Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Benjamin Edelman, Michael Luca, and Dan Svirsky – December 2015
Measures lower acceptance rates for Airbnb guests who are African American, a difference that persists whether the host is African American or White, whether the host is male or female, whether or not the host shares the property with the guest, and whether the property is cheap or expensive.
Digital Discrimination: The Case of Airbnb.com
Benjamin Edelman and Michael Luca - January 2014
Measures lower prices sought by Airbnb hosts who are African American, a difference that cannot be explained by property characteristics (such as size, quality, or location) or reviews.