From EVO X on another thread
I doubt we will ever find out. However, a quick search produces this Politico article.
At the bottom of the article:
Two months ago Krueger and another well-known economist, Harvards Lawrence Katz, walked back a 2016 paper on the gig economy that showed an increase in gig economy workers between 2005 and 2015. Subsequent research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reached the opposite conclusion, and the economists backed down.
That is not good for a tenured professors reputation.
This is interesting news.
His lauded status was about to be grunged, and so he checked himself out of the room.
“That is not good for a tenured professors reputation.”
And the clue was in the article’s phrase that he was *still* a Professor at Princeton.
an increase in gig economy workers between 2005 and 2015. Subsequent research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reached the opposite conclusion, and the economists backed down.
There are a series of articles on Medium concerning the reality of these gigs. It’s late, but anyone can search Medium via Google (yeah,sometimes goog is the best search engine).
What I recall from reading a few: they are run by algorithms that incentivize without ever paying off. People are trapped in these sorts of jobs just like gamblers in a casino. The few posts I skimmed made it sound like a special sort of hell.
It’s too late for me to go pull them up, but food delivery is a prime example of this sort of thing. Probably Uber and Lyft, too. Anywhere the worker is tethered to an app to apply for the gig. Sort of like Fiver, IRL.
So both his “globalwarming caused 1990’s Mexican illegal emigration “ and his more recent “economic policy “ papers have been proven wrong.