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Bureaucracy and development Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, Jonathan Old, Adnan Qadir Khan and Guo Xu
November 2021
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Tags: bureaucracy; development; ngos; institutions

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Efficient industrial policy for innovation: standing on the shoulders of hidden giants Charlotte Guillard, Ralf Martin, Pierre Mohnen, Catherine Thomas and Dennis Verhoeven November 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1813:
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Tags: research and development; patented innovations; decoupling; targeted industrial policy

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Income and the desire to migrate Monica Langella and Alan Manning
September 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1794:
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Tags: international migration; migration intentions; development

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Planning ahead for better neighborhoods: Long-run evidence from tanzania
July 2021
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Tags: investment; neighborhood; urban area; urban development; urban housing; urban planning; tanzania

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Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long-Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan July 2021
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Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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State capacity and development clusters Timothy Besley, Chris Dann and Torsten Persson
June 2021
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Tags: economic geography; trade; development; conflict; institutions; development; politics;

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All aboard: the effects of port development César Ducruet, Réka Juhász, Dávid Krisztián Nagy and Claudia Steinwender
December 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1734:
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JEL Classification: R40; O33; F6


Tags: port development; containerization; quantitative economic geography

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Does light touch cluster policy work? Evaluating the tech city programme October 2020
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Tags: clusters; economic development; synthetic controls; technology policy

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Does light touch cluster policy work? Evaluating the tech city programme Max Nathan
October 2020
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Tags: clusters; economic development; synthetic controls; technology policy

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The long shadow of slavery: the persistence of slave owners in Southern law-making Luna Bellani, Anselm Hager and Stephan E. Maurer August 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1714:
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JEL Classification: D72; J62; N31; H4


Tags: wealth inequality; elites and development; us south; intergenerational persistence; slavery

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Center-based care and parenting activities Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spiess and Sevrin Waights
August 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1710:
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JEL Classification: D13; I21; J13


Tags: child care; child development; time use; parenting investments; day care

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Airports, access and local economic performance: Evidence from China
July 2020
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Tags: airports; china; local development; public infrastructure

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Is firm-level clean or dirty innovation valued more? Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Cal B. Muckley and Parvati Neelakantan
July 2020
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JEL Classification: G35; G32; C58


Tags: productivity; research and development; clean technology; dirty technology; market value; patents and citations

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Urbanization in the developing world: Too early or too slow? J. Vernon Henderson and Matthew A. Turner
June 2020
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Tags: urbanisation; economic development

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The role of demand in land re-development Felipe Carozzi
May 2020
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Tags: economic geography; brownfields; land re-development; land supply

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In brief...Swings and silicon roundabouts: does cluster policy work? Max Nathan evaluates a flagship programme set up a decade ago to accelerate the growth of East London's Tech City. Max Nathan
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP571:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


JEL Classification: L53; L86; O31; R30; R50


Tags: cities; clusters; technology; economic development; synthetic controls


This article summarises 'Does Light Touch Cluster Policy Work? Evaluating the Tech City Programme' by Max Nathan, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1648
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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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Public investment in defence research can increase business innovation Enrico Moretti, Claudia Steinwender and John Van Reenen January 2020
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Tags: productivity; innovation; defence; research and development; technology

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Measuring urban economic density J. Vernon Henderson, Sebastian Kriticos and Dzhamilya Nigmatulina
August 2019
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Tags: agglomeration economies; cities; economic density; economic development; landscan; pull forces; rural-urban migration; sub-saharan africa; urbanization

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Does light touch cluster policy work? Evaluating the tech city programme Max Nathan
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1648:
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JEL Classification: L53; L86; O31; R30; R50


Tags: cities; clusters; technology; economic development; synthetic controls

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Host-country financial development and multinational activity
June 2019
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Tags: credit constraints; fdi; financial development; heterogeneous firms; multinational activity

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Protests as strategic games: Experimental evidence from Hong Kong's antiauthoritarian movement
May 2019
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Tags: child development; gender; human capital; income; innovation; property market; socioeconomic status; technology; united states

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The unequal gains from product innovations: Evidence from the U.S. Retail sector
May 2019
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Tags: competitiveness; household income; inflation; innovation; product development; retailing; united states

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Spatial Imaginaries and Tech Cities: Place-branding East London's digital economy Max Nathan, Emma Vandore and Georgina Voss
March 2019
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Tags: clusters; ict; tech city; entrepreneurship; local economic development; place branding;

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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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Incubators, accelerators and regional economic development Margarida Madaleno, Max Nathan, Henry G. Overman and Sevrin Waights
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1575:
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JEL Classification: L26; O32; R30; R58


Tags: incubators; accelerators; entrepreneurship; clusters; cities; economic development

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Urbanisation in developing economies: Building cities that work May 2018
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Tags: africa; development; urbanisation

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The role of demand in land re-development Felipe Carozzi
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1549:
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JEL Classification: R14; R31


Tags: re-development; supply elasticity; brownfields

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Locus of Control and its Intergenerational Implications for Early Childhood Skill Formation
February 2018
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Tags: child development; intergenerational transfer; maternal care; parental investment; psychology

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Interaction of Public and Private Employment: Evidence from a German Government Move Giulia Faggio, Teresa Schlüter and Philipp vom Berge February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0229:
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JEL Classification: R58; R23; J61; O1


Tags: regional government policy; regional labor markets; job displacement; economic development

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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;

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Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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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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Urban economics for the developing World: An introduction
March 2017
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Tags: development economics; urban economics

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Global investments and regional development trajectories: the missing links January 2017
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Tags: europe; foreign direct investment (fdi); local–global connectivity; regional development; regions

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Urban renewal after the Berlin wall: A place-based policy evaluation January 2017
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Tags: berlin; placed-based policy evaluation; quasi-experiment; real estate; redevelopment; renewal; revitalization; urban

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Economic Growth Evens Out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys September 2016
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Tags: development; easterlin paradox; economic growth; happiness; inequality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Austerity States, Institutional Dismantling and the Governance of Sub-National Economic Development: The Demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England Mike Coombes, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney August 2016
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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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Dynamic selection: An idea flows theory of entry, trade, and growth February 2016
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Tags: economic development; economic growth; economic theory; productivity; trade liberalization; trade relations

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Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan Tommaso Ciarli, Chiara Kofol and Carlo Menon July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0182:
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JEL Classification: O12; D74; L26; R12


Tags: violent conflict; entrepreneurship; development

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Exploring the Geography of China's Airport Networks: A Hybrid Complex-Network Approach Zhengbin Dong and Wenjie Wu
March 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0173:
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JEL Classification: C55; O18; R12; P25


Tags: airport system; complex network; regional development; china

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The Economic Value of Local Social Networks Frank Ethridge, Maryann Feldman, Thomas Kemeny and Ted Zoller
January 2015
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JEL Classification: R11; O12; O18; L14


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

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CEP discussion paper
Economic Growth Evens-Out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Claudia Senik
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1306:
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JEL Classification: D31; D6; I3; O15


Tags: happiness; inequality; economic growth; development; easterlin paradox

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Early, Late or Never? When Does Parental Education Impact Child Outcomes? Matt Dickson, Paul Gregg and Harriet Robinson
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1295:
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JEL Classification: I20; J62; J24


Tags: intergenerational mobility; schooling; child development; alspac

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The Latin American Efficiency Gap Francesco Caselli
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1289:
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JEL Classification: O11


Tags: latin america; income gaps; development accounting

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External Integration, Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Evidence From Argentina Pablo Fajgelbaum and Stephen J. Redding June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1273:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14; O13; O14


Tags: external integration; economic development; structural transformation

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Turning houses into gold: the failure of British planning Paul Cheshire
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP421:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: housing; house prices; planning; greenbelt; land development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Evaluating Spatial Policies Stephen Gibbons, Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman
March 2014
Paper No' SERCPP012:
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JEL Classification: A11; C81; C93; R00


Tags: spatial economics; evaluation; impact evaluation; econometrics; research design; public policy; economic development

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Relocation of Public Sector Workers: Evaluating a Place-based Policy Giulia Faggio
February 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0155:
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JEL Classification: O1; R23; R58; J61


Tags: economic development; regional labour markets; regional government policy; job displacement

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


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

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Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000 Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1186:
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JEL Classification: N92; O18; R12


Tags: economic development; human interaction; urbanization

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External Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment: An Applied Urban General Equilbirum Analysis Niels Vermeer and Wouter Vermeulen January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0099:
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JEL Classification: R13; R21; R52


Tags: brownfield redevelopment; land use externalities; urban general equilibrium; benefit-cost analysis

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A Note on Schooling in Development Accounting Francesco Caselli and Antonio Ciccone
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1102:
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JEL Classification: I28; J24


Tags: schooling; production; efficiency; human capital; development accounting; growth accounting

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


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

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Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1009:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11; H70; N12; O11


Tags: political competition; competition; government; us; economic development

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Urbanisation and Structural Transformation Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0892:
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JEL Classification: R11; R51


Tags: urbanisation; economic development; urban population; rural population

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The Government's Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration: Key Issues Andy Pike and John Tomaney
September 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0008:
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JEL Classification: R5;R58


Tags: regeneration; economic development; government

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


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

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Dynastic Management Francesco Caselli and Nicola Gennaioli
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0741:
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JEL Classification: E1; E2; G1; G3; O1; O4


Tags: meritocracy; family firms; financial development; tfp

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The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen J. Redding and Fabrizio Zilibotti June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0728:
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JEL Classification: O14; O18; O21


Tags: delicensing; economic development; labour regulation

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Causes of sprawl: a portrait from space Marcy Burchfield, Henry G. Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew A. Turner
May 2006
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Tags: economic geography; urban development; metropolitan growth; transport infrastructure

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


Tags: economic development; social learning; lumpiness

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Volatility and Development Miklos Koren and Silvana Tenreyro
November 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0706:
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JEL Classification: O11; O14; E32


Tags: volatility; specialization; diversification; development; economic fluctuations.

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Cities in the Developing World Henry G. Overman and Anthony J. Venables
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0695:
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JEL Classification: O18; R0


Tags: urbanisation; economic development

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Accounting for Cross-Country Income Differences Francesco Caselli
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0667:
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JEL Classification: D31; O15; O19; M00; M41


Tags: income variance; capital; development accounting

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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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Explaining Cross-Country Export Performance: International Linkages and Internal Geography Stephen J. Redding and Anthony J. Venables September 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0549:
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JEL Classification: F12;F14;O10


Tags: economic development; economic geography; international trade

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Economic Geography and International Inequality Stephen J. Redding and Anthony J. Venables
May 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0495:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: economic development; economic geography; international trade