jobs” offered by peer-to-peer platforms, peer-to-peer platforms offer workers the opportunity to work multiple jobs or engage in multiple long-term commitments while making money on the side.Read More