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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantitative Spatial Economics Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1452:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; R12; R23; R41


Tags: agglomeration; cities; economic geography; quantitative models; spatial economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities Ferdinando Monte, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1385:
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JEL Classification: F16; J6; J61; R0


Tags: commuting; migration and local employment elasticities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
What Makes Cities More Productive? Agglomeration Economies and the Role of Urban Governance: Evidence from 5 OECD Countries Rudiger Ahrend, Emily Farchy, Ioannis Kaplanis and Alexander C. Lembcke July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0178:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R50; H73


Tags: cities; productivity; governance; agglomeration economies

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spillovers from Immigrant Diversity in Cities Abigail Cooke and Thomas Kemeny
June 2015
Paper No' SERCD0175:
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JEL Classification: O4; R0; O18; F22; J61


Tags: immigrants; diversity; productivity; spillovers; cities

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Value of Local Social Networks Frank Ethridge, Maryann Feldman, Tom Kemeny and Ted Zoller
January 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0170:
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JEL Classification: R11; O12; O18; L14


Tags: cities; economic development; social networks; social capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
City of Dreams Jorge De la Roca, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Diego Puga
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1305:
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JEL Classification: R10; R23


Tags: cities; sorting; agglomeration; self-confidence; learning

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Immigrant Diversity and Economic Development in Cities: A Critical Review Thomas Kemeny
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0149:
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JEL Classification: O4; O15; O18; O31; R0; J28; J31


Tags: diversity; immigration; cities; regional economic performance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Here Be Startups: Exploring a young digital cluster in Inner East London Max Nathan and Emma Vandore
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0146:
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JEL Classification: L2; L52; M13; O18; O31; R11


Tags: digital economy; cities; clusters; innovation; london; silicon roundabout; tech city


This paper has been published as:
Here be startups: exploring London’s Tech City digital cluster by Max Nathan and Emma Vandore, Environment and Planning A, Volume 46, Issue 10 April 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cultural Diversity, Cities and Innovation: firm Effects or City Effects? Neil Lee
October 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0144:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; 011; 031; R23


Tags: cultural diversity; innovation; cities; smes; migration

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CentrePiece Article
The economic future of British cities Henry Overman
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP389:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013


Tags: cities; urban economies; recession

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Urban Wage Growth Premium: Sorting or Learning? Sabine D'Costa and Henry G. Overman
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0135:
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JEL Classification: R23; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; agglomeration; cities; wage growth; worker mobility


This paper has been published as:
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Volume 48, September 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
How Far Do England’s Second-Order Cities Emulate London as Human-Capital ‘Escalators’? Tony Champion, Mike Coombes and Ian Gordon March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0132:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: human-capital escalator; second-order cities; england; ons longitudinal study; career progression; city region

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Top Team Demographics, Innovation and Business Performance: Findings from English Firms and Cities 2008-9 Max Nathan
March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0129:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; O11; O31; R23


Tags: cities; innovation; entrepreneurship; cultural diversity; migration; gender

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0118:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1154:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Super-Diversity: Findings from British Cities, 2001-2006 Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0068:
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JEL Classification: JI; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; demography; migration; culture; cultural diversity; super-diversity; urban economies; growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Long Term Impacts of Migration in British Cities: Diversity, Wages, Employment and Prices Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0067:
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JEL Classification: D24; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; migration; cultural diversity; labour markets; productivity; urban economics

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Aging and Technological Relatedness on Agglomeration Externalities: A Survival Analysis Ron Boschma, Martin Henning and Frank Neffke November 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0036:
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JEL Classification: R11; C41; O30


Tags: agglomeration externalities; nursery cities; cox regression; aalen; plant survival; sweden

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Fluctuating Record of Economic Regeneration in England's Second-Order City Regions, 1984-2007 Tony Champion and Alan Townsend October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0033:
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JEL Classification: J21; O18; R11; R12; R23


Tags: urban regeneration; employment data; city regions; core cities; england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Productivity Advantages of Large Cities: Distinguishing Agglomeration from Firm Selection PierrePhilippe Combes, Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon, Diego Puga and Sébastien Roux October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0027:
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JEL Classification: C52; R12; D24


Tags: agglomeration; firm selection; productivity; cities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Growth Drivers in a Europe of Sticky People and Implicit Boundaries Paul Cheshire and Stefano Magrini
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0010:
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JEL Classification: H41; H73; O18; R11; R50


Tags: growth; cities; local public goods; spatial adjustment; local economic growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Log of Gravity Joao Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0701:
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JEL Classification: C13; C21; F10; F11; F12; F15


Tags: elasticities; gravity equation; heteroskedasticity; jensen's inequality; poisson regression; preferential-trade agreements

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CEP Discussion Paper
Zipf's Law for Cities: A Cross Country Investigation Kwok Tong Soo
July 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0641:
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JEL Classification: C16; R12


Tags: cities; zipf's law; pareto distribution; hill estimator

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Disparities in Developing Countries: Cities, Regions and International Trade Anthony J. Venables
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0593:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; O18


Tags: cities; spatial disparities; urbanisation; developing countries

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CEP Discussion Paper
Communication Externalities in Cities Sylvie Charlot and Gilles Duranton
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0592:
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JEL Classification: J31; R19; R29


Tags: human capital; cities; communication externalities

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CEP Discussion Paper
From Sectoral To Functional Urban Specialisation Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga
September 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0511:
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JEL Classification: R30; L23; R12


Tags: functional specialisation; cities; business services; headquarters

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CEP Discussion Paper
Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation and the Life-Cycle of Products Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0445:
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Tags: cities; diversity; specialisation; innovation; learning; life-cycle