The Human Side of Productivity

This GFP work uncovers the "black box" of the firm by looking at the skills and diversity of managers and workers and their role for firm productivity. 

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The ongoing health and economic crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the required physical distancing measures force many firms to introduce telework (working from home) on a large scale. The implications of this are analysed by the GFP relying on our international survey among managers and workers. 

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As firms navigate towards carbon neutrality, governments are keen to know if “going Green” is compatible with a more productive economy, and how green jobs and skills are distributed across productive and less productive firms. The GFP presents a preliminary analysis relying on a new cross-country classification of “green” and “brown” jobs

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Classification of green and brown occupations available at [email protected]


Impact of Recent Work

Télétravail : faut-il traquer les salariés qui « glandent »? | Les Echos, January 2022

The Five-Day Office Week Isn’t Coming Back. WFH Is Here to Stay | Bloomberg article, December 2021

Les effets économiques du télétravail encore largement discutés | LesEchos article (in French), December 2021

Book Review: The Great Reversal by Thomas Philippon | Journal of Economic Literature 2021, 59(4), 1340–1360, December 2021

The Hybrid Work Revolution Is Already Transforming Economies | Bloomberg article and interview, August 2021

Le télétravail profite-t-il vraiment à la productivité? | Canal Z Belgian Business TV Interview, December 2020

Rapid tech take-up could kickstart productivity | The Australian, August 2020

What more should antitrust be doing? | The Economist, August 2020

La era digital topa con la barrera de la productividad | El Pais, February 2020

The disparity in the benefits of digitalisation | Nikkei, December 2019

Martin Wolf: why rigged capitalism is damaging liberal democracy | Financial Times, September 2019

Why Australia is falling behind on productivity | Financial Review, June 2019

Dismal decade' of reform needs tax, IR fix | Financial Review, June 2019


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