The rise of remote work could still entice people to move out of big cities. But as a general trend, the price of housing in and around cities has continued to rise since 2020. What should policy makers do?
Alison Weingarden is an economist in the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division of the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. Her research focuses on labour markets, business dynamics and rural-urban disparities. From 2015-20 she worked as a senior economist at the US Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, where she helped analyse and forecast unemployment and productivity. Alison completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a PhD in economics from Georgetown University. Prior to her PhD, she worked at the US International Trade Commission and in the macro strategy research section of Credit Suisse.