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Big Ideas

The impact of CEP's research on public policy and debate
A series of ten non technical overviews of the big ideas that have underpinned CEP work from its launch in 1990.
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Big ideas: wellbeing and public policy Richard Layard
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP355:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; happiness; public policy

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Big ideas: Innovation Policy John Van Reenen
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP346:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


Tags: r&d; competition; patents; tax system

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Big ideas: How competition improves management and productivity John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP340:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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Big ideas: economic geography Henry Overman
March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP331:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011

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Big ideas: The UK's National Minimum Wage Alan Manning
October 2009
Paper No' CEPCP290:
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CentrePiece 14 (2) Autumn 2009

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Big ideas: education Sandra McNally
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP279:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009

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Big ideas: intergenerational mobility Jo Blanden
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP270:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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Big ideas: rising wage inequality Stephen Machin
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP260:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Big ideas: unemployment and welfare to work John Van Reenen
May 2008
Paper No' CEPCP248:
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CentrePiece 13 (1) Spring 2008