The articles in this category are the inverse of those in “Beyond the Gig Economy” in that they take up some of the non-labor and employment regulatory concerns posed by gig work. They address taxation, zoning, property rights, food safety, and antitrust, among other topics, and they provide a fuller picture of the range of interests and concerns linked to the rise of gig work.

The list is divided into two categories. Articles are listed first, monographs appear second. 


Adams, Abi, Judith Freedman, and Jeremias Prassl. “Rethinking Legal Taxonomies for the Gig Economy.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 34 (2018): 475-494. Read Here

Barry and Caron, “Tax Regulation, Transportation Innovation, and the Sharing Economy,” (2017).  Read Here

Barry, Jordan M. “Taxation and Innovation: The Sharing Economy as a Case Study.” University of San Diego Research Paper Series No. 18-319 (2018). Read Here

Biber, Eric, Sarah E. Light, J.B. Ruhl, and James Salzman. “Regulating Business Innovation as Policy Disruption: From the Model T to Airbnb.” Vanderbilt Law Review 70, no. 5 (2017): 1561–1626. Read Here

Calo, Ryan, and Alex Rosenblat. “The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, and Power.” Columbia Law Review 117 (2017): 1623–1690. Read Here

Cheng, Mingming. “Sharing economy: A Review and Agenda for Future Research.” International Journal of Hospitality Management 57 (2016): 60–70. Read Here

Coglianese, Cary. “Optimizing Government for an Optimizing Economy.” Penn Law: Legal Scholarship Repository (2016): 1-9. Read Here

Collier, Ruth Berins, V.B. Dubal, and Christopher Carter. “Disrupting Regulation, Regulating Disruption: The Politics of Uber in the United States.” Perspectives on Politics 16 (2018): 919-937. Read Here

Conway, Matthew Wigginton, et al. “Trends in Taxi Use and the Advent of Ridehailing, 1995-2017: Evidence from the US National Household Travel Survey.” Urban Science 2 (2018): 79-101. Read Here

Davis, Jennie. “Drive at Your Own Risk: Uber Violates Unfair Competition Laws By Misleading UberX Drivers About Their Insurance Coverage.” Boston College Law Review 56 (2015): 1097–1142. Read Here

Dubal, “The Drive to Precarity: A Political History of Work, Regulation, & Labor Advocacy in San Francisco’s Taxi & Uber Economies,” (2017). Read Here

Edelman, Benjamin G. and Damien Geradin. “Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies Like Airbnb and Uber?” Stanford Technology Law Review 19 (2016): 293-328. Read Here

Edelman, Benjamin and Damien Geradin. “Spontaneous Deregulation: How to Compete with Platforms that Ignore the Rules.” Harvard Business Review, April 2016. Read Here

Edelman, Benjamin G. “Whither Uber?: Competitive Dynamics in Transportations Networks.” Competition Policy International (2015): 1-9. Read Here

Finck, Michèle and Sofia Ranchordás. “Sharing and the City.” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 49 (2016): 1299- 1369 Read Here

Grossman, Nick. “Alternative Compliance.” The Slow Hunch, (August 4, 2016). Read Here

Hemel, Daniel J. “Pooling and Unpooling in the Uber Economy.” University of Chicago Legal Forum (2017): 265-286. Read Here

Infranca, John. “Spaces for Sharing: Micro-Units amid the Shift from Ownership to Access.” Fordham Urban Law Journal 43 (2016): 1-30. Read Here

Interian, Johanna. “Note: Up in the Air: Harmonizing the Sharing Economy Through Airbnb Regulations.” Boston College International & Comparative Law Review 39 (2016): 129–161. Read Here

Irani, Lilly. “The Cultural Work of Microwork.” New Media & Society (2013): 1-21. Read Here

Jefferson-Jones, Jamila. “Airbnb and the Housing Segment of the Modern ‘Sharing Economy’: Are Short-Term Rental Restrictions an Unconstitutional Taking?” Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 42 (2015): 557–575. Read Here

Kaplan, Roberta A., and Michael L. Nadler. “Airbnb: A Case Study in Occupancy Regulation and Taxation.” University of Chicago Law Review Online 82, no. 1 (2017): 103–115. Read Here

Katz, Vanessa. “Note: Regulating the Sharing Economy.” Berkeley Technology Law Journal 30, no. 4 (2015): 1067–1126. Read Here

Koopman, Christopher, Matthew Mitchell, and Adam Thierer. “The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change.” Mercatus Center at George Mason University, December 2014. Read Here

Krauss, Josh. “The Sharing Economy: How State and Local Governments Are Failing and Why We Need Congress to Get Involved.” Southwestern Law Review 44, no. 2 (2014): 365–384. Read Here

Kreiczer-Levy, Shelly. “Consumption Property in the Sharing Economy.” Pepperdine Law Review 43 (2015): 61–124. Read Here

Leaphart, Jennifer M. “Note: Sharing Solutions: An Analysis of Taxing the Sharing Economy in the United States and Europe.” Tulane Law Review 91 (2016): 189-215.

Leong and Belzer, “The New Public Accommodations: Race Discrimination in the Platform Economy,” (2017).Read Here

Lobel, Orly. “The Law of the Platform.” Minnesota Law Review 101 (2016–2017): 87–166. Read Here

Malin, “Exploring the Law of Franchising as an Alternative Model for Regulating the Gig Relationship,” (2017). 

Martin, Chris J. “The Sharing Economy: A Pathway to Sustainability or a Nightmarish Form of Neoliberal Capitalism?” (2016).  

McPeak, Agnieszka A. “Sharing Tort Liability in the New Sharing Economy.” Connecticut Law Review 49, no. 1 (2016): 171–227. Read Here

Miller, Stephen R. “Decentralized, Disruptive, and On Demand: Opportunities for Local Government in the Sharing Economy.” Ohio State Law Journal Furthermore 77 (2016): 47–57. Read Here

Oei, Shu-Yi, and Diane Ring. “Can Sharing Be Taxed?” Washington University Law Review 93, no. 4 (2016): 989–1069. Read Here

Oei, Shu-Yi, and Diane Ring. “The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums.” Columbia Journal of Tax Law 8, no. 1 (2017): 56-112. Read Here

Posen, Hannah A. “Note: Ridesharing in the Sharing Economy: Should Regulators Impose Über Regulations on Uber?” Iowa Law Review 101 (2015): 405–433. Read Here

Ranchordás, Sofia. “Does Sharing Mean Caring? Regulating Innovation in the Sharing Economy.” Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology 16 (2015): 413-475. Read Here

Ranchordás, Sofia. “Innovation Experimentalism in the Age of the Sharing Economy.” Lewis & Clark Law Review 19 (2016): 871–924. Read Here

Rauch, Daniel E. and David Schleicher. “Like Uber, but for Local Government Law: The Future of Local Regulation of the Sharing Economy.” Ohio State Law Journal 76 (2015): 901-963. Read Here

Rogers, Brishen. “The Social Costs of Uber.” University of Chicago Law Review Online 82 (2015): 85-102. Read Here

Schindler, Sarah. “Regulating the Underground: Secret Supper Clubs, Pop-Up Restaturants, and the Role of the Law.” University of Chicago Law Review Online 82 (2015): 16-34. Read Here

Scott, Inara and Elizabeth Brown. “Redefining and Regulating the New Sharing Economy.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 19 (2017): 553-599.

Tippett, Elizabeth C. & Bridget Schaaff. “How Concepcion and Italian Colors Affected Terms of Service Contracts in the Gig Economy.” Rutgers Law Review 70 (2018): 459-519. Read Here

Traum, Alexander B. “Sharing Risk in the Sharing Economy: Insurance Regulation in the Age of Uber.” Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal 14 (2016): 512–544.


Botsman, Rachel and Roo Rogers. What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.

Davidson, Nestor M. et al. The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Gansky, Lisa. The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2010.

Slee, Tom. What’s Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy. New York, London: OR Books, 2015.

Sundararajan, Arun. The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2016.