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Hybrid working from home (WFH) has greatly increased since the pandemic. Data shows that WFH employees enjoy increased job satisfaction and lower attrition. WFH changes the structure of the work week and messaging behavior.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a shift to more work from home (WFH). Workers were more productive than expected, and many firms shifted their arrangements to accommodate WFH.
During and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of employees who work from home increased substantially. Universal access to quality internet access would facilitate working from home, and improve productivity.
A few urban areas generate most disruptive technologies such as cloud computing. Opportunities associated with these technologies spread slowly across regions, firms, industries, and occupations.
Innovation is an important route to continued productivity growth in the United States. Tax credits for research and development (R&D) are among the best ways to spur innovation. Evidence as to whether the patent system promotes innovation is inconclusive.
Economic growth arises when people create ideas. Evidence from a wide range of industries, products, and firms shows that while the number of researchers is increasing, their productivity is falling. Large increases in research will offset its declining productivity.
Firms and economists disagree as to whether allowing employees to work from home is a good practice. This study shows that many workers are more productive when working from home; however, home workers may be promoted less often.
This paper considers the extent to which management differences drive productivity differences across firms.
This paper looks at how different technologies affect firms and workers differently.