A profile of the mayor, and a detailed look at Airbnb in Barcelona by two academics. Continue reading
An overdue post, recommending Vanessa Katz’s “Regulating the Sharing Economy” Continue reading
Over the last couple of years I’ve continued to tweak my Airbnb data collection code and run it against a number of cities. Anyone interested can see a partial list here, and if there’s a city you would like me to post data for, you can make a request here.
Some time ago I made the GitHub project private, as there’s obviously a potential for Airbnb to identify patterns and shut down attempts to scrape data. But enough people keep asking for it that I’m opening it up again, and you can find it here if you are interested. I make no claims to elegance or good practices in the code, but it’s worked for me.
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Looking back at the Airbnb report that Murray Cox and I did earlier this month, now that Airbnb admits we were right… Continue reading