Call for Papers: Working from Home conference – 4th conference in the After the Pandemic series

Conference dates

17 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021




The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA) invites papers to be considered for a virtual conference WORKING FROM HOME.

This is the fourth conference in our AFTER THE PANDEMIC conference series. The conference series is devoted to analyzing various aspects of the pandemic and their long-term consequences.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University, NBER, CEPR and IZA)

The trend of working from home has been greatly hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic, made possible by the advancement in telecommunication technology in the last 30 years. Big corporations, among them Apple and Google, mandated that employees work from home in an effort to keep the virus from spreading. There is evidence that working from home will stick and that work patterns have been permanently affected. The conference will explore the ramifications of these changes on the office/home work balance and their implications for the location of workers.

The conference will be interdisciplinary. We invite papers related to the general theme of the conference, in all fields, including economics, psychology, sociology, political science, business, management and medicine.

The conference is open to both presenters and non-presenters, and there are no fees, but registration is required.

PAPER SUBMISSION: to submit a paper go to, or to our website,

Submission deadline: October 27, 2021
Acceptance decision: November 2, 2021
Registration (required): by November 11, 2021
Conference dates: November 17-18, 2021

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: additional information can be found on our website, It contains the call for papers, submission and registration links, as well as information on other conferences in the series.

The Covid-19 Pandemic has been a singular event that affected health, economic situation and social cohesion around the world. The schedule for the Fall of 2021, and the preliminary schedule for Winter 2022, is (with keynote speakers and dates in brackets):

HAPPINESS AND AGE (David Blanchflower, Dartmouth College; Oct 29-30)
INEQUALITY (Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University; Nov 5-6)
PUBLIC POLICY LESSONS (Judith A. Chevalier, Yale University; Nov 12-13)
WORKING FROM HOME (Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University; Nov 17-18)
PUBLIC HEALTH (Alan Whiteside, Wilfrid Laurier University: Dec 3-4)
GENDER INEQUALITY (Stefania Albanesi, University of Pittsburgh: Dec 10-11)

INFLATION (Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Berkeley; January 29-30)
TAXATION (Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard; February 5-6)
THE RESILIENT SOCIETY (Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University; TBA)

The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA), is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of research in economics and other social sciences, with chapters in Canada, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario; in Poland, at the University of Warsaw and in Italy, at the University of Siena. The centre was called the Research Centre for Economic Analysis until September 2021.

ICEA envisions to become a network of academics and policymakers who collaborate to apply cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research relevant to economic policy. The centre welcomes diverse views on how to realize this goal. ICEA sponsors high quality research linkages in both interdisciplinary and international dimensions. We encourage long-term affiliation with the centre, and we especially encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs.

ICEA is directed by the Board. Members of the Board have extensive experience with organizing conferences, both in person and online. Past speakers at these conferences included, among others, Philippe Aghion, Larry Ball, Steve Cecchetti, Steven Davis, Janice Eberly, Emmanuel Farhi, Jordi Gali, John Haltiwanger, Elhanan Helpman, Peter Howitt, Charles Jones, Larry Karp, Josh Lerner, Enrique Mendoza, Emi Nakamura, James Robinson, Barbara Rossi, Rick van der Ploeg, John Van Reenen and Joseph Zeira.

Information about ICEA can be found at https:/

Review of Economic Analysis (REA,, the official journal of ICEA, is planning to publish special issue(s) from the series. The journal is open access, ABDC-ranked, peer-reviewed quarterly publication. ICEA aims to promote its further development as a top open access, general interest journal in the profession. REA is in its 13th year and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The papers submitted to the special issue will go through the usual refereeing process. REA charges no submission or publication fees.

Conference; paper submission, registration:
Review of Economic Analysis:

Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny, Chair (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Elettra Agliardi (University of Bologna, Italy), Thomas Barbiero (Ryerson University, Canada), Wing Chan (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Ciro Gennaro Corvese (University of Sienna), Livio DiMatteo (Lakehead University, Canada), Jan Michałek (University of Warsaw, Poland), Stephen Snudden (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph, Canada), Dimitrios Thomakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece): Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Warsaw, Poland), Wendy Wu (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada).