Research Workshop on the Sharing Economy


November 3, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center
Minneapolis, MN

This workshop brought together faculty, researchers, and students at the University of Minnesota interested in the study of the sharing economy. The workshop featured a mix of research presentations and breakout sessions as well as discussion and networking opportunities.

The workshop's goal was to continue to establish the University of Minnesota as a center of thought leadership and research in the area of the sharing economy, an interdisciplinary research field which encompasses economics, urban planning, public policy, behavior, and information technology.


Transportation Sharing: Market-­Based Policy Change

A Taxonomy of Contextual Trust in the Physical Sharing Economy

Examining the Impact of Ridehailing Services on Public Transit Use

We Are on the Way: Analysis of On-­Demand Ride-Hailing Systems

Labor Platforms for On-­Demand Services

Quality Standards, Service Orientation, and Power in Airbnb and Couchsurfing

CityLines: A Hybrid Hub-­and-Spoke System for Urban Ride-­Sharing Services

Spatial On-­Demand Economy Robustness: A Provider­‐Centric Utilization Aware Approach

Do New Bike Share Systems Increase Member Use: A Quasi-­Experimental Study

Analysis of Operating Patterns of the Public Bicycling Sharing System in the Twin Cities

Peer-to-Peer Trading of Usage Quotas

More Information

For additional information about the workshop, please contact Professor Saif Benjaafar, Initiative director, at