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Justin Fox

Are Workers More Productive at Home?

A conversation with Stanford economist Nick Bloom on a surprising find from the pandemic: remote work is fueling economic growth.

Two years in, work from home is here to stay.

Two years in, work from home is here to stay.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve the world’s most pressing policy challenges. It has been edited for length and clarity.

Justin Fox: The remote work revolution unleashed by the pandemic has brought huge changes in the labor market, with social and economic implications that we’ll be dealing with for generations. You’ve been one of the most important chroniclers and analysts of this phenomenon. But you started looking at it well before March 2020, right?