Welcome to Gig Economy Resources!
My name is Deepa Das Acevedo, and I am a legal anthropologist at the University of Alabama School of Law. This website is an online resource for research on the gig economy, broadly construed. (For more on me or on defining “gig work,” please see the About tab.)
Here you’ll find bibliographic entries for studies addressing various aspects of the gig economy. A majority of the site is dedicated to labor and employment issues relevant to gig work including collective activity, worker misclassification, and discrimination, but there are also lists for labor and employment issues outside the gig economy and for non-labor and employment issues within the gig economy. Likewise, a majority of entries are drawn from doctrinal and interdisciplinary legal scholarship, but there are several sources from fields ranging from consumer behavior to communication studies. Finally, most entries are academic works, whether journal articles or monographs, but there are also several more substantial pieces by public policy analysts and journalists.
Entries are listed in primary and secondary (and sometimes tertiary) categories. The full citation appears in the primary category, while a short cite linking back to the full citation appears in secondary and tertiary categories. The categorization is approximate and necessarily broad so as to give readers a chance to familiarize themselves with a range of sub-topics and approaches related to a general subject.
Please share any relevant scholarly titles so that they can be included; there is a submission form here. Since I only list items that I have been able to look at myself, I ask that you share a scan of any entry suggestions other than monographs.