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The labor economics of paid crowdsourcing
A model of workers supplying labor to paid crowdsourcing projects is presented and a novel method for estimating a worker's reservation wage - the key parameter in the labor supply model - is introduced. Expand
The future of crowd work
This paper outlines a framework that will enable crowd work that is complex, collaborative, and sustainable, and lays out research challenges in twelve major areas: workflow, task assignment, hierarchy, real-time response, synchronous collaboration, quality control, crowds guiding AIs, AIs guiding crowds, platforms, job design, reputation, and motivation. Expand
The online laboratory: conducting experiments in a real labor market
The views on the potential role that online experiments can play within the social sciences are presented, and software development priorities and best practices are recommended. Expand
Digitization and the Contract Labor Market: A Research Agenda
Online contract labor globalizes traditionally local labor markets, with platforms that enable employers, most of whom are in high-income countries, to more easily outsource tasks to contractors,Expand
Covid-19 and Remote Work: An Early Look at Us Data
We report the results of a nationally-representative sample of the US population during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey ran in two waves from April 1-5, 2020 and May 2-8, 2020. Of those employedExpand
Task search in a human computation market
The main findings are that on a large scale, workers sort by which tasks are most recently posted and which have the largest number of tasks available and that at least some employers try to manipulate the position of their task in the search results to exploit the tendency to search for recently posted tasks. Expand
Designing incentives for inexpert human raters
It is found that treatment conditions which asked workers to prospectively think about the responses of their peers - when combined with financial incentives - produced more accurate performance. Expand
Owning, Using and Renting: Some Simple Economics of the Sharing Economy
New Internet-based markets enable consumer/owners to rent out their durable goods when not using them. Such markets are modeled to determine ownership, rental rates, quantities, and surplusExpand
The Effects of Algorithmic Labor Market Recommendations: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Algorithmically recommending workers to employers for the purpose of recruiting can substantially increase hiring: in an experiment conducted in an online labor market, employers with technical jobExpand
The Condition of the Turking Class: Are Online Employers Fair and Honest?
  • J. Horton
  • Business, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • 7 January 2010
Surveying a sample of workers finds that, on average, workers perceive online employers to be slightly fairer and more honest than offline employers. Expand