Social Science Research Network

Working paper

Exploring online and offline informal work: findings from the Enterprising and Informal Work Activities (EIWA) survey

The growing prevalence of alternative work arrangements has accelerated with the rapidly evolving digital platform transformations in local and global markets (Kenny and Zysman, 2015 and 2016). Although traditional (offline) informal paid work has always been a part of the labor sector (BLS-Contingent Worker Survey...
Journal article

Workers, protections, and benefits in the US gig economy

Under existing American labor, employment, and tax laws, in any one work relationship, a worker is either an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” This binary classification of workers, and the high-stakes outcomes it produces, have been challenged by “gig economy,” or “online platform” companies that...
Discussion paper

What dividend imputation means for retirement savers

A stochastic life-cycle model is used in this report to examine the implications for Australian retirees of full access to dividend imputation credits. We find that the availability of imputation credits can justify a significant bias towards Australian equities in retirement portfolios, largely at the...
Working paper

Risk-aversion and urban land development options

The urban land development options literature invariably assumes that developers are risk-averse and that the risks can be perfectly spanned in a complete urban land market are discussed in this working paper series. The proposed utility based real options model that allows for developers’ risk...

The value of clean air in high density urban areas

This study estimates the market value of clean air by examining the impact of air pollution on property prices. And has two important features that make our investigation feasible: 1) the variety of building forms and street locations resulted in significant variations in air quality...