Economics Explained

Working from home during & after the pandemic with Alison Pennington

Episode Summary

This episode considers the opportunities and risks of working from home during this time of COVID-19. What are the pros and cons? How does it impact productivity and wellbeing? Will it become the new normal?

Episode Notes

Working from Home: Opportunities and Risks is a new briefing paper from Alison Pennington and Jim Stanford from the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute. Economics Explained host Gene Tunny interviews Alison regarding the paper in this episode. 

Alison Pennington is Senior Economist with the Centre for Future Work. Her research focus is on work in Australia today, and in the future. She received a Master of Political Economy from the University of Sydney. Her research focus was on the Australian finance system, housing and inequality. Her twitter handle is @ak_pennington.


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