Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts

How Should we Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber

Benjamin Edelman, Damien Geradin

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Abstract

We explore the regulation of new software platforms that connect consumers with informal service providers for transportation, short-term rentals, and more. These platforms tend to be in tension with existing regulatory frameworks which typically require licensing, certification, and insurance. In one view, some of these requirements are outdated or protectionist, benefiting incumbents more than consumers. Others counter that the rules embody important values and protect both customers and the public at large. We explore these disagreements with an eye for how the regulatory framework might allow the key efficiencies these platforms provide, while assuring protection for customers and avoiding harm to noncustomers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages293 - 328
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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