Digital Discrimination : The Case of Airbnb

  title={Digital Discrimination : The Case of Airbnb},
  author={Benjamin Edelman and Michael Luca},
Online marketplaces often contain information not only about products, but also about the people selling the products. In an effort to facilitate trust, many platforms encourage sellers to provide personal profiles and even to post pictures of themselves. However, these features may also facilitate discrimination based on sellers’ race, gender, age, or other aspects of appearance. In this paper, we test for racial discrimination against landlords in the online rental marketplace… CONTINUE READING
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