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Sink or swim time? Social mobility and the 2021 Budget Lee Elliot Major
October 2021
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Tags: social mobility; policy; budget; uk; equality; wages; skills; education

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Nobel prize in economics recognises evidence-based impact evaluation Gonzalo Nunez-Chaim
October 2021
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Tags: growth; immigration; schools; social mobility; wages; policy; equality;

CEP report
Are 'green' jobs good jobs? Mirko Draca, Jiaqi Li, Sabrina Muller, Viet Nguyen-Tien, Capucine Riom and Anna Valero
October 2021
Paper No' CEPSP39:
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Tags: green jobs; green economy; climate change; uk and european economies; employment and wages; green growth

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Natural experiments in labour economics and beyond: The 2021 Nobel laureates David Card, Joshua Angrist, and Guido Imbens Jörn-Steffen Pischke October 2021
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Tags: immigration; schools; social mobility; wages; policy; equality;

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Return of the guest worker: guest or servant? Alan Manning
October 2021
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Tags: employment; immigration; labour; labour shortage; equality

CEP discussion paper
Living wages and age discontinuities for low-wage workers Nikhil Datta and Stephen Machin
September 2021
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Tags: living wages; minimum wages; wages; hours

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How has Covid-19 affected part-time jobs? Jonathan Wadsworth
September 2021
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UK labour shortages and immigration: looking at the evidence Alan Manning
September 2021
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Tags: immigration; wages; labour; labor; labour shortage

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Children, unhappiness and family finances David Blanchflower and Andrew E. Clark
September 2021
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Tags: age; children; eurobarometer; financial difficulties; subjective well-being

CEP Insights
Gender in the workplace Barbara Petrongolo
August 2021
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Tags: gender; inequality; wages

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The World Management Survey at 18: Lessons and the way forward
July 2021
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Tags: management policy toolkit; management practices; productivity; world management survey

CEP discussion paper
Import liberalization as export destruction? Evidence from the United States Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson June 2021
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Tags: trade policy; import liberalization; comparative advantage; scale economies; china shock

CEP discussion paper
Marriage as insurance: job protection and job insecurity in France Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Anthony Lepinteur
June 2021
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Tags: marriage; insurance; employment protection; perceived job security; difference-in-differences

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How has Covid-19 affected India's economy? Swati Dhingra and Maitreesh Ghatak
June 2021
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Tags: covid-19; gdp; equality; wages; trade

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Going for growth that's sustainable and equitable John Van Reenen
June 2021
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CentrePiece 26 (2) Summer 2021


Tags: technological change; productivity; environment; innovation; management; growth; climate

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The beautiful gain: what can Brazilian football tell us about the effect of non-compete clauses on wages? Bernardo Guimaraes, Joao Paulo Pessoa and Vladimir Ponczek June 2021
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Tags: wages; non-compete; wages; growth

CEP discussion paper
Education and management practices Anna Valero
May 2021
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Tags: management practices; education; human capital

CEP discussion paper
Judge Dread: court severity, repossession risk and demand in mortgage and housing markets Piero Montebruno, Olmo Silva and Nikodem Szumilo May 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1766:
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Tags: house repossessions; mortgages; house prices; housing demand; mortgage default

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Lockdowns widen the gender gap in mental health Abigail Adams-Prassl, Teodora Boneva, Marta Golin and Christopher Rauh
April 2021
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Tags: covid-19; wages; equality; mental health; employment; childcare

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Contrary to the impression given by the Sewell Report, things for ethnic minorities in the UK labour market are not getting better Alan Manning and Rebecca Rose April 2021
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Beyond income inequality: factoring in non-monetary rewards Andrew E. Clark, Maria Cotofan and Richard Layard
April 2021
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Tags: social mobility; wages; equality; labour markets; wellbeing

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Ethnic minorities and the UK labour market: are things getting better? Alan Manning and Rebecca Rose
April 2021
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Tags: social mobility; wages; equality

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Update: How is coronavirus affecting the self-employed? Jack Blundell and Maria Ventura
March 2021
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Tags: wages; gender pay gap; gender; equality

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UK gender pay gap reporting: a crude but effective policy? Jack Blundell
March 2021
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Tags: wages; gender pay gap; gender; equality

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Barriers to net-zero: How firms can make or break the green transition Ralph De Haas, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Helena Schweiger March 2021
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Tags: technological change; management; investment; green; environment; growth

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Work and children: is the motherhood penalty in Spain too high for working women? Claudia Hupkau and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
March 2021
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Tags: employment; wages; equality; gender; labour markets

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Black women are missing in the UK's top 1% Teresa Almeida, Erika Brodnock and Grace Lordan
March 2021
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Tags: wages; equality

CEP discussion paper
Non-compete agreements, wages and efficiency: theory and evidence from Brazilian football Bernardo Guimaraes, Joao Paulo Pessoa and Vladimir Ponczek March 2021
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JEL Classification: JEL codes: J30; J41; J60; K31; Z22


Tags: labor mobility; labor frictions; wage profile; labor turnover

CEP discussion paper
The true returns to the choice of occupation and education Andrew E. Clark, Maria Cotofan and Richard Layard
February 2021
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JEL Classification: I31; J31


Tags: occupation; wages; non-pecuniary benefits; inequality

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Covid-19 and the Youth Labour Market. The Kids are (Probably) Alright Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2021
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Tags: covid-19; employment; uk; wages

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Trade protection along supply chains: how antidumping measures against China hurt downstream industries Chad Bown, Paola Conconi, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi February 2021
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Tags: economic geography; supply chains; usa; china; policy; tax; production; employment; wages; investment; sales; trade

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Trade protection along supply chains: The negative effects of tariffs on downstream sectors Chad Bown, Paola Conconi, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi February 2021
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Tags: globalisation; industry; employment; wages; trade; china; usa

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The elusive employment effect of the minimum wage Alan Manning
January 2021
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Tags: minimum wage; employment

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Monopsony in Labor Markets: A Review Alan Manning
January 2021
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Tags: monopsony; imperfect competition; labor markets; minimum wages

CEP discussion paper
Worker and firm responses to trade shocks: The UK-China case Josh De Lyon and Joao Paulo Pessoa
January 2021
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; J3; J6


Tags: globalisation; employment; wages; uk economy.

CEP discussion paper
Trade protection along supply chains Chad Bown, Paola Conconi, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi
January 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1739:
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JEL Classification: F13; D57


Tags: trade protection; supply chains; input-output linkages; employment

CEP discussion paper
Quality of life in a dynamic spatial model Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth and Tobias Seidel
December 2020
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JEL Classification: J2; J3; R2; R3; R5


Tags: covid-19; dynamic; housing; migration; rents; pollution; productivity; spatial equilibrium; quality of life; wages; welfare; economic geography; productivity; wages; wellbeing

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Productivity and organization in portuguese firms Lorenzo Caliendo, Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg November 2020
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Tags: productivity; organization; wages; managers; layers; tfp; firm size

CEP discussion paper
School indiscipline and crime Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd and Matteo Sandi
November 2020
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: youth crime; minimum dropout age; school attendance

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COVID-19 and social mobility: the public support key policies that will help limit widening inequalities in employment and education Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin November 2020
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Tags: covid-19; social mobility; equality; inequality; wages; education

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The government's furlough scheme has almost certainly helped prevent a large rise in unemployment over COVID-19 (so far) Jonathan Wadsworth November 2020
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Redundancies and the labour market under Covid. Has furlough helped? And other related things you may have missed Jonathan Wadsworth November 2020
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Tags: employment; covid-19; labour markets; wages; public policy

CentrePiece article
In brief... Monopsony in labour markets: what it is, why it matters Alan Manning
November 2020
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CentrePiece 25 (3) Autumn 2020


Tags: monopsony; wages; labour markets; employment

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Speech and Wages
October 2020
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Tags: african american; language; residential location; wage; pierinae

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Two Things About Ethnicity Pay Gaps that May Have Passed You By Jonathan Wadsworth
October 2020
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Tags: immigration; wages; ethnicity

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Job polarization and the declining quality of knowledge workers: Evidence from the UK and Germany Chiara Cavaglia and Ben Etheridge October 2020
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Tags: wages; cognitive ability; job polarization; roy model; task prices

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

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Prime locations Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Thilo N. H. Albers and Kristian Behrens
October 2020
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: prime services; internal city structure; agent-based model; multiple equilibria and path dependence; transport networks; cities; economic geography

External publication
Vulnerabilities of Supply Chains Post-Brexit Jan David Bakker, Nikhil Datta, Josh De Lyon and Elitsa Garnizova
September 2020
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Tags: brexit; uk economy; trade; food and beverage sector

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City of dreams no more: COVID-19 in urban India Shania Bhalotia, Swati Dhingra and Fjolla Kondirolli
September 2020
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Tags: covid-19; inequality; wages; india; public policy

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UK Labour Market Under COVID Part 3: Layoffs, Hiring & Wages Jonathan Wadsworth
September 2020
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Tags: labour market; covid-19; wages; furlough; recession

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How economists view the US debate on extending jobless benefits Romesh Vaitilingam
August 2020
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Tags: wages; wellbeing; public policy; usa

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Why we need to do something about the monopsony power of employers Alan Manning
August 2020
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Tags: monopsony; employment; wages

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Dream jobs: managers in internationally active firms have higher lifetime wages Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano July 2020
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Tags: productivity; innovation; wages; labour markets; labor markets; labor; labour

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Dream jobs Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
July 2020
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JEL Classification: J30; M12; J62; F16


Tags: good jobs; international experience; managers; sorting; wage growth wage premium

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Why are pollution damages lower in developed countries? Insights from high income, high-particulate matter Hong Kong Jonathan Colmer, Dajun Lin, Siying Liu and Jay Shimshack July 2020
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JEL Classification: Q53; I15; Q56


Tags: particulate matter; marginal damages; infant health

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CEP occasional paper
Preserving job matches during the Covid-19 pandemic: firm-level evidence on the role of government aid Morten Bennedsen, Berthe Larsen, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur July 2020
Paper No' CEPOP51:
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JEL Classification: H12; J38; J63; M54


Tags: covid-19; aid packages; firm labor responses

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Place-based policies and spatial disparities across European cities Maximilian v. Ehrlich and Henry G. Overman
June 2020
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Tags: economic geography; human capital; skills; occupational choice; labor productivity; wage level and structure; regional labor markets; population; neighborhood characteristics

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Skill-biased management: evidence from manufacturing firms Andy Feng and Anna Valero
May 2020
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24; L2; M2


Tags: productivity; management practices; human capital; universities; complementarities

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Automation, globalization and vanishing jobs: a labor market sorting view Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte, Maximilian Mayer and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano May 2020
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JEL Classification: O33; O47; F16; F66; J64


Tags: automation; offshoring; two-sided heterogeneity; positive assortativity; wage inequality; horizontal specialization; core-task-biased technological change

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Monopsony and the wage effects of migration Michael Amior and Alan Manning
May 2020
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JEL Classification: J31; J42; J61


Tags: migration; wages; monopsony

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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Covid-19 school shutdowns: what will they do to our children's education? Andrew Eyles, Stephen Gibbons and Piero Montebruno
May 2020
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Tags: schools; school closures; covid-19; education; disadvantaged children

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The Covid-19 recession is creating a crisis of inequality Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom and Jack Blundell
April 2020
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Tags: covid-19; wages; equality; employment

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COVID-19 and wages: prepare for large cuts if you are younger and work in a small firm Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom, Jack Blundell and Luigi Pistaferri April 2020
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Tags: covid-19; wages; equality; gender; business

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Prepare for large wage cuts if you are younger and work in a small firm Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom, Jack Blundell and Luigi Pistaferri April 2020
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Tags: wages; labour markets; labour; labor markets; labor; equality; inequality; gender

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Labor demand in the past, present and future Georg Graetz
March 2020
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JEL Classification: J23; O33


Tags: automation; labor demand; labor share; technology; wages

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CentrePiece article
The cost of being young: measuring intergenerational consumer prices Rahat Siddique explores an important aspect of the economic landscape facing the UK's young adults the 'millennial' generation. Rahat Siddique
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP572:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


Tags: real wages; intergenerational consumer prices; consumer price index; cpi

Journal article
Trapped Factors and China’s Impact on Global Growth Nicholas Bloom, Paul Romer, Stephen Terry and John Van Reenen
January 2020
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Tags: employment; unemployment; wages; intergenerational income distribution; aggregate human capital; aggregate labor productivity; education and economic developmentj; human capital; skills; occupational choice; labor productivity; human resources; human de

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Import competition, heterogeneous preferences of managers and productivity Cheng Chen and Claudia Steinwender
January 2020
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JEL Classification: D22; D23; F14; L21; L22


Tags: import competition; productivity; family firms; managers

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Intellectual property and the organization of the global value chain Stefano Bolatto, Alireza Naghavi, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Katja Zajc Kejzar January 2020
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; F21; F23; D23; L22; L23; L24; O34


Tags: sequential production; intellectual property; intangible assets; appropriability; stage complementarity; upstreamness; firm organization; outsourcing; vertical integration

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Direct democracy and intergenerational conflicts in ageing societies Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Malte Steenbeck January 2020
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Tags: nimby; stuttgart 21; ageing; direct democracy; intergenerational conflict; referendum; transport; voting;

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The innovation premium to soft skills in low-skilled occupations Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1665:
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JEL Classification: O33; L23; J31


Tags: innovation; skill-based technological change; wage; complementarity

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CEP election analysis
The labour market Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA046:
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Tags: employment; jobs; labour; productivity; unemployment; wages; 2019 general election


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Measuring and explaining management in schools: new approaches using public data Clare Leaver, Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1656:
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JEL Classification: M5; I2; J3


Tags: management; teacher selection; teacher incentives; cross-country

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Building a productive workforce: the role of structured management practices Christopher Cornwell, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur August 2019
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JEL Classification: D22; M11; J31


Tags: labor allocation; managers; management practices; productivity

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Reallocation and the Role of Firm Composition Effects on Aggregate Wage Dynamics
June 2019
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Tags: aggregate wage dynamics; firm composition effects; reallocation

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Healthy Business? Managerial Education and Management in Healthcare Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen June 2019
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Tags: management; hospitals; mortality

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Zero Hours Contracts and Labour Market Policy Nikhil Datta, Giulia Giupponi and Stephen Machin
June 2019
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Tags: employment; zero hours contracts; zhcs; labour market inequality; wages

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Technology gaps, trade and income Thomas Sampson
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1627:
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JEL Classification: F11; F43; O14; O41


Tags: technology gaps; trade; technology investment; ricardian comparative advantage; international income inequality

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Foreign expansion, competition and bank risk
May 2019
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Tags: banks' risk-taking; competition; diversification; geographical expansion; gravity; regulatory arbitrage; systemic risk

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CEP Brexit analysis
Trade and worker deskilling: how the post-Brexit pound has hurt Britain’s workers Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT15:
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Tags: brexit; eu; trade; wages; jobs; skills

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Trade and worker deskilling Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F66; J24; J31


Tags: exchange rate depreciation; trade; wages; training; deskilling; brexit

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The comparative advantage of firms Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1614:
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JEL Classification: F11; L25; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; firm capabilities; vertical input linkages; comparative advantage; economies of scope; size-based policies

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Affordability, financial innovation and the start of the housing boom Jane K. Dokko, Benjamin J. Keys and Lindsay E. Relihan
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1611:
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JEL Classification: G22; R21; R22


Tags: housing policy; mortgage loans; subprime mortgage

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The urban wage premium in imperfect labour markets Boris Hirsch, Elke J. Jahn, Alan Manning and Michael Oberfichtner
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1608:
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JEL Classification: R23; J42; J31


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

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Employee wellbeing, productivity and firm performance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1605:
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JEL Classification: I31; J24; J25


Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

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Firming up inequality
February 2019
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Tags: firm size; income distribution; industrial performance; labor standard; labor supply; wage determination; wage gap; united states

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Monopolistic competition and optimum product diversity under firm heterogeneity February 2019
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Tags: competition (economics); demand-side management; economic policy; empirical analysis; firm size; heterogeneity; monopoly; product development; welfare economics

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Incidence, salience, and spillovers: the direct and indirect effects of tax credits on wages Ghazala Azmat
February 2019
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JEL Classification: I38; J30; H22; H23


Tags: wages; tax credits; incidence; salience; labour markets

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CEP discussion paper
Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Caterina Gennaioli, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Thomas Stoerk February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1601:
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JEL Classification: D22; F23; Q56; Q58


Tags: carbon leakage; eu ets; multinationals

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Incidence, salience, and spillovers: The direct and indirect effects of tax credits on wages January 2019
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Tags: h22; h23; i38; incidence; j30; salience; tax credits; wages

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Discrimination, managers, and firm performance: evidence from “Aryanizations” in Nazi Germany Kilian Huber, Volker Lindenthal and Fabian Waldinger January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1599:
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JEL Classification: J71; M21; N84


Tags: discrimination; antisemitism; firms; managers; stock prices; nazi germany

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CEP discussion paper
Skill biased management: evidence from manufacturing firms Andy Feng and Anna Valero
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1594:
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24; L2; M2


Tags: management practices; human capital; universities; complementarities

Journal article
Transparency about the outcomes of mental health services (IAPT approach): an analysis of public data December 2018
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Tags: article; clinical outcome; clinical practice; hospital management; human; improving access to psychological therapies service; information processing; mental health service; outcome assessment; patient referral; prediction; predictor variable; priority jo

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Off EU Go? Brexit, the UK Labour Market and Immigration Jonathan Wadsworth
December 2018
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; unemployment; wages; brexit

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Monetary policy, product market competition and growth Philippe Aghion, Emmanuel Farhi and Enisse Kharroubi
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1590:
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JEL Classification: E32; E43; E52


Tags: growth; financial conditions; firm leverage; competition

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

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Firm dynamics and residual inequality in open economies Gabriel Felbermayr, Giammario Impullitti and Julien Prat
October 2018
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Tags: globalisation; wage inequality;

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The evolution and adoption of equity crowdfunding: entrepreneur and investor entry into a new market
August 2018
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Tags: early stage entrepreneurial finance; entrepreneurship; equity crowdfunding; investor choices; regulation

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Foreign expansion, competition and bank risk Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1567:
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JEL Classification: G21; G32; L13


Tags: banks' risk-taking; systemic risk; geographical expansion; gravity; diversification; competition; regulatory arbitrage

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CEP discussion paper
Why does education reduce crime? Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1566:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime age profiles; school dropout; compulsory schooling laws

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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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The price of Brexit Thomas Sampson
July 2018
Paper No' CEPCP528:
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CentrePiece 23 (2) Summer 2018


Tags: eu; brexit; uk economic growth; real wages; living standards

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CEP discussion paper
Managing trade: evidence from China and the US Nicholas Bloom, Kalina Manova, Stephen Teng Sun, John Van Reenen and Zhihong Yu
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1553:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F23; L20; O19; O32


Tags: management; exports; product quality; productivity; globalisation

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CEP discussion paper
The generation gap in direct democracy Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Steffen Q. Mueller
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1552:
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JEL Classification: D7; H3


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

Journal article
Who gets the urban surplus?
May 2018
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Tags: cities; land rent; productivity; sorting; wages

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Gender Norms and Relative Working Hours: Why Do Women Suffer More Than Men from Working Longer Hours Than Their Partners? Sarah Flèche, Anthony Lepinteur and Nattavudh Powdthavee May 2018
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Tags: wellbeing; gender wage gap

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CEP discussion paper
Specialization matters in the firm size-wage gap Maria Molina-Domene
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1545:
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JEL Classification: J31; L23


Tags: firm size-wage gap; specialization; division of labor

Journal article
Ownership and hospital behaviour: Employment and local unemployment
April 2018
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Tags: competition; france; hospitals; management; public employment; unemployment

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Ownership and hospital behaviour: Employment and local unemployment Andrew E. Clark and Carine Milcent
April 2018
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Tags: competition; france; hospitals; management; public employment; unemployment;

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Changing the structure of minimum wages: firm adjustment and wage spillovers Giulia Giupponi and Stephen Machin
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1533:
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JEL Classification: J23; J31


Tags: minimum wage structure; employment; wage spillovers

Journal article
Working across time zones: Exporters and the gender wage gap Esther Ann Bøler, Beata Javorcik and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
March 2018
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Pension shocks and wages Pawel Adrjan and Brian Bell
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1536:
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JEL Classification: J31; J32; G32


Tags: wages; pensions; frictions

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Family firms: the problem of second-generation bosses Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
March 2018
Paper No' CEPCP527:
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CentrePiece 23 (1) Spring 2018


Tags: ceo; firm productivity; management

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The effect of minimum wages on low-wage jobs: evidence from the United States using a bunching estimator Doruk Cengiz, Arindrajit Dube, Attila Lindner and Ben Zipperer February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1531:
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J88


Tags: minimum wage policy; bunching estimator; labor demand elasticity; wage distribution

Journal article
Mortgage debt and entrepreneurship
January 2018
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Tags: entrepreneurship; leverage; mortgage debt; risk aversion

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Minimum wages and firm value Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
January 2018
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Tags: minimum wage; employment;

Journal article
A question of degree: The effects of degree class on labor market outcomes
December 2017
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Tags: educational economics; human capital; salary and wage differentials

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A question of degree: The effects of degree class on labor market outcomes Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
December 2017
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Tags: educational economics; human capital; salary and wage differentials

Journal article
The economic consequences of family policies: lessons from a century of legislation in high-income countries Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo December 2017
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JEL Classification: J13; J16; J18


Tags: parental leave; childcare; family policies; gender gaps; marriage; marital dissolution; family structure; domestic abuse; fertility; family planning; child care; children; youth; economics of gender; employment

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Aggregating from micro to macro patterns of trade Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1513:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F14


Tags: comparative advantage; trade; prices; quality; variety

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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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In brief ... Brexit: the impact on prices Josh De Lyon, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
October 2017
Paper No' CEPCP518:
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CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


Tags: brexit; food prices; wages

Journal article
Service Trade and Occupational Tasks: An Empirical Investigation September 2017
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Tags: comparative advantage; demand analysis; export; information technology; occupation; offshoring; service sector; trade liberalization; belgium

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In search of features that constitute an "enriched environment" in humans: Associations between geographical properties and brain structure September 2017
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Tags: aged; amygdala; anatomy and histology; cingulate gyrus; cross-sectional study; environmental exposure; germany; growth; development and aging; human; middle aged; prefrontal cortex; very elderly; aged; aged; 80 and over; amygdala; cross-sectional studies;

Journal article
The role of prepayment penalties in mortgage loans
September 2017
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Tags: default; mortgages; prepayment penalties; refinancing

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Why do we undervalue competent management? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
September 2017
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Tags: strategy; management; business; operations management; productivity; growth

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Healthy business? Managerial education and management in healthcare Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1500:
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JEL Classification: M1; I1


Tags: management; hospitals; mortality; education; growth

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Equity crowdfunding and early stage entrepreneurial finance: damaging or disruptive? Saul Estrin, Daniel Gozman and Susanna Khavul September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1498:
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JEL Classification: G3; G21; L26; M21


Tags: equity crowdfunding; early stage entrepreneurial finance; financial regulation; investor choices

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Robot arithmetic: can new technology harm all workers or the average worker? Francesco Caselli and Alan Manning
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1497:
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JEL Classification: J31; O33


Tags: technology; wages

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The great divergence(s) Giuseppe Berlingieri, Patrick Blanchenay and Chiara Criscuolo
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1488:
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JEL Classification: D2; J3


Tags: dispersion; productivity; sorting; wages

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Is modern technology responsible for jobless recoveries? Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels
May 2017
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JEL Classification: E23;E24;E32;J24;J64


Tags: production; employment; unemployment; wages; intergenerational income distribution; aggregate human capital; aggregate labor productivity; business fluctuations; cycles; human capital; skills; occupational choice; labor productivity; models; duration; incidence; and job search

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


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The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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Tags: real wages; wages; growth

Journal article
Gender Inequality and Economic Development: Fertility, Education and Norms
April 2017
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Tags: economic development; education; fertility; gender disparity; income distribution; labor participation; labor supply; wage gap; womens employment

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

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The political legacy of entertainment TV Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1475:
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JEL Classification: L82; D72; Z13


Tags: entertainment tv; voting; cognitive abilities; civic engagement

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Global banking: risk taking and competition Ester Faia and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1471:
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JEL Classification: G21; G32; L13


Tags: global bank; oligopoly; oligopsony; endogenous risk taking; expectation of rents extraction; appetitefor leverage

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What drives differences in management? Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1470:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; competition; learning

Journal article
Trade and inequality: From theory to estimation January 2017
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Tags: international trade; wage inequality

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Wage rigidities and business cycle fluctuations: A linked employer-employee analysis December 2016
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The diffusion of knowledge via managers' mobility Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Alessandro Sforza
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1458:
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JEL Classification: M2; L2; F16; J31


Tags: managers; knowledge diffusion; firm performance; job mobility export experience

Journal article
Share capitalism and worker wellbeing
October 2016
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Tags: compensation methods; job satisfaction; wages; working conditions

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The evolution of gender gaps in industrialized countries Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2016
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JEL Classification: E24,;J16;J31


Tags: female employment; gender gaps; industry structure; wages

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Lower coverage but stronger unions? Institutional changes and union wage premia in Central Europe August 2016
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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 Brexit analysis
BREXIT 2016: policy analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. 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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Management as a technology? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1433:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; growth

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Inequality in mortality decreased among the young while increasing for older adults, 1990-2010 May 2016
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Tags: age structure; cohort analysis; mortality; population decline; poverty; research; young population; article; childhood mortality; human; income; infant mortality; life expectancy; mortality; mortality rate; poverty; priority journal; adolescent; age; aged

Journal article
Assignment reversals: Trade, skill allocation and wage inequality
May 2016
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Tags: international trade; labor assignment; wage inequality

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CEP Brexit analysis
Brexit and the impact of immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. 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
The elusive employment effect of the minimum wage Alan Manning
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1428:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment

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Graduate returns, degree class premia and higher education expansion in the UK
April 2016
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Tags: cohort analysis; higher education; returns to education; student; wage; united kingdom

Journal article
The Rising Postgraduate Wage Premium
April 2016
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Tags: higher education; labor market; occupation; wage

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CEP discussion paper
Management practices, workforce selection and productivity Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen and Stefanie Wolter March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1416:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; wages; growth

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One Mandarin benefits the whole clan: hometown favoritism in an authoritarian regime Quoc-Anh Do, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and Anh N. Tran February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1409:
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JEL Classification: O12; D72; H72


Tags: favoritism; patronage; authoritarian regime; political connection; hometown; infrastructure; distributive politics

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CEP discussion paper
Swimming upstream: input-output linkages and the direction of product adoption Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1407:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; vertical linkages; horizontal linkages

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CEP discussion paper
Reservation wages and the wage flexibility puzzle Felix Koenig, Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1406:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E24


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

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CEP real wages update
Slowing UK Wage Growth David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
February 2016
Paper No' CEPRWU004:
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Tags: uk wage growth; labour market; government policy; average weekly earnings (awe); inflation; unemployment

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CEP discussion paper
Minimum wages and firm value Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1404:
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JEL Classification: J23; L25


Tags: minimum wages; firm value

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CEP occasional paper
International Data on Measuring Management Practices Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen January 2016
Paper No' CEPOP46:
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Tags: management practices; international data

Journal article
Income and Population Growth
December 2015
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Tags: child mortality; fertility; gross domestic product; income; income distribution; population growth; wage

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Productivity and organization in Portuguese firms Lorenzo Caliendo, Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1397:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; L23; F16; J24; J31


Tags: productivity; organization; wages; managers; layers; tfp; firm size

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The youngest get the pill: ADHD misdiagnosis and the production of education in Germany Hannes Schwandt and Amelie Wuppermann December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1394:
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JEL Classification: I1; I2; J1


Tags: adhd; misdiagnosis; age cut-off; education

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CentrePiece article
Wage stagnation and the legacy costs of employment Brian Bell reveals the downside of special payments to fund deficit gaps in 'defined benefit' company pension schemes Brian Bell
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP458:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: decoupling; wages; productivity; compensation; labour income share

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Healthcare: how competition can improve management quality and save lives Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen look at how NHS hospitals in England respond to wider patient choice Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP454:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity


Further reading: earlier version available as CEP Discussion Paper No. 983
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Informal care and the great recession Joan Costa-Font, Martin Karlsson and Henning Oien
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1360:
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JEL Classification: I18


Tags: long-term care; informal care; great recession; downturn; old age dependency

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Globalization: a woman's best friend? Exporters and the gender wage gap Esther Ann Bøler, Beata Javorcik and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1358:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F16; J16


Tags: exporters; globalization; gender wage gap

Journal article
Does Management Matter in schools?
May 2015
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Tags: academic performance; government relations; management practice; secondary education; brazil; canada; germany; india; italy; sweden; united kingdom; united states

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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 A. L. Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Henry G. 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
Has performance pay increased wage inequality in Britain? Mark Bryan and Alex Bryson
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1346:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: wages; wage inequality; performance pay; bonuses

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CEP election analysis
Inequality: Are we really 'all in this together'? Gabriel Zucman
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA030:
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Tags: inequality; wages; wealth; taxes; #electioneconomics

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Is happiness a predictor of election results? George Ward
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1343:
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JEL Classification: I31; D72


Tags: subjective well-being; political agency; elections

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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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Teachers and performance pay in 2014: first results of a survey David Marsden
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1332:
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JEL Classification: J33; J45; M52


Tags: compensation packages; payment methods; public sector labor markets; compensation

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CEP discussion paper
Rise of the machines: the effects of labor-saving innovations on jobs and wages Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1330:
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JEL Classification: E25; J23; J31; M53; O33


Tags: automation; job polarization; technical change; wage inequality; training

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CEP discussion paper
Share capitalism and worker wellbeing Alex Bryson, Andrew E. Clark, Richard B. Freeman and Colin P. Green
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1329:
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JEL Classification: J28; J33; J54; J63; J81; M52


Tags: job satisfaction; wages; compensation methods; working conditions

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All-star or benchwarmer? Relative age, cohort size and career success in the NHL Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Tingting Zhang
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1327:
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JEL Classification: J1; J24; J31; J62


Tags: cohort size; relative age; performance; productivity; wages; career; nhl

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CEP real wages update
UK real wages: a long way to go David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
December 2014
Paper No' CEPRWU003:
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Tags: real wages; wages; growth

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Financial Constraints in Search Equilibrium: Mortensen and Pissarides Meet Holmstrom and Tirole Tito Boeri, Pietro Garibaldi and Espen R. Moen December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1317:
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JEL Classification: G01; J64


Tags: search frictions; financial frictions; leverage; liquidity; pledgeability

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CEP discussion paper
Does Management Matter In Schools? Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1312:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; I2


Tags: management; pupil achievement; autonomy; principals

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CEP occasional paper
Knowledge-based Hierarchies: Using Organizations to Understand the Economy Luis Garicano and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
October 2014
Paper No' CEPOP43:
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Tags: knowledge; hierarchies; wage inequality; international trade

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CEP real wages update
Real wages continue to fall in the UK David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
September 2014
Paper No' CEPRWU001:
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Tags: real wages; wages

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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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The Volatility of Earnings: Evidence from High-Frequency Firm-Level Data Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1290:
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JEL Classification: E24; J30


Tags: wages; wage flexibility

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Not So Dissatisfied After All? The Impact of Union Coverage on Job Satisfaction Alex Bryson and Michael White
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1271:
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JEL Classification: C35; J28; J51


Tags: unions; union coverage; union membership; job satisfaction

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Firms with more structured management practices are more productive, innovative and have faster employment growth. John Van Reenen May 2014
Paper No' :
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Tags: economy; erik brynjolfsson; itay saporta; john van reenen; lse comment; lucia foster; megha patnaik; nicholas bloom; ron jarmin; employment; firms; management; work

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CEP discussion paper
Eliciting Taxpayer Preferences Increases Tax Compliance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Cait Lamberton and Michael I. Norton
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1270:
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JEL Classification: D03; H26; H30; H50; I31


Tags: tax compliance; taxpayer agency; taxpayer satisfaction; government spending

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CEP discussion paper
Winners and Losers from a Commodities-for-Manufactures Trade Boom Francisco Costa, Jason Garred and Joao Paulo Pessoa
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1269:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; O17; Q17


Tags: china; trade; commodities-for manufactures; wages; employment; informality

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CentrePiece article
In brief: Does management matter in schools? Renata Lemos
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP424:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: education; management; school management index; pupil outcomes; school performance

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In brief: Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP423:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: M1


Tags: it; management; productivity; organization


This article summarises 'IT and Management in America' by Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynfolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1258, February 2014.
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CentrePiece article
Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP422:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: wage inequality; real wage growth; unemployment; usa; uk; great recession

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CentrePiece article
Minimum wages: the economics and the politics Alan Manning
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP419:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: J31;J38; J41


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; living wage; politics; public policy

Journal article
Has ICT polarized skill demand? Evidence from eleven countries over twenty-five years Guy Michaels, Ashwini Natraj and John Van Reenen March 2014
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JEL Classification: J23; J24; O33


Tags: technology; trade; skill demand; wage inequality; technological change

Journal article
Bankers and their bonuses Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
February 2014
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses; wages

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CEP discussion paper
IT and Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1258:
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JEL Classification: M1


Tags: it; management; productivity; organization

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CEP discussion paper
Decoupling of Wage Growth and Productivity Growth? Myth and Reality Joao Paulo Pessoa and John Van Reenen
October 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1246:
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JEL Classification: E24; J20; J30


Tags: decoupling; wages; productivity; compensation; labour income share.

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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

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CentrePiece article
Bad management: a constraint on economic development? Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP394:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013


JEL Classification: L2;M2;O14;O32;O33


Tags: management personnel economics; organisation; productivity; management

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CEP discussion paper
A Question of Degree: The Effects of Degree Class on Labor Market Outcomes Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1221:
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JEL Classification: C26; I24; J24; J31


Tags: high skill wage inequality; regression discontinuity design; statistical discrimination

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Urban Wage Growth Premium: Sorting or Learning? Sabine D'Costa and Henry G. Overman
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0135:
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JEL Classification: R23; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; agglomeration; cities; wage growth; worker mobility


This paper has been published as:
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Volume 48, September 2014
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CEP discussion paper
Has Job Polarization Squeezed the Middle Class? Evidence from the Allocation of Talents Michael J. Böhm
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1215:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23; J24; J31


Tags: job polarization; wage inequality; talent allocation; roy model

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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

Journal article
Does management matter? Evidence from India Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
February 2013
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JEL Classification: L2;M2;O14;O32;O33


Tags: firm objectives; organization; and behavior; growth; business economics; industrialization; manufacturing and service industries; choice of technology; management of technological innovation and r&d; technological change; choices and consequences; diffusion processes; management; organization; it; productivity and india

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CEP occasional paper
Bankers and their bonuses Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
February 2013
Paper No' CEPOP35:
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses


The Economic Journal V124, F1-F21 (February 2014)
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Size Distribution Across All 'Cities': A Unifying Approach Kristian Giesen and Jens Südekum
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0122:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12


Tags: zipf's law; gibrat's law; city size distributions; city age; dpln distribution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Specialization and Regional Economic Development Thomas Kemeny and Michael Storper
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0121:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; O21


Tags: specialization; diversification; agglomeration economies; urban wages

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CEP discussion paper
Minimum Wages and Wage Inequality: Some Theory and an Application to the UK Tim Butcher, Richard Dickens and Alan Manning
November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1177:
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JEL Classification: J38


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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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
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 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' CEPOP31:
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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
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
Steady-State Equilibrium in a Model of Short-Term Wage-Posting Alan Manning
July 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1158:
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JEL Classification: J31; J42


Tags: wage-posting; search

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade Liberalisation Does Not Always Raise Wage Premia: Evidence from Ugandan Districts Massimiliano Calì
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0114:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F16; O12; O15


Tags: returns to education; wage inequality; uganda; trade; market reforms

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CEP discussion paper
Selection into Trade and Wage Inequality Thomas Sampson
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1152:
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JEL Classification: F16; J31


Tags: wage inequality; matching; technology; skills; trade

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effect of Public Sector Employment on Local Labour Markets Giulia Faggio and Henry G. Overman
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0111:
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JEL Classification: J31; J45


Tags: local labour markets; public and private sector employment; wages

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CEP discussion paper
Matching Firms, Managers, and Incentives Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1144:
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JEL Classification: J24;L2


Tags: personnel economics; hiring policy; management; performance related pay; performance incentives

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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
Span of Control and Span of Activity Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun and Julie Wulf
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1139:
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JEL Classification: C21; C25; L22; L23


Tags: management; firms; ceo; productivity; firm activities

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CEP discussion paper
Trade and Inequality: From Theory to Estimation Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki, Marc-Andreas Muendler and Stephen J. Redding
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1138:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; E24


Tags: wage inequality; international trade

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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


China Economic Review, Volume 30, September 2014
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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 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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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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CentrePiece article
Wellbeing in the workplace: the impact of modern management Alex Bryson and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP356:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; management practices

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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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CEP discussion paper
Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1109:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; and productivity

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CEP discussion paper
Assignment Reversals: Trade, Skill Allocation and Wage Inequality Thomas Sampson
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1105:
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JEL Classification: J30; L60; O30


Tags: skilled labor; productivity; workforce; wage inequality; skill intensity reversal

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CEP discussion paper
Anorexia, Body Image and Peer Effects: Evidence from a Sample of European Women Joan Costa-Font and Mireia Jofre-Bonet
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1098:
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JEL Classification: I12; Q18


Tags: self-image; identity; body image; eating disorders; anorexia; european women

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CEP discussion paper
HRM and Workplace Motivation: Incremental and Threshold Effects Alex Bryson and Michael White
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1097:
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JEL Classification: J28; L23; M12; M54


Tags: human resource management; high performance; organizational commitment

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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

Journal article
Rethinking the effect of immigration on wages Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri
October 2011
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Tags: employment; production tasks; immigrants; offshoring; wages

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CEP discussion paper
In Search of a Theory of Debt Management Elisa Faraglia, Albert Marcet and Andrew Scott
October 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1083:
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JEL Classification: E43; E62


Tags: complete markets; debt management; government debt; maturity structure; yield curve

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CentrePiece article
Unequal Britain: How Real Are Regional Disparities? Stephen Gibbons and Henry G. Overman
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP353:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: J31; J60; R11; R23; R29


Tags: wage; disparities; labour; britain; spatial equilibrium; amenity value; housing market


For further reading, see SERC Discussion Papers No.60, No.65 and No.74
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CEP discussion paper
Productivity, Wages and Marriage: The Case of Major League Baseball Francesca Cornaglia and Naomi E. Feldman
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1081:
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JEL Classification: J31; J44; J70


Tags: productivity; wage gap; marriage; and baseball

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CEP discussion paper
The Minimum Wage and Inequality - The Effects of Education and Technology Zsófia L. Bárány
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1076:
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JEL Classification: E24; E65; J31


Tags: minimum wage; education; technology; wage inequality

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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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CEP discussion paper
The Land that Lean Manufacturing Forgot? Management Practices in Transition Countries Nicholas Bloom, Helena Schweiger and John Van Reenen July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1065:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; P21


Tags: management; firm performance; transition economies

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


JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J24


Tags: wage differentials; returns to education

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CentrePiece article
Big ideas: How competition improves management and productivity John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP340:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

Journal article
The crime reducing effect of education Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic
May 2011
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Tags: crime; education; school leaving age

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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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CEP occasional paper
Wage Inequality,Technology and Trade: 21st Century Evidence John Van Reenen
May 2011
Paper No' CEPOP28:
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JEL Classification: J23;J24;O33


Tags: wage inequality; technology; trade; polarization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
House Prices and Credit Constraints: Making Sense of the U.S. Experience John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0077:
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JEL Classification: R31; G21; E51; C51; C52


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Shifting Credit Standards and the Boom and Bust in U.S. House Prices John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0076:
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JEL Classification: R31; G21; E51; C51; C52


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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CEP discussion paper
Does High Involvement Management Lead to Higher Pay? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1046:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J33; M12; M50; M52; M53; M54


Tags: wages; high involvement management; high performance work system; incentive pay; training; team working; information sharing; propensity score matching

Journal article
Minimum wages and firm profitability Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
January 2011
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JEL Classification: J31;J38;L25


Tags: wage level; structure; wages; labour markets

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CEP discussion paper
Anatomy of a Paradox: Management Practices, Organisational Structure and Energy Efficiency Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1039:
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JEL Classification: M20; M14; D22; Q41; Q54; Q58


Tags: climate policy; energy efficiency; firm behavior; management practices; manufacturing; microdata; organizational structure

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CEP discussion paper
Individualisation and Growing Diversity of Employment Relationships William Brown and David Marsden
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1037:
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JEL Classification: J53


Tags: labour-management relations; individual and collective voice

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CEP discussion paper
Does Competition Raise Productivity Through Improving Management Quality? John Van Reenen
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1036:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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CEP discussion paper
The Evolution of the Modern Worker: Attitudes to Work Alex Bryson and John Forth
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1030:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J53


Tags: wages; job security; employee engagement; employment relations; recession

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CEP discussion paper
The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms Fabrice Defever
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1029:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: functional fragmentation; vertical linkages; location choice

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CEP discussion paper
The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment David Autor, Alan Manning and Christopher L. Smith November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1025:
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JEL Classification: E24; J3; J31


Tags: wage structure; inequality; minimum wage

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Wage Disparities in Britain: People or Place? Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen
October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0060:
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JEL Classification: R11; J31


Tags: wage; disparities; labour


This paper has been published as:
Area Disparities in Britain: Understanding the Contribution of People vs. Place Through Variance Decompositions, Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Early view, July 2014
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CEP discussion paper
Do Higher Wages Come at a Price? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1011:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J81


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

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CEP discussion paper
Employment, Inequality and the UK National Minimum Wage over the Medium-Term Peter Dolton, Chiara Rosazza-Bondibene and Jonathan Wadsworth October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1007:
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JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment; wages; inequality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Mortgage Interest Deduction and its Impact on Homeownership Decisions Christian A. L. Hilber and Tracy M. Turner
September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0055:
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JEL Classification: H22; H24; H71; R21; R31; R52


Tags: homeownership; mortgage interest deduction; tax subsidies; land use regulation

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CEP discussion paper
Trade Union Membership and Influence 1999-2009 Alex Bryson and John Forth
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1003:
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JEL Classification: J51; J31; L25


Tags: trade unions; wages; holidays; workplace performance

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CEP discussion paper
The End of National Models in Employment Relations? David Marsden
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0998:
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JEL Classification: J5; M55


Tags: labor-management relations; labor contracting

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CEP occasional paper
Why do Management Practices Differ Across Firms and Countries? Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
September 2010
Paper No' CEPOP26:
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JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O33


Tags: organization; management

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Modelling and Forecasting UK Mortgage Arrears and Possessions Janine Aron and John Muellbauer
August 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0052:
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JEL Classification: G21; G28; G17; R28; R21; C51; C53; E27


Tags: foreclosures; mortgage possessions; mortgage payment delinquencies; mortgage arrears; uk mortgage market; defaults; unobserved components model

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CentrePiece article
Jobs in the recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP317:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3; J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CentrePiece article
In brief: The wage premium of two-footed footballers Alex Bryson
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP312:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: labour markets; performance related pay; wages

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CEP occasional paper
The UK Labour Market and the 2008 - 2009 Recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2010
Paper No' CEPOP25:
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JEL Classification: J0;J2;J3;J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CEP discussion paper
Currency Unions in Prospect and Retrospect João Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0986:
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JEL Classification: F00; F02; F15; F31; F42


Tags: currency union; integration; exchange rage; trade

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Schooling: Evidence from the UK's Introduction of a National Minimum Wage Patricia Rice
May 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0050:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24; J38


Tags: minimum wages; enrolment in schooling; natural experiment approach

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CEP discussion paper
Human Resource Management and Productivity Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0982:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: human resource management; productivity; personnel economics

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Housing Markets and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009: Lessons for the Future John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0049:
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JEL Classification: R21; G18; E51; E21; C51; C52


Tags: financial crisis; house prices; credit crunch; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Regional Manufacturing Wages: Dancing to the Tune of Trade Shocks Filipe Lage de Sousa
April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0046:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; R12


Tags: economic geography; trade shocks; manufacturing wages

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CEP report
Bankers' Pay and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
April 2010
Paper No' CEPSP21:
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses

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


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

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CEP discussion paper
Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0970:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: productivity; organization; management; decentralization

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CEP discussion paper
New Approaches to Measuring Management and Firm Organization Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0969:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: surveys; data; organization; management

Journal article
The wage impact of trade unions in the UK public and private sectors David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
January 2010
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Tags: unions; wers; wages; labor markets

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CEP discussion paper
Does Product Market Competition Lead Firms to Decentralize? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0966:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; management practices

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Wage Effects from Changes in Local Human Capital in Britain Ioannis Kaplanis
January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0039:
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JEL Classification: J21; J24; J31; R23


Tags: local labour markets; wages; consumer demand; human capital externalities

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CEP discussion paper
Wage Bargaining and the Boundaries of the Multinational Firm Maria Bas and Juan Carluccio
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0963:
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JEL Classification: F10; J52; L22


Tags: wage bargaining; trade unions; sourcing; multinational firms

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


Tags: collective agreements; wages; transition economy; restructuring

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration Economies and Labour Productivity: Evidence from Longitudinal Worker Data for GB's Travel-to-Work Areas Daniel J. Graham and Patricia C. Melo October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0031:
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JEL Classification: J31; R12; R23


Tags: agglomeration externalities; wages; endogeneity; sorting

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CEP discussion paper
Did the National Minimum Wage Affect UK Prices? Jonathan Wadsworth
August 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0947:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: minimum wage; prices

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CEP discussion paper
Participation in Organisations: Economic Approaches Almudena Cañibano and David Marsden
August 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0945:
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JEL Classification: J5; M54


Tags: labor-management relations; trade unions; collective bargaining; labor management; employee participation

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CEP occasional paper
Do Private Equity Owned Firms Have Better Management Practices? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
July 2009
Paper No' CEPOP24:
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JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O3


Tags: management practices and private equity

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CEP discussion paper
Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen J. Redding
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0940:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; E24


Tags: wage inequality; international trade; risk; unemployment

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CEP discussion paper
Educational Returns, Ability Composition and Cohort Effects: Theory and Evidence for Cohorts of Early-Career UK Graduates Norman Ireland, Robin A. Naylor, Jeremy Smith and Shqiponja Telhaj July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0939:
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JEL Classification: J31; J24; I21; D82


Tags: educational returns; college wage premium; degree class; ability bias; statistical discrimination

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CEP discussion paper
Employee Voice and Private Sector Workplace Outcomes in Britain, 1980-2004 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Tobias Kretschmer and P Willman April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0924:
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JEL Classification: J24; J51; J52; J53; J63


Tags: employee voice; trade unions; productivity; industrial action; quits; labor-management relations

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CEP discussion paper
Motivation and Sorting in Open Source Software Innovation Sharon Belenzon and Mark Schankerman
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0893:
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JEL Classification: L14; L17; L41; O31; O32


Tags: open source software; innovation; incentives; intrinsic motivation; motivated agents; reputation; reciprocity

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CEP discussion paper
Modern Management: Good for the Environment or Just Hot Air? Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Ralf Martin and Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0891:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33; Q40; Q50


Tags: management; energy efficiency; energy intensity and productivity

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CEP discussion paper
When Workers Share in Profits: Effort and Responses to Shirking Richard B. Freeman
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0882:
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JEL Classification: J41; J24; J33


Tags: profit sharing; efficiency wages

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CEP discussion paper
Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico. Revisiting the Evidence Mariano Bosch and Marco Manacorda
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0880:
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JEL Classification: O15; O17


Tags: minimum wage; inequality; informality; mexico

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CEP discussion paper
Evolution of Locations, Specialisation and Factor Returns with Two Distinct Waves of Globalisation Jang Ping Thia
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0875:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; F16


Tags: agglomeration; wage inequality; globalisation

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CEP discussion paper
Product Market Deregulation and the U.S. Employment Miracle Monique Ebell and Christian Haefke
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0874:
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JEL Classification: E24; J63; L16; O00


Tags: product market competition; barriers to entry; wage bargaining

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CEP discussion paper
Wage Setting Patterns and Monetary Policy: International Evidence Giovanni Olivei and Silvana Tenreyro
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0872:
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JEL Classification: E1; E52; E58; E32; E31


Tags: monetary policy; wage rigidity; seasonality

Manpower Human Resource Lab paper
Performance Pay and Within-Firm Wage Inequality Erling Barth, Bernt Bratsberg, Torbjørn Hægeland and Oddbjørn Raaum
April 2008
Paper No' MHRLDP0007:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: performance related pay; wage inequality; union bargaining

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CEP discussion paper
Private Sector Employment Growth, 1998-2004: A Panel Analysis of British Workplaces Alex Bryson and Satu Nurmi
April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0861:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23


Tags: employment growth; workplace survival; workplace age; workplace size; human capital; sunk costs

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CEP discussion paper
Union Density and Varieties of Coverage: The Anatomy of Union Wage Effects in Germany Bernd Fitzenberger, Karsten Kohn and Alexander C. Lembcke March 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0859:
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JEL Classification: J31; J51; J52


Tags: union density; collective bargaining coverage; wage structure; quantile regression; linked employer-employer data; structure of earnings survey 2001; germany.

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CEP report
Interoperability and Market Foreclosure In the European Microsoft Case Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen
February 2008
Paper No' CEPSP20:
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JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


Tags: leverage; interoperability; abuse of a dominant position; innovation

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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

Journal article
Measuring and explaining management practices across firms and countries Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
November 2007
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Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; family firms

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CEP discussion paper
The Unemployment Volatility Puzzle: Is Wage Stickiness the Answer? Christopher A. Pissarides
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0839:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E3


Tags: wages; unemployment; wage stickiness; job creation

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CEP discussion paper
Incentives in Competitive Search Equilibrium Espen R. Moen and A Rosen
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0832:
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JEL Classification: E30; J30; J60


Tags: private information; incentives; search; unemployment; wage rigidity

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CEP discussion paper
Information Technology, Organization, and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments Luis Garicano and Paul Heaton October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0826:
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JEL Classification: L23; M5; O33; K42


Tags: information technology; management practices; skills; productivity; police

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CEP discussion paper
Intra-Industry Foreign Direct Investment Laura Alfaro and Andrew Charlton
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0825:
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JEL Classification: F10; F23; L22


Tags: multinational activity; foreign direct investment; horizontal fdi; vertical fdi; stages of production

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CEP discussion paper
The Evolution of Inequality in Productivity and Wages: Panel Data Evidence Giulia Faggio, Kjell Salvanes and John Van Reenen
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0821:
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JEL Classification: D24; J24; J31; O31


Tags: wage inequality; productivity dispersion; technology


Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 19(6): 1919-1951
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CEP discussion paper
Privatization, Entry Regulation and the Decline of Labor's Share of GDP: A Cross-Country Analysis of the Network Industries Ghazala Azmat, Alan Manning and John Van Reenen June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0806:
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JEL Classification: E25; E22; E24; L32; L33; J30


Tags: profit share; wages; privatization; entry regulation

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CEP discussion paper
Economic Linkages Across Space Henry G. Overman, Patricia Rice and Anthony J. Venables
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0805:
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JEL Classification: R00; R58


Tags: spatial linkages; urban systems; new economic geography; urban and regional policy

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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
Volatility, Labor Market Flexibility, and the Pattern of Comparative Advantage Alejandro Cuñat and Marc J. Melitz
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0799:
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JEL Classification: F1


Tags: comparative advantage

Chapter
Wage Arrears and Inequality in the Distribution of Pay: Lessons from Russia Hartmut Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2007
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Tags: wages; labour markets; inequality; wage arrears

Manpower Human Resource Lab paper
Temporary Agency Workers and Workplace Performance in the Private Sector Alex Bryson
May 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0003:
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JEL Classification: J50; L22; L23; L24;


Tags: temporary agency workers; labour productivity; financial performance

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CEP report
Changes in Wage Inequality Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
April 2007
Paper No' CEPSP18:
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JEL Classification: L32;L33;J30


Tags: wage inequality; institutions; technology; trade

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CEP discussion paper
Why Has the British National Minimum Wage Had Little or No Impact on Employment? David Metcalf
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0781:
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J42


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; compliance

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Resources and Standards in Urban Schools Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Costas Meghir
February 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0076:
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JEL Classification: I21; H52; C52


Tags: education; resources; evaluation; disadvantage

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
The Long Term Impacts of Compulsory Schooling: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in School Leaving Dates Emilia Del Bono and Fernando Galindo-Rueda January 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0074:
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JEL Classification: I2; C3; J2


Tags: education qualifications; school leaving age; instrumental variables; labour market impacts

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CEP discussion paper
Term Limits and Electoral Accountability Michael Smart and Daniel M. Sturm
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0770:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11


Tags: political agency; accountability; term limits

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


Tags: trade liberalization; informality; wage differentials

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CEP discussion paper
Search and Matching Frictions and Optimal Monetary Policy Carlos Thomas
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0743:
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JEL Classification: E52; E32; J40


Tags: search and matching; new keynesian; staggered nominal wage bargaining

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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

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Education, Occupation and Career Expectations: Determinants of the Gender Pay Gap for UK Graduates Arnaud Chevalier
August 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0069:
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JEL Classification: J16; J13; J29; J70


Tags: gender wage gap; attitude


This paper has been published as:
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics Volume 69 Issue 6
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CEP discussion paper
The Early Career Gender Wage Gap Sami Napari
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0738:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J7


Tags: gender wage gap; early career

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CEP occasional paper
Lisbon Five Years Later. What future for European employment and growth? Christopher A. Pissarides
July 2006
Paper No' CEPOP20:
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JEL Classification: J6; O47; O52


Tags: labour markets; europe; reform; lisbon agenda

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CEP discussion paper
Off-Shoring of Business Services and De-Industrialization: Threat or Opportunity - and for Whom? Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
July 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0734:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; L22; R11


Tags: outsourcing; wage inequality; communication costs

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CEP discussion paper
The Timing of Monetary Policy Shocks Giovanni Olivei and Silvana Tenreyro
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0725:
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JEL Classification: E1; E52; E58; E32; E31


Tags: monetary policy; wage contracts

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CEP discussion paper
The Incidence of an Earned Income Tax Credit: Evaluating the Impact on Wages in the UK Ghazala Azmat
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0724:
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JEL Classification: J30; H22; I38; D58


Tags: wages; incidence; tax credits

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CEP discussion paper
Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
February 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0715:
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JEL Classification: J23; L25


Tags: minimum wage; profitability; exit

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

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CEP discussion paper
Unequal Pay or Unequal employment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Gender Gaps Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0711:
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JEL Classification: E24; J16; J31


Tags: median gender gaps; sample selection; wage imputation

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CEP discussion paper
The De-Collectivisation of Pay Setting in Britain 1990-1998: Incidence, Determinants and Impact A Charlwood
October 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0705:
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JEL Classification: J31; J5; M12


Tags: collective bargaining; de-collectivisation; wage dispersion

Book
Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell and Richard Jackman
August 2005
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Tags: high unemployment; unemployment policy; unemployment problem; labour market; oecd unemployment; inflation; wage bargaining; unemployment insurance

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CEP discussion paper
Evaluating the Economic Significance of Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity Michael W. L. Elsby
August 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0704:
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JEL Classification: J30; J41; E24; E31


Tags: nominal wage rigidity; loss aversion; irreversibility

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CEP discussion paper
The Gender Gap in Early Career Wage Growth Alan Manning and Joanna Swaffield
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0700:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J7


Tags: gender pay gap; wage growth

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CEP discussion paper
Factor Price Equality and the Economies of the United States Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen J. 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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CEP discussion paper
The Employment Effects of the October 2003 Increase in the National Minimum Wage Richard Dickens and Mirko Draca
June 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0693:
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JEL Classification: J31; J63


Tags: minimum wages; employment transitions; wages

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CEP discussion paper
Product Market Competition Returns to Skill and Wage Inequality María Guadalupe
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0686:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33; L22; D21


Tags: wage structure; returns to skill; product market competition

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CEP discussion paper
The Impact of Training on Productivity and Wages: Evidence from British Panel Data Lorraine Dearden, Howard Reed and John Van Reenen February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0674:
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JEL Classification: J31; C23; D24


Tags: productivity; training; wages; panel data

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CEP discussion paper
Disengagement 14-16: Context and Evidence Hilary Steedman and Sheila Stoney
October 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0654:
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JEL Classification: I21


Tags: disengagement; motivation; under-achievement

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CEP discussion paper
Labor Market Institutions, Wages and Investment Jörn-Steffen Pischke
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0652:
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JEL Classification: E22; E24; J23; J24; J31


Tags: frictional labor markets; human capital; changes in wage inequality


CESifo Economic Studies 51, 1/2005, pp.47-75
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CEP discussion paper
Is Seniority-Based Pay Used as a Motivation Device? Evidence from Plant Level Data Alberto Bayo-Moriones, Jose E. Galdon-Sanchez and Maia Güell August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0646:
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JEL Classification: M52; M12; J30


Tags: human resource management practices; incentives; monitoring

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

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CEP discussion paper
Organizational Climate and Company Productivity: the Role of Employee Affect and Employee Level M Patterson, P Warr and M West April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0626:
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JEL Classification: M11; M12; J5; J24


Tags: organizational structure; organizational climate; employee welfare; manager; productivity.

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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 Returns to Apprenticeship Training Steven McIntosh
March 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0622:
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JEL Classification: J24


Tags: apprenticeship; wage equations

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


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

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CEP discussion paper
Unions and Procedural Justice: An Alternative to the 'Common Rule' David Marsden
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0613:
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JEL Classification: J33; M12


Tags: performance-related pay; public services; procedural justice; management

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CEP discussion paper
The Union Wage Premium in the US and the UK David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0612:
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JEL Classification: J51; J52


Tags: union membership wage premium.

Journal article
Economic geography and international inequality Stephen J. Redding and Anthony J. Venables
January 2004
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: economic geography; economic development; international trade; inequality; globalisation; wages

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CEP discussion paper
Looking for HRM/Union Substitution: Evidence from British Workplaces Stephen Machin and Stephen Wood
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0605:
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JEL Classification: J51


Tags: human resource management; trade unions

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CEP discussion paper
The Anatomy of Union Decline in Britain: 1990-1998 A Charlwood
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0601:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: labour management relations; trade unions; collective bargaining

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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
Why is the Rate of Return to Schooling Higher For Women Than For Men? C Dougherty
August 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0581:
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JEL Classification: J16;J31;J71


Tags: returns to education; wage equations

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CEP discussion paper
Poverty and Worklessness in Britain Stephen Nickell
July 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0579:
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JEL Classification: I32;I12


Tags: poverty; worklessness; wage dispersion; disability

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


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

Book
The Wage Curve David Blanchflower and Andrew J. Oswald
January 2003
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Tags: unemployment; labour economics; wages

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CEP discussion paper
Does Inequality in Skills Explain Inequality of Earnings Across Advanced Countries? Dan Devroye and Richard B. Freeman
November 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0552:
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: wage inequality; distribution of skills; skills and education

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CEP discussion paper
Has The National Minimum Wage Reduced UK Wage Inequality? Richard Dickens and Alan Manning
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0533:
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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CEP discussion paper
The Structure of Wages in What Should be a Competitive Labour Market Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0532:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: wage dispersion; competitive model

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


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

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CEP discussion paper
Managerial Ownership and Firm Performance in German Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Elisabeth Müller and Alexandra Spitz
April 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0528:
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JEL Classification: G32; C23


Tags: corporate governance; managerial ownership; firm performance; small and medium-sized enterprises

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


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


Research in Labor Economics 22, 2003, pp.159-202
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CEP discussion paper
The Promise of Workplace Training for Non-College Bound Youth: Theory and Evidence from German Apprenticeship Damon Clark and René Fahr March 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0518:
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JEL Classification: C29;J24;J31;J62


Tags: german apprenticeship training; human capital; occupational mobility; wages.

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CEP discussion paper
The Long-Run Labour Market Consequences of Teenage Motherhood in Britain Arnaud Chevalier and Tarja K. Viitanen
January 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0516:
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JEL Classification: I200; J130; J310


Tags: teenage pregnancy; schooling decisions; wages

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CEP discussion paper
The Beveridge Curve, Unemployment and Wages in the OECD from the 1960s to the 1990s - Preliminary Version Stephen Nickell, Luca Nunziata, Wolfgang Ochel and Glenda Quintini July 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0502:
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JEL Classification: E240; J300


Tags: beveridge curve; labour market rigidities; unemployment rates; wage determination

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CEP discussion paper
Minimum Wages and Employment Manfred Keil, Donald Robertson and James Symons
June 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0497:
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JEL Classification: J30; J31; J39


Tags: minimum wages; panel data; cross sectional correlation; factor analysis.

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CEP discussion paper
Nominal Wage Rigidity and the Rate of Inflation Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
April 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0489:
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JEL Classification: E24; E31


Tags: inflation; wage rigidity

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CEP discussion paper
Mind the Gaps: the Evolution of Regional Inequalities in the UK, 1982-1997 Gilles Duranton and Vassilis Monastiriotis
December 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0485:
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Tags: wage equation; regional inequalities

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CEP discussion paper
A Picture of Job Insecurity Facing British Men Patricia Tracy Jones, Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
November 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0479:
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Tags: insecurity; wages; unemployment

Journal article
The changing distribution of male wages in the UK A Gosling, Stephen Machin and Costas Meghir
October 2000
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Tags: wages inequality

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CEP discussion paper
Wage Equations, Wage Curves and All That Brian Bell, Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
September 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0472:
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Tags: wages; unemployment

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CEP discussion paper
Union Decline in Britain Stephen Machin
April 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0455:
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Tags: union recognition; union density; establishment age

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CEP discussion paper
Employment Patterns in OECD Countries Stephen Nickell and Luca Nunziata
March 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0448:
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Tags: employment; wages; inactivity

Book
The State of Working Britain Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
November 1999
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Tags: labour markets; wages; employment; employment; working conditions

Journal article
The effects of minimum wages on employment: theory and evidence from Britain Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
January 1999
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Tags: national minimum wage; uk; employment; wages

Journal article
The creation and capture of rents: wages and innovation in a panel of UK companies John Van Reenen
February 1996
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Tags: technological change; wages

Journal article
Multi-Task Agents and Incentives: The Case of Teaching and Research for University Professors Marta De Philippis

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Tags: higher education; research institutions; compensation packages; payment methods;

Journal article
Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences Across Countries Marta De Philippis and Federico Rossi

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Tags: employment; unemployment; wages; intergenerational income distribution; aggregate human capital; aggregate labor productivity