Working paper

Sharing when stranger equals danger: Ridesharing during Covid-19 pandemic

Marc Ivaldi, and Emil Palikot

Abstract

Using data collected from one of the most popular ridesharing platforms, we illustrate how mobility has changed after the exit from the Covid-19 induced confinement. We measure the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the level of mobility and the price of ridesharing. Finally, we show that the pandemic has exacerbated ethnic discrimination. Our results suggest that a decision-maker encouraging the use of ridesharing during the pandemic should account for the impact of the perceived health risks on ridesharing prices and should find ways to ensure fair access.

Keywords

Ridesharing; digital mobility; price discrimination;

Replaced by

Marc Ivaldi, and Emil Palikot, Sharing when stranger equals danger: Ridesharing during Covid-19 pandemic,, Covid Economics, 2020, forthcoming.

Reference

Marc Ivaldi, and Emil Palikot, Sharing when stranger equals danger: Ridesharing during Covid-19 pandemic, TSE Working Paper, n. 20-1135, August 2020.

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TSE Working Paper, n. 20-1135, August 2020