68th Annual meeting of the French Economic Association

Théo Marquis attended the 68th Annual meeting of the French Economic Association (AFSE) at Orléans on 17-19 June 2019.
He presented the following paper: The Work/Leisure Trade off in Online Labor Markets: The case of Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Abstract:
This paper illustrates the impact of the introduction of the widely played mobilegame Pokémon Go, and other leisure activities, on the presence on the micro-jobplatform, Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT), and on the time spent on the platform.To measure whether major events of leisure affect the proportion of American workerson the platform, we create indexes to measure the importance of these events overtime. This paper highlights that those online workers are susceptible to exploitingthe work-leisure trade off on a daily basis. The results show that an increase in theuse of Pokémon Go lead to a decrease in the proportion of American workers on theAMT platform by at most 9.7 points of percentages, and also that search for part-timejobs affects the online labor market through a variation in the proportion of Americanworkers on AMT.

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