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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Nov 16, 2020

Adam Ozimek is the chief economist for Upwork, a global remote freelancing platform, and a returning guest to the podcast. Adam rejoins Macro Musings to talk about some of the lasting impacts of the pandemic on businesses; specifically its influence on remote work. David and Adam also discuss the results of the payment protection program, why the prime age employment to population ratio should become the most important employment measure, the economic geography of remote work, and more.

 

Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Adam’s Twitter: @ModeledBehavior

Adam’s website: https://adamozimek.com/

 

Related Links:

 

*The Future of Remote Work*by Adam Ozimek

https://www.upwork.com/press/releases/the-future-of-remote-work

 

*COVID-19 and Remote Work: An Early Look at US Data* by Erik Byrnjolfsson, John Horton, Adam Ozimek, Daniel Rock, Garima Sharma, and Hong-Yi TuYe

https://www.nber.org/papers/w27344

 

*Where Remote Work Saves Commuters Most* by Adam Ozimek

https://www.upwork.com/press/releases/where-remote-work-saves-commuters-most

 

*When Work Goes Remote* by Adam Ozimek

https://www.upwork.com/research/when-work-goes-remote

 

*How Many Jobs can be Done at Home?* by Jonathan Dingel and Brent Neiman

https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/BFI_White-Paper_Dingel_Neiman_3.2020.pdf

 

*How Many U.S. Jobs Might be Offshorable?* by Alan Blinder

https://www.princeton.edu/~ceps/workingpapers/142blinder.pdf

 

David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth

David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/