For numerous cities in Mexico, either a share of the fare (depicted in light yellow) or entire trips (depicted in dark yellow) from Uber are paid using cash. The percentage of trips paid for using cash range from 30% to over 80%, depending on the city. The percentage of shares of fare paid for using cash closely correlate to the percentage of trips paid for using cash.
Uber in Mexico: Share of Cash by Cities
A Global View of Creative Destruction
Trade policy has recently been in the news, with the focus on the costs to firms from higher prices due to trade tariffs. However, the focus on the effect of tariffs on prices misses perhaps the most important benefit from international trade: the transmission of ideas.
Topics: Industrial Organization, Technology & Innovation
In the early days of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Paul Allen did not need investors’...
Topics: Employment & Wages, Industrial Organization, Technology & Innovation
What Happened to US Business Dynamism?
Competition, whether in sports or in the arts or in business, can spur players to perform better than they otherwise would. Take two runners, for example; if there is a large gap between the two, then the one falling behind is likely to slow down since there is no hope for winning, while the one in the lead may also relax as victory is ensured. In both cases, neither is performing as well as she could.
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