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CEP Discussion Paper
Subsidizing Labor Hoarding in Recessions: The Employment & Welfare Effects of Short Time Work Giulia Giupponi and Camille Landais December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1585:
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JEL Classification: H20; J20; J65


Tags: short-time work; employment; reallocation; social insurance; optimal policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diffusion of Social Values Through the Lens of US Newspapers Alan Manning and Paolo Masella
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1559:
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JEL Classification: B55


Tags: social attitudes; gay marriage

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In brief...The bedroom tax Steve Gibbons, Maria Sanchez-Vidal and Olmo Silva
July 2018
Paper No' CEPCP531:
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CentrePiece 23 (2) Summer 2018


JEL Classification: H55; H2; R21; R28


Tags: social housing; social rents; bedroom tax; housing benefits


This article summarises ‘The Bedroom Tax’ by Steve Gibbons, Maria Sánchez-Vidal and Olmo Silva, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1537, April 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Bedroom Tax Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Maria Sánchez-Vidal
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1537:
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JEL Classification: H55; H2; R21; R28


Tags: social housing; social rents; bedroom tax; housing benefits

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Social Origins of Inventors Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1522:
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JEL Classification: O31; I24; J18


Tags: inventors; innovation; social mobility; iq; education; parental background


This paper has been published as:
'On the Returns to Invention within Firms: Evidence from Finland', Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen, AEA Papers and Proceedings, Volume 108, May 2018
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Superstar houses and the American mortgage frenzy Clement Bellet
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP498:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Neighbourhood Satisfaction Monica Langella and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1459:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation

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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 Economic Value of Local Social Networks Frank Ethridge, Maryann Feldman, Tom Kemeny and Ted Zoller
January 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0170:
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JEL Classification: R11; O12; O18; L14


Tags: cities; economic development; social networks; social capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Women Earn Less Even as Social Entrepreneurs? Saul Estrin, Ute Stephan and Suncica Vujic
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1313:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J71; L32


Tags: social entrepreneur; gender pay gap; social enterprise; earnings; job satisfaction

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Neighbourhood Turnover and Teenage Attainment Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0163:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; R23


Tags: education; neighbourhood; turnover; social capital


This paper has been published as:
'Neighbourhood Turnover and Teenage Attainment', Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt,Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 15, Issue 4, 1 August 2017
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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Upward Social Mobility, Well-being and Political Preferences: Evidence from the BHPS Andrew E. Clark and Emanuela D'Angelo
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1252:
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JEL Classification: A14; C25; D31; D63; J28; J62


Tags: social mobility; satisfaction; redistribution; inequality; voting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intergenerational Persistence in Income and Social Class: The Impact of Within-Group Inequality Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Lindsey Macmillan September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1242:
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JEL Classification: J13; J31; Z13


Tags: intergenerational income mobility; social class fluidity; income inequality

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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
Neighbors, Knowledge, and Nuggets: Two Natural Field Experiments on the Role of Incentives on Energy Conservation Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalfe June 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1222:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D83; Q41


Tags: social norms; financial incentives; natural field experiments; energy consumption

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CEP Discussion Paper
Where the Streets Have a Name: Income Comparisons in the US Abel Brodeur and Sarah Flèche
March 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1196:
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JEL Classification: C25; D00; J31


Tags: income comparisons; rank; relative utility; social interactions; social status; well-being

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CEP Occasional Paper
Social Policies and Labor Market Outcomes in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of the Existing Evidence Mariano Bosch and Marco Manacorda December 2012
Paper No' CEPOP32:
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JEL Classification: J08; J32; J38


Tags: social policies; labor markets; latin america; caribbean

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentives for Quality over Time - The Case of Facebook Applications Jörg Claussen, Tobias Kretschmer and Philip Mayrhofer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1133:
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JEL Classification: L1; L50; O33


Tags: usage intensity; social media; platform management; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions Under Monopolistic Competition Swati Dhingra and John Morrow February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1130:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: selection; monopolistic competition; efficiency; productivity; social welfare; demand elasticity

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


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

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


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

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


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

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: The educational background of postgrad students Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP316:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: education; social mobility

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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Housing Supply and the Dilution of Social Capital Christian A. L. Hilber
January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0042:
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JEL Classification: D71; R21; R31


Tags: house price capitalization; social capital; homeownership; land and housing supply; reciprocal cooperation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Welfare Policy and the Distribution of Hours of Work L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0962:
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JEL Classification: E02; H53; I18; I38; J22


Tags: hours of work; employment shares; home production; childcare; tax wedge; welfare state; social subsidies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Theory of Values Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0943:
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JEL Classification: D63; Z13


Tags: values; pro-social behaviour

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Family Types and the Persistence of Regional Disparities in Europe Gilles Duranton, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Richard Sandall
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0009:
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JEL Classification: J12; O18; R11


Tags: institutions; family types; education; social capital; labor force participation; economic wealth and dynamism; regions; europe

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment Outcomes in the Welfare State L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0856:
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JEL Classification: E24;I38;J22


Tags: welfare state; employment; social services; tax and subsidy; three worlds of welfare

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Early Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills on Later Outcomes Pedro Carneiro, Claire Crawford and Alissa Goodman
October 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0092:
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Tags: cognitive skills; non-cognitive skills; labour maket outcomes; education outcomes; social outcomes

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


Tags: respect; status; pro-social preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Gold Rush Theory of Economic Development Ralph Ossa
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0719:
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JEL Classification: O10; O12; O14


Tags: economic development; social learning; lumpiness

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


Tags: social networks; wage differentials; recruitment; hiring

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Costs of Urban Property Crime Steve Gibbons
June 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0574:
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JEL Classification: R21;C31


Tags: property prices; crime; social disorder; spatial econometrics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Whence Reform? A Critique of the Stiglitz Perspective M Dabrowski, Stanislaw Gomulka and J Rostowski
September 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0471:
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Tags: transition from communism; capitalism; china; russia; joseph stiglitz; clean slate policy; social capital