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The Effects of Working from Home on Covid-19 Infections and Production A Macroeconomic Analysis for Germany

@inproceedings{Fadinger2020TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Working from Home on Covid-19 Infections and Production A Macroeconomic Analysis for Germany},
  author={Harald Fadinger and Jan S Schymik},
  year={2020}
}
We study the impact of confi nement on infection risk and on the German economy. We fi rst document that regions whose industry structure allows for a large fraction of work to be done at home also experienced much fewer Covid-19 cases and fatalities. We estimate the eff ect of working from home using a simple epidemiological model and show that it is very eff ective in reducing infections. Based on this observation, we then use a calibrated structural model of the German economy with input… Expand

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