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The Online Platform Economy in 2018

Drivers, Workers, Sellers, and Lessors

Cover of the report 'The Online Platform Economy in 2018'

Technological innovation is transforming economic exchange. Just a decade ago, the Online Platform Economy comprised a handful of marketplaces connecting independent sellers to buyers of physical goods. Today, platforms connect drivers to passengers, property owners to renters, and artisans to customers, among many other transactions. Relying on platforms to access almost any kind of good or service from some independent supplier has become a routine part of daily life for many consumers. Have these innovations created viable new options for making a living?

In this report, we extend the JPMorgan Chase Institute Online Platform Economy dataset series through March 2018, as well as expand the sample to 39 million unique account holders and 128 platforms. We track 38 million payments directed through these platforms to 2.3 million Chase account holders. Our analysis allows us to document the growth of platform earnings and participation, ultimately offering new insights about supply-side participation in the Online Platform Economy.

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JPMorgan Chase Institute 2018 Inaugural Conference on Economic Research

JPMorgan Chase Conference Panel

On June 21, 2018, the JPMorgan Chase Institute convened academics, policy makers, and other experts for our inaugural Conference on Economic Research. This daylong event marked the Institute’s three year anniversary and served as an opportunity to discuss key Institute research themes.

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Falling Behind: Bank data on the Role of Income and Savings in Mortgage Default

Income Shocks and Mortgage Default

In this follow-up research to our Mortgage Modifications after the Great Recession report, we further examine the relationship between income shocks and mortgage default, as well as the relationships between financial buffers, income, payment burden, and default rates.

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JPMorgan Chase Institute HOSP Geographic Data Visualization Tool

The HOSP Geographic Data Visualization Tool

Healthcare spending varied widely in the US in 2016, both across and within states. Explore the JPMCI HOSP data asset at the state, metro area, and county level with our interactive data visualization tool.

View Data Visualization of the JPMCI HOSP


Spotlight: Profiles of Local Consumer Commerce

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