Corpus ID: 3598730

Labor Market Equilibration : Evidence from Uber

  title={Labor Market Equilibration : Evidence from Uber},
  author={J. Horton},
  • J. Horton
  • Published 2017
  • Using a city-week panel of US ride-sharing markets created by Uber, we estimate the effects of sudden fare changes on market outcomes, focusing on the supply-side. We explore both the short-run dynamics of market adjustment, as well as the eventual long-run equilibrium. We find that the driver hourly earnings rate—essentially the market equilibrium wage—moves immediately in the same direction as a fare change, but that these effects are short-lived. The prevailing wage returns to its pre-change… CONTINUE READING
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