NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Uber vs. Taxi: A Driver's Eye View

Joshua D. Angrist, Sydnee Caldwell, Jonathan V. Hall

NBER Working Paper No. 23891
Issued in September 2017, Revised in October 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

Special thanks go to Emily Oehlsen for indispensable project management, to the staff of Uber’s Boston city team for hosting and assisting with our study, and to Phoebe Cai, Gina Li and Yulu Tang for research assistance. Thanks also go to seminar participants at Chicago, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Uber and to Daron Acemoglu, David Card, Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Henry Farber, Ed Glaeser, Nathan Hendren, Guido Imbens, Michael Ostrovsky, Amanda Pallais, and Frank Schilbach for helpful discussions and comments. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Uber Technologies, Inc., MIT, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. Angrist and Caldwell’s work on this project was carried out under a data use agreement executed between MIT and Uber. This study is registered in the AEA RCT Registry as trial no. AEARCTR-0001656. Caldwell thanks the National Science Foundation for support under Graduate Research Fellowship No. 1122374.

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

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

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