Speaker: A/Prof Jordan Norris

Affiliation: New York University | Abu Dhab

Location: Room 629, Colin Clark Building (#39), UQ St Lucia Campus.

Online via Zoom: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/83265075806


Cities are centers of consumption amenities, such as nightlife, food, recreation and retail. The associated consumer value of the city, however, is inseparable from its geography because consumers must travel to consume. Exploiting both the staggered entry across cities and the precise geographic boundary of Uber services for credible identification, we show that the introduction of rideshare technology into a city caused large and significant growth in industries that specialize in the production of consumption goods and services — consumption industries. We provide evidence that the results are driven by an increase in consumer mobility, due to Uber causing a reduction in the economic cost of travel.

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Colin Clark Building (#39), UQ St Lucia Campus