2017 State of the Commonwealth Report
Airbnb offers consumers short-term rentals that increase choice and lower costs. Cities in the Commonwealth are struggling with the question of how to work with Airbnb and similar firms, and the rise of Airbnb is a challenge to the traditional lodging sector. We explore the emergence of Airbnb, its phenomenal growth, and ask how Airbnb plays a role in the larger “gig economy.”
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 4: Airbnb Rising: Short-Term Rentals and the "Gig Economy"" (2017). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 14.