Domestic Public Policy

The Economic Impact of Working from Home

Grant Year: 2021

Nicholas Bloom will direct the research activities of a policy lab exploring how the shift to remote work prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic is altering work environments in ways that could influence the growth trajectory of the U.S. economy and shape economic opportunities for individuals. He will field recurring surveys of more than 5,000 workers and develop opportunities to design and field evaluations with employers. He will analyze those and other data to answer questions such how increased remote work affects productivity, how workers with varying levels of experience and education are impacted by the shift to remote work, and how firms are changing their training for junior-level employees. The lab’s findings will appear in a series of papers, policy briefs, and presentations.

Stanford University Domestic Public Policy