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CEP Discussion Paper
Dirty Density: Air Quality and the Density of American Cities Felipe Carozzi and Sefi Roth
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1635:
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JEL Classification: Q53; R11; I10


Tags: air pollution; urban congestion; density; health

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Unions: Understanding How Unions Overcome the Free-Rider Problem Richard Murphy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1625:
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JEL Classification: J51; J45; J32


Tags: unions; teachers; media; insurance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tales of the City: What Do Agglomeration Cases Tell Us About Agglomeration in General? Giulia Faggio, Olmo Silva and William C. Strange May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1619:
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JEL Classification: R10; R12; L52; L60


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; industrial clusters

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CEP Discussion Paper
Geography, Competition and Optimal Multilateral Trade Policy Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1610:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: international trade policy; monopolistic competition; firm heterogeneity; pricing to market; multilateralism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalization and State Capitalism: Assessing Vietnam's Accession to the WTO Leonardo Baccini, Giammario Impullitti and Edmund J. Malesky January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1593:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F14; P31; P33


Tags: state-owned enterprises; state capitalism; heterogeneous firms; gains from trade; wto; vietnam

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach Andrew B. Bernard, Emmanuel Dhyne, Glenn Magerman, Kalina Manova and Andreas Moxnes January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1592:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F16


Tags: production networks; productivity; firm size heterogeneity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technology, Market Structure and the Gains from Trade Giammario Impullitti, Omar Licandro and Pontus Rendahl
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1587:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O31; O41


Tags: gains from trade; heterogeneous firms; oligopoly; innovation; endogenous markups; endogenous market structure

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CentrePiece Article
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
In-House and Arm's Length: Productivity Heterogeneity and Variation in Organizational Form Arturs Kalnins, Stephen F. Lin and Catherine Thomas October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1579:
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JEL Classification: D23; F12; L23; D22


Tags: firm heterogeneity; firm structure; incomplete contracts; outsourcing

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CEP Industrial Strategy Paper
Universities and Industrial Strategy in the UK: Review of Evidence and Implications for Policy Ghazala Azmat, Richard Murphy, Anna Valero and Gill Wyness October 2018
Paper No' CEPIS06:
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24; O25; O30


Tags: higher education; universities; industrial strategy; growth; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fiscal and Education Spillovers from Charter School Expansion Matthew Ridley and Camille Terrier
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1577:
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JEL Classification: C10; C36; H23; H39; H75; I21; I22; I28


Tags: charter school; competition; fiscal spillover; achievement; synthetic control

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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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Who Teaches the Teachers? A RCT of Peer-to-Peer Observation and Feedback in 181 Schools Richard Murphy, Felix Weinhardt and Gill Wyness August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1565:
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JEL Classification: I21; I28; M53


Tags: education; teachers; rct; peer mentoring

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CEP Discussion Paper
Currency Unions, Trade and Heterogeneity Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1550:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; F33


Tags: currency unions; euro; gravity; heterogeneity; trade costs; trade elasticity; translog

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CEP Discussion Paper
Medical Marijuana Laws and Mental Health in the United States Jörg Kalbfuß, Reto Odermatt and Alois Stutzer
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1546:
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JEL Classification: H75; I12; I18; I31; K42


Tags: medical marijuana laws; cannabis regulation; mental health; chronic pain; prescription drug monitoring

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm-to-Firm Connections in Colombian Imports Andrew B. Bernard, Esther Ann Bøler and Swati Dhingra
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1543:
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JEL Classification: F14


Tags: exporters; importers; gravity; export growth; margins of trade; heterogeneous firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Poorly Measured Confounders Are More Useful On the Left than On the Right Zhuan Pei, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1539:
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JEL Classification: C31; C52


Tags: balancing; variable addition; robustness checks; specification testing; hausman test

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cohesion Policy Incentives for Collaborative Industrial Research. The Evaluation of a Smart Specialisation Forerunner Programme Riccardo Crescenzi, Mara Giua and Guido de Blasio February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0231:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; smart specialisation; policy evaluation; innovation; european union

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
One or Many Cohesion Policies of the European Union? On the Diverging Impacts of Cohesion Policy across Member States Riccardo Crescenzi and Mara Giua February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0230:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; european union; regions; growth; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teacher Turnover: Does it Matter for Pupil Achievement? Stephen Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1530:
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JEL Classification: H4; I2; J24


Tags: teachers; turnover; student attainment; schools

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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
Oil Discoveries and Education Spending in the Postbellum South Stephan E. Maurer
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1526:
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JEL Classification: I2; N3; Q3


Tags: oil; education; race; rosenwald; local public finances; resource booms; teachers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton and Nathan Shekita
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1524:
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JEL Classification: I11; I13; I18; L14


Tags: health care; emergency care; us; hospital; politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Politics, Hospital Behaviour and Health Care Spending Zack Cooper, Amanda Kowalski, Eleanor Neff Powell and Jennifer Wu
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1523:
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JEL Classification: I10; I18; H51; D72; P16


Tags: health care; us; hospital; politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time Andrés Barrios F. 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
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
Structural Adjustments and International Trade: Theory and Evidence from China Hanwei Huang, Jiandong Ju and Vivian Z. Yue
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1508:
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JEL Classification: F12; L16


Tags: structural adjustments; comparative advantage; heterogeneous firm

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CEP Discussion Paper
Twin Peaks Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1505:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; C12; O50


Tags: exports; export intensity distribution; bimodality; firm heterogeneity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Efficiency in Large markets with Firm Heterogeneity Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1502:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: efficiency; productivity; limit theorem; market expansion; competition

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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 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 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
Does teacher turnover affect young people's academic achievement? Steve Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP500:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: teacher turnover; student performance

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CentrePiece Article
Origins of happiness Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP497:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: happiness; wellbeing; government; mental health

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CentrePiece Article
In brief... Social mobility in the United States Maria Molina-Domene
December 2016
Paper No' CEPCP492:
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CentrePiece 21 (3) Winter 2016
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Tags: social mobility; usa; uk; raj chetty

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho and Christopher Timmins October 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0207:
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JEL Classification: Q5; Q42; Q51


Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from the German Empire Marcus Biermann
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1450:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15


Tags: firm size distribution; firm heterogeneity; technology adoption; german empire

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Weekend opening of GP practices Peter Dolton and Vikram Pathania
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP482:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: national health service; uk health service; doctors

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Austerity States, Institutional Dismantling and the Governance of Sub-National Economic Development: The Demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England Mike Coombes, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0206:
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JEL Classification: H70; O10; O20; R58


Tags: austerity; institutions; the state; governance; economic development; regional development agencies; england

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protectionism through Exporting: Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1431:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: export share requirements; export subsidies; trade policy; heterogeneous firms; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exporter Dynamics and Partial-Year Effects Andrew B. Bernard, Renzo Massari, Jose-Daniel Reyes and Daria Taglioni
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1430:
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JEL Classification: F14; C81; D22


Tags: export entry; export growth; margins of trade; heterogeneous firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Estimating Border Effects: The Impact of Spatial Aggregation Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1429:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; R12


Tags: gravity; geography; borders; trade costs; heterogeneity; home bias; spatial attenuation; modifiable areal unit problem (maup)

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CEP Discussion Paper
Two-sided heterogeneity and Trade Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1426:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; sourcing costs; trade elasticity


This paper has been published as:
'Two-Sided Heterogeneity and Trade', Andrew B Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe, Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 100, Issue 3, July 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Firms Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1420:
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JEL Classification: L11; L21; L25; L60


Tags: firm heterogeneity; international trade; multinationals; multi-product firms


This paper has been published as:
'Global Firms', Andrew B Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J Redding and Peter K Schott, Journal of Economic Literature, Volumn 56, Issue 2, June 2018
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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Taking Care of the Budget? Practice-level Outcomes during Commissioning Reforms in England Ted Pinchbeck
February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0192:
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JEL Classification: H51; I11; I18; J44; C33


Tags: nhs reforms; commissioning; primary care; health care budgets

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse' Neil Lee
January 2016
Paper No' SERCPP014:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; R58


Tags: agglomeration; rebalancing; northern powerhouse; north-south divide

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CEP Discussion Paper
Testing Means-Tested Aid Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1396:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; degree completion

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Price Ain't Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor and John Van Reenen December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1395:
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JEL Classification: Ill; L10; L11


Tags: health care; health spending; hospitals; prices; price dispersion; competition; market structure; mergers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Contracting and the Division of the Gains from Trade Andrew B. Bernard and Swati Dhingra
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1381:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; vertical integration; contracts; consumer welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Firms Export: Processing vs. Ordinary Trade with Financial Frictions Kalina Manova and Zhihong Yu
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1377:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F23; F34; G32


Tags: china; trade regime; processing trade; global value chain; credit constraints; heterogeneous firms

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Role of Education for Amenity Based Sorting in British Cities Luisa Gagliardi and Teresa Schlüter
September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0184:
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JEL Classification: R23; R22; J24


Tags: neighborhood characteristics; sorting; amenities; skills; local labour markets; hedonic pricing

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Vertical City: The Price of Land and the Height of Buildings in Chicago 1870-2010 Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Daniel P. McMillen July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0180:
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JEL Classification: R20; R30


Tags: chicago; density; height; land value; skyscraper

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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 Election Analysis
A New Priority for Mental Health Richard Layard
May 2015
Paper No' CEPEA035:
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Tags: mental health; nhs; government policy

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do You Have To Win It To Fix It? A Longitudinal Study of Lottery Winners and Their Health Care Demand Terence C. Cheng, Joan Costa Font and Nattavudh Powdthavee March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1339:
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JEL Classification: H42; I11; D1


Tags: lottery wins; health care; income elasticity; public-private

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Asymptotic Properties of Imputed Hedonic Price Indices Olivier Schöni
October 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0166:
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JEL Classification: C21; C43; C53; C58


Tags: price indices; hedonic regression; imputation; asymptotic theory

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance Esteban Aucejo and Teresa Foy Romano
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1302:
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JEL Classification: I20


Tags: absences; days; schools; teachers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs Iain Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark Schankerman
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1298:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; O34; O38; I15; I18; K19; L65


Tags: patents; pharmaceuticals; diffusion; drug launches; price regulation


This paper has been published as:
Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs, Iain M. Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark Schankerman, American Economic Association, Vol 106, No.1, January 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Education and Health Knowledge: Evidence from UK Compulsory Schooling Reforms David W. Johnston, Grace Lordan, Michael A. Shields and Agne Suziedelyte September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1297:
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JEL Classification: I20; I10; I12


Tags: education; health; knowledge; compulsory schooling; causality

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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
Wealth Shocks and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Stock Market Fluctuations Hannes Schwandt
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1281:
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JEL Classification: G10; I10; J14


Tags: retiree health; wealth shocks; stock market

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CentrePiece Article
Economics of higher education Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP412:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


Tags: higher education; uk; government policy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous Agglomeration Giulia Faggio, Olmo Silva and William C. Strange
January 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0152:
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JEL Classification: R00; R28


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; clusters

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Renewal after the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Felix J. Richter
December 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0151:
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JEL Classification: D62; H23; R21; R31


Tags: urban; renewal; revitalization; redevelopment; hedonic regression; quasi-experiment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
No Escape? The Co-ordination Problem in Heritage Preservation Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nancy Holman
October 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0145:
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JEL Classification: R52; D23; C7


Tags: designation; england; heritage; property value; prisoner’s dilemma

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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

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
The Buyer Margins of Firms' Exports Jerónimo Carballo, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Christian Volpe Martincus
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1234:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14


Tags: firm heterogeneity; taste heterogeneity; import-export relations; competition; selection

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CEP Discussion Paper
Winning Big But Feeling No Better? The Effect of Lottery Prizes on Physical and Mental Health Bénédicte Apouey and Andrew E. Clark July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1228:
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JEL Classification: D1; I1; I3


Tags: income; self-assessed health; mental health; smoking; drinking

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CEP Discussion Paper
Enhancing Recovery Rates: Lessons from Year One of the English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme David M. Clark, Alex Gyani, Richard Layard and Roz Shafran July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1227:
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JEL Classification: I12; I18


Tags: mental illness; depression; anxiety; cognitive behavioural therapy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Molecular Genetics and Subjective Well-Being Meike Bartels, Daniel J. Benjamin, David Cesarini, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Magnus Johannesson, Philipp D. Koellinger, Robert F. Krueger, Patrik K. E. Magnusson, Nancy L. Pedersen, Cornelius A. Rietveld and Henning Tiemeier June 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1225:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; heritability; genetics; greml

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urbanity Gabriel M. Ahfeldt
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0136:
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JEL Classification: R20; R30


Tags: amenities; consumer city; hedonic analysis; photography geography; property prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Mental Health: The New Frontier for Labour Economics Richard Layard
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1213:
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JEL Classification: I30; J30


Tags: mental health; wellbeing; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Debt and Incomplete Financial Markets: A Case for Nominal GDP Targeting Kevin D. Sheedy
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1209:
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JEL Classification: E21; E31; E44; E52


Tags: incomplete markets; heterogeneous agents; risk sharing; nominal gdp targeting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Selection: Why and How Heterogeneity Matters Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1206:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: monopolistic competition; product diversity; heterogeneity; selection; welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Welfare Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1200:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15


Tags: firm heterogeneity; welfare gains from trade

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Rocketing Rents The magnitude and attenuation of agglomeration economies in the commercial property market Hans R. A. Koster January 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0125:
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JEL Classification: R30; R33


Tags: commercial buildings; hedonic pricing; agglomeration economies; spatial decay; kernel densities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Historic Amenities, Income and Sorting of Households Hans R. A. Koster, Piet Rietveld and Jos Van Ommeren
January 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0124:
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JEL Classification: R14; R21; R31; R38


Tags: historic amenities; sorting; conservation areas; semiparametric regression-discontinuity design; hedonic price method

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CEP Discussion Paper
China's Pure Exporter Subsidies Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
December 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1182:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: trade policy; export subsidies; heterogeneous firms; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Enduring Impact of Childhood Experience on Mental Health: Evidence Using Instrumented Co-Twin Data Rachel Berner Shalem, Francesca Cornaglia and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1175:
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JEL Classification: I10


Tags: mental health; childhood experience; twin study; instrumental variable analysis

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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
Exporters, Importers and Credit Constraints Mirabelle Muûls
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1169:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; G01; G20


Tags: credit constraints; international trade; firms’ heterogeneity; imports; exports

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CEP Discussion Paper
Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Technology Diffusion and Learning On-the-job Thomas Sampson
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1168:
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JEL Classification: F2; J24; O33


Tags: technology diffusion; managerial knowledge; learning on-the-job; fdi; brain drain

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CEP Discussion Paper
Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity: Reply Jérôme Adda and Francesca Cornaglia
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1167:
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JEL Classification: D12; H25; I12


Tags: tobacco; public health; compensatory behavior; excise taxes

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CEP Occasional Paper
What Do We Know About China's CEO's? Evidence from Across the Whole Economy Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
September 2012
Paper No' OP31:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china; firm performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Musn't Grumble. Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany Jonathan Wadsworth
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1166:
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JEL Classification: H00; J00


Tags: immigration; health; health service

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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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection Johannes Spinnewijn
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1142:
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JEL Classification: D60; D82; D83; G28


Tags: heterogeneity; adverse selection; risk perceptions; welfare and policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Environmental Policy and Directed Technological Change: Evidence from the European Carbon Market Raphael Calel and Antoine Dechezleprêtre April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1141:
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JEL Classification: O3; Q55; Q58; C14


Tags: directed technological change; eu emissions trading scheme; policy evaluation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intermediaries in International Trade: Direct Versus Indirect Modes of Export Andrew B. Bernard, Marco Grazzi and Chiara Tomasi March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1137:
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JEL Classification: D22; F12; F14; L22; L23


Tags: heterogeneous firms; international trade; intermediation; wholesalers; export entry costs; product adding and dropping; exchange rates

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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Bonding: Who Posts Performance Bonds and Why? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1135:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: performance bonds; security deposits; executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china


This paper has been published as:
China Economic Review, Volume 30, September 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Agglomeration, Trade and Selection Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1129:
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JEL Classification: F12; R11; R12


Tags: agglomeration; trade; heterogeneity; selection; economic geography

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Mental Health and Education Decisions Francesca Cornaglia, Elena Crivellaro and Sandra McNally
February 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0136:
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JEL Classification: I1; I2


Tags: mental health; educational attainment; drop-out

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Determinants of Intrafirm Trade: Evidence from French Firms Gregory Corcos, Delphine M. Irac, Giordano Mion and Thierry Verdier January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1119:
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JEL Classification: F23; F12; F19


Tags: intrafirm trade; outsourcing; firm heterogeneity; incomplete contracts; internationalization strategies; quality of institutions; extensive margin; intensive margin

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gravity Redux: Measuring International Trade Costs with Panel Data Dennis Novy
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1114:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: trade costs; gravity; multilateral resistance; ricardian trade; heterogeneous firms

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Students’ Perceptions of Teacher Biases: Experimental Economics in Schools Amine Ouazad and Lionel Page
January 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0133:
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Tags: teacher biases; educational achievement

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Trading Away Wide Brands for Cheap Brands Swati Dhingra
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1103:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; M37; N80


Tags: brands; trade; manufacturing; heterogeneous firms; thailand

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does High Involvement Management Improve Worker Wellbeing? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1095:
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JEL Classification: I10; J28; J81; M52; M53; M54


Tags: health; subjective wellbeing; sickness absence; job satisfaction; pain; high involvement management; high performance work system; performance-related pay; training; team working; information sharing

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Empirics of Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott October 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1084:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporting; importing; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: True PPPs for 141 Countries Nicholas Oulton
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1080:
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JEL Classification: C43; D12; E01; I31; O47


Tags: purchasing power parity (ppp); standard of living; international comparisons; konüs; index number; welfare; homothetic

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
Managerial Incentives and Compensation in a Global Market Yanhui Wu
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1066:
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JEL Classification: D2; F1; J3; L1


Tags: trade; heterogeneous firms; pay contracts; managerial incentives; managerial compensation; wage inequality

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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
Valuing Iconic Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Oak Park, Illinois Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Alexandra Mastro
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0084:
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JEL Classification: R21; Z11


Tags: frank lloyd wright; hedonic analysis; iconic architecture; property prices

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance Hartmut Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1052:
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JEL Classification: H00; J00


Tags: chernobyl; health; labour market performance

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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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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Hospital performance: the impact of good management Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, Rebecca Homkes, Dennis Layton, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP330:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011


JEL Classification: I10;I18


Tags: health


This article summarises Management in Healthcare: Why Good Practice Really Matters by Stephen Dorgan, Dennis Layton, Nicholas Bloom, Rebecca Homkes, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
If We Build, Will They Pay? Predicting Property Price Effects of Transport Innovations Gabriel Ahlfeldt
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0075:
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JEL Classification: H43; R40; R58


Tags: property prices; hedonic analysis; transport innovations; gravity equation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Amenity Value of English Nature: A Hedonic Price Approach Steve Gibbons, Susana Mourato and Guilherme Resende
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0074:
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JEL Classification: R11; R29


Tags: amenity value; hedonic price method (hpm); environmental amenities

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Did Vietnam Veterans Get Sicker in the 1990s? The Complicated Effects of Military Service on Self-Reported Health Joshua D. Angrist, Stacey H. Chen and Brigham R. Frandsen December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1041:
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JEL Classification: H55; H59; I12; I38; J22


Tags: public economics; social security and public pensions; health; education; welfare; labour; demographic economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Map of Mental Health Rachel Smithies
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0996:
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JEL Classification: H51; I19


Tags: mental health; nhs; mental health services; mental health staff; public health; expenditure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Theories of Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Stephen Redding
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0994:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; L22


Tags: heterogeneous firms; international trade; within-industry reallocation; selection into exporting

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CentrePiece Article
Making the UK's aid budget work better Peter Boone
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP309:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: regional aid; health; education; poverty

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intra-Firm Trade and Product Contractibility (Long Version) Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0978:
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JEL Classification: F10; F23; L14; L23


Tags: related party trade; imports; contract theory; contractibility; intermedication; human capital; physical capital

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CEP Election Analysis
Health: Higher Spending has Improved Quality, But Productivity Must Increase Zack Cooper and Alistair McGuire
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA009:
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Tags: health; productivity; uk


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CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Individual Teacher Incentives, Student Achievement and Grade Inflation Pedro Martins
March 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0112:
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Tags: teacher incentives; pupil attainment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Depression Econometrics: A FAVAR Model of Monetary Policy During the Great Depression Pooyan Amir Ahmadi and Albrecht Ritschl January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0967:
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JEL Classification: N12; E37; E47; E52; C11; C53


Tags: great depression; monetary policy; friedman; schwartz hypothesis; bayesian favar; dynamic factor model; gibbs sampling

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Hospital Competition Save Lives? Evidence from the English NHS Patient Choice Reforms Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0041:
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JEL Classification: I1; L1; R0


Tags: health care; quality; competition; choice; incentives; reimbursement

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade, Wages and Productivity Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0029:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; F17


Tags: firm heterogeneity; monopolistic competition; general equilibrium; endogenous markups; gravity equation system; counterfactual analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
US Real Interest Rates and Default Risk in Emerging Economies Nathan Foley-Fisher and Bernardo Guimaraes
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0952:
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JEL Classification: F34; G15


Tags: real interest rates; default; sovereign debt; identification through heteroskedasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
How to Measure Living Standards and Productivity Nicholas Oulton
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0949:
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JEL Classification: C43; D11; D12; E31; D24; I31; O47


Tags: consumer price index; konüs; cost of living; measurement of welfare change; quadratic almost ideal demand system; producer price index; homothetic; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Organization of Firms Across Countries Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0937:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; trust; rule of law; social capital; theory of the firm


This paper has been published as:
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(4): 1663-1705
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CEP Discussion Paper
Further Simulation Evidence on the Performance of the Poisson Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Estimator J. M. C. Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0933:
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JEL Classification: C13; C50; F10


Tags: gravity equation; heteroskedasticity; jensen's inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Anatomy of a Health Scare: Education, Income and the MMR Controversy in the UK Dan Anderberg, Arnaud Chevalier and Jonathan Wadsworth May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0929:
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JEL Classification: H42; I18


Tags: childhood vaccinations; health outcomes; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization Nick Bloom, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0927:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: organization; delegation; information technology; communication technology; the theory of the firm

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CEP Discussion Paper
Long-Term Health Effects on the Next Generation of Ramadan Fasting During Pregnancy Reyn van Ewijk
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0926:
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JEL Classification: I2; I12; J1; J14


Tags: health; ramadan; pregnancy; nutrition; indonesia

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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 Macroeconomic Role of Unemployment Compensation Tomer Blumkin, Yossi Hadar and Eran Yashiv
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0909:
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JEL Classification: E24; E61


Tags: productivity; heterogeneity; unemployment compensation policy; technological change; assortative matching

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Access, Choice and Participation in Higher Education Steve Gibbons and Anna Vignoles
January 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0101:
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JEL Classification: I2; R


Tags: higher education; choice; migration

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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
Trade, Technology Adoption and Wage Inequalities: Theory and Evidence Maria Bas
December 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0902:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12;F41


Tags: firm heterogeneity; trade reforms; technology adoption; skill premium; plant panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Initial Evaluation of the Two Demonstration Sites David M. Clark, Richard Layard and Rachel Smithies November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0897:
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JEL Classification: I12


Tags: cognitive behavioural therapy; cbt; psychological therapy; evaluation; cost benefit analysis; iapt

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Survival of the Fittest in Cities: Agglomeration, Selection and Polarisation Kristian Behrens and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0012:
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JEL Classification: F12; R12


Tags: entrepreneur heterogeneity; firm selection; agglomeration; income inequalities; urbanization; urban systems

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Capital does not Migrate to the South: A New Economic Geography Perspective Jang Ping Thia
November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0895:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15


Tags: firm heterogeneity; capital mobility; economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
A 'New Trade' Theory of GATT/WTO Negotiations Ralph Ossa
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0877:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13


Tags: trade negotiations; gatt; wto; new trade theory

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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

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Competition for private and state school teachers Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
January 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0094:
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Tags: private schools; state schools; independent schools; teachers' labour markets

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Students' academic self-perception Arnaud Chevalier, Steve Gibbons, Sherria Hoskins, Martin Snell and Andy Thorpe
January 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0090:
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JEL Classification: I21; J16; Y80


Tags: test performance; self-assessment; higher education participation; academic self-perception

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
Inflation Persistence When Price Stickiness Differs Between Industries Kevin D. Sheedy
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0838:
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JEL Classification: E3


Tags: inflation persistence; heterogeneity; price stickiness; new keynesian phillips curve

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CEP Discussion Paper
Creative Destruction with On-the-Job Search Jean-Baptiste Michau
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0835:
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JEL Classification: E24; J41; J63; J64; O39


Tags: commitment device; creative destruction; job flows; obsolescence; on-the-job search; search equilibrium; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Psychological Therapy David Clark, Martin Knapp, Richard Layard and Guy Mayraz
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0829:
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JEL Classification: H5; I1


Tags: depression; anxiety; cost-benefit analysis; cognitive behavioural therapy; psychological therapists


This paper has been published as:
National Institute Economic Review No.202 October 2007
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CEP Discussion Paper
Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Early Child Outcomes Emma Tominey
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0828:
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JEL Classification: I12; I18; J13; J24


Tags: smoking; pregnancy; child health; birth weight

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Are There Day of the Week Productivity Effects? Alex Bryson and John Forth
July 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0004:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24


Tags: labour productivity; days of the week; temporal variation

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Higher Education Academic Salaries in the UK Mark Collins, Anna Vignoles and James Walker
May 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0075:
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Tags: higher education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Offshoring: General Equilibrium Effects on Wages, Production and Trade Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0794:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; L22; R11


Tags: offshoring; shadow migration; inter-industry trade; intra-industry trade; trade theorems

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Trade Liberalization Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0769:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; L11


Tags: heterogeneous firms; endogenous product scope; love of variety; core competency

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CEP Discussion Paper
American Economic Development Since the Civil War or the Virtue of Education Fabrice Murtin
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0765:
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JEL Classification: D31; E27; F02; N00; O40.


Tags: unified growth theory; human capital; technological progress; inequality and growth

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Sheepskin or Prozac: The Causal Effect of Education on Mental Health Arnaud Chevalier and L Feinstein
August 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0071:
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JEL Classification: I12; I29


Tags: returns to education; mental health

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CEP Discussion Paper
Pay for Performance Where Output is Hard to Measure: the Case of Performance Pay for School Teachers Richard Belfield and David Marsden August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0747:
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JEL Classification: I2; J33; J45; M52


Tags: education; teachers; performance related pay; public sector; compensation; industrial relations


This paper has been published as:
Forthcoming in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations 2006, edited by Kaufman B, and Lewin D for the US Labor and Employment Relations Association, published by Elsevier. Final draft: 20.7.06
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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

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CEP Special Report
The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders Richard Layard & CEP Mental Health Policy Group
June 2006
Paper No' CEPSP15:
Full Paper (pdf)

Tags: depression; mental health

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Comprehensive Versus Selective Schooling in England and Wales: What Do We Know? Alan Manning and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
June 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0066:
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Tags: education; secondary schools; comprehensive schooling; selective schooling; tracking

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Growth with Heterogeneous Firms Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0727:
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JEL Classification: H32; P16


Tags: trade and endogenous growth; heterogeneous firms; dynamic versus static efficiency

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge, John Van Reenen and Fabrizio Zilibotti May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0722:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: decentralization; heterogeneity; learning; the theory of the firm

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Education Policy in the UK Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
March 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0057:
Full Paper (pdf)

Tags: education policy; participation; higher education


This paper has been published as:
CESifo DICE Report, 4, 64-74 (2005)
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CEP Discussion Paper
Performance Pay for Teachers: Linking Individual and Organisational Level Targets Richard Belfield and David Marsden
August 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0703:
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JEL Classification: I2; J33; J45; M52


Tags: education; teachers; performance related pay; public sector; compensation; industrial relations

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Growth of Network Computing: Quality Adjusted Price Changes for Network Servers John Van Reenen
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0702:
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JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


Tags: hedonic prices; network servers; computers

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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
Factor Price Equality and the Economies of the United States Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0696:
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JEL Classification: F16; J30; R23; C14


Tags: factor price equality; regional wages; neoclassical trade theory; labor market areas

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Health Care: Evidence on the Impact of Increased Spending and Patient Choice Alistair McGuire and John Van Reenen
April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA001:
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Tags: healthcare; patient choice; nhs

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Part-Time Pay Penalty Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0679:
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JEL Classification: D12; H31; J16; J18; J2


Tags: employment transitions; part-time work; motherhood; eu; equality


This paper has been published as:
'The Part-time Pay Penalty' by Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo, published by the Women and Equality Unit of the Department of Trade and Industry
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Can Comparative Advantage Explain the Growth of US Trade? Alejandro Cuñat and Marco Maffezzoli
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0669:
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JEL Classification: F1; F4


Tags: international trade; heckscher-ohlin

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Unions, Performance-Related Pay and Procedural Justice: the Case of Classroom Teachers Richard Belfield and David Marsden
November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0660:
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JEL Classification: J33; J51


Tags: unions; procedural justice; performance-related pay; teachers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0643:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; L11


Tags: heckscher-ohlin; international trade; inter-industry trade; intra-industry trade; trade costs; entry and exit

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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
Survival of the Best Fit: Exposure to Low-Wage Countries and the (Uneven) Growth of U.S. Manufacturing Plants Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen and Peter K. Schott September 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0584:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14 ; L25; L60


Tags: low-wage country import competition; heckscher-ohlin; manufacturing plant

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment After Motherhood: A European Comparison Maria Gutierrez-Domenech
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0567:
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JEL Classification: I20;J13;J18;J20


Tags: employment transitions; part-time work; motherhood; education

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Employment Penalty After Motherhood In Spain Maria Gutierrez-Domenech
September 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0546:
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JEL Classification: I20;J13;J18;J20


Tags: employment transitions; fixed-term contracts; motherhood; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
One Third of the World's Growth and Inequality Danny Quah
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0535:
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JEL Classification: D30;O10;O57


Tags: china; distribution dynamics; gini coefficient; headcount index; india; poverty; world individual income distribution

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CEP Discussion Paper
From Sectoral To Functional Urban Specialisation Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga
September 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0511:
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JEL Classification: R30; L23; R12


Tags: functional specialisation; cities; business services; headquarters

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Factor Endowments and Production in European Regions Stephen Redding and Mercedes Vera-Martin
July 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0501:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14; R13


Tags: factor endowments; heckscher-ohlin; specialization; european integration

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Jobs, Workers and Changes in Earnings Dispersion Simon Burgess, Julia Lane and David Stevens
April 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0491:
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JEL Classification: J31; D31


Tags: earnings inequality; labour reallocation; matched worker and firm panels

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Teachers Before the 'Threshold' David Marsden
April 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0454:
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Tags: school teachers; performance related pay; work motivation; public sector

CEP Discussion Paper
The Fallacy of the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level W.H. Buiter
March 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0447:
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Tags: fiscal theory of the price level; ricardian fiscal rules; government budget constraint; price level indeterminacy

CEP Discussion Paper
The Multi-Dimensional Nature of Labour Demmand and Skill Biased Technical Change E Mellander
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0440:
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Tags: robustness test; labor quality; heterogeneous low-skilled; manufacturing application