ZOOM, Uppsala

Research Seminar: Adan Martinez Cruz

Adan holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland. He focuses on non-market valuation applications, while his publications reach a wide range of topics , such as impact evaluation on non-linear variables, expert elicitation, energy efficiency, marine conservation programs, transportation policies, inequality and poverty He has published papers in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economics Letters etc.



Teleworking from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has faced challenges specific to cities of emerging economies-eg lack of ac­cess to internet. This paper points out that these challenges may be overcome if teleworking is performed from a shared office located within reasonable commuting time from a worker's home. In No­vember and December 2019, a sample of office workers in Mexico City was presented to a discrete choice experiment (DCE) describ­ing alternatives under which they may choose teleworking two days a week from a shared office. Commuting time to shared offic­es is an attribute taking four values-within 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes walking distance from a worker's home. Availability of spaces to park bikes is another attribute. The price attribute is described as the amount that would be cut from work­er's monthly paycheck. Based on random parameter logit specifica­tions, willingness to pay (WTP) for teleworking from a shared of­fice two days a week is estimated at (2019) MXP 1,460 (USD 76.68) on a monthly basis. Average value of one-hour of commut­ing time is estimated at MXP 73.75 (USD 3.87). Average WTP for bike parking is MXP 280 (USD 14.07) on a monthly basis.




Time: 2021-10-20 13:00 - 14:00
City: Uppsala
Location: ZOOM
Organiser: Department of economics
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Zoom link:  https://slu-se.zoom.us/j/64467439260

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