The Gig Economy

Paolo Parigi, Xiao Ma, for XRDS

December 15, 2016 -
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Gig Economy

Gig jobs have become a structural aspect of contemporary economic landscape, creating unique social and technological challenges. How can policies and design solutions better protect gig workers and mitigate the risks participants face?

About my co-author

Paolo Parigi is the associate director of computational social science at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), Stanford University; and currently lead trust scientist at Uber.


 author = {Parigi, Paolo and Ma, Xiao},
 title = {The Gig Economy},
 journal = {XRDS},
 issue_date = {Winter 2016},
 volume = {23},
 number = {2},
 month = dec,
 year = {2016},
 issn = {1528-4972},
 pages = {38--41},
 numpages = {4},
 url = {},
 doi = {10.1145/3013496},
 acmid = {3013496},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},