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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Distortion on the Housing or Labor Market?
Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen June 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0216:
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Tags: transfer taxes; stamp duty; transaction costs; homeownership; household mobility
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Great Divergence(s)
Giuseppe Berlingieri, Patrick Blanchenay and Chiara Criscuolo
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1488:
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Tags: dispersion; productivity; sorting; wages
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CEP Discussion Paper
UK Trade and FDI: A Post-Brexit Perspective
Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Veronica Rappoport, Thomas Sampson and Catherine Thomas June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1487:
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Tags: brexit; uk trade; uk fdi; negotiations
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Compact City in Empirical Research: A Quantitative Literature Review
Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
June 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0215:
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Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; sustainability; urban
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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating Market Consolidation in Mobile Communications
Christos Genakos, Tommaso Valletti and Frank Verboven
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1486:
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Tags: mobile telecommunications; market structure; prices; investments; mergers
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery
Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health
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CEP Election Analysis
#GE2017Economists: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2017 UK General Election
Stephen Machin and Romesh Vaitilingam June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA044:
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Tags: uk 2017 general election; brexit; nhs; education; immigration; climate change; industrial strategy; regional development; real wages; living standards
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CEP Election Analysis
Brexit as Climate Policy: The Agenda on Energy and the Environment
Ralf Martin
June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA043:
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Tags: brexit; climate change; uk government policy; european union emissions trading system; eu ets; uk 2017 general election
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CEP Election Analysis
The UK's Regional Divide: Can Policy Make a Difference
Henry Overman
June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA042:
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Tags: regional divide; cities; devolution deals
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CEP Election Analysis
Education and Skills: The UK Policy Agenda
Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA041:
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Tags: education; expenditure; post-16 education; tuition fees; skills; apprentices

New research findings from the CEP

CentrePiece magazine features new research from the CEP. CentrePiece

In the latest issue (Spring 2017):

  • LARRIKIN YOUTH: CAN EDUCATION CUT CRIME?
    Stephen Machin and colleagues examine what happened to youth crime when Australia raised the minimum school leaving age
  • LIBERATION TECHNOLOGY: MOBILE PHONES AND POLITICAL MOBILISATION IN AFRICA
    Marco Manacorda and Andrea Tesei investigate the role of digital technologies as catalysts for political action
  • IS TECHNOLOGY TO BLAME FOR JOBLESS RECOVERIES?
    Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels compare patterns of employment growth as economies emerge from recession
  • ORIGINS OF HAPPINESS
    Richard Layard and colleagues discuss policies to reduce misery and promote wellbeing
  • SUPERSTAR HOUSES AND THE AMERICAN MORTGAGE FRENZY
    Clement Bellet shows how visible wealth inequality fuelled the US mortgage boom that preceded the financial crisis
  • WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP LOW-ACHIEVING TEENAGERS?
    Eric Maurin and colleagues look at low-cost interventions in deprived
  • DOES TEACHER TURNOVER AFFECT YOUNG PEOPLE'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT?
    Shqiponja Telhaj and colleagues analyse data from all state secondary schools in England
  • THE ROLES OF NATURE AND HISTORY IN WORLD DEVELOPMENT
    Vernon Henderson and colleagues explore fundamental determinants of the location of economic activity
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