“Uberization of the World” Vol. 3, Kathmandu


The peer-to-peer (P2P) economy is taking over the world. The number of people who never stayed with an AirBnB host, never used Uber for a ride, never owned assets in cryptocurrencies are diminishing every day, and the share of people who never heard about them is approaching zero astonishingly quickly. But as with all new developments, the critics were not long in coming: The sharing economy is making people less save, allows big corporations to pursue monopoly power, aggravates the housing situation in high-density areas, and reduces accountability and responsibility.

In this Socratic seminar, we want to better understand what’s at stake here, covering topics as diverse as the meaning of entrepreneurship, creative destruction, the effects regulations and price gouging. Come join us for this amazing discussion among a highly intellectual group of students!

We’ll also host the Speakers Session under the topic “Doing Business in Nepal” with Ashutosh Mani Dixit, an economist based in Kathmandu

Deadline for Applications: August 19, 2018

Mr. Ashutosh Mani Dixit is an economist and consultant in Nepal. With nine years of professional multi-disciplinary experience, he has worked for different international organizations. Mr. Dixit is currently working as a consultant for The National Planning Commission in Nepal, and has also worked as a Consultant Economist for World Bank. In his role as...
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