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

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

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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

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Quality of life in a dynamic spatial model Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth and Tobias Seidel
December 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1736:
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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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School Choice During a Period of Radical School Reform. Evidence from Academy Conversion in England Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva November 2020
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Tags: consumer economics: empirical analysish75 - state and local government: health; education; welfare; public pensionsi21 - analysis of education

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The impact of terrorism on individual well-being: Evidence from the boston marathon bombing Andrew E. Clark, Orla Doyle and Elena Stancanelli October 2020
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Tags: national security; economic nationalism; general welfare; labor force and employment; time allocation and labor supply

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School choice during a period of radical school reform. Evidence from academy conversion in England Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva October 2020
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; D12


Tags: consumer economics: empirical analysis; state and local government: health; education; welfare; public pensions - analysis of education; schools

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International friends and enemies Benny Kleinman, Ernest Liu and Stephen J. Redding
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1708:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; F50


Tags: productivity growth; trade; welfare

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A happy choice: a response to the responses Andrew E. Clark, Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard
April 2020
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Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; public policy; political economy; social welfare

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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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Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information and Disruption in a Welfare Reform Nitika Bagaria, Felix Koenig, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen November 2019
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Tags: employment; uk jobcentre plus; welfare; jobs; benefits

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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

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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;

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The costs and benefits of leaving the EU: trade effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. 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

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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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CEP discussion paper
Distorted monopolistic competition Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
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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A unified approach to estimating demand and welfare Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
August 2016
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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 Brexit analysis
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. 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 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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Contracting and the division of the gains from trade Andrew B. Bernard and Swati Dhingra
October 2015
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; vertical integration; contracts; consumer welfare

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European identity and redistributive preferences Joan Costa-Font and Frank A Cowell
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1362:
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JEL Classification: D69; O52; H53


Tags: spatial identity; europe; welfare state support

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The NHS: Promises and productivity John Van Reenen
April 2015
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Tags: alistair mcguire; cep; featured; john van reenen; public services and the welfare state

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CEP election analysis
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson March 2015
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JEL Classification: F13;F17;F60


Tags: trade; european union; welfare; brexit; #electioneconomics; government policy; 2015 general election

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CEP discussion paper
Missing gains from trade? Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
January 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1254:
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JEL Classification: F10; F11; F15


Tags: productivity; sequential production; welfare gains from trade; globalisation

CEP discussion paper
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1239:
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JEL Classification: I10; I14; I18


Tags: mental illness; welfare benefits; healthcare costs; life-satisfaction

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No Triple Dip does not mean a good recovery for the UK John Van Reenen
April 2013
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Tags: john van reenen; the euro; european economics; finance; business and regulation; welfare states and public services; west europe; economy; growth; recession; uk

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CEP discussion paper
Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Selection: Why and How Heterogeneity Matters Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1206:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: monopolistic competition; product diversity; heterogeneity; selection; welfare

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Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Welfare Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1200:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15


Tags: firm heterogeneity; welfare gains from trade

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CEP occasional paper
Hooray for GDP! Nicholas Oulton
August 2012
Paper No' CEPOP30:
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JEL Classification: O47; D63; E61


Tags: gdp; welfare; inequality; happiness

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CEP discussion paper
Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection Johannes Spinnewijn
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1142:
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JEL Classification: D60; D82; D83; G28


Tags: heterogeneity; adverse selection; risk perceptions; welfare and policy

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Goods Trade, Factor Mobility and Welfare Stephen J. Redding
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1140:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F16


Tags: international trade; factor mobility; welfare gains from trade

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CEP discussion paper
The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions Under Monopolistic Competition Swati Dhingra and John Morrow February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1130:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: selection; monopolistic competition; efficiency; productivity; social welfare; demand elasticity

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CentrePiece article
In brief...Cotton and Cars: the Huge Gains from Process Innovation Tim Leunig and Joachim Voth
October 2011
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JEL Classification: N22;N24;O31;O40


Tags: process innovations; new goods; welfare; consumer surplus; mechanisation; mass production; automobiles; cotton; industrial revolution; second industrial revolution

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CEP discussion paper
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: True PPPs for 141 Countries Nicholas Oulton
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1080:
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JEL Classification: C43; D12; E01; I31; O47


Tags: purchasing power parity (ppp); standard of living; international comparisons; konüs; index number; welfare; homothetic

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CEP discussion paper
Incomplete Contracts and the Impact of Globalization on Consumer Welfare Fabrice Defever
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1057:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: consumer welfare; incomplete contracts; hold-up problem

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Post-16 Educational Choices and Institutional Value Added at Key Stage 5 Claire Crawford, Elena Meschi and Anna Vignoles
April 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0124:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

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The Labour Market in Winter Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
January 2011
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Tags: labour markets; recession; employment; uk economy; education; welfare

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CEP discussion paper
Did Vietnam Veterans Get Sicker in the 1990s? The Complicated Effects of Military Service on Self-Reported Health Joshua D. Angrist, Stacey H. Chen and Brigham R. Frandsen December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1041:
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JEL Classification: H55; H59; I12; I38; J22


Tags: public economics; social security and public pensions; health; education; welfare; labour; demographic economics

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Academy schools under Labour combated disadvantage and increased pupil achievement: the coalition’s new policy may exacerbate existing inequalities Stephen Machin and James Vernoit November 2010
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Tags: james vernoit; public services and the welfare state; stephen machin; academy schools; cep; education policy; gcse; government; politics; uk; uk government; uk politics

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Starting School And Leaving Welfare: The Impact of Public Education on Lone Parents' Welfare Receipt Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0121:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

Submission to a parliamentary inquiry and government consultation
Department for Work and Pensions - 21st Century Welfare John Van Reenen
September 2010
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Tags: dwp; welfare; work and pensions

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LSE Centre for Economic Performance – A Note on Academy School Policy Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
August 2010
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Tags: james vernoit; public services and the welfare state; stephen machin; academies; cep; coalition; education policy; michael gove; politics; schools; uk; uk government

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Hospital competition is good for patients, and for efficiency Zack Cooper
July 2010
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Tags: public services and the welfare state; zack cooper; centre for economic performance; cep; hospitals; nhs; politics; uk politics

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LSE Centre for Economic Performance: Reducing Crime: More Police, More Prisons or More Pay? Olivier Marie
July 2010
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Tags: oliver marie; public services and the welfare state; cep; coalition; crime; fear of crime; policing; prisons; uk government; uk politics

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LSE Centre for Economic Performance – all election analyses are now available
May 2010
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Tags: central government and core executive functions; public services and the welfare state; cep; politics; uk; uk government; uk politics

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CEP discussion paper
Welfare Policy and the Distribution of Hours of Work L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0962:
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JEL Classification: E02; H53; I18; I38; J22


Tags: hours of work; employment shares; home production; childcare; tax wedge; welfare state; social subsidies

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CEP discussion paper
How to Measure Living Standards and Productivity Nicholas Oulton
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0949:
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JEL Classification: C43; D11; D12; E31; D24; I31; O47


Tags: consumer price index; konüs; cost of living; measurement of welfare change; quadratic almost ideal demand system; producer price index; homothetic; productivity

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CEP discussion paper
Monetary Policy Under Alterative Asset Market Structures: the Case of a Small Open Economy Bianca De Paoli
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0923:
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JEL Classification: F41; G15; E52;E61


Tags: welfare; optimal monetary policy; asset markets; small open economy

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A Good Childhood Judy Dunn and Richard Layard
February 2009
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Tags: wellbeing; children; welfare; schools

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CEP occasional paper
The Impact of Policy Change on Job Retention and Advancement Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
October 2008
Paper No' CEPOP23:
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JEL Classification: J68


Tags: labour market; welfare reform; job retention

Journal article
The marginal utility of income Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
August 2008
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JEL Classification: I31; H00; D1; D61; H21


Tags: wellbeing; marginal utility; income; life satisfaction; happiness; public economic; welfare; inequality; optimal taxation; reference-dependent preferences

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CEP discussion paper
Employment Outcomes in the Welfare State L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0856:
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JEL Classification: E24;I38;J22


Tags: welfare state; employment; social services; tax and subsidy; three worlds of welfare

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CEP discussion paper
The Marginal Utility of Income Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0784:
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JEL Classification: I31; H00; D1; D61; H21


Tags: marginal utility; income; life satisfaction; happiness; public economic; welfare; inequality; optimal taxation; reference-dependent preferences

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CEP election analysis
Welfare to Work: The Evidence on Labour’s New Deal Policies John Van Reenen
April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA000:
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Tags: new deal; welfare

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CEP discussion paper
Designing Target Rules for International Monetary Policy Cooperation Pierpaolo Benigno and Gianluca Benigno
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0666:
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JEL Classification: E52; F41; F42


Tags: monetary policy cooperation; sticky prices; welfare analysis; targeting rules; inflation target

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CEP discussion paper
The Internationalisation of Public Welfare Policy James Banks, Richard Disney, Alan Duncan and John Van Reenen
November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0656:
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JEL Classification: C25; H31; J22


Tags: welfare policy; internationalisation; globalisation; public policy; policy transfer; oecd

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Monetary Policy and Welfare in a Small Open Economy Bianca De Paoli
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0639:
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JEL Classification: F41; E52; E58; E61


Tags: welfare; optimal monetary policy; small open economy

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


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