The Post-Pandemic Future of Work Aug 4, 2021
As workers have started to return to the office, the extent to which pandemic-related shifts in work will persist—and the implications for workers, companies, cities and beyond—is Top of Mind. We speak with Stanford’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Nicholas Bloom, McKinsey’s Sven Smit, and UC Berkeley’s Enrico Moretti. They generally agree that a “hybrid” in person/remote work model will become the new normal for about half of the US workforce—with important implications for companies—but differ on what this and other pandemic related shifts in work will mean for productivity.
Bidenomics - Evolution or Revolution June 29, 2021
As President Biden’s economic agenda—“Bidenomics”—takes center stage in Washington DC, how big of a shift in US economic policy it represents, and the economic and market implications of what actually passes, are Top of Mind. We get insights from Harvard’s Jason Furman, CEPR’s Dean Baker, Stanford’s David Brady, and our own analysts. Their views differ on the extent to which Bidenomics truly marks a policy shift, and despite recent progress toward a bipartisan infrastructure bill, all see major challenges to passing much of Biden's agenda in this manner, and greater odds that more of it passes under a party-line approach.