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Do Digital Platforms Reduce Moral Hazard? The Case of Uber and Taxis

Meng Liu, Erik Brynjolfsson, Jason Dowlatabadi

NBER Working Paper No. 25015
Issued in September 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Keith Chen, Dean Eckles, Andrey Fradkin, Xiang Hui, John Horton, and Erina Ytsma, as well as seminar participants at MIT, Uber, AEA 2018, Marketing Science 2018, SICS 2018, and 2018 NBER Summer Institute Industrial Organization Workshop and the NBER Digitization Workshop for their valuable comments and suggestions. The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy provided generous research support, and Uber provided essential data. Dowlatabadi is a current employee at Uber. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Uber Technologies, Inc or the National Bureau of Economic Research. All errors are ours.

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