The Downside of the Sharing (Platform) Economy
Original Air Date: May 2, 2018
What is often overlooked, however, is that the sharing economy is a platform driven economy and at the heart of it all is data. Simon Fraser University Professor Katherine Reilly joins us to explain the issues arising from this new economic model both in North America and in the developing world.Professor Reilly is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Her work focuses on the impact of digital technologies on development, in particular, the impact of the platform economy in Latin America. Her work in this area includes Data, the Sharing Economy and Canadian Federal Regulation, Medium (Feb. 16, 2018); The downside of Uber, Airbnb and the sharing economy, The Journal of Developing Societies (2017). Simon Fraser University has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities (Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey) and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. Its notable alumnus include Canadian hero Terry Fox and First Lady/First Mother Margaret Trudeau. SFU is also the only non-American university to compete in the NCAA.