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Big Ideas

[big ideas]The impact of CEP's research on public policy and debate is profound. This is clear from seeing how often our research is quoted in the media and by policy makers. But the influence of our research ideas is often harder to see in the daily news cycle, as often it enters the DNA of political discourse without reference back to the original work. In this series of "Big Ideas" we survey some of the ways in which CEP's research has had an impact and how this has happened.

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Introduction

To illustrate CEP's impact on public policy and debate, John Van Reenen introduces and presents the first in a series of 'big ideas', surveying the significant research findings that have emerged from the Centre over the past three decades.

Read Big Ideas: unemployment and welfare to work - by John Van Reenen


Papers

Papers listed most recent first. Authors listed in alphabetical order.

Big ideas: valuing schooling through house prices
Steve  Gibbons,  September 2012
Paper No' CEPCP374: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 17 (2) Autumn  2012 pages: 2-5

More details on the research discusssed here are in 'Houses and Schools Valuation of School Quality throught he Housing Market', CEP Occasional Paper No.29, May 2011
Big ideas: wellbeing and public policy
Richard  Layard,  February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP355: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter  2012 pages: 2-5
Big ideas: Innovation Policy
John  Van Reenen,  October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP346: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn  2011 pages: 2-5
Big ideas: How competition improves management and productivity
John  Van Reenen,  June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP340: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer  2011 pages: 10-13
Big ideas: economic geography
Henry  Overman,  March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP331: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter  2011 pages: 10-13
Big ideas: The UK's National Minimum Wage
Alan  Manning,  October 2009
Paper No' CEPCP290: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 14 (2) Autumn  2009 pages: 2-5
Big ideas: education
Sandra  McNally,  June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP279: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring  2009 pages: 2-5
Big ideas: intergenerational mobility
Jo  Blanden,  March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP270: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter  2009 pages: 6-9
Big ideas: rising wage inequality
Stephen  Machin,  October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP260: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn  2008 pages: 8-10
Big ideas: unemployment and welfare to work
John  Van Reenen,  May 2008
Paper No' CEPCP248: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 13 (1) Spring  2008 pages: 2-3

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