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Why the Future of Work is Not Remote

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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Deutsche Telekom's Representative Office, Main Stage

The experiences during the pandemic have made many believe that the future of work will be remote, leading to a revitalisation of small cities and rural areas. Here, we are asking what the consequences of remote work are for the spatial organisation of work. We draw conclusions from data of a fully remote labour market and show that remote work is spatially polarised, pulling jobs towards large cities instead of spreading work more evenly across the globe.