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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Using Big Data to Estimate Consumer Surplus: The Case of Uber

Peter Cohen, Robert Hahn, Jonathan Hall, Steven Levitt, Robert Metcalfe

NBER Working Paper No. 22627
Issued in September 2016

---- Acknowledgements ----

We are grateful to Josh Angrist, Keith Chen, Joseph Doyle, Hank Farber, Alan Krueger, Greg Lewis, Jonathan Meer, and Glen Weyl for helpful comments and discussions. We are also grateful to Mattie Toma for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Peter Cohen ----

Peter Cohen transitioned from paid independent contractor to full-time employee of Uber during the writing of the paper. As a current employee, he has an equity stake in the company.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Jonathan Hall ----

Jonathan Hall was an employee and shareholder of Uber Technologies before, during, and after the writing of this paper.

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