More than 100 economists statewide call for AB 5 suspension

Marjorie Falvin, a professor emeritus of economics at UCSD, said most economists have been against AB 5 prior to the pandemic, calling it a “disaster” and “insane.” And while little official data exists yet for economists to analyze, she said the app-based platforms and independent contractors have been critical during the crisis.

“To pass that kind of law, you’ve really not thought about the consequences like an economist or a reasonably intelligent person would think about it,”

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