Accounting for Market Frictions and Power Asymmetries in Online Labor Markets

@article{Kingsley2015AccountingFM,
  title={Accounting for Market Frictions and Power Asymmetries in Online Labor Markets},
  author={Sara Kingsley and Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri},
  journal={Policy \& Internet},
  year={2015},
  volume={7},
  pages={383-400}
}
Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) is an online labor market that defines itself as “a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence.” Early advocates and developers of crowdsourcing platforms argued that crowdsourcing tasks are designed so people of any skill level can do this labor online. However, as the popularity of crowdsourcing work has grown, the crowdsourcing literature has identified a peculiar issue: that work quality of workers is not responsive to changes in price. This means… Expand

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