Sharing When Stranger Equals Danger: Ridesharing During Covid-19 Pandemic

29 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2020

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Marc Ivaldi

Toulouse School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Emil Palikot

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 2020

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: digital mobility, price discrimination, Ridesharing

JEL Classification: L91, R40

Suggested Citation

Ivaldi, Marc and Palikot, Emil, Sharing When Stranger Equals Danger: Ridesharing During Covid-19 Pandemic (August 2020). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15202, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3688154

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Emil Palikot

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