In many countries, city governments choose to regulate sharing economy initiatives. Associate Professor Yuliya Voytenko Palgan shares her research on governance in the sharing economy. In this video, understand the role of regulator.

This is the second video in a series of videos about governing the sharing economy. New videos will be released each week until the Sharing Cities Summit, co-hosted by the IIIEE, on October 10-11. You can register for the event and find more information on the IIIEE website.

Video Description: In the ‘regulator role’, municipalities use regulatory tools like laws, taxes, bans and policies to govern the establishment and operation of sharing organisations. Cities may use these tools both to constrain the sharing economy, or to help it grow. This short film provides examples on how municipalities of Amsterdam, Berlin, Gothenburg, London, Malmö and San Francisco regulate the sharing economy. The film is based on the research done in two research projects: Sharing and the City (funded by Swedish Research Council Formas) and Urban Sharing research programme, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 771872). The film is a part of the Sharing Cities Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden, and funded through the Sharing Cities Sweden project.