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CEP Discussion Paper
The Innovation Premium to Soft Skills in Low-Skilled Occupations
Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1665:
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Tags: innovation; skill-based technological change; wage; complementarity
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#GE2019Economists: The Research Evidence on Key issues for Voters in the 2019 UK General Election
December 2019
Paper No' CEPEA056:
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Tags: uk 2019 general election; uk economy; labour market; brexit economics; immigration; social mobility; education and skills; people; places and politics; housing; energy and climate change; health and social care; policing and crime
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Policing and Crime
Tom Kirchmaier
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA055:
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Tags: violent crime; austerity; budget cuts
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Energy and Climate Change
Ralf Martin, Petra Sarapatkova and Dennis Verhoeven
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA054:
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Tags: greenhouse gas emissions; committee on climate change; offshore wind power
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Health and Social Care
Michael Anderson, Alistair McGuire and Elias Mossialos
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA053:
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Tags: nhs; waiting times; adult social care
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CEP Occasional Paper
Immigration
Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2019
Paper No' CEPOP47:
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Immigration
Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA052:
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Tags: immigration policy; taxes; state benefits; economy
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Housing
Paul Cheshire and Christian Hilber
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA051:
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Tags: housing crisis; affordability; substantive reforms; starter homes
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Motivational Cost of Inequality: Pay Gaps Reduce the Willingness to Pursue Rewards
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Filip Gesiarz and Tali Sharot November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1664:
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Tags: inequality; pay-gaps; motivation; effort; affect; reward
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Education and Skills
Jo Blanden, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA050:
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Tags: education; skills; international rankings; austerity; poor performing schools

New research findings from the CEP.

CentrePiece magazine features new research from the CEP. CentrePiece

In the latest issue (Autumn 2019):

  • The gig economy and workers' preferences for steady jobs
    People are willing to give up roughly half of their hourly wage for a permanent contract, according to Nikhil Datta

  • When machines replace people: individual consequences of occupational decline
    Guy Michaels and colleagues explore what happens to people's careers when demand for their occupations falls, often because of technological change

  • Between communism and capitalism: long-run inequality in Poland
    Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet chart how Poland has moved from being one of the most egalitarian countries in Europe to one of the most unequal

  • Structured management: how firms can hire and keep the best people
    Daniela Scur and colleagues demonstrate the value of structured management practices for recruitment, retention and productivity

  • Business benefits of local universities: more skills and better management
    Andy Feng and Anna Valero find that firms located closer to universities hire better managers and workers - and have better management practices

  • In brief...The long-term effects of financial distress in childhood
    Andrew Clark and colleagues consider the consequences for young adults whose families experienced financial problems when they were kids

  • Generation gap: young Brits less likely to 'do better' than their parents
    Jo Blanden and colleagues show that plummeting earnings since the Great Recession mean that fewer young adults now are earning more than their fathers

  • In brief...Big city, bright future: why birthplace matters so much
    Clément Bosquet and Henry Overman reveal that being born in a bigger city improves your earning potential
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