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CEP Discussion Paper
What Drives Differences in Management? Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1470:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; competition; learning

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distorted Monopolistic Competition Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Suedekum
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1457:
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JEL Classification: D43; D50; L13


Tags: monopolistic competition; welfare distortion; intersectoral distortions; intrasectoral distortions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Mix and Firm Productivity Responses to Trade Competition Thierry Mayer, Marc J. Melitz and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1442:
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Tags: productivity; trade; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management as a Technology? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1433:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Price Ain't Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor and John Van Reenen December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1395:
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JEL Classification: Ill; L10; L11


Tags: healthcare; health spending; hospitals; prices; price dispersion; competition; market structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Media, Markets and Institutional Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1367:
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JEL Classification: D02; O3; N33; N94; P48; Z12; L82; C55


Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics; high-dimensional data

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CentrePiece Article
Family business: management effort and firm performance Raffaella Sadun and colleagues analyse time use data on over 1,000 CEOs in family and professionalled firms Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP450:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: M12; L2; D24


Tags: ceo; time; family firms; competition; productivity


This article summarises ‘Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs atWork’ by Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1250.
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CEP Election Analysis
Health: How Will the NHS Fare in a Cold Climate? Alistair McGuire and John Van Reenen
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA028:
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Tags: hospital competition; market structure; 2015 general election; government policy; nhs

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Roles of Import Competition and Export Opportunities for Technical Change Claudia Steinwender
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1334:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F14; L25


Tags: import competition; technical change; productivity; exporting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Flex Cars and Competition in Ethanol and Gasoline Retail Markets Juliano Assuncao, Joao Paulo Pessoa and Leonardo Rezende
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1251:
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JEL Classification: L11; L13; L62; L71


Tags: flex-fuel vehicles; gasoline; ethanol; price competition; spatial competition; discrete equilibrium price dispersion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1250:
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JEL Classification: M12; L2; D24


Tags: ceo; time; family firms; competition; productivity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cheap Imports and the Loss of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Abigail Cooke, Thomas Kemeny and David Rigby
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0148:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; F16; F6; J31


Tags: international trade; import competition; job loss; inequality; manufacturing

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Buyer Margins of Firms' Exports Jerónimo Carballo, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Christian Volpe Martincus
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1234:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14


Tags: firm heterogeneity; taste heterogeneity; import-export relations; competition; selection

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Selection: Why and How Heterogeneity Matters Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1206:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: monopolistic competition; product diversity; heterogeneity; selection; welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Free to Choose? Reform and Demand Response in the English National Health Service Martin Gaynor, Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1179:
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JEL Classification: D12; I11; I18; L13; L30


Tags: demand estimation; non-price competition; health economics; patient choice; health care reform

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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
Does Competition Improve Public Hospitals' Efficiency? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in the English National Health Service Zack Cooper, Stephen Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1125:
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JEL Classification: C21; I18; L1; R0


Tags: hospital competition; market structure; prospective payment; incentive structure


This paper is an extension of CEP DP 988
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CentrePiece Article
Big ideas: Innovation Policy John Van Reenen
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP346:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


Tags: r&d; competition; patents; tax system

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
From Russia with Love: The Impact of Relocated Firms on Incumbent Survival Oliver Falck, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich and William R. Kerr August 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0088:
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JEL Classification: R10; L10; H25; O10; J20


Tags: agglomeration; competition; firm dynamics; labor; germany

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CEP Discussion Paper
Racial Discrimination and Competition Ross Levine, Alexey Levkov and Yona Rubinstein
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1069:
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JEL Classification: J7; J31; D43; D3; G21; G28


Tags: discrimination; imperfect competition; banks; regulation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Tax Competition Among Local Governments: Evidence from a Property Tax Reform in Finland Teemu Lyytikäinen
June 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0082:
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JEL Classification: H20; H71; H77


Tags: property tax; tax competition; fiscal interaction; instrumental variables; spatial econometrics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Seesaw in the Air: Interconnection Regulation and the Structure of Mobile Tariffs Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1045:
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JEL Classification: L13; L51


Tags: interconnection; network competition; regulation; mobile phones

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CEP Discussion Paper
Import Competition from and Outsourcing to China: A Curse or Blessing for Firms? Giordano Mion and Linke Zhu
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1038:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; L25


Tags: import competition; outsourcing; china; skill upgrading; technological change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1009:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11; H70; N12; O11


Tags: political competition; competition; government; us; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Spreads, Market Power Spreads and Trade Ralf Martin
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0997:
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JEL Classification: C81; D24; L11; L25


Tags: trade policy; productivity measurement; imperfect competition; productivity dispersion; productivity spread

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Producing superstars for the economic World Cup Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP310:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: skills; education policy; mexico; economic competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Hospital Competition Improve Efficiency? An Analysis of the Recent Market-Based Reforms to the English NHS Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0988:
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JEL Classification: C21; I18; L1; R0


Tags: hospital competition; market structure; prospective payment; incentive structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0983:
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JEL Classification: J45; F12; I18; J31


Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity


This paper has been published as:
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals, Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen, The Review of Economic Studies, January 2015
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CEP Discussion Paper
Imperfect Competition in the Labour Market Alan Manning
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0981:
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JEL Classification: J0; J42; J63; J64


Tags: imperfect competition; labour markets; rents; search; matching; monopsony

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Hospital Competition Save Lives? Evidence from the English NHS Patient Choice Reforms Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0041:
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JEL Classification: I1; L1; R0


Tags: health care; quality; competition; choice; incentives; reimbursement

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade, Wages and Productivity Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0029:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; F17


Tags: firm heterogeneity; monopolistic competition; general equilibrium; endogenous markups; gravity equation system; counterfactual analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
Convergence of Firm-Level Productivity, Globalisation, Information Technology and Competition: Evidence from France Paul-Antoine Chevalier, Rémy Lecat and Nicholas Oulton March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0916:
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JEL Classification: D24; D40; F10; J24; L11; O33


Tags: convergence; productivity; tfp; globalisation; ict; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Market Deregulation and the U.S. Employment Miracle Monique Ebell and Christian Haefke
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0874:
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JEL Classification: E24; J63; L16; O00


Tags: product market competition; barriers to entry; wage bargaining

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Density and Pupil Attainment Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
May 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0080:
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JEL Classification: I20; R20; J24;


Tags: urban density and agglomeration; school choice and competition; pupil achievement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0716:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; family firms


This paper has been published as:
'Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Nations', Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007) 122 (4), 1351-1408.
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CEP Special Report
Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen
January 2006
Paper No' CEPSP16:
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Tags: work-life balance; management practices; productivity; family-friendly workplaces; competition

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Competition, Choice and Pupil Achievement Steve Gibbons, Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
January 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0056:
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JEL Classification: I20; H70; R5


Tags: competition; choice; primary schools; pupil achievement

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Does Product Market Competition Shape Incentive Contracts? Vicente Cuñat and María Guadalupe
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0687:
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JEL Classification: J32; J33; M12; J41; J49


Tags: performance-related pay; product market competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Market Competition Returns to Skill and Wage Inequality María Guadalupe
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0686:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33; L22; D21


Tags: wage structure; returns to skill; product market competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Executive Compensation and Product Market Competition Vicente Cuñat and María Guadalupe
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0617:
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JEL Classification: M52; L1; J31


Tags: executive compensation; product market competition; performance related pay

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CEP Discussion Paper
Survival of the Best Fit: Exposure to Low-Wage Countries and the (Uneven) Growth of U.S. Manufacturing Plants Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen and Peter K. Schott September 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0584:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14 ; L25; L60


Tags: low-wage country import competition; heckscher-ohlin; manufacturing plant

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Convergence and Foreign Ownership at the Establishment Level Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and Helen Simpson
June 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0573:
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JEL Classification: F23;O33;O47


Tags: foreign direct investment (fdi); knowledge spillovers; competition