• Uber and Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities - by Michael L. Anderson, Lucas W. Davis

    1 month ago - By National Bureau of Economic Research

    Previous studies of the effect of ridesharing on traffic fatalities have yielded inconsistent, often contradictory conclusions. In this paper we revisit this question using proprietary data from Uber measuring monthly rideshare activity at the Census tract level. Most previous studies are based on publicly-available information about Uber entry dates into US cities, but we show that an indicator variable for whether Uber is available is a poor measure of rideshare activity - for example, it explains less than 3% of the tract-level variation in ridesharing, reflecting the enormous amount of...
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