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

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

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

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

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Living wages and age discontinuities for low-wage workers Nikhil Datta and Stephen Machin
September 2021
Paper No' CEPDP1803:
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Tags: living wages; minimum wages; wages; hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ethnic minorities and the UK labour market: are things getting better? Alan Manning and Rebecca Rose
April 2021
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Update: How is coronavirus affecting the self-employed? Jack Blundell and Maria Ventura
March 2021
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Tags: wages; gender pay gap; gender; equality

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UK gender pay gap reporting: a crude but effective policy? Jack Blundell
March 2021
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Work and children: is the motherhood penalty in Spain too high for working women? Claudia Hupkau and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
March 2021
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Tags: employment; wages; equality; gender; labour markets

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

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


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

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


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

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Covid-19 and the Youth Labour Market. The Kids are (Probably) Alright Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2021
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Trade protection along supply chains: how antidumping measures against China hurt downstream industries Chad Bown, Paola Conconi, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi February 2021
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Tags: economic geography; supply chains; usa; china; policy; tax; production; employment; wages; investment; sales; trade

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

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The elusive employment effect of the minimum wage Alan Manning
January 2021
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Monopsony in Labor Markets: A Review Alan Manning
January 2021
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Tags: monopsony; imperfect competition; labor markets; minimum wages

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


Tags: globalisation; employment; wages; uk economy.

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


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

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

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

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

CentrePiece article
In brief... Monopsony in labour markets: what it is, why it matters Alan Manning
November 2020
Paper No' CEPCP592:
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CentrePiece 25 (3) Autumn 2020


Tags: monopsony; wages; labour markets; employment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why we need to do something about the monopsony power of employers Alan Manning
August 2020
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Dream jobs: managers in internationally active firms have higher lifetime wages Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano July 2020
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Tags: productivity; innovation; wages; labour markets; labor markets; labor; labour

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


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

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

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


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

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


Tags: migration; wages; monopsony

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The Covid-19 recession is creating a crisis of inequality Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom and Jack Blundell
April 2020
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COVID-19 and wages: prepare for large cuts if you are younger and work in a small firm Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom, Jack Blundell and Luigi Pistaferri April 2020
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Prepare for large wage cuts if you are younger and work in a small firm Brian Bell, Nicholas Bloom, Jack Blundell and Luigi Pistaferri April 2020
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Tags: wages; labour markets; labour; labor markets; labor; equality; inequality; gender

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


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

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

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

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The innovation premium to soft skills in low-skilled occupations Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith December 2019
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JEL Classification: O33; L23; J31


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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The urban wage premium in imperfect labour markets Boris Hirsch, Elke J. Jahn, Alan Manning and Michael Oberfichtner
March 2019
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JEL Classification: R23; J42; J31


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

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

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


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

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

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


Tags: immigration; unemployment; wages; brexit

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

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Firm dynamics and residual inequality in open economies Gabriel Felbermayr, Giammario Impullitti and Julien Prat
October 2018
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The price of Brexit Thomas Sampson
July 2018
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CentrePiece 23 (2) Summer 2018


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

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

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

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


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

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


Tags: minimum wage structure; employment; wage spillovers

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


Tags: wages; pensions; frictions

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CEP discussion paper
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
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J88


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

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Minimum wages and firm value Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
January 2018
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A question of degree: The effects of degree class on labor market outcomes
December 2017
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Tags: educational economics; human capital; salary and wage differentials

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

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


Tags: brexit; food prices; wages

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


Tags: technology; wages

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


Tags: dispersion; productivity; sorting; wages

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


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

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


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

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

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

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Wage rigidities and business cycle fluctuations: A linked employer-employee analysis
December 2016
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Tags: negotiated wages; wage dynamics

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

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


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

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Lower coverage but stronger unions? Institutional changes and union wage premia in Central Europe August 2016
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Tags: institutional change; unions; wages

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

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

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

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CEP discussion paper
The elusive employment effect of the minimum wage Alan Manning
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1428:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment

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

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

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


Tags: management practices; productivity; wages; growth

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


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

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

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


Tags: minimum wages; firm value

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

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: exporters; globalization; gender wage gap

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CEP election analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian A. L. Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Henry G. Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP discussion paper
Has performance pay increased wage inequality in Britain? Mark Bryan and Alex Bryson
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1346:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: wages; wage inequality; performance pay; bonuses

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

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CEP election analysis
Immigration and the UK Labour Market Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2015
Paper No' CEPEA019:
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Tags: immigration; european union; uk; government policy; education; labour market; jobs; wages

CEP discussion paper
The impact of immigration on the local labor market outcomes of blue collar workers: panel data evidence Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1333:
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JEL Classification: J15; J31


Tags: immigration; wages; employment

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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CEP discussion paper
Immigration, Diversity and the Labour Market Outcomes of Native Workers: Some Recent Developments Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1292:
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JEL Classification: F22; J31; J61


Tags: immigration; wages; productivity; cultural diversity

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


Tags: wages; wage flexibility

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


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

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CentrePiece article
Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP422:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


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

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


JEL Classification: J31;J38; J41


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


The Economic Journal V124, F1-F21 (February 2014)
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Specialization and Regional Economic Development Thomas Kemeny and Michael Storper
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0121:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; O21


Tags: specialization; diversification; agglomeration economies; urban wages

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


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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CEP discussion paper
The Careers of Immigrants Ana Damas de Matos
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1171:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J63


Tags: wage differentials; wage convergence; job mobility; immigration; linked employer-employee panel data

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CEP discussion paper
A Cautionary Note on Using Industry Affiliation to Predict Income Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1163:
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JEL Classification: D31; I14; I3; J31


Tags: industry wage differentials; health; happiness; intergenerational mobility

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


Tags: wage-posting; search

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


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

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Accounting for Big City Growth in Low Paid Occupations: Immigration and/or Service Class Consumption Ian Gordon and Ioannis Kaplanis April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0106:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23; F22; R12


Tags: regional labour markets; wages; employment; international migration; consumer demand

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


Tags: wage inequality; international trade

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CEP discussion paper
Why Are Migrants Paid More? Alex Bryson, Giambattista Rossi and Rob Simmons
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1134:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J61; J71; M52


Tags: wages; migration; superstars; productivity; compensating wage differentials; sports

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


Tags: productivity; wage gap; marriage; and baseball

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


Tags: minimum wage; education; technology; wage inequality

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CEP discussion paper
Managerial Incentives and Compensation in a Global Market Yanhui Wu
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1066:
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JEL Classification: D2; F1; J3; L1


Tags: trade; heterogeneous firms; pay contracts; managerial incentives; managerial compensation; wage inequality

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


JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J24


Tags: wage differentials; returns to education

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


Tags: wage inequality; technology; trade; polarization

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


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

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


Tags: wage level; structure; wages; labour markets

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


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

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


Tags: wage structure; inequality; minimum wage

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


Tags: wage; disparities; labour


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


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

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


Tags: minimum wage; employment; wages; inequality

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


Tags: trade unions; wages; holidays; workplace performance

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


JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3; J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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


Tags: labour markets; performance related pay; wages

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


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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


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

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


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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


Tags: economic geography; trade shocks; manufacturing wages

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: collective agreements; wages; transition economy; restructuring

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on Occupational Wages: Evidence from Britain Stephen Nickell and Jumana Saleheen
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0034:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; occupation; wages

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


Tags: agglomeration externalities; wages; endogeneity; sorting

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


Tags: minimum wage; prices

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


Tags: wage inequality; international trade; risk; unemployment

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


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

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


Tags: profit sharing; efficiency wages

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


Tags: minimum wage; inequality; informality; mexico

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


Tags: agglomeration; wage inequality; globalisation

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


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

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


Tags: monetary policy; wage rigidity; seasonality

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


Tags: performance related pay; wage inequality; union bargaining

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


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

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CEP discussion paper
On the Relative Gains to Immigration: A Comparison of the Labour Market Position of Indians in the USA, the UK and India Jonathan Wadsworth and Augustin de Coulon February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0851:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J68


Tags: immigration; wages; relative ranking

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


Tags: wages; unemployment; wage stickiness; job creation

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


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

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


Tags: wage inequality; productivity dispersion; technology


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


Tags: profit share; wages; privatization; entry regulation

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CEP discussion paper
The Returns to Temporary Migration to the United States: Evidence from the Mexican Urban Employment Survey Benjamin Aleman-Castilla June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0804:
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JEL Classification: J61; J22; J15


Tags: temporary migration; real wages; labour supply

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

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


Tags: wage inequality; institutions; technology; trade

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


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; compliance

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


Tags: trade liberalization; informality; wage differentials

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


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

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CEP discussion paper
The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain Marco Manacorda, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0754:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: wages; wage inequality; immigration

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


Tags: gender wage gap; attitude


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


Tags: gender wage gap; early career

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


Tags: outsourcing; wage inequality; communication costs

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


Tags: monetary policy; wage contracts

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


Tags: wages; incidence; tax credits

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


Tags: minimum wage; profitability; exit

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


Tags: median gender gaps; sample selection; wage imputation

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


Tags: collective bargaining; de-collectivisation; wage dispersion

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

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


Tags: nominal wage rigidity; loss aversion; irreversibility

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


Tags: gender pay gap; wage growth

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CEP discussion paper
Factor Price Equality and the Economies of the United States Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0696:
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JEL Classification: F16; J30; R23; C14


Tags: factor price equality; regional wages; neoclassical trade theory; labor market areas

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CEP discussion paper
The Employment Effects of the October 2003 Increase in the National Minimum Wage Richard Dickens and Mirko Draca
June 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0693:
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JEL Classification: J31; J63


Tags: minimum wages; employment transitions; wages

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


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

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


Tags: productivity; training; wages; panel data

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


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


CESifo Economic Studies 51, 1/2005, pp.47-75
Journal article
Evaluating the employment impact of a mandatory job search program Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir and John Van Reenen June 2004
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Tags: equilibrium wage effects; new deal for young people; labor market; uk economy; employment

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


Tags: social networks; wage differentials; recruitment; hiring

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


Tags: apprenticeship; wage equations

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


Tags: union membership wage premium.

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


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

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Survival of the Best Fit: Exposure to Low-Wage Countries and the (Uneven) Growth of U.S. Manufacturing Plants Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen and Peter K. Schott September 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0584:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14 ; L25; L60


Tags: low-wage country import competition; heckscher-ohlin; manufacturing plant

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


Tags: returns to education; wage equations

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


Tags: poverty; worklessness; wage dispersion; disability

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


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

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

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


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

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


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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


Tags: wage dispersion; competitive model

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


Tags: teenage pregnancy; schooling decisions; wages

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: inflation; wage rigidity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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