HKS Affiliated Authors


December 2022, Paper: "What impact will the double blow of the COVID-19 pandemic and the remote-working revolution have on cities, the heart of the world’s economy? Humans are a social species, and live interactions are particularly valuable for transmitting complex and nuanced information as well as for enjoying life. As long as we don’t face a new and deadlier pandemic in the near future, the cities of the developed world will largely recover; their appeal to knowledge-intensive industries and younger workers is that strong. The cities of the developing world have already come back, but they may suffer future costs if reduced global business travel leads to a decline in foreign direct investment."