Domestic Public Policy

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future of Work, Productivity, and Economic Opportunity

Grant Year: 2021

Erik Brynjolfsson and Christos Makridis will examine the extent to which the shift to remote work prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic might alter work environments in ways that affect the geography of economic opportunity and the growth rate of the U.S. economy. They will field a panel survey of approximately 6,500 workers to measure whether the shift to remote work has persisted over time; how it affects workers differently based on their age, gender, education levels, and family responsibilities; and whether it has led to the dispersion of economic activity. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

Stanford University Domestic Public Policy