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Do Ridesharing Services Affect Traffic Congestion ? An Empirical Study of Uber Entry

  title={Do Ridesharing Services Affect Traffic Congestion ? An Empirical Study of Uber Entry},
  author={W. P. Carey},
Sharing economy platform, which leverages information technology (IT) to re-distribute unused or underutilized assets to people who are willing to pay for the services, has received tremendous attention in the last few years. Its creative business models have disrupted many traditional industries (e.g., transportation, hotel) by fundamentally changing the mechanism to match demand with supply in real time. In this research, we investigate how Uber, a peer-to-peer mobile ride-sharing platform… Expand
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