New York City Drunk Driving After Uber
No 13, Working Papers from City University of New York Graduate Center, Ph.D. Program in Economics
This study investigates the effect of the introduction of Uber in New York City in May 2011 on drunk-driving. A difference-in-differences estimation of this effect implies a 25-35% decrease in the alcohol-related collision rate for the affected New York City boroughs, or about 40 collisions per month. With differentiated treatment effects for each effected county, the difference-in- differences effect is higher for Manhattan, average for the Bronx and Brooklyn, and lower for Queens. A synthetic control analysis shows pronounced effects over time in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and a permutation test confirms the effect is not commonly reproducible using untreated counties.
Keywords: drunk driving; alcohol; taxi; ride-sharing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H75 I12 R41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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