The real reasons stores such as Walmart and Starbucks are closing in big cities
SIEPR's Nick Bloom addresses the increase in remote workers shifting their time and money to the suburbs from city centers. More via CNN:
May 13, 2023
How much learning did students miss during the pandemic? Researchers have an answer
New research by SIEPR's Sean Reardon demonstrates pandemic learning loss — and discusses what it may take to help children catch up. More via NPR.
May 12, 2023
Q&A: How pandemic savings are ‘trickling up’ to the super-rich
SIEPR’s Adrien Auclert shows how the surge in savings by US households during the pandemic is exacerbating wealth inequality — and likely complicating efforts to tame inflation.
February 16, 2023
Remote work is costing Manhattan more than $12 billion a year
Research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom shows Manhattan workers are spending ~$12.4 billion less per year due to the work-from-home revolution, reports Bloomberg.
February 13, 2023
What happened to students who left public schools during the pandemic? New research tracks their paths
SIEPR Senior Fellow Thomas S. Dee says the findings point to a need to refocus academic recovery efforts on younger students.
February 09, 2023
Side hustles are twice as common as US jobs data suggest, survey Finds
According to the latest work-from-home survey by SIEPR's Nick Bloom, 10% of workers report having a main job plus at least one other side gig. Read more on Bloomberg News.
February 06, 2023
Top economic policy challenges for 2023
No crystal balls. No reading tea leaves. Just a research-based look ahead to some undoubtedly huge economic issues.
January 05, 2023
New research on deaths and economic impact in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
SIEPR’s Maria Polyakova conducts a detailed analysis of the first-year impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among people based on their race and ethnicity, employment and education.
December 02, 2022
Why Long Covid Could Cost The U.S. $3.7 Trillion
Long Covid proves to have a significant impact on the American labor force and economy, reported CNBC in a recent news segment. SIEPR's Gopi Shah Goda is interviewed.
November 10, 2022
Covid’s drag on the workforce proves persistent: ‘It sets us back.’
Research by SIEPR's Gopi Shah Goda suggests a continued exodus from the labor force due to Covid-19, highlighting the broad consequences of the pandemic.
November 07, 2022
Digging deeper on the pandemic learning loss
Research by SIEPR’s Sean Reardon and colleagues offers the clearest picture yet of pandemic learning loss, revealing patterns that vary from one school district to the next.
October 28, 2022
Your coworkers aren't less productive because they're 'quiet quitting.' They're just new to the job.
Though some speculate remote work hinders worker productivity, research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom suggests hybrid work increases productivity. More via Business Insider:
October 26, 2022
More people want to work from home but remote job postings are declining
Although some workers enjoyed remote options pre-Covid we have the pandemic to thank for accelerating that trend by ~30 years. Research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom is cited.
October 26, 2022
Libraries can unite a lonely, divided nation
Cites work by SIEPR's Nick Bloom, estimates that roughly 20% of workdays will be done remotely in the future. Read more via Bloomberg.
October 26, 2022
Fear of catching Covid has cost US economy $250 billion this year
“Long Social Distancing and its effects are likely to persist for many months or years," SIEPR's Nick Bloom explains. Read more via Bloomberg.
October 25, 2022
Math scores fell in nearly every state, and reading dipped on National Exam
Results from the “nation’s report card” offer the most definitive picture yet of the pandemic’s devastating impact on students. SIEPR’s Sean Reardon is quoted.
October 24, 2022
Americans Reclaim 60 Million Commuting Hours in Remote-Work Perk
Although many companies are asking workers to return to the office post-pandemic, research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom shows 15% of workers are remote, while 30% are hybrid.
October 18, 2022
Study finds ‘substantial’ costs on workers with severe COVID-19 illnesses
Research led by SIEPR’s Gopi Shah Goda estimates that at least 500,000 Americans are not working today because of the lingering consequences of their COVID-19 illnesses.
September 12, 2022
White House’s chief economist discusses U.S. economy’s headwinds at SIEPR event
Cecilia Rouse, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, addressed policies to fuel long-term economic growth.
April 28, 2022
Nicholas Bloom awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Economist Nicholas Bloom, a SIEPR senior fellow, wins prestigious fellowship for his ongoing research on the work-from-home evolution, management practices and uncertainty.
April 21, 2022