The economic costs and benefits of Airbnb


The economic costs and
benefits of Airbnb
No reason for local policymakers to let Airbnb bypass
tax or regulatory obligations
Report • By Josh Bivens • January 30, 2019
Josh Bivens joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2002 and is currently EPI’s director of
research. His primary areas of research include macroeconomics, social insurance, and
globalization. He has authored or co-authored three books (including The State of Working
America, 12th Edition) while working at EPI, has edited another, and has written numerous
research papers, including for academic journals. He appears often in media outlets to
offer economic commentary and has testified several times before the U.S. Congress. He
earned his Ph.D. from The New School for Social Research.

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