Harvard Study Suggests Racial Bias In Airbnb Rentals

January 28, 2014

Looking for the comforts of home away from home? Traveling on a tight budget? Maybe you’ve tried Airbnb. The online marketplace allows users to search for lodging in the homes of strangers instead of a hotel. 

Here in Boston there are more than 1,000 private rooms for rent, but there might be a problem with the methodology, according to a new Harvard study.


  • Michael Luca teaches business administration at Harvard and has a doctorate in economics from Boston University. 

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