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Working from home was relatively rare before COVID. It became a necessity as the pandemic raged. Today, it remains more common and, to some extent, a choice. But is it a choice that both workers and employers agree upon? More than three years after the start of the pandemic, what do we know about the preferences for working from home for employees, and for employers? What do we know about its effects on productivity, and job satisfaction? Drawing on data from the latest Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes, Nicholas Bloom joins EconoFact Chats to explore these questions.
A co-founder at the Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes, Nick is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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