DP15202 Sharing when stranger equals danger: Ridesharing during Covid-19 pandemic
|Author(s):||Marc Ivaldi, Emil Palikot|
|Publication Date:||August 2020|
|Keyword(s):||digital mobility, price discrimination, Ridesharing|
|Programme Areas:||Industrial Organization|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=15202|
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.