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Since 2017, China has adopted the "tolerant and prudent" policy in regulating emerging digital platform industries. Wei Zhang, Hao Qi and Zhongjin Li conduct an analysis for the cities of Nanjing and Beijing that finds that although these regulations can help reduce labor precarity in the marketplace for licensed drivers, they have exacerbated precarity in the workplace. This is because the ridehailing platforms aligned with third-party rental companies that provide licensed vehicles. This has forced drivers bounded by a rental or rent-to-own agreement to work significantly longer hours than counterparts who drive their own vehicles.
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Reframing Incentives for Climate Policy Action

Journal Article, November 2021 |

Jean-Francois Mercure, Pablo Salas, Pim Vercoulen, Gregor Semieniuk, Aileen Lam, Hector Pollitt, Philip B. Holden, Negar Vakilifard, Unnada Chewpreecha, Neil Edwards, Jorge E. Vinuales
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Stranded Fossil-Fuel Assets Translate into Major Losses for Investors in Advanced Economies

Working Paper, October 2021 |

Gregor Semieniuk, Philip B. Holden, Jean-Francois Mercure, Pablo Salas, Hector Pollitt, Katharine Jobson, Pim Vercoulen, Unnada Chewpreecha, Neil Edwards, Jorge Vinuales
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Impact of U.S. THRIVE Program at Congressional District Levels

Research Report, September 2021 |

Robert Pollin, Shouvik Chakraborty, Caitlin Kline, Gregor Semieniuk
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