WFH Research and the Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes were founded in May 2020 in response to the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on working arrangements. The SWAA is a monthly online survey run jointly by the University of Chicago, ITAM, MIT, and Stanford University. Since then, we’ve collaborated with other team members on a UK and a Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA).
US SWAA Team
Jose Maria Barrero is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He is an applied economist interested in finance, macro, and labor, using empirical and quantitative methods. He has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Shelby Buckman is an Economics PhD student at Stanford University. She has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Kentucky and is a NSF-GRFP scholar. Her research interests include macroeconomics and labor market outcomes
Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is the William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of SIEPR and the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has a BA from Cambridge, an MPhil from Oxford, and a PhD from University College London. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty.
Steven J. Davis is the William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a co-founder of the Economic Policy Uncertainty project, the Survey of Business Uncertainty, and the Stock Market Jumps project. He co-organizes the Asian Monetary Policy Forum, held annually in Singapore.
Prof. Jinhua Zhao integrates behavioral and computational thinking to decarbonize the global mobility system. He shapes sustainable travel behavior and designs multimodal mobility system. He runs the JTL Urban Mobility Lab and Transit Lab at MIT. He is the co-founder and chief scientist for TRAM, a mobility decarbonization venture. He founded and directs the MIT Mobility Initiative.
Paul is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Chairman of the ESRC-funded Money, Macro and Finance Society.
Shivani Taneja is a Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked as a Teaching Associate in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, as a Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Surrey and as a Research Associate in Environmental Economics at the University of Manchester. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex and her thesis focused on topics in labour economics.
Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA) Team
Cevat Giray Aksoy is an Associate Director, Senior Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Assistant Professor of Economics at King’s College London, Department of Political Economy.
Mathias Dolls is a Senior Economist and Deputy Director at the ifo Institute’s Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Cologne. His research interests include public economics, labor economics and political economy.
Pablo Zarate is an Economics PhD student at Princeton University. He has a BA and an MA in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.
Graduate student collaborators
Nick Caros, doctoral student at the MIT Urban Mobility Lab
Xiaotong Guo, doctoral student at the MIT Urban Mobility Lab