Sources & Further Reading

Rivens, J. (2019). The economic costs and benefits of Airbnb. Economic Policy Institute. Available at

Lee, M. (2016). Getting Serious About Affordable Housing: Towards a Plan for Metro Vancouver. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Available at

Gold, A. E. (2019). Community consequences of Airbnb. Wash. L. Rev.94, 1577. Available at

Barron, K., Kung, E., & Proserpio, D. (2021). The effect of home-sharing on house prices and rents: Evidence from Airbnb. Marketing Science40(1), 23-47.

Wachsmuth, D. (2021). Short-term rentals in Canada: The first comprehensive overview. Canadian Journal of Urban Research (30). Available at

Shirley Nieuwland & Rianne van Melik (2020). Regulating Airbnb: how cities deal with perceived negative externalities of short-term rentals, Current Issues in Tourism, 23:7, 811-825,

Hohol, F. & Godfrey, R (2017). An Overview of AirBnb and the hotel sector in Canada: A focus on hosts with multiple units. CBRE Limited Valuation & Advisory Services.  Available at

Fang, Bin & Ye, Qiang & Law, Rob (2016). "Effect of sharing economy on tourism industry employment," Annals of Tourism Research, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 264-267.

Zervas, G., Proserpio, D., & Byers, J. W. (2017). The rise of the sharing economy: Estimating the impact of Airbnb on the hotel industry. Journal of marketing research54(5), 687-705.

Dogru, T., Mody, M., & Suess, C. (2019). Adding evidence to the debate: Quantifying Airbnb's disruptive impact on ten key hotel markets. Tourism Management72, 27-38.

Tremblay-Huet, S. (2018). Making Sense of the Public Discourse on Airbnb and Labour: What about Labour Rights? In D. McKee, F. Makela, & T. Scassa (Eds.), Law and the “Sharing Economy”: Regulating Online Market Platforms (pp. 393–420). University of Ottawa Press.

Henderson, M. (2020). Short-term rentals, long term consequences: regulation and enforcement of vacation rentals in small Canadian communities. Ryerson University. Available at