Move in and Get Paid? The Welfare Consequences of Remote Worker Relocation Programs

Awarded Scholars:
Hoyoung Yoo, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Project Date:
May 2023
Award Amount:

In response to the surge in location-flexible jobs, dozens of cities in the United States launched Remote Worker Relocation Programs to boost local economic growth by attracting remote workers through cash grants. Yet we know little about the economic impact of these programs on local residents. Doctoral student in economics Hoyoung Yoo will explore the characteristics of remote workers and investigate the impact of newly moved-in remote workers on the employment of local residents. She will analyze data from MakeMyMove, the Tulsa Remote program, and Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data for her study.


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