Gig Economy One of the bigreasons that the gig economy appeared so large several years ago,economists argue, was that the job market was still slowlyrecovering from a devastating recession. (Photo:Shutterstock)

The gig economy was way overhyped. And that'saccording to two of the people who played a big role in hyping itup.

Two leading economists, Alan Krueger of Princeton and LawrenceKatz of Harvard, conceded that research they published in 2015overestimated the shift towards freelance work on the U.S.economy, particularly gigs tied to apps such as Uber and Lyft.

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