Telework and Productivity: Insights from a New Survey

8 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2022

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Antonin Bergeaud

Banque de France

Gilbert Cette

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Simon Drapala

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

We use an original dataset of about 1,400 manufacturing French firms that informs us about their use of telework in 2019. We estimate significant and sizeable positive differences in terms of Total Factor Productivity between firms that teleworked and others. Furthermore, compared to others, teleworking firms are bigger and have more IT and intangible capital per worker, but less real estate. We also show that the intensity of telework use has a non-linear impact on productivity.

Keywords: E24, J24, O47

Suggested Citation

Bergeaud, Antonin and Cette, Gilbert and Drapala, Simon, Telework and Productivity: Insights from a New Survey. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4015066 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4015066

Antonin Bergeaud (Contact Author)

Banque de France ( email )

Paris
France

Gilbert Cette

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Simon Drapala

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