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Leasing a licence to drive a taxi or giving a cut of the fares to a ride-sharing company?

Caldwell, Sydnee (2021) Leasing a licence to drive a taxi or giving a cut of the fares to a ride-sharing company? USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Taxi drivers in the United States pay upfront to buy or lease a medallion and keep the fares for themselves. With Uber or Lyft drivers, instead, no medallion is required, but they must pay a proportion of the fares to the ride-share companies. Sydnee Caldwell and colleagues conducted a series of experiments and found a strong aversion to the medallion lease model among drivers: 81% of them would prefer paying a 25% fee to paying a $200 weekly lease.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112403

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