In recent years, Uber and other ride-sharing services have caused a lot of turmoil in urban transportation markets that have long been dominated by traditional taxi companies. And with the arrival of a disruptive force in a market, many questions arise: who benefits from the disruptions caused by new technologies? How do those technologies and services fit into markets that have traditionally been heavily regulated? And what level of regulation is appropriate for the new styles of services?
Angela Dills, Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University, tackled these questions as part of the Acton Lecture Series last week. We’re pleased to share her presentation with you via the video player below.