Past Event

COVID-19 and the shift to working from home: differences between the US and the EU

What changes has working from home brought on for workers and societies, and how can policy catch up?

Date: April 28, 2022, 5:00 pm Topic: Inclusive growth

livestream and Q&A

Bruegel · COVID-19 and the shift to working from home: differences between the US and the EU

We discussed the conclusions of the recent paper COVID-19 and the accelerated shift to technology-enabled Work from Home (WFH) by J. Scott Marcus, Georgios Petropoulos, and Antonio Aloisi.

In this study, the authors explored different aspects of working from home (productivity, impact on mental health, sustainability, etc.) and the main differences between the USA and the EU. At this event, they examined implications for public policy in terms of work-life balance, gender gaps, skill acquisition, modernisation of workflows, technology adoption, managerial culture and flexibility enhancement.

The event was organised in the frame of the “EU/US Transatlantic expert group on the future of work“, which is financially supported by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Bruegel and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

The presentations slides from this event can be accessed below:

The Future of Work: Productive anywhere, by Mamta Kapur

Telework: occupational differences, by Laura Nurski

COVID-19 and the accelerated shift to technology-enabled Work from Home (WFH), by J. Scott Marcus

 

Schedule

Apr 28, 2022

17:00-17:15

Presentation

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

17:15-17:45

Panel discussion

Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Jose Maria Barrero, Assistant Professor of Finance, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Mamta Kapur, Europe Research and Thought Leadership Lead – Talent and Organization/Human Potential, Accenture

Laura Nurski, Research fellow

17:45-18:00

Q&A

18:00

End

Speakers

Jose Maria Barrero

Assistant Professor of Finance, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Mamta Kapur

Europe Research and Thought Leadership Lead – Talent and Organization/Human Potential, Accenture

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Laura Nurski

Research fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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