A Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group that this week reported nearly three-quarters of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc drivers earned below minimum wage is revisiting its study after a tweeted challenge by Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.


Khosrowshahi criticized the MIT study in a tweet on Friday as"Mathematically Incompetent Theories (at least as it pertains to ride-sharing)," and linked to a response by Uber chief economist Jonathan Hall that challenged the study's methodology.

Hall's rebuttal to the study said the likely misinterpretation of a survey question and the study's"inconsistent logic" produced a wage result that was below similar studies elsewhere. He said the study used a"flawed methodology" compared with a survey that found drivers' average hour earnings were $15.68.


[The lead of the MIT study said in response] "I'm re-running the analysis this weekend using Uber's more optimistic assumptions and should have new results and a public response acknowledging the discrepancy by Monday," he wrote.

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