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CEP Discussion Paper
Politics, Hospital Behaviour and Health Care Spending Zack Cooper, Amanda Kowalski, Eleanor Neff Powell and Jennifer Wu
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1523:
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JEL Classification: I10; I18; H51; D72; P16


Tags: health care; us; hospital; politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Social Origins of Inventors Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1522:
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JEL Classification: O31; I24; J18


Tags: inventors; innovation; social mobility; iq; education; parental background

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Productivity Puzzle and Misallocation: An Italian Perspective Sara Calligaris, Massimo Del Gatto, Fadi Hassan, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1520:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; O11; O47


Tags: misallocation; tfp; productivity puzzle; italy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Integration, Foreign Investment and International Trade: The Effects of Membership of the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1518:
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JEL Classification: F17; F21; F36


Tags: special economic integration effects; foreign direct investment; international trade; european union; gravity model

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The Brexit Vote, Inflation and UK Living Standards Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
November 2017
Paper No' CEPBREXIT11:
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Tags: brexit; economic uncertainty; trade; eu; inflation; uk living standards

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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregating from Micro to Macro Patterns of Trade Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1513:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F14


Tags: comparative advantage; trade; prices; quality; variety

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Interconnections between Services and Goods Trade at the Firm-Level Andrea Ariu, Holger Breinlich, Gregory Corocs and Giordano Mion November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1510:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; L60; L80


Tags: trade in services; trade in goods; complementarity; firm-level analysis; discrete choice models

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Diversification in Indian Manufacturing Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1509:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; product diversity

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CentrePiece Article
In brief ... Brexit: the impact on prices Josh De Lyon, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
October 2017
Paper No' CEPCP518:
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CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


Tags: brexit; food prices; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Twin Peaks Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1505:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; C12; O50


Tags: exports; export intensity distribution; bimodality; firm heterogeneity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn and Forhad Shilpi October 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0225:
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JEL Classification: O18; J22; J24; J61; J64


Tags: matching; labour; job-search; firms; recruitment; experiment

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Productivity Slowdown and the Declining Labor Share: A Neoclassical Exploration Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1504:
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JEL Classification: O40; E25


Tags: neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity; labor share; capital share

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CEP Discussion Paper
Efficiency in Large markets with Firm Heterogeneity Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1502:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: efficiency; productivity; limit theorem; market expansion; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The End of Free College in England: Implications for Quality, Enrolments and Equity Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1501:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; tuition fees; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Healthy Business? Managerial Education and Management in Healthcare Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1500:
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JEL Classification: M1; I1


Tags: management; hospitals; mortality; education

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CEP Special Report
Brexit and the Future of Globalization? John Van Reenen
September 2017
Paper No' CEPSP35:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: brexit; globalization; populism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Equity Crowdfunding and Early Stage Entrepreneurial Finance: Damaging or Disruptive? Saul Estrin, Daniel Gozman and Susanna Khavul September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1498:
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JEL Classification: G3; G21; L26; M21


Tags: equity crowdfunding; early stage entrepreneurial finance; financial regulation; investor choices

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CEP Special Report
Industry in Britain - An Atlas Sandra Bernick, Richard Davies and Anna Valero
September 2017
Paper No' CEPSP34:
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JEL Classification: R12;O25;O52


Tags: productivity; business performance; regional disparities; uk economy; industrial strategy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Speed Cameras Save Lives? Cheng Keat Tang
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0221:
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JEL Classification: H23; I18; R41


Tags: accidents; injuries; fatalities; speed camera; speeding

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find? Nicholas Bloom, Charles I Jones, John Van Reenen and Michael Webb
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1496:
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Tags: economic growth; ideas; research effort; research productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement Lorenzo Caliendo, Luca David Opromolla, Fernando Parro and Alessandro Sforza August 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1494:
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JEL Classification: F16; F22; F13; J61; R13; E24


Tags: international trade; factor mobility; market integration; eu enlargement; welfare

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The Local Economic Effects of Brexit Swati Dhingra, Stephen Machin and Henry G. Overman
July 2017
Paper No' CEPBREXIT10:
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Tags: brexit; trade; uk economy; uk politics; north and south divide; uk living standards; local authorities

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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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JEL Classification: D2; J3


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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JEL Classification: F02; F13


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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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


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

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CEP Election Analysis
Brexit and the UK Economy Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA040:
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Tags: brexit; economy; eu; single market


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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Economy Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA039:
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Tags: immigration; eu countries; economy; brexit


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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Road Infrastructure: The Effects on Firms Stephen Gibbons, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Henry Overman and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
May 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0214:
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JEL Classification: D24; O18; R12


Tags: productivity; employment; accessibility; transport

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reallocation and Secularization: The Economic Consequences of the Protestant Reformation Davide Cantoni, Jeremiah Dittmar and Noam Yuchtman May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1483:
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JEL Classification: N13; N33; J24; E02


Tags: protestant reformation; secularization; sectoral allocation; human capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Who Voted for Brexit? A Comprehensive District-Level Analysis Sascha O. Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1480:
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JEL Classification: D72; N44; R23; Z13


Tags: political economy; voting; referendum; migration; austerity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU: Trade Effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1478:
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JEL Classification: F13;F15;F17


Tags: trade; brexit; general equilibrium

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1475:
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JEL Classification: L82; D72; Z13


Tags: entertainment tv; voting; cognitive abilities; civic engagement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Banking: Risk Taking and Competition Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1471:
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JEL Classification: G21; G32; L13


Tags: global bank; oligopoly; oligopsony; endogenous risk taking; expectation of rents extraction; appetitefor leverage

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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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CentrePiece Article
Superstar houses and the American mortgage frenzy Clement Bellet
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP498:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


Tags: inequality; social preferences; subjective well-being; housing; household debt

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Product Quality Kalina Manova and Zhihong Yu
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1469:
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JEL Classification: D22; F10; F12; F14; L10; L11; L15


Tags: trade; trade reforms; multi-product firms; product quality; export prices

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Distributive Politics Inside the City? The Political Economy of Spain's Plan E Felipe Carozzi and Luca Repetto
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0212:
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JEL Classification: R53; H76; D72


Tags: political economy; distributive politics; core voters; turnout; partisan alignment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quality in Early Years Settings and Children’s School Achievement Jo Blanden, Kirstine Hansen and Sandra McNally
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1468:
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JEL Classification: J13; I20


Tags: childcare quality; educational attainment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Airports, Market Access and Local Economic Performance: Evidence from China Stephen Gibbons and Wenjie Wu
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0211:
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JEL Classification: H54; O21; P25; R41


Tags: airports; infrastructure; productivity; china

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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
Home Ownership and Social Mobility Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1466:
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JEL Classification: R31; J11; J62


Tags: housing; intergenerational mobility; cohorts

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tenure in Office and Public Procurement Decio Coviello and Stefano Gagliarducci
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1465:
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JEL Classification: D44; D72; D73; H57; H70


Tags: tenure in office; procurement auctions; public works; term limit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fertility and Mothers' Labor Supply: New Evidence Using Time-to-Conception Claudia Hupkau and Marion Leturcq
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1463:
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JEL Classification: J13; J21; J22


Tags: labor force supply of women; infertility shocks; time-to-conception; causal impact

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Paradox of the Joneses: Superstar Houses and Mortgage Frenzy in Suburban America Clement Bellet
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1462:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


Tags: inequality; social preferences; subjective well-being; housing; household debt

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Social Capital Within the Workplace: Evidence from Britain Thomas Breda and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1460:
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JEL Classification: M5


Tags: trust; identity; diversity; workplace

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Neighbourhood Satisfaction Monica Langella and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1459:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Diffusion of Knowledge via Managers' Mobility Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Alessandro Sforza
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1458:
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JEL Classification: M2; L2; F16; J31


Tags: managers; knowledge diffusion; firm performance; job mobility export experience

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CentrePiece Article
In brief... Social mobility in the United States Maria Molina-Domene
December 2016
Paper No' CEPCP492:
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CentrePiece 21 (3) Winter 2016
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Tags: social mobility; usa; uk; raj chetty

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CentrePiece Article
Spain's response to Brexit Luis Garicano
December 2016
Paper No' CEPCP491:
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CentrePiece 21 (3) Winter 2016


Tags: spain; uk; brexit; trade

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting Stephan Heblich, Alex Trew and Yanos Zylberberg
November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0208:
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JEL Classification: R23; Q53; N90


Tags: neighborhood sorting; historical pollution; deprivation; persistence; environmental disamenity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho and Christopher Timmins October 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0207:
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JEL Classification: Q5; Q42; Q51


Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom

CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Direct Investment and the Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1453:
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Tags: foreign direct investment; gravity; smc; european union

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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
Trade and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from the German Empire Marcus Biermann
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1450:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15


Tags: firm size distribution; firm heterogeneity; technology adoption; german empire

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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregate Recruiting Intensity Alessandro Gavazza, Simon Mongey and Giovanni L. Violante
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1449:
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Tags: aggregate matching efficiency; firm dynamics; macroeconomic shocks; recruiting intensity; unemployment; vacancies

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CentrePiece Article
Who voted Leave? Monica Langella and Alan Manning
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP479:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: brexit; eu referendum; immigration; demographics; uk politics; uk economy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Austerity States, Institutional Dismantling and the Governance of Sub-National Economic Development: The Demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England Mike Coombes, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0206:
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JEL Classification: H70; O10; O20; R58


Tags: austerity; institutions; the state; governance; economic development; regional development agencies; england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Traffic Externalities and Housing Prices: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge Cheng Keat Tang
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0205:
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JEL Classification: R21; R31; R38; R41; Q25


Tags: housing prices; capitalization effects; congestion charge; traffic externalities; marginal willingness to pay; difference-in-difference

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Housing Market Impacts of Constraining Second Home Investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0204:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; house prices; homeownership; real estate investments

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CEP Discussion Paper
Colocation and Knowledge Diffusion: Evidence from Million Dollar Plants Christian Fons-Rosen, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Katalin Szemeredi August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1447:
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JEL Classification: O3; R11; R12


Tags: productivity; innovation; knowledge diffusion

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1444:
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JEL Classification: I23; I25; J24; O10; O31


Tags: universities; growth; human capital; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
STEM Graduates and Secondary School Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? Marta De Philippis
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1443:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; I28; I21


Tags: university education; high school curriculum; stem

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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
Wage Flexibility and Employment Fluctuations: Evidence from the Housing Sector Jörn-Steffen Pischke
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1440:
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JEL Classification: E24; J20; J44


Tags: wage setting; wage rigidity; commissions; real estate agents; architects; construction workers

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Pay and the Rise of Relative Performance Contracts: A Question of Governance Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1439:
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JEL Classification: J33; J31; G30


Tags: ceo; pay; incentives; equity plans

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
BREXIT 2016: Policy Analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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CEP Discussion Paper
Production Networks, Geography and Firm Performance Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Yukiko U. Saito
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1435:
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JEL Classification: F14; D22; D85; L10; L14; R12


Tags: production networks; trade; productivity; infrastructure

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CentrePiece Article
Brexit: the final assessment John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPCP477:
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CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


Tags: eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; brexit

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Who Bears the Pain? How the costs of Brexit would be distributed across income groups Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT07:
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Tags: brexit; referendum

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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 BREXIT Analysis
‘ECONOMISTS FOR BREXIT’: A critique Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT06:
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Tags: brexit; referendum

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
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Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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CEP Discussion Paper
Estimating Border Effects: The Impact of Spatial Aggregation Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1429:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; R12


Tags: gravity; geography; borders; trade costs; heterogeneity; home bias; spatial attenuation; modifiable areal unit problem (maup)

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Matthew A. Turner
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDO0195:
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JEL Classification: L91; R4; R11; R14


Tags: subways; public transit; urban growth; urban decentralization

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Discretion on Procurement Performance Decio Coviello, Andrea Guglielmo and Giancarlo Spagnolo
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1427:
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JEL Classification: D02; D44; C31; L11


Tags: procurement; restricted auctions; regression discontinuity; regulatory discretion

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0194:
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JEL Classification: O12; Q15; D74; Q23


Tags: property rights; land titling; conflict; deforestation


This paper has been published as:
'Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict', Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 601, May 2017
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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
"Teaching to Teach" Literacy Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1425:
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JEL Classification: I21;I28


Tags: literacy; phonics

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The UK Treasury analysis of 'The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives': CEP Commentary Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT04:
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Tags: brexit; hm treasury; eu referendum; uk politics; uk economy; europe; trade; canada

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
April 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT03:
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Tags: #cepbrexit; foreign direct investment; manufacturing; european single market; brexit; eu; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Rethinking Deindustrialization Andrew B. Bernard, Valerie Smeets and Frederic Warzynski
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1423:
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JEL Classification: D22; F61; L25


Tags: manufacturing firms; industry switching; employment; skill composition; firm performance; job separation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Politics in the Family: Nepotism and the Hiring Decisions of Italian Firms Stefano Gagliarducci and Marco Manacorda
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1422:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; H72; J24; J30; M51


Tags: nepotism; family connections; politics; rent appropriation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Firms Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1420:
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JEL Classification: L11; L21; L25; L60


Tags: firm heterogeneity; international trade; multinationals; multi-product firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa Marco Manacorda and Andrea Tesei
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1419:
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JEL Classification: D74; F50; O55; L96


Tags: protests; politics; africa; mobile phones

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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 BREXIT Analysis
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT02:
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Tags: #cepbrexit; trade; brexit; eu; european union; welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management Practices, Workforce Selection and Productivity Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen and Stefanie Wolter March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1416:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32


Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Knowledge Transfers Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1412:
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JEL Classification: IO; LE


Tags: general human capital; international joint ventures; relational contracts

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CEP Discussion Paper
One Mandarin Benefits the Whole Clan: Hometown Favoritism in an Authoritarian Regime Quoc-Anh Do, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and Anh N. Tran February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1409:
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JEL Classification: O12; D72; H72


Tags: favoritism; patronage; authoritarian regime; political connection; hometown; infrastructure; distributive politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Models of Affective Decision-making: How do Feelings Predict Choice? Caroline J. Charpentier, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Jonathan P. Roiser and Tali Sharot February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1408:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D81


Tags: decision-making; feelings; subjective well-being; value; utility; prospect theory

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CentrePiece Article
Equity crowdfunding: a new model for financing entrepreneurship? Saul Estrin and Susanna Khavul
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP462:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


Tags: crowdfunding; entrepreneurs; business enterprise; taxation; venture capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reservation Wages and the Wage Flexibility Puzzle Felix Koenig, Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1406:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E24


Tags: job search; reservation wages; wage cyclicality; reference dependence

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Life after Brexit : What are the UK’s options outside the European Union? Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
February 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT01:
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Tags: brexit; trade; european union; welfare; eu; #cepbrexit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Stagnation Traps Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1405:
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JEL Classification: E32; E43; E52; O42


Tags: secular stagnation; liquidity traps; growth traps; endogenous growth; multiple equilibria

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Why Does Birthplace Matter So Much? Sorting, Learning and Geography Clément Bosquet and Henry G. Overman
January 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0190:
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JEL Classification: J61; J62; R23; J31


Tags: place of birth; spatial sorting; lifetime mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1403:
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JEL Classification: J2; E1; O1; O4


Tags: demand; neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity


This paper has been published as:
'Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa', Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson, American Economic Review, Volume 107, No. 4, April 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity Emanuele Forlani, Ralf Martin, Giordano Mion and Mirabelle Muûls January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1402:
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; L25; F14


Tags: demand; productivity; markups; production function estimation; export status; firm size

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CEP Discussion Paper
Top Incomes and Human Well-Being Around the World Richard V. Burkhauser, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Nattavudh Powdthavee
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1400:
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JEL Classification: D63; I3


Tags: top income; life evaluation; well-being; income inequality; world top income database; gallup world poll

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and Organization in Portuguese Firms Lorenzo Caliendo, Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1397:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; L23; F16; J24; J31


Tags: productivity; organization; wages; managers; layers; tfp; firm size

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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
Do People Seek to Maximize Their Subjective Well-Being? Marc Fleurbaey and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1391:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; life goals; utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1387:
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JEL Classification: J6; J11; J12; J13


Tags: fertility; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multitask Agents and Incentives: The Case of Teaching and Research for University Professors Marta De Philippis
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1386:
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JEL Classification: I2; J41; M5


Tags: multitasking; incentives; teaching

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unbearable Divergence of Unemployment in Europe Tito Boeri and Juan Francisco Jimeno
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1384:
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JEL Classification: J3; J5


Tags: okun's law; institutions; financial shocks

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distaste for Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland Sarah Flèche
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1383:
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JEL Classification: H11; H40; I31


Tags: decentralization; life satisfaction; public spending; procedural utility

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CentrePiece Article
Wage stagnation and the legacy costs of employment Brian Bell reveals the downside of special payments to fund deficit gaps in 'defined benefit' company pension schemes Brian Bell
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP458:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: decoupling; wages; productivity; compensation; labour income share

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CentrePiece Article
The upside of London Tube strikes Ferdinand Rauch and colleagues find that many commuters benefit from forced experimentation on routes to work Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP455:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: experimentation; learning; optimization; rationality; search


This article summarises 'The Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network' by Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1372
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CentrePiece Article
In brief...Prejudice in a time of recession David Johnston and Grace Lordan detect a widening of racial inequalities in the UK labour market when the economy is weak David W. Johnston and Grace Lordan
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP453:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: prejudice; attitudes; recessions; racism; discrimination


This article summarises 'Racial Prejudice and Labour Market Penalties during Economic Downturns' by David Johnston and Grace Lordan, forthcoming in the European Economic Review
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Spatial Decay in Commuting Probabilities: Employment Potential vs. Commuting Gravity Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nicolai Wendland November 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0188:
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JEL Classification: R12; R28; R38; R48


Tags: accessibility; commuting; employment; gravity; potential

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CEP Discussion Paper
Merger Policy in a Quantitative Model of International Trade Holger Breinlich, Volker Nocke and Nicolas Schutz
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1378:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; L13; L44


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; merger policy; trade policy; oligopoly; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Firms Export: Processing vs. Ordinary Trade with Financial Frictions Kalina Manova and Zhihong Yu
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1377:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F23; F34; G32


Tags: china; trade regime; processing trade; global value chain; credit constraints; heterogeneous firms

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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 October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0187:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


Tags: transfer taxes; stamp duty; transaction costs; homeownership; household mobility

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Role of Education for Amenity Based Sorting in British Cities Luisa Gagliardi and Teresa Schlüter
September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0184:
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JEL Classification: R23; R22; J24


Tags: neighborhood characteristics; sorting; amenities; skills; local labour markets; hedonic pricing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Loss Aversion on the Phone Christos Genakos, Costas Roumanias and Tommaso Valletti
September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1373:
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JEL Classification: D03; D12; D81; L96


Tags: loss aversion; consumer switching; tariff plans; risk aversion; mobile telephony

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Credit Constraints and the Composition of Housing Sales. Farewell to First-Time Buyers? Felipe Carozzi
July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0183:
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JEL Classification: R30; G21


Tags: housing markets; housing tenure; credit constraints

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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 Discussion Paper
European Identity and Redistributive Preferences Joan Costa Font and Frank Cowell
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1362:
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JEL Classification: D69; O52; H53


Tags: spatial identity; europe; welfare state support

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Vertical City: The Price of Land and the Height of Buildings in Chicago 1870-2010 Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Daniel P. McMillen July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0180:
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JEL Classification: R20; R30


Tags: chicago; density; height; land value; skyscraper

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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
Are People Moving Home Less? An Analysis of Address Changing in England and Wales, 1971-2011, Using the ONS Longitudinal Study Tony Champion and Ian Shuttleworth July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0177:
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JEL Classification: J11; J61; O15; R23


Tags: internal migration; migration intensity; long-term trend; longitudinal study; england and wales; microdata

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Internal Migration Slowing? An Analysis of Four Decades of NHSCR Records for England and Wales Tony Champion and Ian Shuttleworth July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0176:
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JEL Classification: J11; J61; O15; R23


Tags: internal migration; migration intensity; between-area moves; long-term trend; england and wales

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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 Discussion Paper
The Persistence of Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1357:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: local labor markets; unemployment; inactivity; internal migration; commuting

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Changing Returns to Crime: Do Criminals Respond to Prices? Mirko Draca, Theodore Koutmeridis and Stephen Machin
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1355:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: crime; goods prices; metal crime; commodity prices

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CEP Occasional Paper
The UK's Productivity Puzzle Alex Bryson and John Forth
May 2015
Paper No' CEPOP45:
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JEL Classification: D22; E22; E23; E24; J23; J24; J3


Tags: productivity; recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firming Up Inequality Nick Bloom, Fatih Guvenen, David J. Price and Jae Song
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1354:
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JEL Classification: O2; M1


Tags: inequality; productivity and firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction & Student Performance Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1350:
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JEL Classification: I21; I28; O33; J24


Tags: mobile phones; technology; student performance; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Large Capital Inflows, Sectoral Allocation and Economic Performance Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse and Luca Fornaro
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1348:
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JEL Classification: F31; F32; F41; O41


Tags: capital flows; surges; sectoral allocation; sudden stops

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information and Disruption in a Welfare Reform Nitika Bagaria, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1347:
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JEL Classification: H51; I13; J18


Tags: incentives; public sector; unemployment benefits; performance standards

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CEP Discussion Paper
Has Performance Pay Increased Wage Inequality in Britain? Mark Bryan and Alex Bryson
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1346:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: wages; wage inequality; performance pay; bonuses

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CEP Election Analysis
Inequality: Are we really 'all in this together'? Gabriel Zucman
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA030:
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Tags: inequality; wages; wealth; taxes; #electioneconomics

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Moving People with Ideas - Innovation, Inter-regional Mobility and Firm Heterogeneity Riccardo Crescenzi and Luisa Gagliardi
April 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0174:
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JEL Classification: O31; O15; J61; R23


Tags: innovation; labour mobility; inter-regional migration; spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Happiness a Predictor of Election Results? George Ward
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1343:
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JEL Classification: I31; D72


Tags: subjective well-being; political agency; elections

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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
Integrated Estimates of Capital Stocks and Services for the United Kingdom: 1950-2013 Nicholas Oulton and Gavin Wallis
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1342:
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JEL Classification: E22; E23; D24; O47


Tags: capital services; capital stocks; rate of return; ex post; hybrid

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
From Periphery to Core: Measuring Agglomeration Effects Using High-Speed Rail Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Arne Feddersen
March 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0172:
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JEL Classification: R12; R28; R38; R48


Tags: accessibility; agglomeration; high-speed rail; market potential; transport policy

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CEP Election Analysis
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson March 2015
Paper No' CEPEA022:
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JEL Classification: F13;F17;F60


Tags: trade; european union; welfare; brexit; #electioneconomics; government policy; 2015 general election

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Robots at Work Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1335:
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JEL Classification: E23; J23; O30


Tags: robots; productivity; technological change

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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
Trust and Racial Income Inequality: Evidence from the U.S. Andrea Tesei
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1331:
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JEL Classification: D31; Z10; J15


Tags: trust; racial income inequality; u.s.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Rise of the Machines: The Effects of Labor-Saving Innovations on Jobs and Wages Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1330:
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JEL Classification: E25; J23; J31; M53; O33


Tags: automation; job polarization; technical change; wage inequality; training

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CEP Discussion Paper
Share Capitalism and Worker Wellbeing Alex Bryson, Andrew E. Clark, Richard B. Freeman and Colin P. Green
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1329:
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JEL Classification: J28; J33; J54; J63; J81; M52


Tags: job satisfaction; wages; compensation methods; working conditions

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CEP Discussion Paper
All-Star or Benchwarmer? Relative Age, Cohort Size and Career Success in the NHL Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Tingting Zhang
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1327:
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JEL Classification: J1; J24; J31; J62


Tags: cohort size; relative age; performance; productivity; wages; career; nhl

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CEP Discussion Paper
Voting Behaviour and Public Employment in Nazi Germany Stephan E. Maurer
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1326:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; N44; N94


Tags: political connections; public employment; political economy; nazi regime

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Distinctively Different: A New Approach to Valuing Architectural Amenities Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nancy Holman
February 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0171:
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JEL Classification: R52; D23; C7


Tags: architecture; beauty; boundary discontinuity; conservation areas; design; england; property prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Preferences for Fair Prices, Cursed Inferences, and the Nonneutrality of Money Erik Eyster, Kristof Madarasz and Pascal Michaillat February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1325:
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JEL Classification: E03; E10; E31; E40


Tags: nonneutrality of money; fairness; cursedness; markups

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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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CentrePiece Article
Educational efficiency: value for money in public spending on schools Peter Dolton, Oscar Marcenaro Gutierrez and Adam Still
January 2015
Paper No' CEPCP441:
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CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter 2015


Tags: education; policy; funding; quality measures; educational efficiency

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CEP Discussion Paper
Making Do With Less: Working Harder During Recessions Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1321:
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JEL Classification: M50; D20; E32; L22


Tags: recession; productivity; sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Value of Bosses Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher T. Stanton
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1318:
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JEL Classification: M50; C13; C23; D20; L23


Tags: bosses; supervisors; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Constraints in Search Equilibrium: Mortensen and Pissarides Meet Holmstrom and Tirole Tito Boeri, Pietro Garibaldi and Espen R. Moen December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1317:
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JEL Classification: G01; J64


Tags: search frictions; financial frictions; leverage; liquidity; pledgeability

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CEP Discussion Paper
It's Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion across Establishments and Individuals in the US Erling Barth, Alex Bryson, James C. Davis and Richard Freeman November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1311:
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JEL Classification: J3; J31; D3


Tags: earnings; earnings inequality; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relaxing Credit Constraints in Emerging Economies: The Impact of Public Loans on the Performance of Brazilian Manufacturers Filipe Lage de Sousa and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1309:
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JEL Classification: G28; O38; H25


Tags: credit constraints; firm performance; firm productivity; firm investment; public loans

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CEP Occasional Paper
Knowledge-based Hierarchies: Using Organizations to Understand the Economy Luis Garicano and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
October 2014
Paper No' CEPOP43:
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Tags: knowledge; hierarchies; wage inequality; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Contracting and the Organization of Knowledge William Fuchs, Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1308:
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JEL Classification: D86; L22; J33; J44


Tags: contracting; experts; professional service firms; partnership; venture capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Stock Purchase Plans - Gift or Incentive? Evidence from a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard B. Freeman October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1307:
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JEL Classification: J24; J33; J54; J63; M52


Tags: share ownership; job search; quits; sickness absence; effort; gift exchange; incentives

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Growth Evens-Out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Claudia Senik
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1306:
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JEL Classification: D31; D6; I3; O15


Tags: happiness; inequality; economic growth; development; easterlin paradox

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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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CentrePiece Article
The ‘investor route’ to UK citizenship David Metcalf
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP430:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: migration advisory committee; visas; policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
European Integration and the Gains from Trade Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1301:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; F17


Tags: gains from trade; european integration; quantitative trade models; gravity equations; structural estimation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Education and Health Knowledge: Evidence from UK Compulsory Schooling Reforms David W. Johnston, Grace Lordan, Michael A. Shields and Agne Suziedelyte September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1297:
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JEL Classification: I20; I10; I12


Tags: education; health; knowledge; compulsory schooling; causality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early, Late or Never? When Does Parental Education Impact Child Outcomes? Matt Dickson, Paul Gregg and Harriet Robinson
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1295:
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JEL Classification: I20; J62; J24


Tags: intergenerational mobility; schooling; child development; alspac

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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
Neighbourhood Turnover and Teenage Attainment Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0163:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; R23


Tags: education; neighbourhood; turnover; social capital


This paper has been published as:
'Neighbourhood Turnover and Teenage Attainment', Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt,Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 15, Issue 4, 1 August 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration, Diversity and the Labour Market Outcomes of Native Workers: Some Recent Developments Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1292:
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JEL Classification: F22; J31; J61


Tags: immigration; wages; productivity; cultural diversity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Benford's Law, Families of Distributions and a Test Basis John Morrow
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1291:
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JEL Classification: C10; C24; C46


Tags: benford's law; data quality; fraud detection

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Volatility of Earnings: Evidence from High-Frequency Firm-Level Data Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1290:
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JEL Classification: E24; J30


Tags: wages; wage flexibility

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Speed 2.0. Evaluating Access to Universal Digital Highways Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Tommaso Valletti
July 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0161:
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JEL Classification: L1; H4; R2


Tags: internet; property prices; capitalization; digital speed; universal access to broadband

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CEP Discussion Paper
Winners and Losers from a Commodities-for-Manufactures Trade Boom Francisco Costa, Jason Garred and Joao Paulo Pessoa
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1269:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; O17; Q17


Tags: china; trade; commodities-for manufactures; wages; employment; informality

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP423:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: M1


Tags: it; management; productivity; organization


This article summarises 'IT and Management in America' by Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynfolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1258, February 2014.
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CentrePiece Article
Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP422:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: wage inequality; real wage growth; unemployment; usa; uk; great recession

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CentrePiece Article
Minimum wages: the economics and the politics Alan Manning
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP419:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: J31;J38; J41


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; living wage; politics; public policy

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CEP Occasional Paper
The New Empirical Economics of Management Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen
April 2014
Paper No' CEPOP41:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; productivity


This paper has been published as:
JEEA-FBBVA Lecture 2013: The New Empirical Economics of Management, Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 12, Issue , August 2014
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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Political Competition and the Limits of Political Compromise Alexandre B. Cunha and Emanuel Ornelas
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1263:
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JEL Classification: E61; E62; H30; H63


Tags: political turnover; efficient policies; public debt

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Better School Accessibility on Student outcomes Kenzo Asahi
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0156:
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JEL Classification: R42; H41; I29


Tags: school accessibility; subway; test scores; student achievement; transport innovations

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Political Economy of Inclusive Rural Growth Michael Carter and John Morrow
February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1259:
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JEL Classification: O1; D2; H4; Q1


Tags: poverty traps; political economy; inequality; lobby formation

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CEP Discussion Paper
IT and Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1258:
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JEL Classification: M1


Tags: it; management; productivity; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
When Work Disappears: Racial Prejudice and Recession Labour Market Penalties David W. Johnston and Grace Lordan
February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1257:
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JEL Classification: J7


Tags: prejudice; attitudes; recessions; racism; discrimination

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CentrePiece Article
Lessons from the economics of crime Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP410:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: I2; K42; H00; J65


Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis


This paper has been published as:
Lessons from the Economics of Crime (2013) edited by Philip J Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni. Published by MIT Press, October.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection, and the Criminal Activity of the 'Children of the Wall' Arnaud Chevalier and Olivier Marie January 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1256:
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JEL Classification: J13; K42


Tags: crime; parental selection; fertility; economic uncertainty; risk attitude

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CEP Discussion Paper
Missing Gains from Trade? Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
January 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1254:
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JEL Classification: F10; F11; F15


Tags: productivity; sequential production; welfare gains from trade

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous Agglomeration Giulia Faggio, Olmo Silva and William C. Strange
January 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0152:
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JEL Classification: R00; R28


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; clusters

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CEP Discussion Paper
Upward Social Mobility, Well-being and Political Preferences: Evidence from the BHPS Andrew E. Clark and Emanuela D'Angelo
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1252:
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JEL Classification: A14; C25; D31; D63; J28; J62


Tags: social mobility; satisfaction; redistribution; inequality; voting

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Renewal after the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Felix J. Richter
December 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0151:
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JEL Classification: D62; H23; R21; R31


Tags: urban; renewal; revitalization; redevelopment; hedonic regression; quasi-experiment

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CEP Occasional Paper
Fluctuations in Uncertainty Nicholas Bloom
December 2013
Paper No' CEPOP38:
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JEL Classification: E2; E3; O3; O4


Tags: uncertainty; risk; volatility; investment

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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, Renata Lemos, 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
Local Institutions and Local Economic Growth: The State of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England - A National Survey David Marlow, Anja McCarthy, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0150:
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JEL Classification: H70; O10; O20; R58


Tags: local; institutions; economic growth; local enterprise partnerships; england

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
An Urban Legend?! Power Rationing, Fertility and its Effects on Mothers Thiemo Fetzer, Oliver Pardo and Amar Shanghavi
November 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1247:
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JEL Classification: J13; J16; O18; H41


Tags: fertility; infrastructure; blackouts; unplanned parenthood

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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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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Decoupling of Wage Growth and Productivity Growth? Myth and Reality Joao Paulo Pessoa and John Van Reenen
October 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1246:
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JEL Classification: E24; J20; J30


Tags: decoupling; wages; productivity; compensation; labour income share.

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
No Escape? The Co-ordination Problem in Heritage Preservation Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nancy Holman
October 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0145:
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JEL Classification: R52; D23; C7


Tags: designation; england; heritage; property value; prisoner’s dilemma

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CEP Occasional Paper
Medium and Long Run Prospects for UK Growth in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis Nicholas Oulton
October 2013
Paper No' CEPOP37:
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JEL Classification: J24; E32; O41; G01; H63


Tags: productivity; potential output; growth; financial; banking crisis; recession

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Uncertainty Reduce Growth? Using Disasters as Natural Experiments Scott R. Baker and Nicholas Bloom
October 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1243:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: uncertainty; natural disasters; political shocks; growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intergenerational Persistence in Income and Social Class: The Impact of Within-Group Inequality Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Lindsey Macmillan September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1242:
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JEL Classification: J13; J31; Z13


Tags: intergenerational income mobility; social class fluidity; income inequality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Game of Zones: The Economics of Conservation Areas Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Kristoffer Moeller, Sevrin Waights and Nicolai Wendland September 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0143:
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JEL Classification: H23; H31; R40; R58


Tags: designation; difference-in-difference; rdd-dd; england; gentrification; heritage; property value

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Long Distance Moves Discourage Homeownership? Evidence from England Sejeong Ha and Christian A. L. Hilber
September 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0141:
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JEL Classification: J61; R21; R23


Tags: residential mobility; distance of residential relocation; information cost; investment risk; homeownership; tenure choice

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Importance of Rank Position Richard Murphy and Felix Weinhardt
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1241:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24; D01


Tags: rank; non-cognitive skills; peer effects

CEP Discussion Paper
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1239:
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JEL Classification: I10; I14; I18


Tags: mental illness; welfare benefits; healthcare costs; life-satisfaction

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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
Enhancing Recovery Rates: Lessons from Year One of the English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme David M. Clark, Alex Gyani, Richard Layard and Roz Shafran July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1227:
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JEL Classification: I12; I18


Tags: mental illness; depression; anxiety; cognitive behavioural therapy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Molecular Genetics and Subjective Well-Being Meike Bartels, Daniel J. Benjamin, David Cesarini, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Magnus Johannesson, Philipp D. Koellinger, Robert F. Krueger, Patrik K. E. Magnusson, Nancy L. Pedersen, Cornelius A. Rietveld and Henning Tiemeier June 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1225:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; heritability; genetics; greml

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CentrePiece Article
Bad management: a constraint on economic development? Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP394:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013


JEL Classification: L2;M2;O14;O32;O33


Tags: management personnel economics; organisation; productivity; management

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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
Down and Out in Italian Towns: Measuring the Impact of Economic Downturns on Crime Carlo Menon and Guido de Blasio
June 2013
Paper No' SECDP0137:
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JEL Classification: K14; K42; E32


Tags: crime; economic crises; italy

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CEP Discussion Paper
University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban Aucejo and V. Joseph Hotz June 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1223:
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Tags: stem majors; minorities; college graduation

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Question of Degree: The Effects of Degree Class on Labor Market Outcomes Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1221:
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JEL Classification: C26; I24; J24; J31


Tags: high skill wage inequality; regression discontinuity design; statistical discrimination

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CEP Discussion Paper
Explaining Cross-Racial Differences in the Educational Gender Gap Esteban Aucejo
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1220:
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JEL Classification: I2; J15; J16


Tags: gender gap; college enrollment; non-cognitive skills; cognitive skills; race

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CEP Discussion Paper
Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban Aucejo, Andrew Hussey and Kenneth Spenner
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1219:
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JEL Classification: K10;J15;I20


Tags: minorities; college; friendship; race

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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
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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Financial Resource Curse Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1217:
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JEL Classification: F32; F34; F36; F41; F43


Tags: capital flows; capital controls; financial resource curse; endogenous growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovation, Reallocation and Growth Daron Acemoglu, Ufuk Akcigit, Nicholas Bloom and William R. Kerr
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1216:
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JEL Classification: E02; L1; O31; O32; O33


Tags: industrial policy; productivity growth; innovation; r&d

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CEP Discussion Paper
Has Job Polarization Squeezed the Middle Class? Evidence from the Allocation of Talents Michael J. Boehm
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1215:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23; J24; J31


Tags: job polarization; wage inequality; talent allocation; roy model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment in the Great Recession Christopher A. Pissarides
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1210:
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JEL Classification: E24; J6


Tags: unemployment; great recession; vacancies; beveridge curve; construction sector; policies and institutions

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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
The Surprisingly Dire Situation of Children's Education in Rural West Africa: Results from the CREO Study in Guinea-Bissau Peter Boone, Ila Fazzio, Kameshwari Jandhyala, Chitra Jayanty, Gangadhar Jayanty, Simon Johnson, Vimala Ramachandrin, Filipa Silva and Zhaoguo Zhan April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1201:
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JEL Classification: O1; O55; I2; F35; H43


Tags: education; africa; survey results; numeracy; literacy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Large Departments Make Academics More Productive? Agglomeration and Peer Effects in Research Clément Bosquet and Pierre-Philippe Combes April 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0133:
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JEL Classification: R12; J24; I3


Tags: productivity determinants; economic geography; networks; economics of science; selection and endogeneity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Welfare Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1200:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15


Tags: firm heterogeneity; welfare gains from trade

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Where the Streets Have a Name: Income Comparisons in the US Abel Brodeur and Sarah Flèche
March 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1196:
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JEL Classification: C25; D00; J31


Tags: income comparisons; rank; relative utility; social interactions; social status; well-being

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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
What are the Channels for Technology Sourcing? Panel Data Evidence from German Companies Dietmar Harhoff, Elisabeth Mueller and John Van Reenen March 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1193:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33


Tags: technology sourcing; knowledge spillovers; productivity; open innovation


This paper has been published as:
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2014, 204-224
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CEP Occasional Paper
Bankers and their bonuses Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
February 2013
Paper No' CEPOP35:
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses


This paper has been published as:
The Economic Journal V124, F1-F21 (February 2014)
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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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CEP Discussion Paper
When the Cat is Near, the Mice Won't Play: The Effect of External Examiners in Italian Schools Marco Bertoni, Giorgio Brunello and Lorenzo Rocco February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1191:
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JEL Classification: C31; H52; I2


Tags: education; testing; external monitoring; indirect treatment effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Survive Another Day: Using Changes in the Composition of Investments to Measure the Cost of Credit Constraints Luis Garicano and Claudia Steinwender February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1188:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33; G31; E32


Tags: financial crisis; credit constraints; innovation; investment choices

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Access All Areas? The Impact of Fees and Background on Student Demand for Postgraduate Higher Education in the UK Philip Wales February 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0128:
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JEL Classification: C25; I2; J24; D12


Tags: education; human capital; skills; consumer economics: empirical analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
Long and Short-Term Effects of the Financial Crisis on Labour Productivity, Capital and Output Nicholas Oulton and María Sebastiá-Barriel January 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1185:
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JEL Classification: E23; E32; J24; O47


Tags: productivity; financial; banking crisis; recession


This paper has been published as:
Bank of England Working Paper No.470
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CEP Discussion Paper
Free Trade Aggreements and the Consolidation of Democracy Xuepeng Liu and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1184:
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JEL Classification: F13; D72; F53; F15


Tags: regionalism; rent destruction; political regimes; trade liberalization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Rocketing Rents The magnitude and attenuation of agglomeration economies in the commercial property market Hans R. A. Koster January 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0125:
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JEL Classification: R30; R33


Tags: commercial buildings; hedonic pricing; agglomeration economies; spatial decay; kernel densities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Historic Amenities, Income and Sorting of Households Hans R. A. Koster, Piet Rietveld and Jos Van Ommeren
January 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0124:
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JEL Classification: R14; R21; R31; R38


Tags: historic amenities; sorting; conservation areas; semiparametric regression-discontinuity design; hedonic price method

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Causal Effect of Credit Guarantees for SMEs: Evidence from Italy Alessio D'Ignazio and Carlo Menon
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0123:
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JEL Classification: G2; H2; O16


Tags: financial subsidies; credit constraints; banking

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity As If Space Mattered: An Application to Factor Markets Across China Wenya Cheng, John Morrow and Kitjawat Tacharoen December 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1181:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; J24; J30; O15; R11


Tags: structural estimation; productivity; firm location; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Wage Inequality: Some Theory and an Application to the UK Tim Butcher, Richard Dickens and Alan Manning
November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1177:
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JEL Classification: J38


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Andrew J. Oswald November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1176:
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JEL Classification: I10; J24


Tags: income; life satisfaction; positive affect

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CEP Discussion Paper
Selection Effects with Heterogeneous Firms Monika Mrázová and J. Peter Neary
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1174:
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JEL Classification: F23; F15; F12


Tags: foreign direct investment (fdi); heterogeneous firms; proximity-concentration trade-off; r&d with threshold effects; super- and sub-convexity; supermodularity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Driving Up Wages: The Effects of Road Construction in Great Britain Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
October 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0120:
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JEL Classification: J31; 018; R12


Tags: job accessibility; labour markets; roads; spatial sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Policy for Macro-Financial Stability Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Chris Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric Young
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1172:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: bailouts; capital controls; exchange rate policy; financial frictions; financial crises; macro-financial stability; macro-prudential policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Careers of Immigrants Ana Damas de Matos
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1171:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J63


Tags: wage differentials; wage convergence; job mobility; immigration; linked employer-employee panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Policy Design in a Model with Swings in Risk Appetite Bianca De Paoli and Pawel Zabczyk
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1170:
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JEL Classification: E32; G12


Tags: policy design; cyclical risk aversion; new keynesian model; habit formation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exporters, Importers and Credit Constraints Mirabelle Muûls
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1169:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; G01; G20


Tags: credit constraints; international trade; firms’ heterogeneity; imports; exports

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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
A Cautionary Note on Using Industry Affiliation to Predict Income Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1163:
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JEL Classification: D31; I14; I3; J31


Tags: industry wage differentials; health; happiness; intergenerational mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is the International Border Effect Larger than the Domestic Border Effect? Evidence from U.S. Trade Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1162:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: international border; intranational home bias; domestic border; gravity; trade costs; distance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Road Infrastructure: the Effects on Firms Stephen Gibbons, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Henry Overman and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0117:
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JEL Classification: D24; O18; R12


Tags: productivity; employment; accessibility; transport

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reserve Accumulation, Growth and Financial Crises Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
August 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1161:
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JEL Classification: F31; F32; F41; F43


Tags: foreign reserve accumulation; gross capital flows; growth; financial crises

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Student Awareness of Costs and Benefits of Educational Decisions: Effects of an Information Campaign Marty McGuigan, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness August 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0139:
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JEL Classification: I2


Tags: tuition fees; information campaign; educational decisions

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CEP Occasional Paper
Hooray for GDP! Nicholas Oulton
August 2012
Paper No' CEPOP30:
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JEL Classification: O47; D63; E61


Tags: gdp; welfare; inequality; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Capital Controls or Exchange Rate Policy? A Pecuniary Externality Perspective Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Christopher Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric R. Young August 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1160:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: capital controls; exchange rate policy; financial frictions; financial crises; financial stability; optimal taxation; prudential policies; planning problem

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effect of the UK Stamp Duty Land Tax on Household Mobility Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen
July 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0115:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


Tags: stamp duty; real estate transfer tax; transaction costs; household mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Female Employment and Fertility - The Effects of Rising Female Wages Christian Siegel
July 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1156:
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JEL Classification: D13; E24; J13; J22


Tags: fertility; female labor supply; household production; intrahousehold allocations

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade Liberalisation Does Not Always Raise Wage Premia: Evidence from Ugandan Districts Massimiliano Calì
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0114:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F16; O12; O15


Tags: returns to education; wage inequality; uganda; trade; market reforms

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Selection into Trade and Wage Inequality Thomas Sampson
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1152:
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JEL Classification: F16; J31


Tags: wage inequality; matching; technology; skills; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Human Capital, Matching and Job Satisfaction Tim Barmby, Alex Bryson and Barbara Eberth
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1151:
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JEL Classification: J24; J28


Tags: job satisfaction; job match quality; human capital; job tenure

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Total Factor Productivity Growth in Local Economic Partnership Regions in Britain, 1997-2008 Richard Harris and John Moffat
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0112:
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JEL Classification: C23; D24; R12


Tags: productivity decomposition; regional productivity growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
The CEO Labour Market in China's Public Listed Companies Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1148:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; tournaments; firm-specific human capital; china


This paper has been published as:
The Economic Journal, Volume 124, Issue 574, February 2014
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CentrePiece Article
The polluter-doesn't-pay principle Ralf Martin, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
May 2012
Paper No' CEPCP369:
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CentrePiece 17 (1) Spring 2012


JEL Classification: H23; H25; Q52; Q54


Tags: industry compensation; industrial relocation; emissions trading; permit allocation; eu ets; firm data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection Johannes Spinnewijn
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1142:
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JEL Classification: D60; D82; D83; G28


Tags: heterogeneity; adverse selection; risk perceptions; welfare and policy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Firm Size and Judicial Efficiency in Italy: Evidence from the Neighbour's Tribunal Silvia Giacomelli and Carlo Menon
May 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0108:
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JEL Classification: K4; L11; O18


Tags: justice efficiency; firm size; spatial discontinuity approach; italy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Ambition, Human Capital Acquisition and the Metropolitan Escalator Ian Gordon
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0107:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: escalator region; migration; urban labour market; london; social mobility; human capital

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Goods Trade, Factor Mobility and Welfare Stephen J. Redding
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1140:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F16


Tags: international trade; factor mobility; welfare gains from trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Span of Control and Span of Activity Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun and Julie Wulf
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1139:
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JEL Classification: C21; C25; L22; L23


Tags: management; firms; ceo; productivity; firm activities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Inequality: From Theory to Estimation Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki, Marc-Andreas Muendler and Stephen Redding
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1138:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; E24


Tags: wage inequality; international trade

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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
CEO Bonding: Who Posts Performance Bonds and Why? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1135:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: performance bonds; security deposits; executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china


This paper has been published as:
China Economic Review, Volume 30, September 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Are Migrants Paid More? Alex Bryson, Giambattista Rossi and Rob Simmons
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1134:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J61; J71; M52


Tags: wages; migration; superstars; productivity; compensating wage differentials; sports

CEP Special Report
The Political Economy of the Greek Debt Crisis: A Tale of Two Bailouts Silvia Ardagna and Francesco Caselli
March 2012
Paper No' CEPSP25:
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Tags: debt crisis; greece; political economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentives for Quality over Time - The Case of Facebook Applications Jörg Claussen, Tobias Kretschmer and Philip Mayrhofer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1133:
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JEL Classification: L1; L50; O33


Tags: usage intensity; social media; platform management; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cyclical Risk Aversion, Precautionary Saving and Monetary Policy Bianca De Paoli and Pawel Zabczyk
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1132:
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JEL Classification: E32; G12


Tags: precautionary saving; monetary policy; cyclical risk aversion; macro-finance; non-linearities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Politics in Coalition Formation of Local Governments Tuukka Saarimaa and Janne Tukiainen
March 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0102:
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JEL Classification: H77; H72; C35


Tags: coalition formation; local politics; choice based sampling

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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
Agglomeration, Trade and Selection Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1129:
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JEL Classification: F12; R11; R12


Tags: agglomeration; trade; heterogeneity; selection; economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France Luis Garicano, Claire Lelarge and John Van Reenen February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1128:
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JEL Classification: L11; L51; J8; L25.6


Tags: firm size; productivity; labor regulation; power law

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Market Leadership Through Technology - Backward Compatibility in the U.S. Handheld Video Game Industry Jörg Claussen, Tobias Kretschmer and Thomas Spengler February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1124:
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JEL Classification: L15; L82; O33


Tags: backward compatibility; market leadership; network effects; video games; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Model of Equilibrium Institutions Bernardo Guimaraes and Kevin D. Sheedy
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1123:
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JEL Classification: E02; O43; P48


Tags: institutions; political economy; power struggle; property rights; time inconsistency


This paper has been published as:
'Guarding the Guardians', Bernardo Guimaraes and Kevin Sheedy, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, November 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
Signalling, Incumbency Advantage, and Optimal Reelection Rules Francesco Caselli, Tom Cunningham, Massimo Morelli and Inés Moreno de Barreda February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1122:
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; D82


Tags: supermajority; incumbency advantage; signalling


This paper has been published as:
The Incumbency Effects of Signalling, Francesco Caselli, Tom Cunningham, Massimo Morelli and Inés Moreno de Barreda, Economica, Volume 81, Issue 323, July 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Has China Grown So Fast? The Role of International Technology Transfer John Van Reenen and Linda Yueh
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1121:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33


Tags: china; technology transfer; joint ventures; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Determinants of Intrafirm Trade: Evidence from French Firms Gregory Corcos, Delphine M. Irac, Giordano Mion and Thierry Verdier January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1119:
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JEL Classification: F23; F12; F19


Tags: intrafirm trade; outsourcing; firm heterogeneity; incomplete contracts; internationalization strategies; quality of institutions; extensive margin; intensive margin

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CEP Discussion Paper
Institutions and Export Dynamics Luis Araujo, Giordano Mion and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1118:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; L14


Tags: firm exports; contract enforcement; contracting institutions; firm dynamics

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Flexible Employment and Cross-Regional Adjustment Ioannis Kaplanis and Vassilis Monastiriotis
January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0100:
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JEL Classification: R11; R23; J08; J61


Tags: employment flexibility; regional migration; labour market adjustment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
External Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment: An Applied Urban General Equilbirum Analysis Niels Vermeer and Wouter Vermeulen January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0099:
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JEL Classification: R13; R21; R52


Tags: brownfield redevelopment; land use externalities; urban general equilibrium; benefit-cost analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gravity Redux: Measuring International Trade Costs with Panel Data Dennis Novy
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1114:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: trade costs; gravity; multilateral resistance; ricardian trade; heterogeneous firms

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
January 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0132:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman and John Van Reenen
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1113:
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JEL Classification: R11; H25; L52; L53; O25


Tags: industrial policy; regional policy; employment; investment; productivity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman and John Van Reenen
January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0098:
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JEL Classification: H25; L52; L53; O47


Tags: industrial policy; regional policy; employment; investment; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Paying for Performance: Incentive Pay Schemes and Employees' Financial Participation Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Claudio Lucifora, Michele Pellizzari and Virginie Perotin January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1112:
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JEL Classification: J24; J33; D31


Tags: performance pay; financial participation; institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Left, Right, Left: Income and Political Dynamics in Transition Economies Michael Carter and John Morrow
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1111:
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JEL Classification: D31; D72; D83; P16


Tags: income dynamics; redistributive politics; polarization; bayesian learning; latin america

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assimilation in Multilingual Cities Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1110:
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JEL Classification: F22; J15


Tags: immigration; assimilation; language policies; minorities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1109:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; and productivity

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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

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Evaluation of English Education Policies Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
December 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0131:
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JEL Classification: I2


Tags: educational inequality; evaluation; school policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, Social Security and Program Data Verónica Amarante, Marco Manacorda, Edward Miguel and Andrea Vigorito December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1106:
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JEL Classification: J88; I38; J13


Tags: poverty relief program; maternal health; cash transfers; social assistance; uruguay; birth outcomes; low birthweight; cash transfer program; nutrition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assignment Reversals: Trade, Skill Allocation and Wage Inequality Thomas Sampson
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1105:
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JEL Classification: J30; L60; O30


Tags: skilled labor; productivity; workforce; wage inequality; skill intensity reversal

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Note on Schooling in Development Accounting Francesco Caselli and Antonio Ciccone
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1102:
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JEL Classification: I28; J24


Tags: schooling; production; efficiency; human capital; development accounting; growth accounting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Exporters Fabrice Defever, Benedikt Heid and Mario Larch
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1100:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13


Tags: export destination choice; spatial correlation; extended gravity; firm-level customs data; mfa; atc quota removal

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CEP Discussion Paper
Anorexia, Body Image and Peer Effects: Evidence from a Sample of European Women Joan Costa Font and Mireia Jofre-Bonet
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1098:
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JEL Classification: I12; Q18


Tags: self-image; identity; body image; eating disorders; anorexia; european women

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CEP Discussion Paper
HRM and Workplace Motivation: Incremental and Threshold Effects Alex Bryson and Michael White
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1097:
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JEL Classification: J28; L23; M12; M54


Tags: human resource management; high performance; organizational commitment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Skilled Migration Foster Innovative Performance? Evidence from British Local Areas Luisa Gagliardi
November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0097:
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JEL Classification: O15; O31; I2; H22


Tags: innovation; migration; education; externalities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Bright Side of Social Capital: How 'Bridging' Makes Italian Provinces More Innovative Riccardo Crescenzi, Luisa Gagliardi and Marco Percoco November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0096:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; R15


Tags: innovation; social capital; knowledge transfer; regional development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring the (Income) Effect of Disability Insurance Generosity on Labour Market Participation Olivier Marie and Judit Vall Castello November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1094:
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JEL Classification: J14; J26; J40


Tags: disability insurance; labour market participation; income effect; regression discontinuity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Resource Windfalls, Political Regimes, and Political Stability Francesco Caselli and Andrea Tesei
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1091:
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; Q33


Tags: natural resources; elections; political accountability

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CEP Discussion Paper
Factor Proportions and International Business Cycles Keyu Jin and Nan Li
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1090:
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JEL Classification: F41; F44


Tags: international business cycles; international comovement; composition effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Role of Educational Quality and Quantity in the Process of Economic Development Amparo Castelló-Climent and Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1087:
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JEL Classification: I21; O11; O15; O4


Tags: quality of education; human capital composition; economic growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Empirics of Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott October 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1084:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporting; importing; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
In Search of a Theory of Debt Management Elisa Faraglia, Albert Marcet and Andrew Scott
October 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1083:
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JEL Classification: E43; E62


Tags: complete markets; debt management; government debt; maturity structure; yield curve

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CentrePiece Article
Unequal Britain: How Real Are Regional Disparities? Steve Gibbons and Henry Overman
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP353:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: J31; J60; R11; R23; R29


Tags: wage; disparities; labour; britain; spatial equilibrium; amenity value; housing market


For further reading, see SERC Discussion Papers No.60, No.65 and No.74
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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
The Economics Implications of House Price Capitalization: A Synthesis Christian A. L. Hilber
October 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0091:
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JEL Classification: D71; R21; R31


Tags: house price capitalization; homeownership; local public goods; club goods; land use regulation; land and housing supply; incentives to invest; redistribution

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity, Wages and Marriage: The Case of Major League Baseball Francesca Cornaglia and Naomi E. Feldman
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1081:
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JEL Classification: J31; J44; J70


Tags: productivity; wage gap; marriage; and baseball

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: True PPPs for 141 Countries Nicholas Oulton
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1080:
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JEL Classification: C43; D12; E01; I31; O47


Tags: purchasing power parity (ppp); standard of living; international comparisons; konüs; index number; welfare; homothetic

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Minimum Wage and Inequality - The Effects of Education and Technology Zsófia L. Bárány
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1076:
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JEL Classification: E24; E65; J31


Tags: minimum wage; education; technology; wage inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Rising Wage Inequality and Postgraduate Education Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1075:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31


Tags: wage inequality; postgraduate education; computers


This paper has been published as:
The Rising Postgraduate Wage Premium, Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin, Economica, Volume 83, Issue 330, April 2016
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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
Trading and Enforcing Patent Rights Alberto Galasso, Mark Schankerman and Carlos J. Serrano
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1072:
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JEL Classification: K41; H24; O32; O34


Tags: patents; litigation; market for innovation; capital gains taxation

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Internal Rationality, Imperfect Market Knowledge and Asset Prices Klaus Adam and Albert Marcet
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1068:
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JEL Classification: G12; G14; D83; D84


Tags: learning; internal rationality; consumption based asset pricing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Managerial Incentives and Compensation in a Global Market Yanhui Wu
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1066:
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JEL Classification: D2; F1; J3; L1


Tags: trade; heterogeneous firms; pay contracts; managerial incentives; managerial compensation; wage inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Land that Lean Manufacturing Forgot? Management Practices in Transition Countries Nicholas Bloom, Helena Schweiger and John Van Reenen July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1065:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; P21


Tags: management; firm performance; transition economies

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CEP Discussion Paper
House Price Booms and the Current Account Klaus Adam, Pei Kuang and Albert Marcet
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1064:
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JEL Classification: F41; F32; E43


Tags: interest rates; house prices; short-term capital movements

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Experts Decide: Identifying Preferences versus Signals from Policy Decisions Stephen Hansen and Michael McMahon
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1063:
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JEL Classification: D81; D82; E52


Tags: bayesian decision making; committees; monetary policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Step towards Valuing Utility the Marginal and Cardinal Way Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara and Robert Metcalfe
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1062:
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JEL Classification: A10; D6; D61; H41; I31


Tags: subjective well-being; utility; happiness; multicollinearity; income; non-market goods

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CEP Discussion Paper
Leveraging Monopoly Power by Degrading Interoperability: Theory and Evidence from Computer Markets Christos Genakos, Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1060:
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JEL Classification: C3; D43; L1; L4


Tags: foreclosure; anti-trust; demand estimation; interoperability

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Valuing Iconic Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Oak Park, Illinois Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Alexandra Mastro
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0084:
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JEL Classification: R21; Z11


Tags: frank lloyd wright; hedonic analysis; iconic architecture; property prices

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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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CentrePiece Article
Big ideas: How competition improves management and productivity John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP340:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender, Productivity and the Nature of Work and Pay: Evidence from the Late Nineteenth-Century Tobacco Industry Björn Eriksson, Tobias Karlsson, Tim Leunig and Maria Stanfors June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1053:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; J33; J40; L25


Tags: gender; productivity; discrimination; piece-rates; time-rates; labour markets; firm survival

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration in the Periphery Matti Sarvimäki
May 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0080:
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JEL Classification: R12; J61; N94


Tags: agglomeration externalities; natural advantages; migration

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CEP Occasional Paper
Houses and Schools: Valuation of School Quality through then Housing Market - EALE 2010 Presidential Address Stephen Machin May 2011
Paper No' CEPOP29:
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JEL Classification: H4;R21


Tags: house prices; school quality

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CEP Occasional Paper
Wage Inequality,Technology and Trade: 21st Century Evidence John Van Reenen
May 2011
Paper No' CEPOP28:
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JEL Classification: J23;J24;O33


Tags: wage inequality; technology; trade; polarization

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Post-16 Educational Choices and Institutional Value Added at Key Stage 5 Claire Crawford, Elena Meschi and Anna Vignoles
April 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0124:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
House Prices and Credit Constraints: Making Sense of the U.S. Experience John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0077:
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JEL Classification: R31; G21; E51; C51; C52


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Shifting Credit Standards and the Boom and Bust in U.S. House Prices John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0076:
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JEL Classification: R31; G21; E51; C51; C52


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
If We Build, Will They Pay? Predicting Property Price Effects of Transport Innovations Gabriel Ahlfeldt
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0075:
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JEL Classification: H43; R40; R58


Tags: property prices; hedonic analysis; transport innovations; gravity equation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Amenity Value of English Nature: A Hedonic Price Approach Steve Gibbons, Susana Mourato and Guilherme Resende
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0074:
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JEL Classification: R11; R29


Tags: amenity value; hedonic price method (hpm); environmental amenities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
R&D, Innovation and Exporting Richard Harris and John Moffat
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0073:
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JEL Classification: C35; O32; R11


Tags: r&d; innovation; exporting; endogeneity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Priors and Desires Guy Mayraz
March 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1047:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D80; D81; D83; D84


Tags: wishful thinking; cognitive dissonance; reference-dependent beliefs; referencedependent preferences

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Where is the Economics in Spatial Econometrics? Luisa Corrado and Bernard Fingleton
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0071:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; R0


Tags: spatial econometrics; endogenous spatial lag; exogenous spatial lag; spatially dependent errors; network dependence; externalities; the w matrix; panel data with spatial effects; multilevel models with spatial effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does High Involvement Management Lead to Higher Pay? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1046:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J33; M12; M50; M52; M53; M54


Tags: wages; high involvement management; high performance work system; incentive pay; training; team working; information sharing; propensity score matching

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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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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Management Matter? Evidence from India Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
January 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1042:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; it; productivity and india

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Effects of Planning Policies on the Retail Sector: Or do Town Centre First Policies Deliver the Goods? Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber and Ioannis Kaplanis January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0066:
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JEL Classification: D2; L51; L81; R32


Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; firm productivity; retail

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Real Earnings Disparities in Britain Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Guilherme Resende
January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0065:
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JEL Classification: J60; R23


Tags: britain; spatial equilibrium; labour market; housing market

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006 Richard Harris and John Moffat
January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0064:
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JEL Classification: C23; D24; R12


Tags: productivity; plant level tfp; spatial ‘place’ effects; foreign-owned plants

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CEP Discussion Paper
Did Vietnam Veterans Get Sicker in the 1990s? The Complicated Effects of Military Service on Self-Reported Health Joshua D. Angrist, Stacey H. Chen and Brigham R. Frandsen December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1041:
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JEL Classification: H55; H59; I12; I38; J22


Tags: public economics; social security and public pensions; health; education; welfare; labour; demographic economics

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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
Does Competition Raise Productivity Through Improving Management Quality? John Van Reenen
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1036:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Communal Responsibility and the Coexistence of Money and Credit Under Anonymous Matching Lars Boerner and Albrecht Ritschl
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1034:
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JEL Classification: E41; D51; N2


Tags: communal responsibility; anonymous matching; money demand; credit; bills of exchange

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CEP Discussion Paper
Second-Order Approximation of Dynamic Models with Time-Varying Risk Gianluca Benigno, Pierpaolo Benigno and Salvatore Nisticò
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1033:
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JEL Classification: C63


Tags: stochastic volatility; second order approximation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Crises and Macro-Prudential Policies Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Christopher Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric R. Young December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1032:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: capital controls; crises; financial frictions; macro prudential policies; bailouts; overborrowing

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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
The Evolution of the Modern Worker: Attitudes to Work Alex Bryson and John Forth
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1030:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J53


Tags: wages; job security; employee engagement; employment relations; recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Labor Market Outcomes Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1028:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; J64


Tags: inequality; unemployment; trade; labour market policy