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Monetary financing: why the government should not be worrying about the deficit Alan Manning
October 2020
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Tags: covid-19; deficit; uk economy

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Solo self-employment and alternative work arrangements: a cross-country perspective on the changing composition of jobs Tito Boeri, Giulia Giupponi, Alan B. Krueger and Stephen Machin October 2020
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Tags: wages; labor demand; self-employment; gig economy

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The effects of supporting local business: evidence from the UK Elias Einiö and Henry Overman
July 2020
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Tags: uk economy; employment; inequality; economic geography

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Generalized linear competition: from pass-through to policy Christos Genakos, Felix Grey and Robert A. Ritz
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1709:
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JEL Classification: D43; H23; L51; L93


Tags: pass-through; imperfect competition; regulation; carbon pricing; airlines; political economy

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The UK's self-employed workers: who they are and what they need Jack Blundell is developing a typology of self-employed workers, in part to identify vulnerable groups who may benefit from policy support. Jack Blundell
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP569:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


Tags: self-employment; gig economy; worker characteristics


This article summarises 'Clusters in UK Self-Employment' by Jack Blundell, CEP Occasional Paper 48. The work was funded by the Turing-HSBC-ONS Economic Data Science Award.
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CEP occasional paper
Clusters in UK Self-Employment Jack Blundell
February 2020
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Tags: self-employment; gig economy; worker characteristics

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CEP election analysis
Immigration Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA052:
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Tags: immigration; immigration policy; taxes; state benefits; economy


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Residential mobility in the UK: how distance and local economic conditions drive residential choices Monica Langella and Alan Manning August 2019
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Tags: british and irish politics and policy; cep; featured; lse comment; economic conditions; economy; employment; immigration; migration; moblity; moving; opportunity; regional; regions; residential mobility; unemployment

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The effect of house prices on household borrowing: A new approach James Cloyne, Kilian Huber, Ethan Ilzetzki and Henrik Kleven
June 2019
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Tags: house prices; borrowing; uk economy

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Amplifying Islamophobic hate crime: UK media in the wake of terror attacks Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Stephen Machin
May 2019
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; lse comment; crime; extremism; hate crime; islamophobia; religion; terror; terrorist attacks

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Childhood circumstances and young adult outcomes: the role of parental financial problems Marta Barazzetta, Andrew E. Clark and Conchita D'Ambrosio April 2019
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; lse comment; austerity; childhood poverty; economics; economy; education; housing; life chances; life outcomes; mental health; opportunities; outcomes; parents; poverty; resources

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CEP discussion paper
Missing trade in tasks: employer outsourcing in the gig economy Christopher T. Stanton and Catherine Thomas
March 2019
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Tags: gig economy; outsourcing; hiring

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CEP report
Urban Capacity and Economic Output Stephen Gibbons and Daniel J. Graham
August 2018
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Tags: spatial economy; output; large cities

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‘The Everyday Economy’ and the next economic settlement Dan Chandler
June 2018
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Tags: everyday economy; labour party; political economy

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Becoming a Research Institute: the Centre for Economic Performance Stephen Machin
May 2018
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Tags: economy and business; centre for economic performance; cep; research institute

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Emerging Economy MNEs: How does home country munificence matter? Saul Estrin, Klaus E. Meyer and Adeline Pelletier
March 2018
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Tags: emerging economy multinationals; foreign direct investment; home country munificence; liability of foreignness; location choice;

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Immigration, trade and productivity in services: Evidence from U.K. firms Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright March 2018
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Tags: immigration; services trade; uk economy; productivity

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Where industry is strong and where it’s weak – key facts of UK business geography Sandra Bernick, Richard Davies and Anna Valero October 2017
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Tags: brexit; british and irish politics and policy; cep; economy and society; featured; british business; british economy; business; firms; geography; industry

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CEP report
Industry in Britain - an atlas Sandra Bernick, Richard Davies and Anna Valero
September 2017
Paper No' CEPSP34:
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JEL Classification: R12;O25;O52


Tags: productivity; business performance; regional disparities; uk economy; industrial strategy

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CEP Brexit analysis
The local economic effects of Brexit Swati Dhingra, Stephen Machin and Henry G. Overman
July 2017
Paper No' CEPBREXIT10:
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Tags: brexit; trade; uk economy; uk politics; north and south divide; uk living standards; local authorities

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CEP election analysis
Brexit and the UK Economy Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
May 2017
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Tags: brexit; economy; eu; single market


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CEP election analysis
Immigration and the UK Economy Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2017
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Tags: immigration; eu countries; economy; brexit


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CEP election analysis
Real Wages and Living Standards in the UK Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA036:
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Tags: real wages; uk 2017 general election; brexit; uk economy; labour market


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How English care homes have coped with the National Living Wage Giulia Giupponi and Stephen Machin
April 2017
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Tags: economy and business; public services; society; care homes; centre for economic performance; cep; employees; england; giulia giupponi; low pay commission; minimum wage; national living wage; nlw; stephen machin; wages; workers

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CEP discussion paper
Who voted for Brexit? A comprehensive district-Level analysis Sascha O. Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1480:
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JEL Classification: D72; N44; R23; Z13


Tags: political economy; voting; referendum; migration; austerity

CEP report
UK growth: a new chapter Philippe Aghion, Terra Allas, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Davies, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Stephen Machin, G.I.P. Ottaviano, Christopher Pissarides, Isabelle Roland, Xavier Rolet, N Stern and Anna Valero February 2017
Paper No' CEPSP28B:
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Tags: gdp; innovation; infrasstructure; uk economy; skills; apprenticeships; education; growth; government policy; uk economy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Distributive Politics Inside the City? The Political Economy of Spain's Plan E Felipe Carozzi and Luca Repetto
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0212:
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JEL Classification: R53; H76; D72


Tags: political economy; distributive politics; core voters; turnout; partisan alignment

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Does immigration harm the job prospects of the UK-born? Brexit and the UK labour market
October 2016
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Tags: barbara petrongolo; brexit; cep; economy and society; featured; uncategorized

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Who voted Leave? Monica Langella and Alan Manning
October 2016
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: brexit; eu referendum; immigration; demographics; uk politics; uk economy

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The aftermath of the Brexit vote – the verdict from a derided expert John Van Reenen
August 2016
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Tags: brexit; brexitvote; economy and society; featured; john van reenen; lse comment; experts; immigration

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Who voted Leave: the characteristics of individuals mattered, but so did those of local areas Monica Langella and Alan Manning July 2016
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Tags: alan manning; brexit; cep; economy and society; featured; lse comment; monica langella; demographics; eu referendum; vote leave

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Why leaving the EU would almost certainly damage our economic prospects Jagjit Chadha, Paul Johnson and John Van Reenen
June 2016
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Tags: brexit; cep; economy and society; featured; economic growth

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CEP Brexit analysis
BREXIT 2016: policy analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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Brexit: the final assessment John Van Reenen
June 2016
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CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


Tags: eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; brexit

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The ‘Britain Alone’ scenario: how Economists for Brexit defy the laws of gravity Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen May 2016
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Tags: brexit; cep; economy and society; featured; economists for brexit

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CEP Brexit analysis
Brexit and the impact of immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
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Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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CEP Brexit analysis
The UK Treasury analysis of 'The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives': CEP Commentary Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT04:
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Tags: brexit; hm treasury; eu referendum; uk politics; uk economy; europe; trade; canada

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The question is not whether Brexit will cost the UK in economic terms but how much Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; john van reenen; lse comment; uncategorized; brexit; eu

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Response to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy for the Apprenticeships Inquiry K Hadjivassilou, Claudia Hupkau, Steven McIntosh, Sandra McNally, Stefan Speckesser and Guglielmo Ventura March 2016
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Tags: education; skills; economy; apprenticeships

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CEP report
Why Governments Won't Invest Sir Vince Cable
March 2016
Paper No' CEPSP33:
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JEL Classification: H54; H60; G10; H83


Tags: uk economy; public investment; public debt; government policy; infrastructure

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Response to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy for the Careers Advice Inquiry Sandra McNally
January 2016
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Tags: education; skills; economy

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Making the world a happier place Richard Layard
September 2015
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Tags: economy and business; esrc at 50; health and wellbeing; centre for economic performance; esrc 50; happiness; health and wellbeing; richard layard; wellbeing

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Corbyn and the political economy of nostalgia John Van Reenen
August 2015
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Summer budget 2015: Osborne is right to raise wages, but a clearer productivity plan is required John Van Reenen
July 2015
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; john van reenen; budget 2015

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Productivity Plan: A sound framework, but gaps in policy persist. More is needed to get productivity growing again Anna Valero and John Van Reenen July 2015
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Tags: anna valero; cep; economy and society; featured; john van reenen; lse comment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Economic Impact of Transport Infrastructure Steve Gibbons
April 2015
Paper No' SERCPP013:
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Tags: transport; infrastructure; uk economy

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Austerity in the UK: past, present and future John Van Reenen
March 2015
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Tags: economy and society; featured; general election 2015; john van reenen; lse comment

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Budget 2015: What the Chancellor said and didn’t say John Van Reenen
March 2015
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; john van reenen; lse comment; budget

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CEP discussion paper
Voting behaviour and public employment in Nazi Germany Stephan E. Maurer
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1326:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; N44; N94


Tags: political connections; public employment; political economy; nazi regime

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CEP election analysis
The Scottish Referendum: Breaking Up is Hard – and expensive - to Do John Van Reenen
September 2014
Paper No' CEPEA018:
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Tags: scottish referendum; uk economy

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Firms with more structured management practices are more productive, innovative and have faster employment growth. John Van Reenen May 2014
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Tags: economy; erik brynjolfsson; itay saporta; john van reenen; lse comment; lucia foster; megha patnaik; nicholas bloom; ron jarmin; employment; firms; management; work

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Leaving the European Union would likely have a significant negative impact on the UK’s economy Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen May 2014
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Tags: gianmarco ottaviano; joão paulo pessoa; john van reenen; lse comment; thomas sampson; brexit; cost to uk economy of leaving the eu; uk

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CEP discussion paper
The Political Economy of Inclusive Rural Growth Michael Carter and John Morrow
February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1259:
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JEL Classification: O1; D2; H4; Q1


Tags: poverty traps; political economy; inequality; lobby formation

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The state of the UK economy: Diagnosis, prognosis and recommended treatment John Van Reenen
January 2014
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Tags: john van reenen; lse comment; the euro; european economics; finance; business and regulation; economic growth; economics; infrastructure; uk; uk economy; unemployment

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Here Be Startups: Exploring a young digital cluster in Inner East London Max Nathan and Emma Vandore
November 2013
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JEL Classification: L2; L52; M13; O18; O31; R11


Tags: digital economy; cities; clusters; innovation; london; silicon roundabout; tech city


This paper has been published as:
Here be startups: exploring London’s Tech City digital cluster by Max Nathan and Emma Vandore, Environment and Planning A, Volume 46, Issue 10 April 2014
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UK Spending Review 2013: A triumph of politics over reason? John Van Reenen
June 2013
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Tags: john van reenen; the euro; european economics; finance; business and regulation; budget; economics; spending cuts; spending review; uk; uk economy

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The economic legacy of Margaret Thatcher is a mixed bag John Van Reenen
April 2013
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Tags: economy; john van reenen; margaret thatcher; thatcherism; uk

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No Triple Dip does not mean a good recovery for the UK John Van Reenen
April 2013
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Tags: john van reenen; the euro; european economics; finance; business and regulation; welfare states and public services; west europe; economy; growth; recession; uk

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CEP report
Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation Philippe Aghion, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Christopher Pissarides, Nick Stern and John Van Reenen January 2013
Paper No' CEPSP28:
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Tags: gdp; innovation; infrasstructure; uk economy; skills; apprenticeships; education; government policy

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CEP report
Fiscal consolidation during a depression Nitika Bagaria, Dawn Holland and John Van Reenen
August 2012
Paper No' CEPSP27:
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Tags: fiscal consolidation; economy; unemployment; financial crisis; growth


This paper has been published as:
National Institute Economic Review No. 221 July 2012
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CEP discussion paper
A Model of Equilibrium Institutions Bernardo Guimaraes and Kevin D. Sheedy
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1123:
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JEL Classification: E02; O43; P48


Tags: institutions; political economy; power struggle; property rights; time inconsistency


This paper has been published as:
'Guarding the Guardians', Bernardo Guimaraes and Kevin Sheedy, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, November 2017
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From ‘Plan B’ to ‘Plan V’: what the UK economy needs to reboot and rebalance growth John Van Reenen
February 2011
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Tags: economy and society; john van reenen; austerity; budget 2011; cep; coalition; csr; cuts; economic growth; economic policy; gdp; growth; inflation; osborne; politics; power; public spending

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To avoid creating a ‘lost generation’, with perhaps a fifth of all 18 year olds unemployed and outside training, a new push on apprenticeships would help Hilary Steedman September 2010
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Tags: economy and society; hilary steedman; apprenticeships; cep; economy; employment; neets; training; uk government; uk politics; young people

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Collective Agreements, Wages and Restructuring in Transition Iga Magda, David Marsden and Simone Moriconi
November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0959:
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JEL Classification: J31; J51; P2


Tags: collective agreements; wages; transition economy; restructuring

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Monetary Policy Under Alterative Asset Market Structures: the Case of a Small Open Economy Bianca De Paoli
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0923:
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JEL Classification: F41; G15; E52;E61


Tags: welfare; optimal monetary policy; asset markets; small open economy

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CEP discussion paper
Leader Behavior and the Natural Resource Curse Francesco Caselli and Tom Cunningham
March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0913:
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JEL Classification: O11; O13; P26


Tags: natural resource endowment; resource curse; political economy

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On the International Dimension of Fiscal Policy Gianluca Benigno and Bianca De Paoli
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0905:
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JEL Classification: E62; E63; F41


Tags: optimal policy; fiscal policy; small open economy

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A Swing-State Theory of Trade Protection in the Electoral College Mirabelle Muûls and Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0849:
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; F13; R12


Tags: political economy; elections; electoral college; swing states; trade policy

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CEP discussion paper
Monetary Policy Committees and Interest Rate Smoothing Carlos Montoro
February 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0780:
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JEL Classification: E43; E52; D72


Tags: monetary policy committee; interest rate smoothing; new keynesian economics; political economy

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CEP discussion paper
Shifts in Economic Geography and their Causes Anthony J. Venables
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0767:
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JEL Classification: F1; R1


Tags: economic geography; urbanisation; world economy; productivity

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Job Creation and Job Destruction in the Presence of Informal Labour Markets Mariano Bosch
November 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0761:
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JEL Classification: J64; H26; O17


Tags: informal economy; search models; labour markets; regulations.

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Evaluating the employment impact of a mandatory job search program Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir and John Van Reenen June 2004
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Tags: equilibrium wage effects; new deal for young people; labor market; uk economy; employment

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Monetary Policy and Welfare in a Small Open Economy Bianca De Paoli
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0639:
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JEL Classification: F41; E52; E58; E61


Tags: welfare; optimal monetary policy; small open economy

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CEP discussion paper
The 'Network Economy' and Models of the Employment Contract: Psychological, Economic and Legal David Marsden
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0620:
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JEL Classification: M55; K31; J44; J53


Tags: network economy; labor contracting; labor law; labor management relations

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Digital Goods and the New Economy Danny Quah
March 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0563:
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JEL Classification: D60;L12;O30;R12


Tags: aspatial; emergence; idea; information; innovation; intellectual asset; internet; knowledge; open source; weightless economy

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CEP discussion paper
Internet Cluster Emergence Danny Quah
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0441:
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Tags: distribution dynamics; economic geography; internet; location; space; time; toepitz; weightless economy