COVID-19 and the Gig Economy: A Conversation with Dmitri Koustas

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

By Harris Public Policy


University of Chicago economist Dmitri Koustas who has done extensive studies on the gig economy discusses US government's response to the COVID-19 health and economic crises, and what it means for gig workers.

"The extension of UI (Unemployment Insurance) payments to gig workers is a big deal. I’d also like to see aspects of our social safety net that are not tied to the employer, like food stamps and Medicaid, be strengthened and expanded"- Prof. Dmitri Koustas