Address by Prof. Jonathan Pincus
Address by Professor Jonathan Pincus
UberX : Using Supply and Demand to estimate the Consumer benefits in Australia.
Jonathan Pincus FASSA is Visiting Professor of Economics at Adelaide University, and an independent researcher and consultant. Jonathan was Principal Adviser Research at the Productivity Commission and is a former editor of the Australian Economic History Review and Australian Economic Papers. He holds a PhD from Stanford, and was first listed in Who’s Who in Economics in 1986. The Economic Society of Australia awarded him its Distinguished Public Policy Fellowship medal in 2015. (Brief Biography attached).
Abstract of the topic:
The advent of ride-sharing using UberX (and other platforms) has disrupted the market. Henry Ergas and I were employed by Deloitte Australia to help provide an way to estimate the consumer benefits of UberX in Australia, as well as the consequences on the other participants in the market (taxi plate owners). It presented some interesting puzzles, which I will explore. Deloitte’s report is available: http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/economics/articles/economic-effects-ridesharing-australia-uber.html (or search for ‘Deloitte UberX’) (Flyer Attached).
Come and join us for this event on:
Monday, 4 April , 2016 at 5.15pm (concluding 7:30 pm)
VENUE: Ambar Lounge, Ambassadors Hotel, 107 King William St. Drinks and canapés provided, No cost for Economic Society members. $25 for non-members. RSVP by Tuesday, 29 March 2016 (For catering purposes).
From: Monday April 4, 2016, 5:15 pm
To: Monday April 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Bookings are now closed
VenueAmbar Loung, Ambassadors Hotel
107 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000