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


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition

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


Tags: cities; productivity; governance; agglomeration economies

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


Tags: immigrants; diversity; productivity; spillovers; cities

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


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

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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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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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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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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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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
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 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
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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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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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
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
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

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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
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
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 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
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

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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
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
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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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
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
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
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
Do Salaries Improve Worker Performance? Alex Bryson, Babatunde Buraimo and Rob Simmons
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1019:
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JEL Classification: J33; M52


Tags: incentives; salaries; productivity; sports

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


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

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


Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity


This paper has been published as:
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals, Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen, The Review of Economic Studies, January 2015
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CEP Discussion Paper
Human Resource Management and Productivity Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0982:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: human resource management; productivity; personnel economics

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CEP Election Analysis
Health: Higher Spending has Improved Quality, But Productivity Must Increase Zack Cooper and Alistair McGuire
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA009:
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Tags: health; productivity; uk


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CEP Discussion Paper
Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0970:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: productivity; organization; management; decentralization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration Elasticities and Firm Heterogeneity Daniel J. Graham and David C. Maré
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0043:
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JEL Classification: L25; R12; R3


Tags: agglomeration; urban density; productivity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Productivity and Firm Selection: Quantifying the 'New' Gains from Trade Gregory Corocs, Massimo Del Gatto, Giordano Mion and G.I.P. Ottaviano October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0028:
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JEL Classification: F12; R13


Tags: european integration; firm-level data; firm selection; gains from trade; total factor productivity

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


Tags: agglomeration; firm selection; productivity; cities

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CEP Discussion Paper
How to Measure Living Standards and Productivity Nicholas Oulton
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0949:
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JEL Classification: C43; D11; D12; E31; D24; I31; O47


Tags: consumer price index; konüs; cost of living; measurement of welfare change; quadratic almost ideal demand system; producer price index; homothetic; productivity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Analysing the Impact of Public Capital Stock Using the NEG Wage Equation: A Panel Data Approach Bernard Fingleton and Miguel Gómez-Antonio June 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0024:
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JEL Classification: H54; R11; R15; C21


Tags: spatial economics; public infrastructure; productivity; panel data; economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Voice and Private Sector Workplace Outcomes in Britain, 1980-2004 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Tobias Kretschmer and P Willman April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0924:
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JEL Classification: J24; J51; J52; J53; J63


Tags: employee voice; trade unions; productivity; industrial action; quits; labor-management relations

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Accounting for Research and Productivity Growth Across Industries L. Rachel Ngai and Roberto M. Samaniego
March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0914:
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JEL Classification: D24; O3; O41


Tags: multisector growth; total factor productivity; r&d intensity; technological opportunity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovation and Institutional Ownership Philippe Aghion, John Van Reenen and Luigi Zingales
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0911:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; G20; G32


Tags: innovation; institutional ownership; career concerns; r&d; productivity


This paper has been published as:
American Economic Review 2013, 103(1): 277–304
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Macroeconomic Role of Unemployment Compensation Tomer Blumkin, Yossi Hadar and Eran Yashiv
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0909:
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JEL Classification: E24; E61


Tags: productivity; heterogeneity; unemployment compensation policy; technological change; assortative matching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Modern Management: Good for the Environment or Just Hot Air? Nick Bloom, Christos Genakos, Ralf Martin and Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0891:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33; Q40; Q50


Tags: management; energy efficiency; energy intensity and productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Does Shared Capitalism Affect Economic Performance in the UK? Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0885:
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JEL Classification: J33; L23; L25


Tags: share ownership; payment systems; labour productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trading Places: Employers, Unions and the Manufacture of Voice Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and P Willman
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0884:
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JEL Classification: J5; J51; J52; J53; L25; M54


Tags: worker voice; trade unions; quits; employment relations; labour productivity; financial performance; industrial action

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and the Sourcing Modes of Multinational Firms: Evidence from French Firm-Level Data Fabrice Defever and Farid Toubal December 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0842:
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JEL Classification: F23; F14; L22; L23


Tags: productivity; incomplete contracts; intra-firm trade; outsourcing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Technology, Organization, and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments Luis Garicano and Paul Heaton October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0826:
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JEL Classification: L23; M5; O33; K42


Tags: information technology; management practices; skills; productivity; police

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Shimer Puzzle and the Correct Identification of Productivity Shocks Régis Barnichon
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0823:
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JEL Classification: E32; E37; J63; J64


Tags: unemployment fluctuations; labor productivity; search and matching model; new-keynesian model

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Evolution of Inequality in Productivity and Wages: Panel Data Evidence Giulia Faggio, Kjell Salvanes and John Van Reenen
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0821:
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JEL Classification: D24; J24; J31; O31


Tags: wage inequality; productivity dispersion; technology


This paper has been published as:
Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 19(6): 1919-1951
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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity, Aggregate Demand and Unemployment Fluctuations Régis Barnichon
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0819:
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JEL Classification: J64; E32; E37; E52


Tags: unemployment fluctuations; labor productivity; search and matching model; new-keynesian model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Organization Capital in Japan: An Empirical Assessment Using Firm-Level Data YoungGak Kim and Tsutomu Miyagawa
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0817:
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JEL Classification: L21; L23; L25


Tags: adjustment cost of investment; intangible asset; organizational capital; tobin's q; total factor productivity.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Liberalization, Outsourcing, and Firm Productivity Ralph Ossa
July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0814:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; L22; L25


Tags: trade liberalization; outsourcing; productivity

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Are There Day of the Week Productivity Effects? Alex Bryson and John Forth
July 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0004:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24


Tags: labour productivity; days of the week; temporal variation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Imports and Exports at the Level of the Firm: Evidence from Belgium Mirabelle Muûls and Mauro Pisu
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0801:
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JEL Classification: F10; F16; J21


Tags: exports; imports; productivity; firms

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Temporary Agency Workers and Workplace Performance in the Private Sector Alex Bryson
May 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0003:
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JEL Classification: J50; L22; L23; L24;


Tags: temporary agency workers; labour productivity; financial performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Americans Do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0788:
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JEL Classification: E22; O3; O47; O52


Tags: productivity; information technology; multinationals; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth, Knowledge Flows and Spillovers Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo, Jonathan Haskel and Matthew Slaughter
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0785:
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JEL Classification: O11; M2


Tags: business services; structural change; economic growth; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Technology, Organisational Change and Productivity Growth: Evidence from UK Firms Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Haskel March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0783:
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JEL Classification: D24; E22; L22; O31


Tags: information technology; productivity growth; organisational change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Shifts in Economic Geography and their Causes Anthony J. Venables
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0767:
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JEL Classification: F1; R1


Tags: economic geography; urbanisation; world economy; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
An R&D-Based Model of Multi-Sector Growth L. Rachel Ngai and Roberto M. Samaniego
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0762:
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JEL Classification: D24; D92; O31; O41


Tags: endogenous technical change; multisector growth; fertility of knowledge; total factor productivity; r&d intensity; investment-specific technical change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment and Hours of Work: The North Atlantic Divide Revisited Christopher A. Pissarides
October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0757:
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JEL Classification: E24; J21; J22; J64; O14


Tags: unemployment; hours of work; service employment; structural change; labor productivity taxation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and ICT: A Review of the Evidence Mirko Draca, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0749:
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JEL Classification: E22; E23; F1; O11


Tags: ict; productivity; organisation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity, Exporting and the Learning-by-Exporting Hypothesis: Direct Evidence from UK Firms Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Haskel May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0726:
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JEL Classification: F12; L1


Tags: productivity; exporting; learning

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


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; family firms


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Products and Productivity Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0699:
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JEL Classification: L11; D21; L60


Tags: product choice; productivity; deregulation; industry evolution

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Survey Evidence on Recent Changes in UK Union Recognition Jo Blanden, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0685:
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JEL Classification: J51; K31; L25


Tags: unions; productivity; employment legislation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth and the Role of ICT in the United Kingdom: An Industry View, 1970-2000 Nicholas Oulton and Sylaja Srinivasan March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0681:
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JEL Classification: O470; O520; D240


Tags: productivity; tfp; ict

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CEP Discussion Paper
Identifying Technology Spillovers and Product Market Rivalry Nicholas Bloom, Mark Schankerman and John Van Reenen
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0675:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: spillovers; r&d; market value; patents; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Training on Productivity and Wages: Evidence from British Panel Data Lorraine Dearden, Howard Reed and John Van Reenen February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0674:
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JEL Classification: J31; C23; D24


Tags: productivity; training; wages; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multinationals and US Productivity Leadership: Evidence from Great Britain Chiara Criscuolo and Ralf Martin
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0672:
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JEL Classification: F230; L600


Tags: multinational firms; productivity; foreign ownership; us leadership; double fixed- effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Poland the Next Spain? Francesco Caselli and Silvana Tenreyro
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0668:
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JEL Classification: F15; F43; N10; O11; O14; O47


Tags: economic integration; economic growth; labor; technology; productivity gaps; europe

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalisation, ICT and the Nitty Gritty of Plant Level Datasets Ralf Martin
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0653:
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JEL Classification: C1 F00 L25 L6


Tags: productivity growth decomposition; micro data; random sampling; globalisation; ict

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating Urban Transport Improvements: Cost Benefit Analysis in the Presence of Agglomeration and Income Taxation Anthony J. Venables September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0651:
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JEL Classification: R200; R420


Tags: agglomeration; productivity; urban transport

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CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Ownership and Productivity: New Evidence from the Service Sector and the R&D Lab Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and Helen Simpson September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0649:
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JEL Classification: F23; O47; L60; L80


Tags: foreign investment; productivity; knowledge spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cities, Matching and the Productivity Gains of Agglomeration Fredrik Andersson, Simon Burgess and Julia Lane
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0648:
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JEL Classification: R23; R12; J24


Tags: urban productivity; matching; agglomeration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Determinants of Productivity: Analysis for the Regions of Great Britain Patricia Rice and Anthony J. Venables
July 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0642:
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JEL Classification: R1; O4


Tags: regional disparities; productivity; clustering

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Statistical Framework for the Analysis of Productivity and Sustainable Development Nicholas Oulton
April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0629:
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JEL Classification: C82; O47; Q01


Tags: national accounts; growth accounting; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Balanced Growth With Structural Change L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0627:
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JEL Classification: O41; O14


Tags: structural change; balanced growth; total factor productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Organizational Climate and Company Productivity: the Role of Employee Affect and Employee Level M Patterson, P Warr and M West April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0626:
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JEL Classification: M11; M12; J5; J24


Tags: organizational structure; organizational climate; employee welfare; manager; productivity.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Corporate R&D and Productivity in Germany and the United Kingdom Stephen Bond, Dietmar Harhoff and John Van Reenen
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0599:
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JEL Classification: L13; O31; C25


Tags: corporate governance; r&d; productivity; financial constraints; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Hidden Costs of Fixed Term Contracts: the Impact On Work Accidents María Guadalupe
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0551:
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JEL Classification: J24;J28


Tags: work accidents; fixed-term contracts; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions and Productivity, Financial Performance and Investment: International Evidence David Metcalf
July 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0539:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: unions; productivity; profits; investment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of an R&D Tax Credit for the UK Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen
September 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0509:
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JEL Classification: H20; O32; O47


Tags: growth; innovation; r&d; tax credit; total factor productivity (tfp)

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technological Innovation and Performance in the United Kingdom Stephen Nickell and John Van Reenen
January 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0488:
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Tags: innovation; technology; productivity growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Mapping the Two Faces of R&D: Productivity Growth in a Panel of OECD Industries Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen May 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0458:
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Tags: r and d; human capital; total factor productivity; convergence