Replication data for: Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Dan Svirsky, Michael Luca & Benjamin Edelman
In an experiment on Airbnb, we find that applications from guests with distinctively African American names are 16 percent less likely to be accepted relative to identical guests with distinctively white names. Discrimination occurs among landlords of all sizes, including small landlords sharing the property and larger landlords with multiple properties. It is most pronounced among hosts who have never had an African American guest, suggesting only a subset of hosts discriminate. While rental markets...
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