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Apprenticeships, the Levy and COVID-19
April 2021
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Tags: covid-19; education; skills; apprenticeships

CEP discussion paper
Take the highway? Paved roads and well-being in Africa Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Elodie Djemaï
April 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1761:
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JEL Classification: D63; I32; O18


Tags: roads; subjective well-being; basic needs; material deprivation; africa

CEP discussion paper
Opening up military innovation: causal effects of 'bottom-up' reforms to U.S. defense research Sabrina T. Howell, Jason Rathje, John Van Reenen and Jun Wong April 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1760:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O38; H56; H57


Tags: innovation; defense; r&d; procurement

CEP discussion paper
Does growing up in a recession increase compassion? The case of attitudes towards immigration Maria Cotofan, Robert Dur and Stephan Meier April 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1757:
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JEL Classification: D9; E7; J1


Tags: immigration; attitudes; social preferences; parochialism; redistribution; macroeconomic conditions; impressionable years

CEP discussion paper
Trends in intergenerational home ownership and wealth transmission Jo Blanden, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
April 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1756:
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JEL Classification: R31; J11; D31; J62


Tags: housing; intergenerational mobility; wealth; cohorts

CEP discussion paper
Data-intensive innovation and the State: evidence from AI firms in China Martin Beraja, David Y. Yang and Noam Yuchtman
March 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1755:
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JEL Classification: O30; P00; E00; L5; L63; O25; O40


Tags: data; innovation; artificial intelligence; china; economies of scope; directed technical change; industrial policy; privacy; surveillance

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Understanding Educational Progression at the Local Level: Portsmouth, The Northern City on the South Coast Jo Blanden, Hector Espinoza, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura March 2021
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Tags: economic geography; schools; education; equality; policy

CEP discussion paper
Globalization, trade imbalances and labor market adjustment Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Ricardo Reyes-Heroles and Sharon Traiberman March 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1754:
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JEL Classification: F16


Tags: global trade imbalances; labor market disruption

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Trade after Brexit: the initial numbers Thomas Sampson
March 2021
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Tags: brexit; imports; trade; regulation;

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How have school closures affected children's mental health? Jo Blanden, Claire Crawford, Laura Fumagalli and Birgitta Rabe
March 2021
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Tags: covid-19; schools; education; skills; wellbeing; mental health

CEP discussion paper
Gravity with granularity Holger Breinlich, Harald Fadinger, Volker Nocke and Nicolas Schutz
March 2021
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; L13


Tags: gravity equation; oligopoly; ces demand; aggregative game

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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
Wage responses to gender pay gap reporting requirements Jack Blundell
March 2021
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J33; J71; J78; J16; D82; D83


Tags: gender pay gap; gender pay gap reporting; transparency; discrimination; information; public policy

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Budget 2021: while important steps have been taken, bolder and better coordinated action is needed for a sustainable recovery Anna Valero March 2021
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Tags: covid-19; equality; productivity; innovation

CEP Covid-19 analysis
Covid-19 and the self-employed - ten months into the crisis Jack Blundell, Stephen Machin and Maria Ventura
March 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-019:
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Tags: self-employment; covid-19; shocks; labour markets; seiss; self-isolation; social insurance

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Innovation policy to restore American prosperity John Van Reenen
March 2021
Paper No' CEPCP599:
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Tags: r&d; innovation; patents; tax system; productivity; growth

CEP discussion paper
Maternal depression and child human capital: a genetic instrumental-variable approach Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Simone Ghislandi, Anthony Lepinteur and Giorgia Menta February 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1749:
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JEL Classification: I14; J24


Tags: mendelian randomisation; maternal depression; human capital; instrumental variables; alspac

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To recover from Covid and Brexit, the UK must upskill its workforce Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra
February 2021
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Tags: brexit; covid-19; training and skills; education

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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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Consumption access and agglomeration: evidence from smartphone data Yuhei Miyauchi, Kentaro Nakajima and Stephen J. Redding
February 2021
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JEL Classification: O18; R12; R40


Tags: agglomeration; urbanization; transportation

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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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Regulation chills minor (but not radical) technological innovations Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud and John Van Reenen
February 2021
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Tags: productivity; innovation; regulation; growth

CEP Covid-19 analysis
Recovering from the first Covid-19 lockdown: Economic impacts of the UK's Eat Out to Help Out scheme Nicolás González-Pampillón, Gonzalo Nunez-Chaim and Katharina Ziegler February 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-018:
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Tags: consumption subsidy; covid-19; difference-in-differences; footfall; job posts

CEP occasional paper
Prices and inflation in the UK - A new dataset Richard Davies
February 2021
Paper No' CEPOP55:
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JEL Classification: E12; E31; E32; E51; E52; E58


Tags: eu referendum; covid-19; consumer prices; inflation

CEP Covid-19 analysis
Prices and inflation in a pandemic - a micro data approach Richard Davies
February 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-017:
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Tags: covid-19; inflation; firm size; price changes

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Further school closures mean bleak prospects for the young Lee Elliot Major and Andrew Eyles
January 2021
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Tags: covid-19; education; skills; equality; inequality

CEP Covid-19 analysis
A major wave of UK business closures by April 2021? The scale of the problem and what can be done Peter Lambert and John Van Reenen January 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-016:
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Tags: covid-19; productivity; growth; innovation

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The trade and welfare benefits of deep trade agreements Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Hanwei Huang
January 2021
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Tags: globalisation; trade; welfare; deep trade agreements; exports; goods; services

CEP discussion paper
The impact of regulation on innovation Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud and John Van Reenen
January 2021
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JEL Classification: Key words: innovation; regulation; patents; firm size JEL codes: O31; L11; L51; J8; L25 Key words: innovation; regulation; patents; firm size JEL codes: O31; L11; L51; J8; L25 O31; L11; L51; J8; L25


Tags: innovation; regulation; patents; firm size

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New incentives for businesses to train their employees are needed for economic recovery from COVID-19 Jiaqi Li, Anna Valero and Guglielmo Ventura January 2021
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Tags: covid-19; skills; education; employment; labour markets; labor markets

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Why have house prices risen so much more than rents in superstar cities? Christian A. L. Hilber and Andreas Mense
January 2021
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JEL Classification: G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: house prices; housing rents; price-to-rent ratio; price and rent dynamics; housing supply; land use regulation

CEP discussion paper
The impact of non-tariff barriers on trade and welfare Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Hanwei Huang
January 2021
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F15


Tags: trade agreements; deep agreements; economic integration; provisions; non-tariff barriers

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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.

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Trade protection along supply chains Chad Bown, Paola Conconi, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi
January 2021
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JEL Classification: F13; D57


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

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Closing the gap between vocational and general education: University Technical Colleges in England Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally, Camille Terrier and Guglielmo Ventura December 2020
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Tags: schools; education; skills

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What happened when parents lost their jobs during lockdown? Claudia Hupkau, Ingo Isphording, Stephen Machin and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela December 2020
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Tags: covid-19; education; skills; employment; unemployment; labour markets; wellbeing

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Why urgent support is needed to address UK skills deficit Guglielmo Ventura
December 2020
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Tags: covid-19; education; skills; technological change; technology; skills; policy

CEP Covid-19 analysis
Innovation for a strong and sustainable recovery Ralf Martin, Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero and Dennis Verhoeven
December 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-014:
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Tags: covid-19; productivity; technological change; uk economy; climate change; net zero; innovation; r&d

CEP discussion paper
Quantifying the externalities of renewable energy plants using wellbeing data: The case of biogas Christian Krekel, Julia Rechlitz, Johannes Rode and Alexander Zerrahn December 2020
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JEL Classification: C23; Q42; Q51; R20


Tags: renewables; biogas; externalities; social acceptance; wellbeing; spatial analysis; economic geography

CEP discussion paper
The UK's great demand and supply recession Nick Jacob and Giordano Mion
December 2020
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; E01; O47; O52


Tags: total factor productivity (tfp); revenue tfp; prices; demand; great recession; united kingdom

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

CEP discussion paper
Are bigger banks better? Firm-level evidence from Germany Kilian Huber
December 2020
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JEL Classification: E24; E44; G21; G28


Tags: bank regulation; big banks; bank size; economic growth; brexit; economic geography; employment; globalisation; productivity; technological change

CEP discussion paper
All aboard: the effects of port development César Ducruet, Réka Juhász, Dávid Krisztián Nagy and Claudia Steinwender
December 2020
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JEL Classification: R40; O33; F6


Tags: port development; containerization; quantitative economic geography

CEP discussion paper
The grandkids aren't alright: the intergenerational effects of prenatal pollution exposure Jonathan Colmer and John Voorheis
December 2020
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JEL Classification: H23; Q53; J00


Tags: air pollution; environmental regulation; social mobility; human capital

CEP discussion paper
No inventor is an island: social connectedness and the geography of knowledge flows in the US Andreas Diemer and Tanner Regan November 2020
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JEL Classification: O33; R12; Z13


Tags: knowledge flows; diffusion; social connectedness; informal networks

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How leading economists view antitrust in the digital economy Romesh Vaitilingam
November 2020
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Tags: globalisation; technological change; technology; policy

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Changing patterns of domestic abuse during Covid-19 lockdown Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Ben Linton
November 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1729:
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JEL Classification: J12


Tags: crime; covid-19; lockdown; domestic abuse; domestic violence

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Does pricing carbon mitigate climate change? Firm-level evidence from the European Union emissions trading scheme Jonathan Colmer, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Ulrich J. Wagner November 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1728:
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JEL Classification: Q58; H23; F18


Tags: climate; externalities & environmental regulation; trade and environment

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1 Million Missing Immigrants (And 1.2 Million More UK-Born) Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2020
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Tags: immigration; covid-19; labour markets; labor markets; labour; labor

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Schools and England's second lockdown: further closures would have adverse effects on children and a wider effect on family life Jo Blanden and Sandra McNally November 2020
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Tags: schools; covid-19; education; skills; equality; inequality

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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

Journal article
Entry through the narrow door: The costs of just failing high stakes exams Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela October 2020
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Tags: education

Journal article
Face-to-Face Communication in Organisations Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
October 2020
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JEL Classification: D23; M11


Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; help in organizations; queueing theory

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Stark contrast between pre- and post-16 provision in UTCs Guglielmo Ventura
October 2020
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Tags: employment; skills; public policy; education

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Denied jobs and schooling, 'Generation COVID' faces a struggle to catch up Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
October 2020
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Tags: covid-19; education; equality

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COVID has forced many firms to innovate, with possible lasting impacts Capucine Riom and Anna Valero
October 2020
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Tags: covid-19; technology; productivity; innovation

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Generation COVID: emerging work and education inequalities Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
October 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-011:
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Tags: covid-19; social mobility survey; work inequalities; education inequalities

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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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Jobs for a strong and sustainable recovery from Covid-19 Pia Andres, Giorgia Cecchinato, Penny Mealy, Charlotte Taylor, Sam Unsworth and Anna Valero October 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-010:
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Tags: covid-19; sustainable recovery; investment; net zero greenhouse emissions; jobs; employment

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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

CEP discussion paper
Place-based policies and spatial disparities across European cities Maximilian v. Ehrlich and Henry G. Overman
October 2020
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; R13


Tags: place based policy; cities; european union

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Work, care and gender during the Covid-19 crisis Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1723:
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JEL Classification: J13; J16; J22; J31


Tags: covid-19; gender gaps; home production

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Selection into entrepreneurship and self-employment Ross Levine and Yona Rubinstein
October 2020
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JEL Classification: L26; J24; G32; E32


Tags: entrepreneurship; human capital; occupational choice; corporate finance; business cycles

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Gender differences in tertiary education: what explains STEM participation? Sandra McNally
October 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1721:
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JEL Classification: I20; J16


Tags: stem; gender gap; tertiary education

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Post-pandemic economic growth: Industrial Strategy Anna Valero
September 2020
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Tags: industrial strategy; innovation; jobs

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU Alan Manning
September 2020
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Tags: immigration

Journal article
Critically important: the heterogeneous effect of diplomatic tensions on trade Julian Hinz and Elsa Leromain
September 2020
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Tags: diplomatic tensions; political relations; trade; globalisation

Journal article
Job loss at home: children's school performance during the Great Recession Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
September 2020
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Tags: employment; schools; great recession; parental job loss; school performance

Journal article
'Trophy architects' and design as rent-seeking: quantifying deadweight losses in a tightly regulated office market Paul Cheshire and Gerard H. Dericks September 2020
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Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; rent-seeking; office markets

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How do globalisation and pandemics interact? Surprising insights from a new model Pol Antràs, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg September 2020
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Tags: globalisation; covid-19

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Productivity growth in one country affects the relative income and welfare of its trade partners Benny Kleinman, Ernest Liu and Stephen J. Redding September 2020
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Tags: china; productivity; globalisation; political tension

Blog
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

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Employment and Covid-19 Sandra McNally
September 2020
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Tags: covid-19; employment; skills; education

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The business response to Covid-19: the CEP-CBI survey on technology adoption Capucine Riom and Anna Valero
September 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-009:
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Tags: covid-19; business performance; innovation; cbi; uk

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Globalization and pandemics Pol Antràs, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
September 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1716:
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JEL Classification: F15; F23; I10


Tags: globalization; pandemics; gravity equation; sir model

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Regional differences in UK transport BCRs: an empirical assessment Nicolás González-Pampillón and Henry G. Overman
September 2020
Paper No' CEPOP53:
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JEL Classification: R40; R42


Tags: transport appraisal; value for money; benefit to cost ratio; spatial disparities

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Growing like China: firm performance and global production line position Davin Chor, Kalina Manova and Zhihong Yu
September 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1715:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F23; L23; L24; L25


Tags: global value chains; production line position; upstreamness; firm heterogeneity; firm lifecycle; china

Journal article
Devolving skills: the case of the apprenticeship grant for employers Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Henry Overman
August 2020
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Tags: economic geography; apprenticeships; devolution; employment

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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

Journal article
Product mix and firm productivity responses to trade competition Thierry Mayer, Marc J. Melitz and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
August 2020
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; L10


Tags: globalisation; productivity

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What can previous recessions tell us about the Covid-19 downturn? Brian Bell, Mihai Codreanu and Stephen Machin
August 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-007:
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Tags: labour markets; recessions; seiss; covid-19; employment

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

Journal article
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

Journal article
Minority report: the impact of predicted grades on university admissions of disadvantaged groups Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness July 2020
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JEL Classification: I22, I23, I28


Tags: higher education; university application; information; mismatch

Journal article
Entry through the narrow door: the costs of just failing high stakes exams Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela July 2020
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I24


Tags: schools; english; high stakes examinations; manipulation

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Generalized linear competition: from pass-through to policy Christos Genakos, Felix Grey and Robert A. Ritz
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1709:
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JEL Classification: D43; H23; L51; L93


Tags: pass-through; imperfect competition; regulation; carbon pricing; airlines; political economy

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Globalisation and urban polarisation Anthony J. Venables
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1707:
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JEL Classification: F12; R11; R12


Tags: globalisation; urban; de-industrialisation; rustbelt; polarisation

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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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Gravity in international finance: evidence from fees on equity transactions Luke Milsom, Vladimír Pažitka, Isabelle Roland and Dariusz Wójcik July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1703:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23;;F65; G15; G24


Tags: gravity; international trade; international finance; equity securities underwriting; multinational business networks; financial geography

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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Strategy, investment and policy for a strong and sustainable recovery: an action plan Nick Robins, James Rydge, Nicholas Stern, Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero and Dimitri Zenghelis July 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-005:
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Tags: covid-19; sustainable recovery; investment; productivity; infrastructure; net zero greenhouse emissions; 'building back better'; uk economy

Journal article
Place-based policies and spatial disparities across European cities Maximilian v. Ehrlich and Henry 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

Journal article
Comments on "labor market trends and the changing value of time" Francesca Carta and Marta De Philippis
June 2020
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Tags: household interactions; labor market participation

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Offices scarce but housing scarcer: estimating the premium for London office conversions Paul Cheshire and Katerina Kaimakamis June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1701:
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JEL Classification: R310; R330; R380


Tags: housing supply; restrictive regulation; office markets

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Immigrant inventors and diversity in the age of mass migration Francesco Campo, Mariapia Mendola, Andrea Morrison and Gianmarco Ottaviano June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1700:
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JEL Classification: F22; J61; O31


Tags: international migration; cultural diversity; innovation

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Bank default risk propagation along supply chains: evidence from the UK Ali Kabiri, Vlad Malone, Isabelle Roland and Mariana Spatareanu June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1699:
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JEL Classification: G21; G34; O16; O30


Tags: default risk; propagation of banking crises; supply chains

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Family background and the responses to higher SAT scores Georg Graetz, Oskar Nordström Skans and Björn Öckert
June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1698:
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JEL Classification: I21; I23; J62


Tags: educational choice; intergenerational transmission of education; regression discontinuity design

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CEP discussion paper
International financial flows and misallocation Federico Cingano and Fadi Hassan
June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1697:
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JEL Classification: F30; F43; G21


Tags: international financial flows; misallocation; productivity

Journal article
The making of the modern metropolis: evidence from London Stephan Heblich, Stephen J. Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
May 2020
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JEL Classification: O18; R12; R40


Tags: economic geography; transportation; housing; infrastructure; agglomeration; urbanization

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CEP discussion paper
Automation, globalization and vanishing jobs: a labor market sorting view Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte, Maximilian Mayer and Gianmarco Ottaviano May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1695:
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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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Damned by dams? Infrastructure and conflict Ulrich J. Eberle
May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1694:
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JEL Classification: D74; H54; N40; O13; O18; Z18


Tags: dams; infrastructure; conflict; civil war; ethnicity; fractionalization; inequality

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All these worlds are yours, except India: the effectiveness of cash subsidies to export in Nepal Fabrice Defever, Jose-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riaño and Gonzalo Varela May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1692:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14; F61; O24


Tags: export subsidies; export diversification; export margins; least developed countries; special and differential treatment for developing countries; nepal

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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Work, care and gender during the Covid-19 crisis Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-002:
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Tags: covid-19; job losses; service sector; childcare; flexible working solutions; gender; employment

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Monopsony and the wage effects of migration Michael Amior and Alan Manning
May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1690:
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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, Steve Gibbons and Piero Montebruno
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-001:
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Tags: schools; school closures; covid-19; education; disadvantaged children

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Covid-19 is increasing the divide in life chances between rich and poor Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
April 2020
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Tags: covid-19; inequality; social mobility; public policy; education

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COVID-19 and gender gaps: Latest evidence and lessons from the UK Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
April 2020
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Tags: covid-19; labour markets; labor markets; labour; labor; gender; education; childcare; uk

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CEP discussion paper
Managing global production: theory and evidence from just-in-time supply chains Frank Pisch
April 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1689:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F23; D23; L23


Tags: just-in-time; global value chains; multinational firms; vertical integration

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On the productivity advantage of cities Nick Jacob and Giordano Mion
April 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1687:
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JEL Classification: R12; R15; D24; L11


Tags: total factor productivity (tfp); density; agglomeration externalities; revenue-based tfp; prices; demand; quality

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A natural experiment on job insecurity and fertility in France Andrew E. Clark and Anthony Lepinteur
April 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1686:
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JEL Classification: I38; J13; J18


Tags: employment protection; layoff tax; perceived job security; difference-in-differences; fertility

Journal article
Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi and Robert Witt April 2020
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Tags: illegal behavior; law enforcement; crime; policing

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Measuring the impact of malfunctioning credit markets on productivity Timothy Besley, Isabelle Roland and John Van Reenen
March 2020
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Tags: the great recession; gdp; public policy

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Environmental preferences and technological choices: is market competition clean or dirty? Phillipe Aghion, Roland Bénabou, Ralf Martin and Alexandra Roulet March 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1684:
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Tags: environment; product market competition; innovation

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Labor demand in the past, present and future Georg Graetz
March 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1683:
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JEL Classification: J23; O33


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

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On the economic impacts of mortgage credit expansion policies: evidence from help to buy Felipe Carozzi, Christian Hilber and Xiaolun Yu March 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1681:
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JEL Classification: G28; H24; H81; R21; R28; R31; R38


Tags: help to buy; house prices; construction; housing supply; land use regulation

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Machiavelli versus concave utility functions: should bads be spread out or concentrated? Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Aydogan Ulker March 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1680:
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JEL Classification: I31; D1; P35


Tags: wellbeing; mental health; life events; non-linearities; hedonic adaptation; welfare analysis

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CentrePiece article
In brief...Pupil exclusion in academy schools Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi ask whether stricter disciplinary measures are intended more to improve educational results than to tackle bad behaviour Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP575:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; discipline; exclusion


This article summarises 'Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion' by Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi, published in the Economic Journal in January 2020 earlier version available as CEP Discussion Paper No. 1527
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In brief...Mismatched students and universities Gill Wyness and colleagues find that many disadvantaged students attend less academically prestigious courses than their A-level attainment merits. Gill Wyness
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP573:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; educational economics; college choice; mismatch; undermatch


This article summarises 'Inequalities in Student to Course Match: Evidence from Linked Administrative Data' by Stuart Campbell, Lindsey Macmillan, Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1647
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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

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People, places and politics: the challenge of 'levelling up' the UK Henry Overman assesses policies to address the wide disparities in economic performance between towns, cities and regions. Henry Overman
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP570:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020


Tags: spatial disparities; skills; cities; left-behind places; 2019 general election


An earlier version of this article appeared in CEP's 2019 Election Analysis series as 'People, Places and Politics: Policy Challenges of the UK's Uneven Economic Geography'
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Technology can benefit a few superstar workers, at the expense of everyone else Felix Koenig
February 2020
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Tags: technological change; labour markets; labor markets; labour; labor; innovation

Journal article
The fall of the labor share and the rise of superstar firms David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen February 2020
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JEL Classification: J3;L11


Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms; productivity; globalisation; technological change

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Automating labor: evidence from firm-level patent data Antoine Dechezleprêtre, David Hémous, Morten Olsen and Carlo Zanella
February 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1679.PDF:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; J20


Tags: automation; innovation; patents; income inequality

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The contribution of immigration to local labor market adjustment Michael Amior
February 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1678:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: immigration; geographical mobility; local labor markets; employment

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CEP industrial strategy paper
Has the Financial Crisis Undermined Credit Reallocation in the United Kingdom? Daniel Mead and Isabelle Roland
February 2020
Paper No' CEPIS08:
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Tags: credit reallocation; productivity; credit shock; great recession

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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

Journal article
Intergenerational effects of employment protection reforms Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
January 2020
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JEL Classification: J65;I20;I24


Tags: employment; schools; social mobility; employment protection; fixed-term contract; sjob insecurity; intergenerational impacts; school outcomes

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Import competition, heterogeneous preferences of managers and productivity Cheng Chen and Claudia Steinwender
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1674:
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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 Ottaviano and Katja Zajc Kejzar January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1673:
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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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The aggregate consequences of default risk: evidence from firm-level data Timothy Besley, Isabelle Roland and John Van Reenen
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1672:
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JEL Classification: D24; E32; L11; O47


Tags: productivity; default risk; credit frictions; misallocation; growth

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A local community course that raises mental wellbeing and pro-sociality Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1671:
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JEL Classification: C93; I12; I31


Tags: wellbeing; pro-social behaviour; communities; intervention; rct

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Globalization and conflicts: the good, the bad and the ugly of corporations in Africa Tommaso Sonno
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1670:
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JEL Classification: C23; D74; F23; L70; O13


Tags: multinationals; civil conflict; fdi; ethnic minority

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Immigration, local crowd-out and undercoverage bias Michael Amior
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1669:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: immigration; geographical mobility; local labor markets; employment

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Trade, productivity and (mis)allocation Antoine Berthou, John Jong-Hyun Chung, Kalina Manova and Charlotte Sandoz Dit Bragard
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1668:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F43; F62; O24; O40; O47


Tags: international trade; export demand; import competition; productivity; allocative efficiency; misallocation

Journal article
Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
January 2020
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Tags: schools; academies; pupil performance; exclusion

Journal article
Have R&D Spillovers Declined in the 21st Century? Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking and John Van Reenen
December 2019
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JEL Classification: F23; O31; O32; O33


Tags: r&d; innovation; patents; productivity; spillovers; technological change

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Exchange rates and consumer prices: evidence from Brexit Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1667:
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JEL Classification: E31; F15; F31


Tags: brexit; exchange rate pass-through; import costs; inflation

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Trade liberalization, input intermediaries and firm productivity: evidence from China Fabrice Defever, Michele Imbruno and Richard Kneller December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1666:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13


Tags: firm heterogeneity; trade liberalization; intermediate inputs; productivity; intermediaries; china

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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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Immigration is no longer the most pressing concern among the electorate Jonathan Wadsworth
December 2019
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Tags: campaigns; cep; migration; uk politics; immigration; brexit


This blog post is based on the 2019 CEP Election Analysis on Immigration
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Brexit will leave the UK worse off economically in all scenarios Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
November 2019
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Tags: brexit; trade; customs union; uk-eu border; 2019 general election


This blog post is based on the 2019 CEP Election Analysis on Brexit Economics
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Economic consequences of Brexit are overwhelmingly negative Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
November 2019
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Tags: brexit; trade; customs union; uk-eu border; 2019 general election


This blog post is based on the 2019 CEP Election Analysis on Brexit Economics
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John Van Reenen: ‘A lot of promises are just smoke and mirrors’ John Van Reenen
November 2019
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Tags: cep; economics; general elections; brexit

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Economic insecurity breeds support for the right Walter Bossert, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Anthony Lepinteur
November 2019
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Tags: economic index numbers; insecurity; political participation; conservatism; right-leaning political parties; trump; brexit

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Eurosceptic votes are less likely when EU interventions visibly boost local job markets Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Di Cataldo and Mara Giua November 2019
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Tags: europe; eu funds; cohesion policy; brexit; euroscepticism; rdd

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Policing and crime Tom Kirchmaier
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA055:
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Tags: violent crime; austerity; budget cuts

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CEP election analysis
Energy and climate change Ralf Martin, Petra Sarapatkova and Dennis Verhoeven
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA054:
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Tags: greenhouse gas emissions; committee on climate change; offshore wind power

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The motivational cost of inequality: pay gaps reduce the willingness to pursue rewards Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Filip Gesiarz and Tali Sharot November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1664:
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JEL Classification: D31; D91; J22


Tags: inequality; pay-gaps; motivation; effort; affect; reward

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Immigration Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA052:
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Tags: immigration; immigration policy; taxes; state benefits; economy


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Education and skills Jo Blanden, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA050:
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Tags: education; skills; international rankings; austerity; poor performing schools


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Brexit economics Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA048:
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Tags: brexit; trade; customs union; uk-eu border; 2019 general election


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People, places and politics Henry G. Overman
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA047:
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Tags: spatial disparities; skills; cities; left-behind places; 2019 general election


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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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Social mobility Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA045:
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Tags: social mobility; inequality; intergenerational; 2019 general election


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CEP discussion paper
The intellectual spoils of war? Defense R&D, productivity and international spillovers Enrico Moretti, Claudia Steinwender and John Van Reenen November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1662:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O38; H56; H57


Tags: r&d; defense; productivity; international spillovers

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Measuring the gains from labor specialization Decio Coviello, Andrea Ichino and Nicola Persico
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1661:
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JEL Classification: J0; K0; M5


Tags: labor specialization; productivity of workers; judges

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Economic insecurity and the rise of the right Walter Bossert, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Anthony Lepinteur
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1659:
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JEL Classification: D63; D72; I32


Tags: economic index numbers; insecurity; political participation; conservatism; right-leaning political parties; trump; brexit

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The heterogeneous impact of market size on innovation: evidence from French firm-level exports Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Matthieu Lequien and Marc Melitz October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1657:
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JEL Classification: D21; F13; F14; F41; O30; O47


Tags: innovation; export; demand shocks; patents

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The economic impact of Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals Matt Bevington, Hanwei Huang, Anand Menon, Jonathan Portes, Jill Rutter and Thomas Sampson October 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT16:
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Tags: brexit; trade; immigration; public policy; government

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CEP discussion paper
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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CEP discussion paper
Industry concentration in Europe and North America Matej Bajgar, Giuseppe Berlingieri, Sara Calligaris, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1654:
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JEL Classification: D4; L11; L25


Tags: industry concentration; business dynamics; measurement

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When income effects are large: labor supply responses and the value of welfare transfers Giulia Giupponi
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1651:
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JEL Classification: H55; I38; J22


Tags: income effect; labor supply; valuation of welfare transfers

Journal article
Geography, competition, and optimal multilateral trade policy Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto
September 2019
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JEL Classification: D4;D6;F1;L0;L1


Tags: international trade policy; monopolistic competition; firm heterogeneity; pricing to market; multilateralism; productivity; globalisation; economic geography

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Book Review: Social Mobility and its Enemies by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin Ross Goldstone
September 2019
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Tags: cep; social mobility and its enemies; book review; lee elliot major; stephen machin

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Quantifying Wider Economic Impacts of agglomeration for transport appraisal: Existing evidence and future directions Daniel J. Graham and Stephen Gibbons September 2019
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Tags: agglomeration; cost benefit analysis; transport;

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Understanding day care enrolment gaps Jonas Jessen, Sophia Schmitz and Sevrin Waights
September 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1650:
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JEL Classification: I24; J13


Tags: child care; early education; inequality; socio—economic status; discrimination; synthetic control

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CEP discussion paper
Trade shocks and credit reallocation Stefano Federico, Fadi Hassan and Veronica Rappoport
September 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1649:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F65; G21


Tags: trade liberalisation; china shock; bank credit; resource reallocation; gains from trade

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The introduction of academy schools to England's education Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
August 2019
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I28


Tags: academies; schools; education

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Residential mobility in the UK: how distance and local economic conditions drive residential choices Monica Langella and Alan Manning August 2019
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Tags: british and irish politics and policy; cep; featured; lse comment; economic conditions; economy; employment; immigration; migration; moblity; moving; opportunity; regional; regions; residential mobility; unemployment

Journal article
A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen and Heidi Williams
August 2019
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Tags: innovation; productivity;

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The end of free college in England: Implications for enrolments, equity, and quality Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness August 2019
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Tags: financial aid; higher education; inequality; tuition fees;

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Inequalities in student to course match: evidence from linked administrative data Stuart Campbell, Lindsey Macmillan, Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1647:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; educational economics; college choice; mismatch; undermatch; education

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The best versus the rest: divergence across firms during the global productivity slowdown Dan Andrews, Chiara Criscuolo and Peter N. Gal August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1645:
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JEL Classification: O30; O40; M13


Tags: firm dynamics; regulation; knowledge diffusion; technological change; productivity

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Building a productive workforce: the role of structured management practices Christopher Cornwell, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1644:
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JEL Classification: D22; M11; J31


Tags: labor allocation; managers; management practices; productivity

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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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Vertical integration and foreclosure: evidence from production network data Johannes Boehm and Jan Sonntag
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1641:
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JEL Classification: L14; L42


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; market foreclosure; vertical integration; production networks

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Innovation union: costs and benefits of innovation policy coordination Teodora Borota, Fabrice Defever and Giammario Impullitti August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1640:
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JEL Classification: O41; O31; O38; F12; F42 F43


Tags: optimal innovation policy; growth theory; international policy coordination; eu integration; fdi spillovers

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The 2018 trade war: consumers are paying a high price Mary Amiti, Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
July 2019
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Journal article
CEO Behavior and Firm Performance Oriana Bandiera, Stephen Hansen, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
July 2019
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Residential mobility and unemployment in the UK Monica Langella and Alan Manning
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1639:
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JEL Classification: Z1; J01; R10; J21


Tags: residential mobility; regional inequality; unemployment

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Competition and pass-through: evidence from isolated markets Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1638:
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JEL Classification: H22; L1


Tags: pass-through; tax incidence; gasoline; market structure; competition

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Dirty density: air quality and the density of American cities Felipe Carozzi and Sefi Roth
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1635:
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JEL Classification: Q53; R11; I10


Tags: air pollution; urban congestion; density; health

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A toolkit of policies to promote innovation Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen and Heidi Williams
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1634:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32


Tags: innovation; r&d; intellectual property; tax; competition; growth

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In brief...Globalisation and its discontents Josh De Lyon and Elsa Leromain
July 2019
Paper No' CEPCP554:
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CentrePiece 24 (2) Summer 2019


Tags: trade; protectionism

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Changing Aspirations and Outcomes in Post-16 Education Steven McIntosh
June 2019
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Tags: augar; further education; fe; higher education; he

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Direct democracy and intergenerational conflicts in ageing societies Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Malte Steenbeck June 2019
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Tags: nimby; stuttgart 21; ageing; direct democracy; intergenerational conflict; referendum; transport; voting;

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Joseph Schumpeter Lecture, EEA Annual Congress 2017: Do Tax Cuts Produce more Einsteins? The Impacts of Financial Incentives VerSus Exposure to Innovation on the Supply of Inventors Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen June 2019
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Neighbors' Income, Public Goods, and Well-Being Abel Brodeur and Sarah Flèche
June 2019
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Tags: amenities; neighbors' income; public goods; relative deprivation; well-being;

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Individual consequences of occupational decline Per-Anders Edin, Tiernan Evans, Georg Graetz, Sofia Hernnäs and Guy Michaels
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1629:
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JEL Classification: O33; J24; J62


Tags: technological change; occupations; inequality

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Between communism and capitalism: long-term inequality in Poland, 1892-2015 Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1628:
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JEL Classification: D31; E01; J3; N34


Tags: income inequality; transformation; poland

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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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Economic incentives, home production and gender identity norms Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson, Barbara Petrongolo and Peter Skogman Thoursie June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1626:
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JEL Classification: D13; H24; J22


Tags: home production; taxes; gender identity; gender gaps

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Why unions: understanding how unions overcome the free-rider problem Richard Murphy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1625:
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JEL Classification: J51; J45; J32


Tags: unions; teachers; media; insurance

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Vehicle currency pricing and exchange rate pass-through Natalie Chen, Wanyu Chung and Dennis Novy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1624:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F41


Tags: cpi; dollar; euro; exchange rate pass-through; inflation; invoicing; sterling; uk; vehicle currency pricing

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Commuting, migration and local joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1623:
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JEL Classification: J21; J61; J64; R23


Tags: spatial inequality; commuting; migration

Journal article
The changing returns to crime: do criminals respond to prices? Mirko Draca, Theodore Koutmeridis and Stephen Machin
May 2019
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Tags: illegal behavior; the enforcement of law; crime

Blog
Amplifying Islamophobic hate crime: UK media in the wake of terror attacks Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Stephen Machin
May 2019
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; lse comment; crime; extremism; hate crime; islamophobia; religion; terror; terrorist attacks

Journal article
Are all trade agreements equal? The role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows Rebecca Freeman and Samuel Pienknagura May 2019
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Tags: economic distance; geography; gravity; integration agreements; trade agreements;

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Trade and worker deskilling Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1622:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F66; J24; J31


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

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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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Trade blocs and trade wars during the interwar period David S. Jacks and Dennis Novy
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1620:
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JEL Classification: F1; F3; N7


Tags: commonwealth; distance; gravity; interwar period; trade blocs; trade wars

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Tales of the city: what do agglomeration cases tell us about agglomeration in general? Giulia Faggio, Olmo Silva and William C. Strange May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1619:
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JEL Classification: R10; R12; L52; L60


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; industrial clusters

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Trainspotting: 'good jobs', training and skilled immigration Andrew Mountford and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1618:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; training; income distribution

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Education and geographical mobility: the role of the job surplus Michael Amior
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1616:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: geographical mobility; job search; education

Blog
Higher vocational education: An alternative to degrees? Hector Espinoza and Stefan Speckesser
April 2019
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Tags: returns to education; tertiary education; high-level technical education; vocational education; administrative data.

Blog
Childhood circumstances and young adult outcomes: the role of parental financial problems Marta Barazzetta, Andrew E. Clark and Conchita D'Ambrosio April 2019
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Tags: cep; economy and society; featured; lse comment; austerity; childhood poverty; economics; economy; education; housing; life chances; life outcomes; mental health; opportunities; outcomes; parents; poverty; resources

Journal article
Crime victimisation over time and sleep quality Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Rong Zhu
April 2019
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Tags: crime; physical violence; property crimes; sleep quality; time;

Journal article
Poorly Measured Confounders are More Useful on the Left than on the Right Zhuan Pei, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
April 2019
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JEL Classification: C31;C52;


Tags: balancing; hausman test; robustness checks; specification testing; variable addition;

Journal article
Flex cars and competition in fuel retail markets Juliano Assuncao, Joao Paulo Pessoa and Leonardo Rezende
March 2019
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JEL Classification: L11;L13;L62;L71


Tags: productivity; discrete equilibrium price dispersion; ethanol; flex-fuel vehicles; gasoline; price competition; spatial competition

Journal article
Carry-along trade Andrew B. Bernard, Emily Blanchard, Ilke Van Beveren and Hylke Vandenbussche
March 2019
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JEL Classification: F12;F13;F14;L11


Tags: demand-scope complementarity; exporting; heterogeneous firms; intermediation; multi-product firms; productivity; sourcing;

Journal article
Gender and Promotions: Evidence from Academic Economists in France Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes and Cecila Garcia-Penalosa March 2019
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Tags: competition; gender gaps; professional advancement;

Journal article
The preservation of historic districts - Is it worth it? Sevrin Waights
March 2019
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Tags: housing; construction; historic preservation; land; planning; regulation;

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Geography, competition and optimal multilateral trade policy Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1610:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: international trade policy; monopolistic competition; firm heterogeneity; pricing to market; multilateralism

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Childhood circumstances and young adulthood outcomes: the role of mothers' financial problems Marta Barazzetta, Andrew E. Clark and Conchita D'Ambrosio March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1609:
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JEL Classification: I31; I32; D60


Tags: income; financial problems; child outcomes; subjective well-being; behaviour; education; alspac

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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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Innovative events Max Nathan and Anna Rosso
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1607:
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JEL Classification: C55; L86; O81


Tags: innovation; productivity; ict; data science

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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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Valuing the environmental benefits of canals using house prices Steve Gibbons, Cong Peng and Cheng Keat Tang
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1604:
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JEL Classification: Q51; R3; R2


Tags: canals; waterways; house prices; environment; valuation

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The impact of the 2018 trade war on U.S. prices and welfare Mary Amiti, Stephen J. Redding and David Weinstein
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1603:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14


Tags: international trade; tariffs; trade war

Journal article
The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
February 2019
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Tags: universities; growth; human capital; innovation; higher education

Journal article
Hospital prices grew substantially faster than physician prices for hospital-based care in 2007-14 Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor, Nir J. Harish, Harlan M. Krumholz and John Van Reenen February 2019
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Tags: healthcare spending; hospitals; inpatient care; insurance claims; organization of care; physician payment;

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Making smart meters smarter the smart way Quentin Coutellier, Greer Gosnell, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Goran Strbac, Mingyang Sun and Simon Tindermans February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1602:
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JEL Classification: D12; Q48; Q54


Tags: behavioural intervention; household energy demand; randomised controlled trial; information

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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

Journal article
Some causal effects of an industrial policy Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman and John Van Reenen
January 2019
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JEL Classification: R11, H25, L52, L53, O25


Tags: industrial policy; regional policy; employment; investment; productivity

Journal article
Polarization(s) in Labour Markets: Synthesis and Perspectives Alan Manning
January 2019
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Tags: polarization; labour markets

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New media and competition: printing and Europe's transformation after Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1600:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; N0; N8; O3; O4


Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics

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CEP discussion paper
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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Do tax cuts produce more Einsteins? The impacts of financial incentives vs. exposure to innovation on the supply of inventors Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1597:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: inventors; innovation; tax policy

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CEP discussion paper
Aggregation and the gravity equation Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1595:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; C43


Tags: gravity equation; trade; aggregation

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The origins of firm heterogeneity: a production network approach Andrew B. Bernard, Emmanuel Dhyne, Glenn Magerman, Kalina Manova and Andreas Moxnes January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1592:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F16


Tags: production networks; productivity; firm size heterogeneity

Journal article
The Economic Effects of Brexit: Evidence from the Stock Market Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy, Thomas Sampson and Ahmed Usman December 2018
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Tags: brexit; depreciation; event study; recession; stock market; tariffs;

Journal article
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

Journal article
The threat of competition and public school performance: Evidence from Poland Pawel Bukowski and Martyna Kobus
December 2018
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Tags: schools; competition;

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Where is the Land of Hope and Glory? The geography of intergenerational mobility in England and Wales Brian Bell, Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1591:
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JEL Classification: J62; R23; R31; I24


Tags: intergenerational mobility; social mobility

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Monetary policy, product market competition and growth Phillipe 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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Innovation and trade policy in a globalized world Ufuk Akcigit, Sina T. Ates and Giammario Impullitti
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1589:
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JEL Classification: F13; F43; F60; O40


Tags: economic growth; short- and long-run gains from globalization; foreign technological catching-up; innovation policy; trade policy; competition

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CEP discussion paper
The inverted-U relationship between credit access and productivity growth Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Gilbert Cette, Rémy Lecat and Hélène Maghin December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1588:
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Tags: inverted-u relationship; credit; eurosystem

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Technology, market structure and the gains from trade Giammario Impullitti, Omar Licandro and Pontus Rendahl
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1587:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O31; O41


Tags: gains from trade; heterogeneous firms; oligopoly; innovation; endogenous markups; endogenous market structure

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The effect of the Brexit referendum result on subjective well-being Georgios Kavetsos, Ichiro Kawachi, Ilias Kyriopoulos and Sotiris Vandoros December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1586:
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JEL Classification: D72; I30; I31; I38


Tags: subjective well-being; happiness; brexit; referendum; election

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Subsidizing labor hoarding in recessions: the employment and welfare effects of short time work Giulia Giupponi and Camille Landais December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1585:
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JEL Classification: H20; J20; J65


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

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee Committee Christian Hilber
November 2018
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Tags: intergenerational fairness

Journal article
From selling goods to selling services: Firm responses to trade liberalization Holger Breinlich, Anson Soderbery and Greg C. Wright November 2018
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JEL Classification: D22, F13, F14, L16, L60, L80


Tags: services trade; trade liberalization

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CEP Brexit analysis
The economic consequences of the Brexit deal Peter Levell, Anand Menon, Jonathan Portes and Thomas Sampson
November 2018
Paper No' CEPBREXIT12:
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Tags: brexit; trade; immigration; public policy; government

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Organizing global supply chains: input-output linkages and vertical integration Giuseppe Berlingieri, Frank Pisch and Claudia Steinwender November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1583:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; L16; L23; O14


Tags: vertical integration; supply chains; direct requirements; input output relationship; intrafirm trade

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CEP discussion paper
The contribution of foreign migration to local labor market adjustment Michael Amior
November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1582:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: migration; geographical mobility; local labor markets; employment

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CentrePiece article
Aid: it’s not just about the money Peter Boone
November 2018
Paper No' CEPCP542:
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CentrePiece 23 (3) Autumn 2018


Tags: education; health; africa; india; effective interventions

Journal article
Does additional spending help urban schools? An evaluation using boundary discontinuities Steve Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo October 2018
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JEL Classification: H52;I21;R0


Tags: education; spending; schools; urban

Journal article
Does competition from private surgical centres improve public hospitals’ performance? Evidence from the English National Health Service Zack Cooper, Stephen Gibbons and Matthew Skellern October 2018
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Tags: cream skimming; hospital competition; hospital efficiency; market entry; market structure; outsourcing; public services; public-private competition; risk selection;

Journal article
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;

Journal article
The productivity puzzle and misallocation: an Italian perspective Sara Calligaris, Massimo Del Gatto, Fadi Hassan, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi October 2018
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Tags: misallocation; tfp; productivity; italy; technological change

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CEP discussion paper
Preferential trade agreements and global sourcing Grant Bickwit, Emanuel Ornelas and John L. Turner
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1581:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15; D23; D83; L22


Tags: regionalism; hold-up problem; sourcing; trade diversion; matching; incomplete contracts

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CEP discussion paper
Labor specialization as a source of market frictions Maria Molina-Domene
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1580:
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JEL Classification: J24; J42; J63


Tags: labor specialization; market frictions; division of labor; human capital

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CEP industrial strategy paper
Universities and industrial strategy in the UK: review of evidence and implications for policy Ghazala Azmat, Richard Murphy, Anna Valero and Gill Wyness October 2018
Paper No' CEPIS06:
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24; O25; O30


Tags: higher education; universities; industrial strategy; growth; innovation; education

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CEP discussion paper
The not-so-generalized effects of the generalized system of preferences Emanuel Ornelas and Marcos Ritel
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1578:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14; F15; F55; F63; O19; O24


Tags: trade preferences; gravity equation; trade policy; nonreciprocity; gsp

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CEP discussion paper
Fiscal and education spillovers from charter school expansion Matthew Ridley and Camille Terrier
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1577:
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JEL Classification: C10; C36; H23; H39; H75; I21; I22; I28


Tags: charter school; competition; fiscal spillover; achievement; synthetic control

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CEP discussion paper
Increasing differences between firms: market power and the macro-economy John Van Reenen
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1576:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: firm differences; concentration; market power; policy

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Teacher effectiveness and classroom composition Esteban M. Aucejo, Patrick Coate, Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, Sean Kelly and Zachary Mozenter September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1574:
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JEL Classification: I2; I20; I21


Tags: teacher; practices; peer effects; effectiveness; education

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CEP discussion paper
The making of the modern metropolis: evidence from London Stephan Heblich, Stephen J. Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1573:
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JEL Classification: O18; R12; R40


Tags: agglomeration; urbanization; transportation; economic geography

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CEP discussion paper
Misallocation in the market for inputs: enforcement and the organization of production Johannes Boehm and Ezra Oberfield
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1572:
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JEL Classification: E23; O11; F12


Tags: production networks; intermediate inputs; misallocation; productivity; contract enforcement; value chains

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CEP discussion paper
How do households value the future? Evidence from property taxes Hans R. A. Koster and Edward W. Pinchbeck
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1571:
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JEL Classification: G10; R30


Tags: housing; property taxes; discount rate; capitalisation rate; undervaluation

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CEP discussion paper
The economic effects of Brexit - evidence from the stock market Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy, Thomas Sampson and Ahmed Usman September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1570:
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JEL Classification: F15; F23; G14


Tags: brexit; depreciation; event study; recession; stock market; tariffs

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CEP industrial strategy paper
Do Apprenticeships Pay? Evidence for England Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura
September 2018
Paper No' CEPIS03:
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JEL Classification: I20; I28; J24


Tags: apprenticeship; vocational education


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Journal article
Broken Market or Broken Policy? The Unintended Consequences of Restrictive Planning Paul Cheshire
August 2018
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Tags: r13; r38; economic efficiency; housing supply constraints; land use regulation;

Journal article
From final goods to inputs: The protectionist effect of rules of origin Paola Conconi, Manuel García-Santana, Laura Puccio and Roberto Venturini August 2018
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JEL Classification: F13, F15, F23, L14, O19


Tags: globalisation; free trade agreements; nafta

Journal article
Life satisfaction, QALYs, and the monetary value of health Li Huang, Paul Frijters, Kim Dalziel and Philip Clarke
August 2018
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Tags: australia; life satisfaction; qaly; value of health; wellbeing;

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CEP discussion paper
History dependence in the housing market Philippe Bracke and Silvana Tenreyro
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1568:
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JEL Classification: E30; R21; R31


Tags: housing market; fluctuations; down-payment effects; reference dependence; anchoring; loss aversion

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CEP discussion paper
Foreign expansion, competition and bank risk Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte and Gianmarco 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
Who teaches the teachers? A RCT of peer-to-peer observation and feedback in 181 schools Richard Murphy, Felix Weinhardt and Gill Wyness August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1565:
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JEL Classification: I21; I28; M53


Tags: education; teachers; rct; peer mentoring

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CEP discussion paper
The political economy of trade and migration: evidence from the US Congress Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini, Max F. Steinhardt and Maurizio Zanardi August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1564:
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JEL Classification: F1; F22


Tags: trade reforms; immigration reforms; roll-call votes

Journal article
The persistence of local joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
July 2018
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JEL Classification: J21;J61;J64;R23


Tags: labor force; employment; geographic labor mobility; immigrant workers; unemployment; job search; regional migration; regional labor markets; population; neighborhood characteristics

Journal article
Intended versus unintended consequences of migration restriction policies: Evidence from a natural experiment in Indonesia Mattia Makovec, Ririn S. Purnamasari, Matteo Sandi and Astrid R. Savitri July 2018
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Tags: female migrants; indonesia; labor migration; local labor markets; migration policy; migration restrictions;

Journal article
Crime scars: recessions and the making of career criminals Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
July 2018
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Tags: crime; recession; criminals

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CEP discussion paper
Quantifying wider economic impacts of agglomeration for transport appraisal: existing evidence and future directions Stephen Gibbons and Daniel J. Graham July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1561:
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JEL Classification: R1; R4


Tags: agglomeration; transport; cost benefit analysis

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CEP discussion paper
Of mice and merchants: trade and growth in the Iron Age Jan David Bakker, Stephan Maurer, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Ferdinand Rauch July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1558:
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JEL Classification: F14; N7; O47


Tags: urbanization; locational fundamentals; trade

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CEP discussion paper
The economic impacts of constraining home investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1556:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; housing policy; house prices; unemployment

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CEP discussion paper
Financial markets and the allocation of capital: the role of productivity Filippo Di Mauro, Fadi Hassan and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1555:
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JEL Classification: G10; G21; G31; D92; F3; O16


Tags: bank credit; capital allocation; productivity; credit constraints

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CEP discussion paper
Geography, ties and knowledge flows: evidence from citations in mathematics Keith Head, Yao Amber Li and Asier Minondo
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1554:
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JEL Classification: F1; O3; R1


Tags: knowledge diffusion; distance; borders; networks; academic genealogy

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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

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CEP discussion paper
Currency unions, trade and heterogeneity Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1550:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; F33


Tags: currency unions; euro; gravity; heterogeneity; trade costs; trade elasticity; translog

Journal article
The buyer margins of firms’ exports Jerónimo Carballo, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Christian Volpe Martincus
May 2018
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Tags: competition; firm heterogeneity; import-export relations; selection; taste heterogeneity; globalisation

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Have R&D spillovers changed? Nick Bloom, Brian Lucking and John Van Reenen
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1548:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: innovation; rd; patents; productivity and spillovers; growth

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CEP discussion paper
Come together: firm boundaries and delegation Laura Alfaro, Nick Bloom, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Patrick Legros, Andrew F. Newman, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1547:
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JEL Classification: D2; L2


Tags: integration; delegation; uncertainty; real options; supply assurance

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CEP discussion paper
Medical marijuana laws and mental health in the United States Jörg Kalbfuß, Reto Odermatt and Alois Stutzer
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1546:
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JEL Classification: H75; I12; I18; I31; K42


Tags: medical marijuana laws; cannabis regulation; mental health; chronic pain; prescription drug monitoring

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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

Blog
Missing the mark at GCSE English: the costly consequences of just failing to get a grade C Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela April 2018
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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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CEP discussion paper
The billion pound drop: the blitz and agglomeration economies in London Gerard H. Dericks and Hans R. A. Koster
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1542:
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JEL Classification: R14; R33; R38


Tags: regulatory costs; office rents; agglomeration economies; london blitz bombings

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Networks and trade Andrew B. Bernard and Andreas Moxnes
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1541:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14; L11; L21


Tags: international trade; production networks; offshoring; productivity

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Poorly measured confounders are more useful on the left than on the right Zhuan Pei, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1539:
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JEL Classification: C31; C52


Tags: balancing; variable addition; robustness checks; specification testing; hausman test

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Fast track to growth? Railway access, population growth and local displacement in 19th century Switzerland Konstantin Büchel and Stephan Kyburz April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1538:
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JEL Classification: N33; N73; O18


Tags: railway access; population growth; displacement effects

Journal article
UK trade and FDI: A post-Brexit perspective Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Veronica Rappoport, Thomas Sampson and Catherine Thomas March 2018
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Tags: brexit; uk trade; uk fdi; negotiations

Journal article
Academies 2 - the new batch: the changing nature of academy schools in England Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
March 2018
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I28;


Tags: academisation; pupil intake; education; schools

Journal article
Emerging Economy MNEs: How does home country munificence matter? Saul Estrin, Klaus E. Meyer and Adeline Pelletier
March 2018
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Tags: emerging economy multinationals; foreign direct investment; home country munificence; liability of foreignness; location choice;

Journal article
From periphery to core: Measuring agglomeration effects using high-speed rail Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Arne Feddersen
March 2018
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Tags: accessibility; agglomeration; density; high-speed rail; market potential; productivity; transport policy;

Journal article
Identity, non-take-up and welfare conditionality Claudia Hupkau and François Maniquet
March 2018
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Tags: identity cost; non-take-up; reflected appraisals; welfare conditionality;

Journal article
Immigration, trade and productivity in services: Evidence from U.K. firms Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright March 2018
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Tags: immigration; services trade; uk economy; productivity

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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Tags: exporters; gender wage gap; globalization;

Journal article
You've come a long way, baby. Husbands’ commuting time and family labour supply Marta De Philippis
March 2018
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Tags: commuting time; gender economics; household production; time allocation and labour supply;

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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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Beyond tariff reductions: what extra boost from trade agreement provisions? Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Eleonora Mavroeidi March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1532:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F15


Tags: trade agreements; integration agreements; eias; trade policy; provisions; non-tariff barriers

Journal article
Empty homes, longer commutes: The unintended consequences of more restrictive local planning Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber and Hans R. A. Koster February 2018
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Tags: housing supply constraints; land use regulation; residential vacancy rates;

Journal article
‘Making it count’: incentives, student effort and performance Arnaud Chevalier, Peter Dolton and Melanie Lührmann
February 2018
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Tags: effort; effort displacement; higher education; incentive;

Journal article
Smart but unhappy: Independent-school competition and the wellbeing-efficiency trade-off in education Gabriel Heller-Sahlgren February 2018
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Tags: human capital; independent-school competition; wellbeing-efficiency trade-off;

Journal article
The global distribution of economic activity: nature, history, and the role of trade J. Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard and David Weil February 2018
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JEL Classification: O13, O18, R12.


Tags: globalisation

Journal article
Trade, Firm Selection and Innovation: The Competition Channel Giammario Impullitti and Omar Licandro
February 2018
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Cohesion Policy Incentives for Collaborative Industrial Research. The Evaluation of a Smart Specialisation Forerunner Programme Riccardo Crescenzi, Mara Giua and Guido de Blasio February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0231:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; smart specialisation; policy evaluation; innovation; european union

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One or Many Cohesion Policies of the European Union? On the Diverging Impacts of Cohesion Policy across Member States Riccardo Crescenzi and Mara Giua February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0230:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; european union; regions; growth; employment

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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

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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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Higher education funding reforms: a comprehensive analysis of educational and labour market outcomes in England Ghazala Azmat and Stefania Simion February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1529:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J30


Tags: higher education; tuition fees; means-tested support; career choices; career outcomes; education

Journal article
Electoral incentives, term limits, and the sustainability of peace Paola Conconi, Nicolas Sahuguet and Maurizio Zanardi
January 2018
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Tags: democratic peace; elections; interstate conflicts; term limits;

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All in the family? CEO choice and firm organization Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1528:
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JEL Classification: M11; L2


Tags: ceo; family firms; organisation; emerging economies

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Autonomous schools and strategic pupil exclusion Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1527:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; discipline; exclusion; education

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The Impact of Public Employment: Evidence from Bonn Sascha O. Becker, Stephan Heblich and Daniel M. Sturm
January 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0228:
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JEL Classification: F15; J45; N44; R12


Tags: economic geography; public employment; place-based policies; german division

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Oil discoveries and education spending in the Postbellum South Stephan E. Maurer
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1526:
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JEL Classification: I2; N3; Q3


Tags: oil; education; race; rosenwald; local public finances; resource booms; teachers

Journal article
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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The social origins of inventors Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1522:
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JEL Classification: O31; I24; J18


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


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'On the Returns to Invention within Firms: Evidence from Finland', Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen, AEA Papers and Proceedings, Volume 108, May 2018
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It's time to learn: understanding the differences in returns to instruction time Andrés Barrios Fernandez and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20


Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools

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The productivity puzzle and misallocation: an Italian perspective Sara Calligaris, Massimo Del Gatto, Fadi Hassan, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1520:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; O11; O47


Tags: misallocation; tfp; productivity puzzle; italy

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Who becomes an inventor in America? The importance of exposure to innovation Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1519:
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Tags: inventor; america; innovation

Journal article
Unexpected school reform: academisation of primary schools in England Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
November 2017
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Tags: education; schools; academisation

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Do apprenticeships pay? Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura
November 2017
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Economic integration, foreign investment and international trade: the effects of membership of the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1518:
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JEL Classification: F17; F21; F36


Tags: special economic integration effects; foreign direct investment; international trade; european union; gravity model

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Tax simplicity and heterogeneous learning Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Matthieu Lequien and Stefanie Stantcheva
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1516:
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JEL Classification: H21


Tags: self-employment; taxation; entrepreneurship

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Highways, Market Access and Spatial Sorting Stephan Fretz, Raphaël Parchet and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0227:
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JEL Classification: D31; O18; H54; R11; R23


Tags: transportation; highway; market access; income sorting

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CEP discussion paper
Supplier search and re-matching in global sourcing: Theory and evidence from China Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1515:
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JEL Classification: F23; D23; L23


Tags: input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search

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CEP Brexit analysis
The Brexit vote, inflation and UK living standards Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
November 2017
Paper No' CEPBREXIT11:
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Tags: brexit; economic uncertainty; trade; eu; inflation; uk living standards

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CEP discussion paper
Gender and promotions: evidence from academic economists in France Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes and Cecilia García-Peñalosa November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1511:
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JEL Classification: J16; J7; I23


Tags: gender gaps; promotions; academic labour markets

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Product diversification in Indian manufacturing Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1509:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; product diversity

Journal article
Brexit: the economics of international disintegration Thomas Sampson
October 2017
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JEL Classification: D72; F13; F15; F22; F55


Tags: brexit; european union; trade agreements; quantitative trade models; globalization

Journal article
The costs and benefits of leaving the EU: trade effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen October 2017
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JEL Classification: F15; F17; F13


Tags: brexit; trade; european union; welfare

Journal article
Gender gaps in performance: Evidence from young lawyers Ghazala Azmat and Rosa Ferrer
October 2017
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JEL Classification: M52; J16; K40; J44


Tags: performance measures; gender gaps; high-skilled professionals

Journal article
Gender gaps and the rise of the service economy L. Rachel Ngai and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2017
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JEL Classification: E24, J22, J16


Tags: gender gaps; structural transformation; marketization; employment

Journal article
How Local Are Labor Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
October 2017
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JEL Classification: J61;J64;R23;R58


Tags: geographic labor mobility; immigrant workers; unemployment; models; duration; incidence; job search; regional migration; regional labor markets; population; neighborhood characteristics

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
CVER Submission to Economic Affairs Committee - Economics of higher, further and technical education inquiry Sandra McNally October 2017
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Tags: post-16; further education; training

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Internalizing global value chains: a firm-level analysis Laura Alfaro, Pol Antràs, Davin Chor and Paola Conconi
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1507:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23; D23; L20


Tags: global value chains; sequential production; incomplete contracts

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Twin peaks Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1505:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; C12; O50


Tags: exports; export intensity distribution; bimodality; firm heterogeneity

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Risk-based selection in unemployment insurance: evidence and implications Camille Landais, Arash Nekoei, Peter Nilsson, David Seim and Johannes Spinnewijn October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1503:
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JEL Classification: H40; J65


Tags: adverse selection; unemployment insurance; mandate; subsidy

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Efficiency in large markets with firm heterogeneity Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1502:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: efficiency; productivity; limit theorem; market expansion; competition

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The end of free college in England: implications for quality, enrolments and equity Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1501:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; tuition fees; inequality; education

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


Tags: immigration; housing; spain; instrumental variables

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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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CEP report
Brexit and the future of globalisation? John Van Reenen
September 2017
Paper No' CEPSP35:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: brexit; globalization; populism

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CEP discussion paper
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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Industry in Britain - an atlas Sandra Bernick, Richard Davies and Anna Valero
September 2017
Paper No' CEPSP34:
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JEL Classification: R12;O25;O52


Tags: productivity; business performance; regional disparities; uk economy; industrial strategy

Journal article
Academic inventors: collaboration and proximity with industry Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrea Filippetti and Simona Iammarino
August 2017
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Tags: innovation; institutional and geographical proximity; regions; university-industry collaboration

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Goods and factor market integration: A quantitative assessment of the EU enlargement Lorenzo Caliendo, Luca David Opromolla, Fernando Parro and Alessandro Sforza August 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1494:
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JEL Classification: F16; F22; F13; J61; R13; E24


Tags: international trade; factor mobility; market integration; eu enlargement; welfare

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Local Economic Impacts of Regeneration Projects: Evidence from UK's Single Regeneration Budget Stephen Gibbons, Henry Overman and Matti Sarvimäki August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0218:
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JEL Classification: R11; J08; H50


Tags: single regeneration budget; regeneration; employment; neighbourhoods; urban policy

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The Energy Costs of Historic Preservation Christian A. L. Hilber, Charles Palmer and Edward W. Pinchbeck
July 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0217:
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JEL Classification: Q48; Q54; R38; R52


Tags: preservation policies; land use regulation; energy efficiency; energy consumption; climate change

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CEP discussion paper
The long-lasting effects of family and childhood on adult wellbeing: evidence from British cohort data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1493:
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JEL Classification: A12; D60; I31


Tags: life satisfaction; cohort data; childhood; adult outcomes

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Specialization in bank lending: evidence from exporting firms Daniel Paravisini, Veronica Rappoport and Philipp Schnabl
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1492:
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JEL Classification: F14; F34; G21


Tags: banking; export finance; specialization

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CEP discussion paper
The labor market effects of refugee waves: reconciling conflicting results Michael A. Clemens and Jennifer Hunt
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1491:
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JEL Classification: J61; O15; R23


Tags: refugees; immigration; instrumental variables

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CEP discussion paper
War, migration and the origins of the Thai sex industry Abel Brodeur, Warn N. Lekfuangfu and Yanos Zylberberg
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1489:
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JEL Classification: O17; O18; N15; J46; J47; I28


Tags: persistence; industry location; sex industry; hiv; aids

Journal article
Adjusting Your Dreams? High School Plans and Dropout Behaviour Dominique Goux, Marc Gurgand and Eric Maurin
June 2017
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; J18


Tags: schools; school dropout; tack choices; school aspiration; social networks

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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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CEP discussion paper
UK trade and FDI: a post-Brexit perspective Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Veronica Rappoport, Thomas Sampson and Catherine Thomas June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1487:
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JEL Classification: F02; F13


Tags: brexit; uk trade; uk fdi; negotiations

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CEP discussion paper
Evaluating market consolidation in mobile communications Christos Genakos, Tommaso Valletti and Frank Verboven
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1486:
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JEL Classification: K20; L10; L40; L96


Tags: mobile telecommunications; market structure; prices; investments; mergers

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CEP discussion paper
The key determinants of happiness and misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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CEP election analysis
Education and Skills: The UK Policy Agenda Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA041:
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Tags: education; expenditure; post-16 education; tuition fees; skills; apprentices


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


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CEP 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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CEP discussion paper
Reallocation and secularization: the economic consequences of the protestant reformation Davide Cantoni, Jeremiah Dittmar and Noam Yuchtman May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1483:
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JEL Classification: N13; N33; J24; E02


Tags: protestant reformation; secularization; sectoral allocation; human capital

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CEP discussion paper
The fall of the labor share and the rise of superstar firms David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1482:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms

Blog
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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CEP discussion paper
International expansion and riskiness of banks Irene Sanchez Arjona, Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1481:
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JEL Classification: F23; F65; G21; G32


Tags: banks' risk; systemic risk; global expansion; diversification; regulation

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CEP discussion paper
Who voted for Brexit? A comprehensive district-Level analysis Sascha O. Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1480:
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JEL Classification: D72; N44; R23; Z13


Tags: political economy; voting; referendum; migration; austerity

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CEP discussion paper
Turbulence, firm decentralization and growth in bad times Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1479:
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JEL Classification: O31; 032; 033; F23


Tags: decentralization; growth; turbulence; great recession

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CEP discussion paper
What’s in a name? Expectations, heuristics and choice during a period of radical school reform Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1477:
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; C23; D03


Tags: school reform; choice and autonomy; parental preferences; heuristic-based decision making

Journal article
A hitch-hiker's guide to post-Brexit trade negotiations: Options and principles Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson March 2017
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Tags: brexit; uk-eu trade relations; negotiations

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CEP discussion paper
Is distance dead? Face-to-face communication and productivity in teams Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1473:
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JEL Classification: D23; M11


Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; distance; organisations

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CEP discussion paper
Global banking: risk taking and competition Ester Faia and Gianmarco 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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CEP discussion paper
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

CEP report
UK growth: a new chapter Philippe Aghion, Terra Allas, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Davies, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Stephen Machin, G.I.P. Ottaviano, Christopher Pissarides, Isabelle Roland, Xavier Rolet, N Stern and Anna Valero February 2017
Paper No' CEPSP28B:
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Tags: gdp; innovation; infrasstructure; uk economy; skills; apprenticeships; education; growth; government policy; uk economy

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CEP discussion paper
Quality in early years settings and children’s school achievement Jo Blanden, Kirstine Hansen and Sandra McNally
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1468:
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JEL Classification: J13; I20


Tags: childcare quality; educational attainment

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CEP discussion paper
Parental sleep and employment: evidence from a British cohort study Joan Costa-Font and Sarah Flèche
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1467:
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JEL Classification: J13; J22; I18; J28


Tags: child sleep; sleep; maternal employment; working hours; job satisfaction; alspac

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CEP discussion paper
Home ownership and social mobility Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1466:
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JEL Classification: R31; J11; J62


Tags: housing; intergenerational mobility; cohorts

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CEP discussion paper
Tenure in office and public procurement Decio Coviello and Stefano Gagliarducci
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1465:
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JEL Classification: D44; D72; D73; H57; H70


Tags: tenure in office; procurement auctions; public works; term limit

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CEP discussion paper
Fertility and mothers' labor supply: new evidence using time-to-conception Claudia Hupkau and Marion Leturcq
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1463:
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JEL Classification: J13; J21; J22


Tags: labor force supply of women; infertility shocks; time-to-conception; causal impact

Journal article
Student awareness of costs and benefits of educational decisions: effects of an information campaign Marty McGuigan, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness December 2016
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Tags: post-16 education; schools

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CEP discussion paper
Diversity and neighbourhood satisfaction Monica Langella and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1459:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation

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CEP discussion paper
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

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CEP discussion paper
Distorted monopolistic competition Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Suedekum
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1457:
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JEL Classification: D43; D50; L13


Tags: monopolistic competition; welfare distortion; intersectoral distortions

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Stimulative Effect of an Unconditional Block Grant on the Decentralized Provision of Care Mark Kattenberg and Wouter Vermeulen November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0209:
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JEL Classification: H42; H51; H71; H75


Tags: intergovernmental transfers; flypaper effect; decentralization of health care

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting Stephan Heblich, Alex Trew and Yanos Zylberberg
November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0208:
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JEL Classification: R23; Q53; N90


Tags: neighborhood sorting; historical pollution; deprivation; persistence; environmental disamenity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho and Christopher Timmins October 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0207:
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JEL Classification: Q5; Q42; Q51


Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom

CEP discussion paper
Foreign direct investment and the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1453:
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Tags: foreign direct investment; gravity; smc; european union

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Quantitative spatial economics Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1452:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; R12; R23; R41


Tags: agglomeration; cities; economic geography; quantitative models; spatial economics

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CEP discussion paper
Trade and the size distribution of firms: evidence from the German Empire Marcus Biermann
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1450:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15


Tags: firm size distribution; firm heterogeneity; technology adoption; german empire

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CentrePiece article
In brief: Weekend opening of GP practices Peter Dolton and Vikram Pathania
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP482:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: national health service; uk health service; doctors

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CentrePiece article
Who voted Leave? Monica Langella and Alan Manning
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP479:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: brexit; eu referendum; immigration; demographics; uk politics; uk economy

Journal article
Competition and norms: a self-defeating combination? Genevieve Alberts, Zeynep Gurguc, Pantelis Koutroumpis, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Tamaryn Napp September 2016
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Tags: behavioural intervention; household energy demand; randomised controlled trial; information; norms; competition; growth

Journal article
School reforms and pupil performance Andrew Eyles, Claudia Hupkau and Stephen Machin
August 2016
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I28


Tags: academies; school reform; school autonomy; pupil performance; education

Journal article
Peer effects: evidence from secondary school transition in England Steve Gibbons and Shqiponja Telhaj
August 2016
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Tags: education

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The aftermath of the Brexit vote – the verdict from a derided expert John Van Reenen
August 2016
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Tags: brexit; brexitvote; economy and society; featured; john van reenen; lse comment; experts; immigration

Blog
The ‘photo-finish effect’: when third place winners are happier than second Laura Kudrna
August 2016
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Tags: health and wellbeing; bronze medal; centre for economic performance; gold medal; london 2012; london school of economics; olympics; rio 2016; silver medal

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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
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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Traffic Externalities and Housing Prices: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge Cheng Keat Tang
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0205:
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JEL Classification: R21; R31; R38; R41; Q25


Tags: housing prices; capitalization effects; congestion charge; traffic externalities; marginal willingness to pay; difference-in-difference

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Housing Market Impacts of Constraining Second Home Investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0204:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; house prices; homeownership; real estate investments

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CEP discussion paper
Colocation and knowledge diffusion: evidence from million dollar plants Christian Fons-Rosen, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Katalin Szemeredi August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1447:
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JEL Classification: O3; R11; R12


Tags: productivity; innovation; knowledge diffusion

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CEP discussion paper
Does Rosie like riveting? Male and female occupational choices Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1446:
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JEL Classification: J16; J4


Tags: occupational choice; job content; gender; preferences

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CEP discussion paper
A unified approach to estimating demand and welfare Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1445:
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JEL Classification: D11; D12; E01; E31


Tags: elasticity of substitution; price index; consumer valuation bias; new goods; welfare

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CEP discussion paper
The economic impact of universities: evidence from across the globe Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1444:
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JEL Classification: I23; I25; J24; O10; O31


Tags: universities; growth; human capital; innovation

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CEP discussion paper
STEM graduates and secondary school curriculum: does early exposure to science matter? Marta De Philippis
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1443:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; I28; I21


Tags: university education; education; high school curriculum; stem

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Impact of Structural Reforms on Regional Growth: Distance to the Frontier Matters Sabine D'Costa, Enrique Garcilazo and Joaquim Oliveira Martins July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0203:
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JEL Classification: R11; R58; O18


Tags: structural reforms; regional growth; lagging regions

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CEP discussion paper
Product mix and firm productivity responses to trade competition Thierry Mayer, Marc J. Melitz and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1442:
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Tags: productivity; trade; competition

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The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is it Worth it? Sevrin Waights
July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0202:
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JEL Classification: H89; L51; L74; D62; R21; R31; R38; R52; R58


Tags: housing; planning; regulation; historic preservation; construction; land


This paper has been published as:
'The Preservation of historic districts - is it worth it?', Sevrin Waights, Journal of Economic Geography, February 2018
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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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CEP discussion paper
Powering education Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1438:
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JEL Classification: O12; I25; C93


Tags: randomised controlled trial; solar lamps; education; energy access; spillover effects; randomised saturation design

Blog
No one would be spared: how the costs of Brexit would be distributed across households Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen June 2016
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Tags: brexit; cep; featured; lse comment; economic uncertainty; income distribution

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CEP Brexit analysis
BREXIT 2016: policy analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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CEP discussion paper
Production networks, geography and firm performance Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Yukiko U. Saito
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1435:
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JEL Classification: F14; D22; D85; L10; L14; R12


Tags: production networks; trade; productivity; infrastructure

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Highways, Market Access and Urban Growth in China Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Loren Brandt, J. Vernon Henderson, Matthew A. Turner and Qinghua Zhang June 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0200:
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JEL Classification: F10; N65


Tags: construction; china; ricardian trade models

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CEP discussion paper
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

Journal article
Universal pre-school education: the case of public funding with private provision Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Sandra McNally and Birgitta Rabe May 2016
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Tags: education

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CEP Brexit analysis
Brexit and the impact of immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
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Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Enabled to Work: The Impact of Government Housing on Slum Dwellers in South Africa Simon Franklin
May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0197:
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JEL Classification: P14; J22; O18; D13


Tags: housing; labour supply; time allocation; home production

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CEP discussion paper
Estimating border effects: the impact of spatial aggregation Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1429:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; R12


Tags: gravity; geography; borders; trade costs; heterogeneity; home bias; spatial attenuation; modifiable areal unit problem (maup)

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Matthew A. Turner
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0195:
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JEL Classification: L91; R4; R11; R14


Tags: subways; public transit; urban growth; urban decentralization

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CEP discussion paper
The effect of discretion on procurement performance Decio Coviello, Andrea Guglielmo and Giancarlo Spagnolo
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1427:
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JEL Classification: D02; D44; C31; L11


Tags: procurement; restricted auctions; regression discontinuity; regulatory discretion

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0194:
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JEL Classification: O12; Q15; D74; Q23


Tags: property rights; land titling; conflict; deforestation


This paper has been published as:
'Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict', Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 601, May 2017
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CEP discussion paper
Rethinking deindustrialization Andrew B. Bernard, Valerie Smeets and Frederic Warzynski
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1423:
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JEL Classification: D22; F61; L25


Tags: manufacturing firms; industry switching; employment; skill composition; firm performance; job separation

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CEP discussion paper
Politics in the family: nepotism and the hiring decisions of Italian firms Stefano Gagliarducci and Marco Manacorda
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1422:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; H72; J24; J30; M51


Tags: nepotism; family connections; politics; rent appropriation

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CEP discussion paper
Team adaptation Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Marc Möller
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1421:
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JEL Classification: D02; D23; L29


Tags: teams; organizations; communication; disclosure; adaptation; motivation

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CEP discussion paper
Global firms Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1420:
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JEL Classification: L11; L21; L25; L60


Tags: firm heterogeneity; international trade; multinationals; multi-product firms


This paper has been published as:
'Global Firms', Andrew B Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J Redding and Peter K Schott, Journal of Economic Literature, Volumn 56, Issue 2, June 2018
Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Response to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy for the Apprenticeships Inquiry K Hadjivassilou, Claudia Hupkau, Steven McIntosh, Sandra McNally, Stefan Speckesser and Guglielmo Ventura March 2016
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Tags: education; skills; economy; apprenticeships

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CEP discussion paper
State capacity and public goods: institutional change, human capital and growth in early modern Germany Jeremiah Dittmar and Ralph R. Meisenzahl March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1418:
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JEL Classification: I25; N13; O11; O43


Tags: state capacity; institutions; growth; education; human capital; persistence

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CEP Brexit analysis
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT02:
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Tags: #cepbrexit; trade; brexit; eu; european union; welfare

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CEP discussion paper
Do tax incentives for research increase firm innovation? An RD design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32


Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

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CEP discussion paper
Relational knowledge transfers Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1412:
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JEL Classification: IO; LE


Tags: general human capital; international joint ventures; relational contracts


This paper has been published as:
'Relational Knowledge Transfers', Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo, American Economic Review, 107(9), September 2017
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CEP discussion paper
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
Models of affective decision-making: how do feelings predict choice? Caroline J. Charpentier, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Jonathan P. Roiser and Tali Sharot February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1408:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D81


Tags: decision-making; feelings; subjective well-being; value; utility; prospect theory

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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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CentrePiece article
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP463:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery


This article summarises ‘Flooded Cities’ by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Guy Michaels, Thomas McDermott and Ferdinand Rauch, CEP Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015.
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CentrePiece article
Equity crowdfunding: a new model for financing entrepreneurship? Saul Estrin and Susanna Khavul
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP462:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


Tags: crowdfunding; entrepreneurs; business enterprise; taxation; venture capital

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Taking Care of the Budget? Practice-level Outcomes during Commissioning Reforms in England Ted Pinchbeck
February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0192:
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JEL Classification: H51; I11; I18; J44; C33


Tags: nhs reforms; commissioning; primary care; health care budgets

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CEP Brexit analysis
Life after Brexit : what are the UK’s options outside the European Union? Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
February 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT01:
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Tags: brexit; trade; european union; welfare; eu; #cepbrexit

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The (Displacement) Effects of Spatially Targeted Enterprise Initiatives: Evidence from UK LEGI Elias Einiö and Henry G. Overman February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0191:
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JEL Classification: R11; H25; J20; O40


Tags: place-based policy; programme evaluation; displacement; employment; industrial policy

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CEP discussion paper
Stagnation traps Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1405:
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JEL Classification: E32; E43; E52; O42


Tags: secular stagnation; liquidity traps; growth traps; endogenous growth; multiple equilibria

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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

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and government consultations
Response to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy for the Careers Advice Inquiry Sandra McNally
January 2016
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Tags: education; skills; economy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse' Neil Lee
January 2016
Paper No' SERCPP014:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; R58


Tags: agglomeration; rebalancing; northern powerhouse; north-south divide

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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

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CEP discussion paper
Unraveling firms: demand, productivity and markups heterogeneity Emanuele Forlani, Ralf Martin, Giordano Mion and Mirabelle Muûls January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1402:
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; L25; F14


Tags: demand; productivity; markups; production function estimation; export status; firm size