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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Worker Wellbeing Affect Workplace Performance? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1363:
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JEL Classification: J28


Tags: subjective well being; job satisfaction; job-related affect; workplace performance

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CEP Occasional Paper
The UK's Productivity Puzzle Alex Bryson and John Forth
May 2015
Paper No' CEPOP45:
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JEL Classification: D22; E22; E23; E24; J23; J24; J3


Tags: productivity; recession

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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 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 Discussion Paper
It's Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion across Establishments and Individuals in the US Erling Barth, Alex Bryson, James C. Davis and Richard Freeman November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1311:
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JEL Classification: J3; J31; D3


Tags: earnings; earnings inequality; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Stock Purchase Plans - Gift or Incentive? Evidence from a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard B. Freeman October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1307:
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JEL Classification: J24; J33; J54; J63; M52


Tags: share ownership; job search; quits; sickness absence; effort; gift exchange; incentives

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CEP Discussion Paper
Biomarkers and Long-term Market Outcomes: The Case of Creatine Petri Bockerman, Alex Bryson, Christian Hakulinen, Jaakko Pehkonen, Laura Pulkki-Raback, Olli Raitakari and Jutta Viinikainen June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1279:
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JEL Classification: I19; J3


Tags: biomarkers; creatine; creatinine; labour market; earnings; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Firms Paying More For Performance? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1272:
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JEL Classification: J33


Tags: performance pay; bonuses; recession; business cycle; finance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Not So Dissatisfied After All? The Impact of Union Coverage on Job Satisfaction Alex Bryson and Michael White
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1271:
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JEL Classification: C35; J28; J51


Tags: unions; union coverage; union membership; job satisfaction

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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Incentive Contracts in China: Why Does City Location Matter? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1192:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; privatisation; fdi; china; cities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are You Happy While You Work? Alex Bryson and George MacKerron
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1187:
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JEL Classification: I1; J0; J28


Tags: happiness; relaxation; work; wellbeing


This paper has been published as:
'Are you happy while you work?', Alex Bryson and George MacKerron, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 599, February 2017
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CEP Occasional Paper
What Do We Know About China's CEO's? Evidence from Across the Whole Economy Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
September 2012
Paper No' CEPOP31:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china; firm performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Human Capital, Matching and Job Satisfaction Tim Barmby, Alex Bryson and Barbara Eberth
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1151:
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JEL Classification: J24; J28


Tags: job satisfaction; job match quality; human capital; job tenure

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CEP Discussion Paper
The CEO Labour Market in China's Public Listed Companies Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1148:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; tournaments; firm-specific human capital; china


This paper has been published as:
The Economic Journal, Volume 124, Issue 574, February 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Bonding: Who Posts Performance Bonds and Why? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1135:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: performance bonds; security deposits; executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china


This paper has been published as:
China Economic Review, Volume 30, September 2014
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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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CentrePiece Article
Wellbeing in the workplace: the impact of modern management Alex Bryson and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP356:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; management practices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Paying for Performance: Incentive Pay Schemes and Employees' Financial Participation Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Claudio Lucifora, Michele Pellizzari and Virginie Perotin January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1112:
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JEL Classification: J24; J33; D31


Tags: performance pay; financial participation; institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
HRM and Workplace Motivation: Incremental and Threshold Effects Alex Bryson and Michael White
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1097:
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JEL Classification: J28; L23; M12; M54


Tags: human resource management; high performance; organizational commitment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does High Involvement Management Improve Worker Wellbeing? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1095:
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JEL Classification: I10; J28; J81; M52; M53; M54


Tags: health; subjective wellbeing; sickness absence; job satisfaction; pain; high involvement management; high performance work system; performance-related pay; training; team working; information sharing

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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

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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
Do Salaries Improve Worker Performance? Alex Bryson, Babatunde Buraimo and Rob Simmons
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1019:
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JEL Classification: J33; M52


Tags: incentives; salaries; productivity; sports

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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team-Based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Kerry L. Papps October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1015:
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JEL Classification: L23; L25; L83; M51


Tags: skill dispersion; baseball; firm performance

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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
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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CEP Discussion Paper
To Join or Not to Join? Factors Influencing Employee Share Plan Membership in a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1001:
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JEL Classification: D83; H3; I22; J33; J54


Tags: share plans; share contributions; risk aversion; peer effects; social norms

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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 Discussion Paper
Slip Sliding Away: Further Union Decline in Germany and Britain John T. Addison, Alex Bryson, André Pahnke and Paulino Teixeira March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0971:
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JEL Classification: J50; J51


Tags: union recognition; union coverage; worker representation in works councils; joint consultative committees; patterns of erosion; behavioural and composition effects; shift share analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Does Innovation Affect Worker Well-being? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0953:
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JEL Classification: J28; J51; J81; L23; O31


Tags: innovation; well-being; job satisfaction; trade unions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Returns to Scarce Talent: Footedness and Player Remuneration in European Soccer Alex Bryson, Bernd Frick and Rob Simmons
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0948:
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JEL Classification: L83


Tags: salary; two-footedness; premium

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Voice and Private Sector Workplace Outcomes in Britain, 1980-2004 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Tobias Kretschmer and P Willman April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0924:
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JEL Classification: J24; J51; J52; J53; J63


Tags: employee voice; trade unions; productivity; industrial action; quits; labor-management relations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions and Workplace Performance in Britain and France Alex Bryson, John Forth and Patrice Laroche
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0920:
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JEL Classification: J51; L25


Tags: trade union; firm performance; france; britain

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CentrePiece Article
In Brief: The end of trade unionism as we know it? David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP268:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Does Shared Capitalism Affect Economic Performance in the UK? Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0885:
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JEL Classification: J33; L23; L25


Tags: share ownership; payment systems; labour productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trading Places: Employers, Unions and the Manufacture of Voice Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and P Willman
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0884:
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JEL Classification: J5; J51; J52; J53; L25; M54


Tags: worker voice; trade unions; quits; employment relations; labour productivity; financial performance; industrial action

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CEP Discussion Paper
Organizational Commitment: Do Workplace Practices Matter? Alex Bryson and Michael White
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0881:
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JEL Classification: J28


Tags: high performance; organizational commitment; perceived organizational support

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Tale of Two Countries: Unions, Closures and Growth in Britain and Norway Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
May 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0867:
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JEL Classification: J51


Tags: unions; closure; employment growth; comparative; system-gmm

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
From the Two Faces of Unionism to the Facebook Society: Union Voice in a 21st Century Context Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and P Willman April 2008
Paper No' MHRLDP0006:
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Tags: unions; union membership

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CEP Discussion Paper
Union Decline in Britain David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0864:
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JEL Classification: J51


Tags: trade unions; employment growth; financial performance; industrial relations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Private Sector Employment Growth, 1998-2004: A Panel Analysis of British Workplaces Alex Bryson and Satu Nurmi
April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0861:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23


Tags: employment growth; workplace survival; workplace age; workplace size; human capital; sunk costs

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Are There Day of the Week Productivity Effects? Alex Bryson and John Forth
July 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0004:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24


Tags: labour productivity; days of the week; temporal variation

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Temporary Agency Workers and Workplace Performance in the Private Sector Alex Bryson
May 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0003:
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JEL Classification: J50; L22; L23; L24;


Tags: temporary agency workers; labour productivity; financial performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Union Organization in Great Britain Alex Bryson and P Willman
January 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0774:
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JEL Classification: J5; J51; J53; J54


Tags: british trade unions; union structure; union membership

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
The Theory and Practice of Pay Setting Alex Bryson and John Forth
December 2006
Paper No' MHRLDP0001:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Accounting for Collective Action: Resource Acquisition and Mobilization in British Unions Alex Bryson and P Willman
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0768:
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JEL Classification: J3; J31; J50; J51


Tags: union membership

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions, Job Reductions and Job Security Guarantees: the Experience of British Employees Alex Bryson and Michael White
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0745:
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JEL Classification: J23; J45; J51; J63


Tags: job cuts; trade unions; job guarantees

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions, Within-Workplace Job Cuts and Job Security Guarantees Alex Bryson and Michael White
July 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0733:
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JEL Classification: J23; J45; J51; J63


Tags: job cuts; trade unions; job guarantees

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Voice Do British Workers Want? Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman
July 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0731:
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JEL Classification: J51; J52; J53; J58


Tags: trades unions; worker voice; employment relations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Union Free-Riding in Britain and New Zealand Alex Bryson
January 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0713:
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JEL Classification: J50


Tags: free-riding; trade union; new zealand; britain

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CEP Discussion Paper
Catching a Wave: the Adoption of Voice and High Commitment Workplace Practices in Britain: 1984-1998 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Tobias Kretschmer February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0676:
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JEL Classification: J51; M54; O33


Tags: high-commitment work practices; voice; unions; technology diffusion; complementarities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Job Security Guarantees Work? Alex Bryson, Lorenzo Cappellari and Claudio Lucifora
November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0661:
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JEL Classification: J28; J32; J63


Tags: job insecurity; job guarantees; linked employer-employee data

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CEP Discussion Paper
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.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Do Voice Regimes Differ? Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and P Willman
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0591:
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JEL Classification: J5; J50; J51; L5


Tags: trade unions; voice; transaction cost economics; switching costs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Have Workers Stopped Joining Unions? Alex Bryson and Rafael Gomez
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0589:
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JEL Classification: J31; J50; J51


Tags: union membership

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Union Membership Really Reduce Job Satisfaction? Alex Bryson, Lorenzo Cappellari and Claudio Lucifora
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0569:
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JEL Classification: J28;J51


Tags: job satisfaction; trade unions; linked employer-employee data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Segmentation, Switching Costs and the Demand for Unionization in Britain Alex Bryson and Rafael Gomez
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0568:
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JEL Classification: J31; J50;J51


Tags: union membership; switching costs; supply and demand for unionization

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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
Youth-Adult Differences in the Demand for Unionisation: Are American, British, and Canadian Workers All That Different? Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Morley Gunderson and Noah Meltz January 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0515:
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JEL Classification: J31;J51


Tags: unions; youth preferences; comparative labour markets