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How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?

Jonathan Dingel, University of Chicago and CEPR
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A Joint CEPR and the Graduate Institute webinar series based on papers in CEPR Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers.

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As part of the Joint webinar series organised by the Department of International Economics and the CEPR,  we are pleased to invite you to an online public talk by Professor Jonathan Dingel. He will present his paper

How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?

coauthored with Brent Neiman and published in the Covid  Economics,  Vetted  and  Real-Time Papers series (CEPR Press, Issue 1, April 2020).


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Abstract: We classify the feasibility of working at home for all occupations. About 34% of US jobs, accounting for 44% of overall wages, can plausibly be performed at home. This share varies considerably across cities and industries. We hope our results are useful for understanding the economic impact of social distancing and formulating policy responses. Our classifications could be easily applied to other countries.


Covid  Economics,  Vetted  and  Real-Time  Papers,  from  CEPR,  brings  together  formal   investigations   on   the   economic   issues   emanating   from   the   Covid   outbreak,  based  on  explicit  theory  and/or  empirical  evidence,  to  improve  the  knowledge base.
Founder: Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President of CEPR |
Editor: Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute Geneva and CEPR.