The rise of remote work has been among the more persistent labor-market changes engendered by COVID. Three years since the start of the pandemic, even as most social distancing mandates are lifted, many still work in virtual settings. What do we know about who continues to work from home, how much they work from home, and the kinds of jobs enabling this flexibility? What are the advantages and disadvantages for companies that allow remote work? And what does persistent work from home mean for urban commercial real estate? To discuss these issues, as well as his new book, Going Remote, EconoFact Chats welcomes back Matthew Kahn.
Matt is the Provost Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California.