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Why natural experiments won the Nobel Jörn-Steffen Pischke
December 2021
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Tags: 2021 nobel prize; causal relationships; causality; labour markets; rcts vs. natural experiments

CEP discussion paper
Sequential exporting across countries and products Facundo Albornoz, Hector F. Calvo Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas
June 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1774:
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Tags: export dynamics; experimentation; uncertainty; multiproduct firms; market inter-dependence

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Happy to help: how a UK micro-volunteering programme increased people's wellbeing Paul Dolan, Christian Krekel, Helen Lee, Claire Marshall, Ganga Shreedhar and Allison Smith June 2021
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Tags: covid-19; wellbeing; subjective wellbeing; volunteering; pro-social action; quasi-natural experiment; social welfare analysis; covid-19

CEP discussion paper
Happy to help: The welfare effects of a nationwide micro-volunteering programme Paul Dolan, Christian Krekel, Helen Lee, Claire Marshall, Ganga Shreedhar and Allison Smith May 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1772:
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Tags: subjective wellbeing; volunteering; pro-social action; quasi-natural experiment; social welfare analysis; covid-19

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Migration and Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa Jan David Bakker, Christopher Parsons and Ferdinand Rauch
June 2020
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Tags: economic geography; migration; natural experiment; urbanization

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Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data
September 2019
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Tags: happiness; intangible effects; life satisfaction; olympic games; quasi-natural experiment; sport events; subjective well-being

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What you don't know. . .can't hurt you? A natural field experiment on relative performance feedback in higher education August 2019
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Tags: natural field experiment; ranking; relative performance feedback; school performance

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CEP discussion paper
Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1643:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; intangible effects; olympic games; sport events; quasi-natural experiment

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CEP discussion paper
How to improve tax compliance? Evidence from population-wide experiments in Belgium Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Clement Imbert, Maarten Luts, Johannes Spinnewijn and Teodora Tsankova May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1621:
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JEL Classification: C93; D91; H20


Tags: tax compliance; field experiments; simplification; enforcement

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The price ain't right? hospital prices and health spending on the privately insured February 2019
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Tags: authoritarianism; experimental study; model test; political instability; political theory; popular protest; social movement; theoretical study; china; hong kong

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Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies September 2018
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Tags: experimental study; labor market; subsidy system; transportation system; unemployment; urban population; young population; ethiopia

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The back-scratching game
October 2017
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Tags: alliance formation; corruption; experiment; reciprocity

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When experienced and decision utility concur: The case of income comparisons October 2017
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Tags: discrete-choice experiments; income comparisons; reference-group income; satisfaction

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn and Forhad Shilpi October 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0225:
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JEL Classification: O18; J22; J24; J61; J64


Tags: matching; labour; job-search; firms; recruitment; experiment

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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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CEP discussion paper
The host with the most? The effects of the Olympic Games on happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment

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CentrePiece article
The upside of London Tube strikes Ferdinand Rauch and colleagues find that many commuters benefit from forced experimentation on routes to work Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP455:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: experimentation; learning; optimization; rationality; search


This article summarises 'The Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network' by Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1372
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Gender and the labor market: What have we learned from field and lab experiments? Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2014
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; C91; C92; C93


Tags: gender; field experiments; lab experiments; discrimination; gender preferences

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CEP discussion paper
Video Killed the Radio Star? Online Music Videos and Digital Music Sales Tobias Kretschmer and Christian Peukert
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1265:
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JEL Classification: L82; M37; D83


Tags: sampling; displacement; promotion; natural experiment

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CEP occasional paper
Gender and the Labor Market: What Have We Learned from Field and Lab Experiments? Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2014
Paper No' CEPOP40:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; C91; C92; C93


Tags: gender; field experiments; lab experiments; discrimination; gender preferences

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
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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CEP discussion paper
Neighbors, Knowledge, and Nuggets: Two Natural Field Experiments on the Role of Incentives on Energy Conservation Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalfe June 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1222:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D83; Q41


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

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Do Professors Really Perpetuate the Gender Gap in Science? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in a French Higher Education Institution Thomas Breda and Son Thierry Ly June 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0138:
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JEL Classification: I23; J16


Tags: discrimination; gender stereotypes; natural experiment; sex and science

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Whether to Hire Local Contract Teachers? Trade-off Between Skills and Preferences in India Sonja Fagernäs and Panu Pelkonen
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0083:
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JEL Classification: H75; J24; J41; J45


Tags: discrete choice experiment; education; para-teachers; preferences; skills

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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
The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design is taking the Con out of Econometrics Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0976:
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JEL Classification: C01


Tags: research design; natural experiment; quasi-experiment; structural models

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CEP discussion paper
Sequential Exporting Facundo Albornoz, Hector Calvo-Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas
March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0974:
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JEL Classification: F10; D21; F13


Tags: export dynamics; trade liberalization; experimentation; uncertainty

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CEP discussion paper
Effort and Comparison Income: Experimental and Survey Evidence Andrew E. Clark, David Masclet and Marie-Claire Villeval
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0886:
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JEL Classification: M54; J33; A13; C92; D63


Tags: effort; comparison income; rank; peak-end; experiments