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CEP Discussion Paper
Spillover Effects from New Housing Supply Nicolás González-Pampillón
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1660:
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JEL Classification: R23; R30; R58


Tags: housing supply; house prices; neighborhood change; crime; difference-in-differences; housing policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Happy Choice: Wellbeing as the Goal of Government Andrew E. Clark, Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1658:
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JEL Classification: D60; D70; H11; I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; public policy; political economy; social welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Neighbors' Effects on University Enrollment Andrés Barrios Fernandez
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1653:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; R23; R28


Tags: neighbors’ effects; university access; spatial spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
When Income Effects are Large: Labor Supply Responses and the Value of Welfare Transfers Giulia Giupponi
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1651:
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JEL Classification: H55; I38; J22


Tags: income effect; labor supply; valuation of welfare transfers

Journal Article
The end of free college in England: Implications for enrolments, equity, and quality Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness August 2019
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Tags: financial aid; higher education; inequality; tuition fees;

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantifying the Intangible Impact of the Olympics Using Subjective Well-Being Data Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1643:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; intangible effects; olympic games; sport events; quasi-natural experiment

Journal Article
Direct democracy and intergenerational conflicts in ageing societies Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Malte Steenbeck June 2019
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Tags: nimby; stuttgart 21; ageing; direct democracy; intergenerational conflict; referendum; transport; voting;

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CEP Discussion Paper
Ease Versus Noise: Long-Run Changes in the Value of Transport (Dis)amenities Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Volker Nitsch and Nicolai Wendland June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1631:
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JEL Classification: R12; R14; R41; N73; N74


Tags: accessibility; spatial differencing; noise; difference-in-differences; income elasticity; land price

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Gender and Promotions: Evidence from Academic Economists in France
March 2019
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Tags: competition; gender gaps; professional advancement;

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Urban Wage Premium in Imperfect Labour Markets Boris Hirsch, Elke J. Jahn, Alan Manning and Michael Oberfichtner
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1608:
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JEL Classification: R23; J42; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; imperfect labour markets; monopsony; search frictions

Journal Article
Hospital prices grew substantially faster than physician prices for hospital-based care in 2007-14 Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor, Nir J. Harish, Harlan M. Krumholz and John Van Reenen February 2019
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Tags: cost growth; costs and spending; elderly patients; hospital referral; hospitals; inpatient care; insurance claims; organization of care; physician payment; regions;

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Variation in health spending growth for the privately insured from 2007 to 2014 Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor, Charles Gray and John Van Reenen February 2019
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Tags: cost growth; costs and spending; fee-for-service; hospital referral regions; insurance claims; medicare; medicare advantage; medicare savings programs; traditional medicare;

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of the Brexit Referendum Result on Subjective Well-being Georgios Kavetsos, Ichiro Kawachi, Ilias Kyriopoulos and Sotiris Vandoros December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1586:
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JEL Classification: D72; I30; I31; I38


Tags: subjective well-being; happiness; brexit; referendum; election

Journal Article
The regional effects of Germany's national minimum wage Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Duncan Roth
November 2018
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Tags: difference-in-differences; employment; germany; minimum wage;

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Aid: it’s not just about the money Peter Boone
November 2018
Paper No' CEPCP542:
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CentrePiece 23 (3) Autumn 2018


Tags: education; health; africa; india; effective interventions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Not-So-Generalized Effects of the Generalized System of Preferences Emanuel Ornelas and Marcos Ritel
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1578:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14; F15; F55; F63; O19; O24


Tags: trade preferences; gravity equation; trade policy; nonreciprocity; gsp

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CEP Discussion Paper
Increasing Differences Between Firms: Market Power and the Macro-Economy John Van Reenen
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1576:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: firm differences; concentration; market power; policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teacher Effectiveness and Classroom Composition Esteban M. Aucejo, Patrick Coate, Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, Sean Kelly and Zachary Mozenter September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1574:
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JEL Classification: I2; I20; I21


Tags: teacher; practices; peer effects; effectiveness

Journal Article
Life satisfaction, QALYs, and the monetary value of health Kim Dalziel
August 2018
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Tags: australia; life satisfaction; qaly; value of health; wellbeing;

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CEP Discussion Paper
History Dependence in the Housing Market Philippe Bracke and Silvana Tenreyro
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1568:
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JEL Classification: E30; R21; R31


Tags: housing market; fluctuations; down-payment effects; reference dependence; anchoring; loss aversion

Journal Article
Intended versus unintended consequences of migration restriction policies: Evidence from a natural experiment in Indonesia Mattia Makovec, Ririn S. Purnamasari, Matteo Sandi and Astrid R. Savitri June 2018
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Tags: female migrants; indonesia; labor migration; local labor markets; migration policy; migration restrictions;

Journal Article
Weights to address non-parallel trends in panel difference-in-differences models Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt
June 2018
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Tags: access; difference-in-differences; land price; matching; monte carlo; noise; weights;

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Generation Gap in Direct Democracy Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Steffen Q. Mueller
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1552:
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JEL Classification: D7; H3


Tags: age; cohort; direct democracy; generation gap; status quo; referendum; reform; utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fast Track to Growth? Railway Access, Population Growth and Local Displacement in 19th Century Switzerland Konstantin Büchel and Stephan Kyburz April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1538:
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JEL Classification: N33; N73; O18


Tags: railway access; population growth; displacement effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Higher Education Funding Reforms: A Comprehensive Analysis of Educational and Labour Market Outcomes in England Ghazala Azmat and Stefania Simion February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1529:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J30


Tags: higher education; tuition fees; means-tested support; career choices; career outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time Andrés Barrios Fernandez and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20


Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Integration, Foreign Investment and International Trade: The Effects of Membership of the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1518:
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JEL Classification: F17; F21; F36


Tags: special economic integration effects; foreign direct investment; international trade; european union; gravity model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early-Life Correlates of Later-Life Well-Being: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Andrew E. Clark and Tom Lee
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1512:
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JEL Classification: I31; I38


Tags: life-course; well-being; eudaimonia; health; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
The End of Free College in England: Implications for Quality, Enrolments and Equity Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1501:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; tuition fees; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Lasting Effects of Family and Childhood on Adult Wellbeing: Evidence from British Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1493:
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JEL Classification: A12; D60; I31


Tags: life satisfaction; cohort data; childhood; adult outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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CEP Election Analysis
Education and Skills: The UK Policy Agenda Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA041:
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Tags: education; expenditure; post-16 education; tuition fees; skills; apprentices


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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

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CEP Discussion Paper
What’s in a Name? Expectations, Heuristics and Choice During a Period of Radical School Reform Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1477:
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; C23; D03


Tags: school reform; choice and autonomy; parental preferences; heuristic-based decision making

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CentrePiece Article
Superstar houses and the American mortgage frenzy Clement Bellet
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP498:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


Tags: inequality; social preferences; subjective well-being; housing; household debt

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fertility and Mothers' Labor Supply: New Evidence Using Time-to-Conception Claudia Hupkau and Marion Leturcq
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1463:
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JEL Classification: J13; J21; J22


Tags: labor force supply of women; infertility shocks; time-to-conception; causal impact

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Paradox of the Joneses: Superstar Houses and Mortgage Frenzy in Suburban America Clement Bellet
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1462:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


Tags: inequality; social preferences; subjective well-being; housing; household debt

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Stimulative Effect of an Unconditional Block Grant on the Decentralized Provision of Care Mark Kattenberg and Wouter Vermeulen November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0209:
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JEL Classification: H42; H51; H71; H75


Tags: intergovernmental transfers; flypaper effect; decentralization of health care

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CentrePiece Article
Who voted Leave? Monica Langella and Alan Manning
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP479:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Traffic Externalities and Housing Prices: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge Cheng Keat Tang
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0205:
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JEL Classification: R21; R31; R38; R41; Q25


Tags: housing prices; capitalization effects; congestion charge; traffic externalities; marginal willingness to pay; difference-in-difference

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1446:
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JEL Classification: J16; J4


Tags: occupational choice; job content; gender; preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Powering Education Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1438:
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JEL Classification: O12; I25; C93


Tags: randomised controlled trial; solar lamps; education; energy access; spillover effects; randomised saturation design

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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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CentrePiece Article
Brexit: the final assessment John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPCP477:
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CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


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

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Who Bears the Pain? How the costs of Brexit would be distributed across income groups Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT07:
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Tags: brexit; referendum

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
‘ECONOMISTS FOR BREXIT’: A critique Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT06:
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Tags: brexit; referendum

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Industrialized Countries Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1410:
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JEL Classification: E24; J16; J31


Tags: female employment; gender gaps; industry structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Models of Affective Decision-making: How do Feelings Predict Choice? Caroline J. Charpentier, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Jonathan P. Roiser and Tali Sharot February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1408:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D81


Tags: decision-making; feelings; subjective well-being; value; utility; prospect theory

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reservation Wages and the Wage Flexibility Puzzle Felix Koenig, Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1406:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E24


Tags: job search; reservation wages; wage cyclicality; reference dependence

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Why Does Birthplace Matter So Much? Sorting, Learning and Geography Clément Bosquet and Henry G. Overman
January 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0190:
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JEL Classification: J61; J62; R23; J31


Tags: place of birth; spatial sorting; lifetime mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Top Incomes and Human Well-Being Around the World Richard V. Burkhauser, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Nattavudh Powdthavee
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1400:
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JEL Classification: D63; I3


Tags: top income; life evaluation; well-being; income inequality; world top income database; gallup world poll

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China Yatang Lin, Yu Qin and Zhuan Zie December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1393:
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JEL Classification: O25; O33; O38


Tags: innovation; foreign technology transfer; knowledge spillover; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do People Seek to Maximize Their Subjective Well-Being? Marc Fleurbaey and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1391:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; life goals; utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1387:
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JEL Classification: J6; J11; J12; J13


Tags: fertility; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distaste for Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland Sarah Flèche
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1383:
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JEL Classification: H11; H40; I31


Tags: decentralization; life satisfaction; public spending; procedural utility

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Distortion on the Housing or Labor Market? Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0187:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


Tags: transfer taxes; stamp duty; transaction costs; homeownership; household mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Would You Choose to be Happy? Tradeoffs between Happiness and the Other Dimensions of Life in a Large Population Survey Matthew D. Adler, Paul Dolan and Georgios Kavetsos August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1366:
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JEL Classification: D6; H00; I00; I31


Tags: happiness; subjective well-being; preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Worker Wellbeing Affect Workplace Performance? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1363:
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JEL Classification: J28


Tags: subjective well being; job satisfaction; job-related affect; workplace performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do More of those in Misery Suffer From Poverty, Unemployment or Mental Illness? Sarah Flèche and Richard Layard
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1356:
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JEL Classification: I1; I3; I31; I32


Tags: mental health; life-satisfaction; wellbeing; poverty; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Contracting and the Organization of Knowledge William Fuchs, Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1308:
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JEL Classification: D86; L22; J33; J44


Tags: contracting; experts; professional service firms; partnership; venture capital

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spatial Methods Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Eleonora Patacchini
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0162:
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JEL Classification: R; C1; C5


Tags: spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; neighbourhood effects; agglomeration; weights matrix

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CEP Discussion Paper
Because I'm Worth It: A Lab-Field Experiment on the Spillover Effects of Incentives in Health Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1286:
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JEL Classification: C91; C93; D03; I10


Tags: incentives in health; spillover effects; licensing; hidden costs of incentives

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating a Decade of Mobile Termination Rate Regulation Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1282:
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JEL Classification: D12; D43; L5; L96; L98


Tags: mobile telephony; termination rates; waterbed effect


This paper has been published as:
Evaluating a Decade of Mobile Termination Rate Regulation, Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti, The Economic Journal, Volume 125, Issue 586, August 2015
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CEP Discussion Paper
Fueling the Gender Gap? Oil and Women's Labor and Marriage Market Outcomes Stephan E. Maurer and Andrei V. Potlogea
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1280:
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JEL Classification: R1; N5; O1; J1


Tags: oil; structural transformation; female labor force; participation; gender pay gap

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CEP Occasional Paper
Gender and the Labor Market: What Have We Learned from Field and Lab Experiments? Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2014
Paper No' CEPOP40:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; C91; C92; C93


Tags: gender; field experiments; lab experiments; discrimination; gender preferences

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CentrePiece Article
Lessons from the economics of crime Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP410:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: I2; K42; H00; J65


Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis


This paper has been published as:
Lessons from the Economics of Crime (2013) edited by Philip J Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni. Published by MIT Press, October.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection, and the Criminal Activity of the 'Children of the Wall' Arnaud Chevalier and Olivier Marie January 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1256:
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JEL Classification: J13; K42


Tags: crime; parental selection; fertility; economic uncertainty; risk attitude

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CEP Discussion Paper
Looking Ahead: Subjective Time Perception and Individual Time Discounting W. David Bradford, Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi
January 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1255:
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JEL Classification: D1; D10; D91


Tags: time preferences; time perception; hyperbolic discounting

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CEP Discussion Paper
An Urban Legend?! Power Rationing, Fertility and its Effects on Mothers Thiemo Fetzer, Oliver Pardo and Amar Shanghavi
November 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1247:
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JEL Classification: J13; J16; O18; H41


Tags: fertility; infrastructure; blackouts; unplanned parenthood

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Game of Zones: The Economics of Conservation Areas Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Kristoffer Moeller, Sevrin Waights and Nicolai Wendland September 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0143:
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JEL Classification: H23; H31; R40; R58


Tags: designation; difference-in-difference; rdd-dd; england; gentrification; heritage; property value

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Escalators and Inter-regional Elevators: The Difference that Location, Mobility and Sectoral Specialisation make to Occupational Progression Tony Champion, Mike Coombes and Ian Gordon September 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0139:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: escalator region; labour migration; elevator effect; city-regions; social mobility; career progression

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Importance of Rank Position Richard Murphy and Felix Weinhardt
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1241:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24; D01


Tags: rank; non-cognitive skills; peer effects

CEP Discussion Paper
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1239:
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JEL Classification: I10; I14; I18


Tags: mental illness; welfare benefits; healthcare costs; life-satisfaction

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unmet Aspirations as an Explanation for the Age U-Shape in Human Wellbeing Hannes Schwandt
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1229:
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JEL Classification: A12;I30;D84


Tags: life satisfaction; expectations; aging

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CEP Discussion Paper
Pushing On a String: US Monetary Policy is Less Powerful in Recessions Silvana Tenreyro and Gregory Thwaites
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1218:
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JEL Classification: E52; E32


Tags: asymmetric effects of monetary policy; transmission mechanism; recession; durable goods; local projection methods

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CEP Discussion Paper
Estimating Bayesian Decision Problems with Heterogeneous Priors Stephen Hansen and Michael McMahon
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1211:
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JEL Classification: D72; D81; C13


Tags: bayesian decision making; expertise; preferences; estimation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Outsourcing and the Rise in Services Giuseppe Berlingieri
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1199:
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JEL Classification: D57; L16; L24; L84; O14; O41; O51


Tags: structural transformation; outsourcing; professional and business services; input-output tables; intermediates

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CEP Discussion Paper
When the Cat is Near, the Mice Won't Play: The Effect of External Examiners in Italian Schools Marco Bertoni, Giorgio Brunello and Lorenzo Rocco February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1191:
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JEL Classification: C31; H52; I2


Tags: education; testing; external monitoring; indirect treatment effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Andrew J. Oswald November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1176:
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JEL Classification: I10; J24


Tags: income; life satisfaction; positive affect

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CEP Discussion Paper
Selection Effects with Heterogeneous Firms Monika Mrázová and J. Peter Neary
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1174:
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JEL Classification: F23; F15; F12


Tags: foreign direct investment (fdi); heterogeneous firms; proximity-concentration trade-off; r&d with threshold effects; super- and sub-convexity; supermodularity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Careers of Immigrants Ana Damas de Matos
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1171:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J63


Tags: wage differentials; wage convergence; job mobility; immigration; linked employer-employee panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Cautionary Note on Using Industry Affiliation to Predict Income Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1163:
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JEL Classification: D31; I14; I3; J31


Tags: industry wage differentials; health; happiness; intergenerational mobility

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Student Awareness of Costs and Benefits of Educational Decisions: Effects of an Information Campaign Marty McGuigan, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness August 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0139:
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JEL Classification: I2


Tags: tuition fees; information campaign; educational decisions

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effect of the UK Stamp Duty Land Tax on Household Mobility Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen
July 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0115:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


Tags: stamp duty; real estate transfer tax; transaction costs; household mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Female Employment and Fertility - The Effects of Rising Female Wages Christian Siegel
July 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1156:
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JEL Classification: D13; E24; J13; J22


Tags: fertility; female labor supply; household production; intrahousehold allocations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reparations, Deficits, and Debt Default: the Great Depression in Germany Albrecht Ritschl
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1149:
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JEL Classification: N12; N13; E37; E47


Tags: great depression; germany; sudden stop; transfer problem; vector autoregressions

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Homeowners Benefit Urban Neighborhoods? Evidence from Housing Prices Mika Kortelainen and Tuukka Saarimaa
May 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0110:
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JEL Classification: D62; R21; R28


Tags: homeownership; neighborhood effects; partial linear model; set identification

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers Ghazala Azmat and Rosa Ferrer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1136:
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JEL Classification: M52; J16; K40; J44


Tags: performance measures; gender gaps; high-skilled professionals

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Are Migrants Paid More? Alex Bryson, Giambattista Rossi and Rob Simmons
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1134:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J61; J71; M52


Tags: wages; migration; superstars; productivity; compensating wage differentials; sports

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CEP Discussion Paper
Genes, Economics and Happiness Nicholas A. Christakis, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, James H. Fowler and Bruno S. Frey
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1127:
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JEL Classification: A12; D03; D87; Z00


Tags: wellbeing; socio-demographics; happiness; genetics; life satisfaction

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CEP Discussion Paper
Market Leadership Through Technology - Backward Compatibility in the U.S. Handheld Video Game Industry Jörg Claussen, Tobias Kretschmer and Thomas Spengler February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1124:
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JEL Classification: L15; L82; O33


Tags: backward compatibility; market leadership; network effects; video games; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Has China Grown So Fast? The Role of International Technology Transfer John Van Reenen and Linda Yueh
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1121:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33


Tags: china; technology transfer; joint ventures; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Provision of Relative Performance Feedback Information: An Experimental Analysis of Performance and Happiness Ghazala Azmat and Nagore Iriberri January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1116:
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JEL Classification: C91; M52; D03


Tags: relative performance; feedback; piece-rate; flat-rate; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, Social Security and Program Data Verónica Amarante, Marco Manacorda, Edward Miguel and Andrea Vigorito December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1106:
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JEL Classification: J88; I38; J13


Tags: poverty relief program; maternal health; cash transfers; social assistance; uruguay; birth outcomes; low birthweight; cash transfer program; nutrition

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Bright Side of Social Capital: How 'Bridging' Makes Italian Provinces More Innovative Riccardo Crescenzi, Luisa Gagliardi and Marco Percoco November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0096:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; R15


Tags: innovation; social capital; knowledge transfer; regional development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Worktime Regulations and Spousal Labor Supply Dominique Goux, Eric Maurin and Barbara Petrongolo
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1096:
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JEL Classification: J22; J12; J48


Tags: spousal labor supply; cross-hour effects; workweek reduction


This paper has been published as:
Worktime regulations and spousal labor supply, Dominique Goux, Eric Maurin and Barbara Petrongolo, American Economic Review, Volume 104, Issue 1, January 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring the (Income) Effect of Disability Insurance Generosity on Labour Market Participation Olivier Marie and Judit Vall Castello November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1094:
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JEL Classification: J14; J26; J40


Tags: disability insurance; labour market participation; income effect; regression discontinuity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Factor Proportions and International Business Cycles Keyu Jin and Nan Li
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1090:
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JEL Classification: F41; F44


Tags: international business cycles; international comovement; composition effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Advertising Expenditure and Consumer Prices Ferdinand Rauch
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1073:
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JEL Classification: H25; M37


Tags: advertising; taxation of advertising; effects of advertising

CEP Discussion Paper
A Model for the Delivery of Evidence-Based PSHE (Personal Wellbeing) in Secondary Schools John Coleman, Daniel Hale and Richard Layard August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1071:
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JEL Classification: I1; I18; I2


Tags: health education; social-emotional learning; life-skills; prevention

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CEP Discussion Paper
Racial Discrimination and Competition Ross Levine, Alexey Levkov and Yona Rubinstein
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1069:
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JEL Classification: J7; J31; D43; D3; G21; G28


Tags: discrimination; imperfect competition; banks; regulation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is the Sky the Limit? An Analysis of High-Rise Office Buildings Hans R. A. Koster, Piet Rietveld and Jos N. van Ommerren
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0086:
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JEL Classification: R30; R33


Tags: commercial buildings; building height; landmarks; reputation effect; semiparametric regression; agglomeration effect

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Homeownership and NIMBYism: A Spatial Analysis of Airport Effects Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Wolfgang Maennig
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0085:
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JEL Classification: D61; D62; H41; H71; L83; I18; R41; R58


Tags: noise; rents; referendum; real estate prices; airports; berlin

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Whether to Hire Local Contract Teachers? Trade-off Between Skills and Preferences in India Sonja Fagernäs and Panu Pelkonen
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0083:
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JEL Classification: H75; J24; J41; J45


Tags: discrete choice experiment; education; para-teachers; preferences; skills

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CentrePiece Article
Fees and loathing: higher education finance and university participation Gill Wyness
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP343:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J24


Tags: wage differentials; returns to education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1051:
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JEL Classification: D1; J31


Tags: life satisfaction; well-being

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Mental Wellbeing Francesca Cornaglia and Andrew Leigh
April 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1049:
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JEL Classification: I18; K14; R28


Tags: neighbourhood effects; health; mental health; fear of crime

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CEP Discussion Paper
Priors and Desires Guy Mayraz
March 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1047:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D80; D81; D83; D84


Tags: wishful thinking; cognitive dissonance; reference-dependent beliefs; referencedependent preferences

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Where is the Economics in Spatial Econometrics? Luisa Corrado and Bernard Fingleton
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0071:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; R0


Tags: spatial econometrics; endogenous spatial lag; exogenous spatial lag; spatially dependent errors; network dependence; externalities; the w matrix; panel data with spatial effects; multilevel models with spatial effects

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006 Richard Harris and John Moffat
January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0064:
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JEL Classification: C23; D24; R12


Tags: productivity; plant level tfp; spatial ‘place’ effects; foreign-owned plants

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0063:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0122:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does the Rotten Child Spoil His Companion? Spatial Peer Effects Among Children in Rural India Christian Helmers and Manasa Patnam October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0059:
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JEL Classification: C21; O15; R23


Tags: children; peer effects; cognitive skills; india

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Higher Wages Come at a Price? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1011:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J81


Tags: worker wellbeing; job stress; job anxiety; job satisfaction; wages; compensating differentials

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of University Research on Corporate Patenting Christian Helmers and Mark Rogers
September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0054:
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JEL Classification: L22; L26; O34


Tags: patents; universities; knowledge transfer; spillover; uk

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CEP Discussion Paper
To Join or Not to Join? Factors Influencing Employee Share Plan Membership in a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1001:
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JEL Classification: D83; H3; I22; J33; J54


Tags: share plans; share contributions; risk aversion; peer effects; social norms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Spreads, Market Power Spreads and Trade Ralf Martin
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0997:
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JEL Classification: C81; D24; L11; L25


Tags: trade policy; productivity measurement; imperfect competition; productivity dispersion; productivity spread

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quality Matters - the Expulsion of Professors and Ph.D. Student Outcomes in Nazi Germany Fabian Waldinger
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0985:
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JEL Classification: I2; I21; J24; N34


Tags: phd students; university quality; faculty quality; nazi germany; dismissal of professors

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CEP Discussion Paper
Imperfect Competition in the Labour Market Alan Manning
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0981:
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JEL Classification: J0; J42; J63; J64


Tags: imperfect competition; labour markets; rents; search; matching; monopsony

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Crime Reducing Effect of Education Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0979:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime; education; offenders


This paper has been published as:
Youth Crime and Education Expansion, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic, German Economic Review, Volume 13, Issue 4, November 2012
CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
Slip Sliding Away: Further Union Decline in Germany and Britain John T. Addison, Alex Bryson, André Pahnke and Paulino Teixeira March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0971:
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JEL Classification: J50; J51


Tags: union recognition; union coverage; worker representation in works councils; joint consultative committees; patterns of erosion; behavioural and composition effects; shift share analysis

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Measuring the Returns to Lifelong Learning Jo Blanden, Franz Buscha, Patrick Sturgis and Peter Urwin
March 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0110:
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Tags: lifelong learning; earnings; social status

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Moving into the Projects: Social Housing Neighbourhoods and School Performance in England Felix Weinhardt
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0044:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24


Tags: neighbourhood effects on education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Life Satisfaction and Relative Income: Perceptions and Evidence Guy Mayraz, Jürgen Schupp and Gert G. Wagner
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0938:
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JEL Classification: D31; D62; D63; I3; I31; Z13


Tags: income comparisons; relative income; life satisfaction; german socio economic panel; soep

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CEP Discussion Paper
The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Impact on Trade Flows and External Trade Barriers Hector Calvo-Pardo, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0930:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; external tariffs; trade liberalization; preferential trade agreements; asia

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CEP Discussion Paper
'The Value of Rude Health': Employees' Well Being, Absence and Workplace Performance David Marsden and Simone Moriconi
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0919:
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JEL Classification: J22; J28


Tags: time allocation; absenteeism; safety; accidents; industrial health

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CEP Discussion Paper
Peer Effects in Science - Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany Fabian Waldinger
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0910:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I23; I28; J24; L31; L38; N34; N44; O31; O38


Tags: peer effects; nazi germany; science; university; higher education; spillovers; co-authors

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Margins of US Trade Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0906:
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JEL Classification: F1


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; product market entry and exit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Geography: A Review of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature Stephen Redding
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0904:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: new economic geography; market access; home market effect; multiple equilibria

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Parents' Basic Skills and Childrens' Cognitive Outcomes Elena Meschi, Anna Vignoles and Augustin de Coulon
December 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0104:
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JEL Classification: I21;J13;J24


Tags: basic skills; intergenerational transfer; education

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
An Analysis of the Benefit of NVQ2 Qualifications Acquired at Age 26-34 Anna Vignoles and Augustin de Coulon
October 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0106:
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Tags: skills; vocational qualifications; lifelong learning

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CEP Discussion Paper
Comparing Willingness-to-Pay and Subjective Well-Being in the Context of Non-Market Goods Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalfe
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0890:
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JEL Classification: D61; D62; H23; Q51; C21


Tags: willingness to pay; preferences; life satisfaction; subjective well-being; nonmarket goods

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tax Cuts in Open Economies Alejandro Cuñat, Szabolcs Deak and Marco Maffezzoli
March 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0860:
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JEL Classification: E13; E60; F11; F43; H20


Tags: international trade; heckscher-ohlin; dynamic macroeconomics; taxation; revenue estimation; laffer curve

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Extent of Re-Entitlement Effects in Unemployment Compensation Javier Ortega and Laurence Rioux
January 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0846:
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JEL Classification: J41; J65


Tags: re-entitlement effects; unemployment compensation; matching

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The effects of higher education funding reforms on the lifetime incomes of graduates Lorraine Dearden, Emla Fitzsimons, Alissa Goodman and Greg Kaplan January 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0078:
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Tags: higher education; funding; fees; earnings; student loans

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CEP Discussion Paper
Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis Andrew E. Clark, Ed Diener, Yannis Georgellis and Richard E. Lucas November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0836:
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JEL Classification: I31; J12; J13; J63; J64


Tags: life satisfaction; anticipation; adaptation; baseline satisfaction; labour market and life events

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
When You Are Born Matters: The Imapct of Date of Birth on Child Cognitive Outcomes in England Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Costas Meghir October 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0093:
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Tags: birth effects; birth penalties; school start dates; cognitive outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
Testing the 'Waterbed' Effect in Mobile Telephony Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0827:
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JEL Classification: D21; L51; L96


Tags: telecommunications; regulation; waterbed effect; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Private Ownership, Incentives and Local Development Objectives on University Technology Transfer Performance Sharon Belenzon and Mark Schankerman September 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0779:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: incentives; performance pay; universities; technology transfer; licensing; local development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Distance Dying at Last? Falling Home Bias in Fixed Effects Models of Patent Citations Rachel Griffith, Sokbae Lee and John Van Reenen August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0818:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33; F23


Tags: fixed effects; home bias; patent citations; knowledge spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Respect Alan Manning
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0793:
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JEL Classification: D51; I31


Tags: respect; status; pro-social preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Marginal Utility of Income Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0784:
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JEL Classification: I31; H00; D1; D61; H21


Tags: marginal utility; income; life satisfaction; happiness; public economic; welfare; inequality; optimal taxation; reference-dependent preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Informality and Wages: Evidence from Mexico Benjamin Aleman-Castilla
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0763:
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JEL Classification: F00;F02;F14;F15;F16;J00;J21;J23;J31


Tags: trade liberalization; informality; wage differentials

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CEP Discussion Paper
An R&D-Based Model of Multi-Sector Growth L. Rachel Ngai and Roberto M. Samaniego
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0762:
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JEL Classification: D24; D92; O31; O41


Tags: endogenous technical change; multisector growth; fertility of knowledge; total factor productivity; r&d intensity; investment-specific technical change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity Jean Eid, Henry Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner
November 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0758:
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JEL Classification: I12; R14


Tags: urban sprawl; obesity; selection effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assessing the Effects of Local Taxation Using Microgeographic Data Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon and Henry Overman
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0748:
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JEL Classification: H22; H71; R38


Tags: local taxation; spatial differencing; borders

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CEP Discussion Paper
Competing Technologies in the Database Management Systems Market Tobias Kretschmer
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0737:
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JEL Classification: L86; O33


Tags: database software; indirect network effects; technology adoption; microdata

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Product Switching Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0736:
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JEL Classification: D21; E23; L11; L60


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; product market entry and exit

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Close Neighbours Matter: Neighbourhood Effects on Early Performance at School Dominique Goux and Eric Maurin
July 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0068:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24


Tags: neighborhood effects on education

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Peer Effects in European Primary Schools: Evidence from PIRLS Andreas Ammermueller and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0065:
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Tags: primary school; peer effects

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CEP Special Report
Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen
January 2006
Paper No' CEPSP16:
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Tags: work-life balance; management practices; productivity; family-friendly workplaces; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Log of Gravity Joao Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0701:
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JEL Classification: C13; C21; F10; F11; F12; F15


Tags: elasticities; gravity equation; heteroskedasticity; jensen's inequality; poisson regression; preferential-trade agreements

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Police Resources: The Street Crime Initiative Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie
March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0680:
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JEL Classification: H00; H5; K42


Tags: street crime; police resources; cost effectiveness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multinationals and US Productivity Leadership: Evidence from Great Britain Chiara Criscuolo and Ralf Martin
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0672:
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JEL Classification: F230; L600


Tags: multinational firms; productivity; foreign ownership; us leadership; double fixed- effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth and Employment: Theory and Panel Estimates Christopher A. Pissarides and Giovanna Vallanti
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0663:
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JEL Classification: E24; J64; O51; O52


Tags: tfp growth; employment; creative destruction; capitalization effect; unemployment dynamics; embodied technology

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Internationalisation of Public Welfare Policy James Banks, R Disney, Alan Duncan and John Van Reenen
November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0656:
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JEL Classification: C25; H31; J22


Tags: welfare policy; internationalisation; globalisation; public policy; policy transfer; oecd

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Friends and Relatives Really Help in Getting a Good Job? Michele Pellizzari
March 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0623:
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JEL Classification: J31; J64; M51


Tags: social networks; wage differentials; recruitment; hiring

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is the Medical Brain Drain Beneficial? Evidence from Overseas Doctors in the UK Simon Commander, Mari Kangasniemi and L. Alan Winters February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0618:
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JEL Classification: F22; J44; J61


Tags: brain drain; international labour market; professional labour markets; doctors; physicians; international migration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Choice and Product Switching Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0594:
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JEL Classification: L11; D21; L60


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; sunk costs; entry and exit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Scale Effects in Markets with Search Barbara Petrongolo and Christopher A. Pissarides
June 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0571:
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JEL Classification: J31;J64;D83


Tags: job search; economies of scale; matching; aggregate matching functions; wage offer distribution; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of the Labour Market on the Timing of Marriage and Births in Spain. Maria Gutierrez-Domenech
December 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0556:
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JEL Classification: I20;J12;J13;J18;J20


Tags: duration models; fertility; labour market; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Union Membership Wage Premium: An Analysis Using Propensity Score Matching Alex Bryson
May 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0530:
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JEL Classification: C14;C81;J31;J51


Tags: trade unions; wage premium; treatment effect; matching; propensity score

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and On-the-Job Training Daron Acemoglu and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
April 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0527:
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JEL Classification: J24;J31;J41


Tags: imperfect labor markets; low wage workers; general human capital; firm sponsored training


This paper has been published as:
Research in Labor Economics 22, 2003, pp.159-202
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CEP Discussion Paper
Youth-Adult Differences in the Demand for Unionisation: Are American, British, and Canadian Workers All That Different? Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Morley Gunderson and Noah Meltz January 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0515:
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JEL Classification: J31;J51


Tags: unions; youth preferences; comparative labour markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Influences on Trade Union Organising Effectiveness in Great Britain A Charlwood
August 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0504:
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JEL Classification: J51


Tags: trade union objectives and structures; organising effectiveness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Neighbourhood Effects in Small Neighbourhoods Henry Overman
November 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0481:
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Tags: education; decisions; neighbourhood effects; housing policy

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Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation and the Life-Cycle of Products Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0445:
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Tags: cities; diversity; specialisation; innovation; learning; life-cycle