Policy Forum

How Should Ridesharing Be Regulated?

February 10, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Marc Scribner, Research Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Dean Baker, Co‐​Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research; moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.

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The rise of ridesharing in the U.S. and abroad has been accompanied by complaints and concerns related to the regulation of rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. Reports of rideshare drivers assaulting passengers as well as worries about insurance coverage and vehicle inspections have all prompted discussion about the safety of ridesharing. In addition, market incumbents have complained that rideshare companies are unfairly flouting existing regulation. Please join us for a discussion on ridesharing and what regulatory framework should govern this new and controversial industry.