Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

Study uncovers gender gap in earnings of Uber drivers

UChicago economists helped lead a study that found men working for the ride-sharing platform Uber earned about 7 percent more per hour than women. Workers in the growing “gig” economy—work done on a contract or freelance basis—have flexibility that some experts speculated could favor women. Yet despite Uber’s gender-blind algorithm for work assignments, the study of nearly two million U.S. drivers found the wage gap resulted from three factors: experience using the Uber platform, preferences...

NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS)

The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them. Rapid advances within and across disciplines are leading to an increasingly interwoven fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, opening new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches.