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The Value of Flexible Work: Evidence from Uber Drivers

M. Keith Chen, Judith A. Chevalier, Peter E. Rossi, Emily Oehlsen

NBER Working Paper No. 23296
Issued in March 2017, Revised in June 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

The authors would like to thank Jonathan Hall, Elisa Long, Sylvia Hristakeva, and A. Ronald Gallant for valuable input. Peter Cohen and Dan Yavorsky provided invaluable technical and research assistance throughout this project. Through Emily Oehlsen, Uber Technologies provided the data used in this paper. Under the agreement granted the authors, Uber has the right to review the paper “solely to confirm that confidential information is being represented in a non-misleading fashion” but not to dispute or influence the findings or conclusions of the paper. Chevalier and Rossi have no material financial relationships with entities related to this research. Oehlsen is an employee of Uber Technologies. Chen is a former employee of Uber, and as a result, continues to hold stock options that may constitute a material financial position. 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 Emily Oehlsen ----

As an employee of Uber, Emily Oehlsen has an equity stake in the company.

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