Capitalisn’t in a New Episode on the Gig Economy: A Reading List

Companies like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash have brought the term “gig economy” into our lexicon. But what is the gig economy, really? In the episode of their podcast, Kate Waldock and Luigi Zingales debate the pros, cons, and myths of the gig economy. For curious listeners, a list of the articles and papers discussed in this episode. 

 

 

 

 

Companies like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash have brought the term “gig economy” into our lexicon. But what is the gig economy, really?

 

When you start digging into the data, you find it’s a lot harder to define than you think. In this episode, Kate Waldock (Georgetown University) and Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago Booth) investigate the pros, cons, and myths of the gig economy. For curious listeners, here’s a list of some of the articles and papers discussed. 

 

For a Basic Definition of the Gig Economy and Facts About its Size: 

 

 

 

Some of the Issues Around Measuring the Size of the Gig Economy: 

 

 

Typology of Gig Economy Workers: 

 

 

On Uber and Economists’ Capture: 

 

 

Does the Gig Economy Provide an Employment Safety Net?

 

 

Does the Gig Economy Improve Job Satisfaction?

 

 

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