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Nicholas Bloom Podcasts

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nicholas Bloom. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nicholas Bloom, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nicholas Bloom. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nicholas Bloom, often where they are interviewed.

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Nicholas Bloom on Management, Productivity, and Scientific Progress

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What might the electrification of factories teach us about how quickly we’ll adapt to remote work? What gives American companies an edge over their competitors on the international stage? What value do management consultants really provide? Stanford professor Nick Bloom’s research studies how management practices, productivity techniques, and uncertainty shape outcomes across companies and countries.

He joined Tyler for a conversation about which areas of science are making progress, the factors that have made research more expensive, why government should invest more in R&D, how lean management transformed manufacturing, how India’s congested legal system inhibits economic development, the effects of technology on Scottish football hooliganism, why firms thrive in China, how weak legal systems incentivize nepotism, why he’s not worried about the effects of remote work on American productivity (in the short-term), the drawbacks of elite graduate programs, how his first “academic love” shapes his work today, the benefits of working with co-authors, why he prefers periodicals and podcasts to reading books, and more.

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Aug 12 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Nicholas Bloom - Working from home, data and insights

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In this episode, James Osborne speaks to Nicholas Bloom from Stanford University.

In 2014 Nicholas published a study that looked at the benefits of WFH policies.

Nicholas shares with us data around working from home and insights into how we can motivate and engage our teams.

Jul 10 2020 · 43mins
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586: Insights on Working from Home’s Largest-Ever Experiment with Nicholas Bloom

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Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom shares insights from the largest study on working from home to show how to adjust to the new world of work. 


1) Four key findings from the largest study on working from home 

2) What the ideal work from home week looks like 

3) Why this isn’t the end of the office 

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Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. His work has been covered in a range of media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Economist and Financial Times

On the personal side he is English living with his Scottish Wife and American kids - a multi-lingual English household on Stanford campus. 

• Nicholas’ TEDx Talk: Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home | Nicholas Bloom | TEDxStanford

• Nicholas’ study: “Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” with James Liang, John Roberts, and Zhichun Jenny Ying 

• Nicholas’ academic profile: Nicholas Bloom


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Jul 09 2020 · 40mins
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Nicholas Bloom on Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in the Short-run and Long-run

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Nicholas Bloom is a professor of economics at Stanford University and a leading scholar on management, productivity, innovation and economic uncertainty. Nick is a previous guest of Macro Musings and returns to share his thoughts on COVID-19 and what it means for the US economy, both in the short-run and in the long-run. David and Nick also discuss the impact of the virus on the future of urban living, on the economics profession as a whole, and who will bear the biggest brunt of these impacts.

Transcript for the episode can be found here:

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Nick’s Stanford profile:

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Bonus segment with Nick:

*COVID-Induced Economic Uncertainty* by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, and Stephen J. Terry.

*U.S. Economic Activity During the Early Weeks of the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak* by Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, and Jim Stock.

*Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk-Taking?* by Ulrike Malmendier and Stefan Nagel.

*Managing with Style* by Marianne Bertrand and Antoinette Schoar.

*Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?* by Nicholas Bloom, Charles I. Jones, John Van Reenen, and Michael Webb.

*Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment* by Nicholas A. Bloom, James Liang, John Roberts, Zhichun Jenny Ying

*How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?* by Jonathan I. Dingel and Brent Neiman.

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Apr 20 2020 · 53mins
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Nicholas Bloom & Matthew Lasner: "Affordable Housing in NY"

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Professors Nicholas Bloom and Matthew Lasner, co-editors of "Affordable Housing in New York," discuss the history of public housing, condos/co-ops, Mitchell-Lama, NYCHA and more, remarking that there is never enough affordable housing in NYC.
Dec 09 2015 · 29mins