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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Decomposing the Impact of Immigration on House Prices Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0223:
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JEL Classification: J61; R12; R21


Tags: immigration; housing; spain; instrumental variables

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results Michael A. Clemens and Jennifer Hunt
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1491:
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JEL Classification: J61; O15; R23


Tags: refugees; immigration; instrumental variables

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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Economy Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA039:
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Tags: immigration; eu countries; economy; brexit


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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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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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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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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 Discussion Paper
Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities Ferdinando Monte, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1385:
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JEL Classification: F16; J6; J61; R0


Tags: commuting; migration and local employment elasticities

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CentrePiece Article
Immigration: the link to international trade in services Gianmarco Ottaviano and colleagues explore the relationship between two notable features of globalisation Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP459:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: immigration; services trade


This article summarises 'Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms' by Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1353
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Are People Moving Home Less? An Analysis of Address Changing in England and Wales, 1971-2011, Using the ONS Longitudinal Study Tony Champion and Ian Shuttleworth July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0177:
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JEL Classification: J11; J61; O15; R23


Tags: internal migration; migration intensity; long-term trend; longitudinal study; england and wales; microdata

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Internal Migration Slowing? An Analysis of Four Decades of NHSCR Records for England and Wales Tony Champion and Ian Shuttleworth July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0176:
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JEL Classification: J11; J61; O15; R23


Tags: internal migration; migration intensity; between-area moves; long-term trend; england and wales

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1357:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: local labor markets; unemployment; inactivity; internal migration; commuting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1353:
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JEL Classification: F16; F10; F22; F23


Tags: immigration; services trade

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Moving People with Ideas - Innovation, Inter-regional Mobility and Firm Heterogeneity Riccardo Crescenzi and Luisa Gagliardi
April 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0174:
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JEL Classification: O31; O15; J61; R23


Tags: innovation; labour mobility; inter-regional migration; spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why are Higher Skilled Workers More Mobile Geographically? The Role of the Job Surplus Michael Amior
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1338:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J64


Tags: internal migration; job search; education; skills

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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Labour Market Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2015
Paper No' CEPEA019:
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Tags: immigration; european union; uk; government policy; education; labour market; jobs; wages

CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on the Local Labor Market Outcomes of Blue Collar Workers: Panel Data Evidence Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1333:
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JEL Classification: J15; J31


Tags: immigration; wages; employment

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CentrePiece Article
The ‘investor route’ to UK citizenship David Metcalf
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP430:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: migration advisory committee; visas; policy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Local Economic Conditions and the Nature of New Housing Supply Christian A. L. Hilber, Jan Rouwendal and Wouter Vermeulen
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0164:
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JEL Classification: R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: local economic conditions; open monocentric city model; land conversion; housing supply; housing type; housing consumption; land use regulation; migration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration, Diversity and the Labour Market Outcomes of Native Workers: Some Recent Developments Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1292:
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JEL Classification: F22; J31; J61


Tags: immigration; wages; productivity; cultural diversity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
First-Come First-Served: Identifying the Demand Effect of Immigration Inflows on House Prices Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
May 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0160:
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JEL Classification: J61; R12; R21


Tags: immigration; housing markets; instrumental variables

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration and the Access to Social Housing in the UK Diego Battiston, Richard Dickens, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1264:
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JEL Classification: F22; R21; H75


Tags: immigration; social housing

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Immigrant Diversity and Economic Development in Cities: A Critical Review Thomas Kemeny
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0149:
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JEL Classification: O4; O15; O18; O31; R0; J28; J31


Tags: diversity; immigration; cities; regional economic performance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cultural Diversity, Cities and Innovation: firm Effects or City Effects? Neil Lee
October 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0144:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; 011; 031; R23


Tags: cultural diversity; innovation; cities; smes; migration

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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
Crime and Immigration: New Evidence from England and Wales Laura Jaitman and Stephen Machin
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1238:
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JEL Classification: F22;K42


Tags: crime; immigration; enclaves; a8.

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Top Team Demographics, Innovation and Business Performance: Findings from English Firms and Cities 2008-9 Max Nathan
March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0129:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; O11; O31; R23


Tags: cities; innovation; entrepreneurship; cultural diversity; migration; gender

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CentrePiece Article
Immigration and the UK Labour Market David Metcalf
December 2012
Paper No' CEPCP381:
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CentrePiece 17 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: immigration; government policy; eu; migration policy; work skills

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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
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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Ambition, Human Capital Acquisition and the Metropolitan Escalator Ian Gordon
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0107:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: escalator region; migration; urban labour market; london; social mobility; human capital

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Accounting for Big City Growth in Low Paid Occupations: Immigration and/or Service Class Consumption Ian Gordon and Ioannis Kaplanis April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0106:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23; F22; R12


Tags: regional labour markets; wages; employment; international migration; consumer demand

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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

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Non-Native Speakers Of English In The Classroom: What Are The Effects On Pupil Performance? Charlotte Geay, Sandra McNally and Shqiponja Telhaj March 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0137:
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Tags: language; immigration; education

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Flexible Employment and Cross-Regional Adjustment Ioannis Kaplanis and Vassilis Monastiriotis
January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0100:
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JEL Classification: R11; R23; J08; J61


Tags: employment flexibility; regional migration; labour market adjustment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assimilation in Multilingual Cities Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1110:
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JEL Classification: F22; J15


Tags: immigration; assimilation; language policies; minorities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Skilled Migration Foster Innovative Performance? Evidence from British Local Areas Luisa Gagliardi
November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0097:
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JEL Classification: O15; O31; I2; H22


Tags: innovation; migration; education; externalities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration in the Periphery Matti Sarvimäki
May 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0080:
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JEL Classification: R12; J61; N94


Tags: agglomeration externalities; natural advantages; migration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Super-Diversity: Findings from British Cities, 2001-2006 Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0068:
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JEL Classification: JI; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; demography; migration; culture; cultural diversity; super-diversity; urban economies; growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Long Term Impacts of Migration in British Cities: Diversity, Wages, Employment and Prices Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0067:
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JEL Classification: D24; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; migration; cultural diversity; labour markets; productivity; urban economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration and the Occupational Choice of Natives: A Factor Proportions Approach Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
January 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1043:
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JEL Classification: J15; J31


Tags: immigration; occupations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves Brian Bell, Francesco Fasani and Stephen Machin
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0984:
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JEL Classification: F22; K42


Tags: crime; immigration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Self-Reinforcing Shocks: Evidence from a Resettlement Policy Aki Kangasharju and Matti Sarvimäki
April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0047:
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JEL Classification: F12; J10; R12; N94


Tags: economic geography; agglomeration; migration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Networks in the Premodern Economy: the Market for London Apprenticeships, 1600-1749 Tim Leunig, Chris Minns and Patrick Wallis November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0956:
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JEL Classification: N3; J2; J6


Tags: apprenticeship; human capital formation; training; migration; networks; uk; early modern

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on Occupational Wages: Evidence from Britain Stephen Nickell and Jumana Saleheen
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0034:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; occupation; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany and the United Kingdom Yann Algan, Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz and Alan Manning October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0951:
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JEL Classification: J30; J61; J64


Tags: immigration; earnings; employment; education; france; germany; uk

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration Markus Jäntti, Matti Sarvimäki and Roope Uusitalo
March 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0015:
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JEL Classification: J60; O15; R23


Tags: migration; displaced persons; regional labor markets

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
Change and Continuity Among Minority Communities in Britain Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0903:
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JEL Classification: J15; J61; F22


Tags: immigration; assimilation

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CEP Occasional Paper
Assimilation of Migrants into the British Labour Market Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
October 2008
Paper No' CEPOP22:
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JEL Classification: J61


Tags: migration; labour markets; assimilation

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Relative Gains to Immigration: A Comparison of the Labour Market Position of Indians in the USA, the UK and India Jonathan Wadsworth and Augustin de Coulon February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0851:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J68


Tags: immigration; wages; relative ranking

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CEP Discussion Paper
Conflict-Induced Displacement and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina Florence Kondylis November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0777:
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JEL Classification: C33; C81; J60; O15; R23


Tags: civil conflict; labour market; migration; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Returns to Temporary Migration to the United States: Evidence from the Mexican Urban Employment Survey Benjamin Aleman-Castilla June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0804:
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JEL Classification: J61; J22; J15


Tags: temporary migration; real wages; labour supply

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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
Culture Clash or Culture Club? The Identity and Attitudes of Immigrants in Britain Alan Manning and Sanchari Roy
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0790:
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JEL Classification: J61


Tags: immigration; identity; assimilation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain Marco Manacorda, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0754:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: wages; wage inequality; immigration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigrants at Retirement: Stay/Return or 'Va-et-Vient' Francois-Charles Wolff and Augustin de Coulon
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0691:
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JEL Classification: J26; O15; R23


Tags: return migration; retirement; family interactions

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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration: The Evidence from Economic Research Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA005:
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Tags: immigration

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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
Self-Selection and the Performance of Return Migrants: the Source Country Perspective. Matloob Piracha and Augustin de Coulon July 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0576:
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JEL Classification: F22;J61


Tags: migration; self-selection; albania