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
Finding•May 10, 2021
Work from Home & Productivity: Evidence from Personnel & Analytics Data on IT Professionals
Michael Gibbs, Friederike Mengel, Christoph Siemroth
While total hours worked increased by roughly 30% during a COVID-induced work-from-home period at a large Asian IT company, average output did not significantly change, and productivity fell by about 20%.
Topics: COVID-19, Technology & Innovation
Insights / Video
Watch: Innovation — From Idea to Reality: A Conversation Richard Sandor and Steven Kaplan
In an insightful and engaging conversation presented by the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute,...
Topics: Technology & Innovation
Insights / Research Brief•Jan 22, 2021
Simple and Credible Value-Added Estimation Using Centralized School Assignment • Measuring Racial Discrimination in Algorithms
With the aggregation of more and more data, and with improvements in machine learning methods, firms and policymakers have developed algorithms to help them make decisions. For example, banks and credit card companies use algorithms to make decisions relating to a consumer’s creditworthiness. The idea is not only to make accurate assessments but to also remove any prejudice or other qualitative errors that could occur when people make such high-stakes decisions.
Topics: K-12 Education, Technology & Innovation