Remote Work

If you are arriving at this site after watching my NorthernLands3 talk, an extended version of the remarks (6 lessons instead of 3!), with references to the underlying studies, is posted to medium here.

I have also written a number of pieces on remote work:

My talk to NorthernLands 2 is based on The Case for Remote Work. Works referenced in the talk include:

  • Agrawal, Ajay K., Nicola Lacetera, and Elizabeth Lyons. 2013. Does Information Help or Hinder Job Applicants from Less Developed Countries in Online Markets? NBER Working Paper 18720.
  • Bakhshi, Hasan, John Davies, and Juan Mateos-Garcia. 2015. The Net Effect: Using Social Media Data to Understand the Impact of a Conference on Social Networks. Nesta.
  • Bloom, Nicholas, James Liang, John Roberts, and Zhichun Jenny Ying. 2015. Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment. Quarterly Journal of Economics 130(1): 165-218.
  • Brynjolfsson, Erik, John J. Horton, Adam Ozimek, Daniel Rock, Garima Sharma, Hong-Yi TuYe. 2020. COVID-19 and Remote Work: An Early Look at US Data. NBER Working Paper 27344.
  • Cairncross, Frances. 1997. The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution is Changing Out Lives. Harvard Business School Press.
  • Catalini, Christian, Christian Fons-Rosen, and Patrick Gaule. 2018. How Do Travel Costs Shape Collaboration? NBER Working Papers 24780.
  • Choudhury, Prithwiraj, Cirrius Foroughi, and Barbara Larson. 2019. Work-from -anywhere: The Productivity Effects of Geographic Flexibility. Harvard Business School Working Paper 19-054.
  • Dahl, Michael S., and Olav Sorenson. 2010a. The Social Attachment to Place. Social Forces 89(2): 633-658.
  • Dahl, Michael S., and Olav Sorenson. 2010b. The Migration of Technical Workers. Journal of Urban Economics 67(1): 33-45.
  • Dong, Xiaofang, Siqi Zheng, and Matthew E. Kahn. 2018. The Role of Transportation Speed in Facilitating High Skilled Teamwork. NBER Working Paper 24539.
  • Economist. 2019. The Outlook is Dim for Americans without College Degrees.
  • Faberman, Jason, and Marianna Kudlyak. 2015. What Does Online Job Search Tell Us about the Labor Market? Economic Perspectives 40(1).
  • Fitjar, Rune Dahl, and Andrés Rodriguez-Pose. 2016. Nothing is in the Air. Growth and Change 48(1).
  • Forman, Chris and Nicolas van Zeebroeck. 2012. From Wires to Partners: How the Internet Has Fostered R&D Collaborations Within Firms. Management Science 58(8): iv-1592.
  • Forman, Chris and Nicolas van Zeebroeck. 2019. Digital technology adoption and knowledge flows within firms: Can the Internet overcome geographic and technological distance? Research Policy 48(8).
  • Gajendran, Ravi S., and David A. Harrison. 2007. The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown about Telecommuting: Meta-Analysis of Psychological Mediators and Individual Consequences. Journal of Applied Psychology 92(6): 1524-1541.
  • Horton, John J. 2016. The Effects of Algorithmic Labor Market Recommendations: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Journal of Labor Economics 35(2).
  • Laniado, David, Yana Volkovich, Salvatore Scellato, Cecilia Mascolo, and Andreas Kaltenbrunner. 2018. The Impact of Geographic Distance on Online Social Interactions. Information Systems Frontiers 20: 1203-1218.
  • Luc, Jessica G.Y., Michael A. Archer, Rakesh C. Arora, Edward M. Bender, Arie Blitz, David T. Cooke, Tamara Ni Hlci, Biniam Kidane, Maral Ouzounian, Thomas K. Varheses Jr., Mara B. Antonoff. 2020. Does Tweeting Improve Citations? One-Year Results from the TSSMN Prospective Randomized Trial. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  • McCulloch, Gretchen. 2019. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language. Riverhead Books.
  • Monteiro, Natalia, Odd Rune Straume, and Marieta Valente. 2019. Does remote work improve or impair firm labour productivity? Longitudinal evidence from Portugal. NIPE Working Paper #14.
  • Moretti, Enrico. 2013. Real Wage Inequality. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5(1): 65-103.
  • Ozimek, Adam. 2019. Overboard on Offshore Fears. Upwork Report.
  • Ozimek, Adam. 2020. The Future of Remote Work. Upwork Report.
  • Packalen, Mikko, and Jay Bhattacharya. 2015. Cities and Ideas. NBER Working Paper No. 20921.
  • Pallais, Amanda. 2014. Inefficient Hiring in Entry-Level Labor Markets. American Economic Review 104(11): 3565-3599.
  • Steinkuehler, Constance A., and Dmitri Williams. 2006. Where Everybody Knows Your (Screen) Name: Online Games as “Third Places.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 11(4).