This is the page to create an account for access to the anonymized data from the US Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes (SWAA) and/or the Global Survey of Working Arrangements (G-SWA).

With an account, you’ll obtain access to the anonymized data, documentation, and code used in our papers on  “Why Working From Home Will Stick” (Barrero, Bloom, and Davis, 2021) and “Working From Home Around the World” (Aksoy, Barrero, Bloom, Davis, Dolls, and Zarate, 2022). See below for full reference information. You may find both papers in our Research and Policy  page.

Please read the following very carefully, and fill out the required details.


We hire commercial survey providers to collect the SWAA and G-SWA on our behalf.

We do not collect personally identifiable information, do not contact respondents directly, and have no way to re-contact them. 

Researchers who use our data agree not to attempt to identify any individuals in the survey.

When using our data please cite one or both of the papers below, depending on which dataset(s) you are using:

Barrero, Jose Maria, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven J. Davis, 2021. “Why working from home will stick,” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 28731.

Aksoy, Cevat Giray, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Mathias Dolls and Pablo Zarate, 2022. “Working from Home Around the World,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

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