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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
January 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0210:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; elasticity; urban

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Unified Approach to Estimating Demand and Welfare Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1445:
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JEL Classification: D11; D12; E01; E31


Tags: elasticity of substitution; price index; consumer valuation bias; new goods; welfare

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Geography of City Liveliness and Land Use Configurations: Evidence from Location-Based Big Data in Beijing Chengyu Li, Mark Wang, Jianghao Wang and Wenjie Wu July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0201:
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JEL Classification: C14; P25


Tags: big data; gtwr; local linear estimator; city liveliness; land use; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Building the City: Urban Transition and Institutional Frictions J. Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan and Anthony J. Venables
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0196:
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JEL Classification: O14; O18; R1; R3


Tags: city; urban; urban growth; slum development; urban structure; urban form; housing investment; capital durability

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CEP Discussion Paper
Two-sided heterogeneity and Trade Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1426:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; sourcing costs; trade elasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional change, Human Capital and Growth in Early Modern Germany Jeremiah Dittmar and Ralph R. Meisenzahl March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1418:
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JEL Classification: I25; N13; O11; O43


Tags: state capacity; institutions; growth; education; human capital; persistence

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do You Have To Win It To Fix It? A Longitudinal Study of Lottery Winners and Their Health Care Demand Terence C. Cheng, Joan Costa Font and Nattavudh Powdthavee March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1339:
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JEL Classification: H42; I11; D1


Tags: lottery wins; health care; income elasticity; public-private

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Local Economic Conditions and the Nature of New Housing Supply Christian A. L. Hilber, Jan Rouwendal and Wouter Vermeulen
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0164:
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JEL Classification: R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: local economic conditions; open monocentric city model; land conversion; housing supply; housing type; housing consumption; land use regulation; migration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Culturally Clustered or in the Cloud? Location of Internet Start-ups in Berlin Kristoffer Moeller
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0157:
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JEL Classification: R30; D22; L26


Tags: firm location; urban amenities; consumer city; internet start-ups; entrepreneurs; berlin

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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
Gibrat's Law and the British Industrial Revolution Alexander Klein and Tim Leunig
September 2013
Paper No' SERCDO0140:
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JEL Classification: N93; R12


Tags: gibrat’s law; city-size distribution; industrial revolution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Escalators and Inter-regional Elevators: The Difference that Location, Mobility and Sectoral Specialisation make to Occupational Progression Tony Champion, Mike Coombes and Ian Gordon September 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0139:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: escalator region; labour migration; elevator effect; city-regions; social mobility; career progression

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urbanity Gabriel M. Ahfeldt
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0136:
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JEL Classification: R20; R30


Tags: amenities; consumer city; hedonic analysis; photography geography; property prices

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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
The Size Distribution Across All 'Cities': A Unifying Approach Kristian Giesen and Jens Suedekum
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0122:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12


Tags: zipf's law; gibrat's law; city size distributions; city age; dpln distribution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Pennine England becoming more Polycentric or more Centripetal? An Analysis of Commuting Flows in a Transforming Industrial Region, 1981-2001 Tony Champion and Mike Coombes April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0105:
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JEL Classification: R23; R12; R14; R58


Tags: polycentricity; multi-scalar; urbanisation; commuting; pennine england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Great Britain's Second-Order City Regions in Recessions, 1978-2010 Tony Champion and Alan Townsend
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0104:
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JEL Classification: J21; O18; R11; R12


Tags: recession; resilience; employment change; second-order city; city region; great britain

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions Under Monopolistic Competition Swati Dhingra and John Morrow February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1130:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: selection; monopolistic competition; efficiency; productivity; social welfare; demand elasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Frictions Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1108:
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JEL Classification: F12; R12


Tags: trade frictions; urban frictions; productivity; city-size distribution; markups

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Trade Without CES: Estimating Translog Gravity Dennis Novy
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1031:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F15


Tags: translog; gravity; trade costs; distance; trade cost elasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why is the US so Energy Intensive? Evidence from US Multinationals in the UK Ralf Martin
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0965:
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JEL Classification: Q41; Q48; Q54; D21


Tags: energy efficiency; multinationals; energy demand elasticity; climate change

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
US Real Interest Rates and Default Risk in Emerging Economies Nathan Foley-Fisher and Bernardo Guimaraes
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0952:
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JEL Classification: F34; G15


Tags: real interest rates; default; sovereign debt; identification through heteroskedasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Further Simulation Evidence on the Performance of the Poisson Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Estimator J. M. C. Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0933:
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JEL Classification: C13; C50; F10


Tags: gravity equation; heteroskedasticity; jensen's inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Motivation and Sorting in Open Source Software Innovation Sharon Belenzon and Mark Schankerman
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0893:
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JEL Classification: L14; L17; L41; O31; O32


Tags: open source software; innovation; incentives; intrinsic motivation; motivated agents; reputation; reciprocity

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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
City Size Distributions As A Consequence of the Growth Process Gilles Duranton
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0550:
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JEL Classification: O18;R11;R12


Tags: city size distribution; quality-ladder models of growth; agglomeration economies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cross Sectional Evolution of the US City Size Distribution Y Ioannides and Henry Overman
November 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0483:
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Tags: city size distribution; cross-sectional evolution; intradistribution mobility