The Economic Penalty of Terrorism: Increase in Discrimination Against Arabs and Muslims after Paris Attacks

Speaker: Sander Wagner


This event is part of the Sociology Seminar Series, which will take place online throughout Michaelmas Term 2020.

Abstract: Economic transactions on online peer-to-peer platforms depend on buyers and sellers revealing personal information to facilitate exchanges with the unintended consequence that the information may become a source for discrimination. Using original panel data we show evidence of substantial discrimination against Arab/Muslim hosts in Airbnb’s online.

The Sociology Seminar Series for Trinity Term is convened by Christopher Barrie, Fangqi Wen and Tobias Ruttenauer. For more information about this or any of the seminars in the series, please contact