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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
It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time Andrés Barrios F. and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20


Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools

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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
Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1519:
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Tags: inventor; america; innovation

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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 Discussion Paper
Special Economic Zones and WTO Compliance: Evidence from the Dominican Republic Fabrice Defever, Jose-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riaño and Miguel Eduardo Sánchez-Martín November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1517:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: special economic zones; export share requirements; export subsidies; agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures; dominican republic

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Matthieu Lequien and Stefanie Stantcheva
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1516:
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JEL Classification: H21


Tags: self-employment; taxation; entrepreneurship

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Highways, Market Access and Spatial Sorting Stephan Fretz, Raphaël Parchet and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0227:
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JEL Classification: D31; O18; H54; R11; R23


Tags: transportation; highway; market access; income sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Supplier Search and Re-Matching in Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from China Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1515:
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JEL Classification: F23; D23; L23


Tags: input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search

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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
Early-Life Correlates of Later-Life Well-Being: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Andrew E. Clark and Tom Lee
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1512:
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JEL Classification: I31; I38


Tags: life-course; well-being; eudaimonia; health; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender and Promotions: Evidence from Academic Economists in France Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes and Cecilia García-Peñalosa November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1511:
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JEL Classification: J16; J7; I23


Tags: gender gaps; promotions; academic labour markets

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Colonial Legacies: Shaping African Cities Neeraj Baruah, J. Vernon Henderson and Cong Peng
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0226:
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JEL Classification: H7; N97; O1; O43; P48; R5


Tags: colonialism; persistence; africa; sprawl; urban form; urban planning; leapfrog

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CEP Discussion Paper
Structural Adjustments and International Trade: Theory and Evidence from China Hanwei Huang, Jiandong Ju and Vivian Z. Yue
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1508:
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JEL Classification: F12; L16


Tags: structural adjustments; comparative advantage; heterogeneous firm

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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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CentrePiece Article
Dark web: the economics of online drugs markets V. Bhaskar, Robin Linacre and Stephen Machin
October 2017
Paper No' CEPCP514:
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CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


Tags: dark web; drugs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis Laura Alfaro, Paul Antràs, Davin Chor and Paola Conconi
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1507:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23; D23; L20


Tags: global value chains; sequential production; incomplete contracts

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CEP Discussion Paper
Frontier Knowledge and Scientific Production: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science Alessandro Iaria, Carlo Schwarz and Fabian Waldinger October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1506:
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JEL Classification: O3; N3; N4; O31; O5; N30; N40; J44; I23


Tags: frontier knowledge; scientific production; international knowledge flows; wwi

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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
Risk-Based Selection in Unemployment Insurance: Evidence and Implications Camille Landais, Arash Nekoei, Peter Nilsson, David Seim and Johannes Spinnewijn October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1503:
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JEL Classification: H40; J65


Tags: adverse selection; unemployment insurance; mandate; subsidy

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Decomposing the Impact of Immigration on House Prices Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0223:
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JEL Classification: J61; R12; R21


Tags: immigration; housing; spain; instrumental variables

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Housing Allowance and Rents: Evidence from a Stepwise Subsidy Scheme Essi Eerola and Teemu Lyytikäinen
August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0220:
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JEL Classification: H22


Tags: housing demand subsidies; housing allowance; incidence; rents

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Social Tenants' Health: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Landlord Interventions Paul Cheshire, Stephen Gibbons and Jemma Mouland August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0219:
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JEL Classification: I18; C93; R29


Tags: randomised control trial; social housing; health interventions

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Local Economic Impacts of Regeneration Projects: Evidence from UK's Single Regeneration Budget Stephen Gibbons, Henry Overman and Matti Sarvimäki August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0218:
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JEL Classification: R11; J08; H50


Tags: single regeneration budget; regeneration; employment; neighbourhoods; urban policy

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Energy Costs of Historic Preservation Christian A. L. Hilber, Charles Palmer and Edward W. Pinchbeck
July 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0217:
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JEL Classification: Q48; Q54; R38; R52


Tags: preservation policies; land use regulation; energy efficiency; energy consumption; climate change

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Lasting Effects of Family and Childhood on Adult Wellbeing: Evidence from British Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1493:
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JEL Classification: A12; D60; I31


Tags: life satisfaction; cohort data; childhood; adult outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
Specialization in Bank Lending: Evidence from Exporting Firms Daniel Paravisini, Veronica Rappoport and Philipp Schnabl
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1492:
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JEL Classification: F14; F34; G21


Tags: banking; export finance; specialization

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results Michael A. Clemens and Jennifer Hunt
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1491:
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JEL Classification: J61; O15; R23


Tags: refugees; immigration; instrumental variables

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Functioning of Online Drugs Markets V. Bhaskar, Robin Linacre and Stephen Machin
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1490:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: dark web; drugs

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CEP Discussion Paper
War, Migration and the Origins of the Thai Sex Industry Abel Brodeur, Warn N. Lekfuangfu and Yanos Zylberberg
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1489:
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JEL Classification: O17; O18; N15; J46; J47; I28


Tags: persistence; industry location; sex industry; hiv; aids

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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 Discussion Paper
Evaluating Market Consolidation in Mobile Communications Christos Genakos, Tommaso Valletti and Frank Verboven
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1486:
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JEL Classification: K20; L10; L40; L96


Tags: mobile telecommunications; market structure; prices; investments; mergers

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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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 Real Wages Update
The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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Tags: real wages; wages; growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Using Micro-Geography Data to Identify Town-Centre Space in Great Britain Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner May 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0213:
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JEL Classification: L81; R12; R52


Tags: town centre; planning; retail sector; land use

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1482:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Expansion and Riskiness of Banks Irene Sanchez Arjona, Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1481:
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JEL Classification: F23; F65; G21; G32


Tags: banks' risk; systemic risk; global expansion; diversification; regulation

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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
Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1479:
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JEL Classification: O31; 032; 033; F23


Tags: decentralization; growth; turbulence; great recession

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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
What’s in a Name? Expectations, Heuristics and Choice During a Period of Radical School Reform Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1477:
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; C23; D03


Tags: school reform; choice and autonomy; parental preferences; heuristic-based decision making

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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
Happiness at Work Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1474:
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JEL Classification: I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; employment; job type; job characteristics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1473:
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JEL Classification: D23; M11


Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; distance; organisations

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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
Does teacher turnover affect young people's academic achievement? Steve Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP500:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: teacher turnover; student performance

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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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CentrePiece Article
Origins of happiness Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP497:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: happiness; wellbeing; government; mental health

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Parental Sleep and Employment: Evidence from a British Cohort Study Joan Costa-Font and Sarah Flèche
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1467:
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JEL Classification: J13; J22; I18; J28


Tags: child sleep; sleep; maternal employment; working hours; job satisfaction; alspac

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Larrikin Youth: New Evidence on Crime and Schooling Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar
November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1456:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: youth crime; schooling

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CVER Research Paper
Vocational vs. General Education and Employment over the Life-Cycle: New Evidence from PIAAC Franziska Hampf and Ludger Woessmann November 2016
Paper No' CVERDP003:
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JEL Classification: J20; J64; I20


Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship; employment; life-cycle; piaac

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Stimulative Effect of an Unconditional Block Grant on the Decentralized Provision of Care Mark Kattenberg and Wouter Vermeulen November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0209:
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JEL Classification: H42; H51; H71; H75


Tags: intergovernmental transfers; flypaper effect; decentralization of health care

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unexpected School Reform: Academisation of Primary Schools in England Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1455:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; pupil performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Comparative advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution Rabah Arezki, Thiemo Fetzer and Frank Pisch November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1454:
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JEL Classification: Q33; O13; N52; R11; L71


Tags: manufacturing; exports; energy prices; shale gas

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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

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CVER Research Paper
Labour Market Returns to Vocational Qualifications in the Labour Force Survey Steven McIntosh and Damon Morris
October 2016
Paper No' CVERDP002:
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JEL Classification: I26; I24; J31


Tags: vocational education; wages; labour market

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
In brief: Weekend opening of GP practices Peter Dolton and Vikram Pathania
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP482:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: national health service; uk health service; doctors

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial System Architecture and the Patterns of International Trade Emmanuel Amissah, Spiros Bougheas, Fabrice Defever and Rod Falvey September 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1448:
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JEL Classification: F10; G20; G21


Tags: financial systems; trade patterns; banks; direct finance

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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
Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1446:
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JEL Classification: J16; J4


Tags: occupational choice; job content; gender; preferences

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Impact of Structural Reforms on Regional Growth: Distance to the Frontier Matters Sabine D'Costa, Enrique Garcilazo and Joaquim Oliveira Martins July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0203:
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JEL Classification: R11; R58; O18


Tags: structural reforms; regional growth; lagging regions

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is it Worth it? Sevrin Waights
July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0202:
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JEL Classification: H89; L51; L74; D62; R21; R31; R38; R52; R58


Tags: housing; planning; regulation; historic preservation; construction; land

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment

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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
Powering Education Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1438:
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JEL Classification: O12; I25; C93


Tags: randomised controlled trial; solar lamps; education; energy access; spillover effects; randomised saturation design

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CEP Discussion Paper
Local and Sectoral Import Spillovers in Sweden Evangelia Leda Pateli
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1437:
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JEL Classification: J; R


Tags: importers; spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Without My medal on My Mind: Counterfactual Thinking and Other Determinants of Athlete Emotions Paul Dolan, Chloe Foy, Georgios Kavetsos and Laura Kudrna June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1436:
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JEL Classification: D60; I31


Tags: counterfactual thinking; close calls; relative status; happiness; olympic games

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Highways, Market Access and Urban Growth in China Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Loren Brandt, J. Vernon Henderson, Matthew A. Turner and Qinghua Zhang June 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0200:
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JEL Classification: F10; N65


Tags: construction; china; ricardian trade models

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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 Discussion Paper
Product Switching and the Business Cycle Andrew B. Bernard and Toshihiro Okubo
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1432:
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JEL Classification: L11; E32; L21; L25; L60


Tags: product adding; product dropping; multi-product firms; trapped factors

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies in Addis Ababa Simon Franklin May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0199:
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JEL Classification: J64; C93; J61; O18


Tags: job search; spatial mismatch; unemployment; cash constraints; urban; transpor

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protectionism through Exporting: Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1431:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: export share requirements; export subsidies; trade policy; heterogeneous firms; china

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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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| Technical Paper (pdf)

Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History and the Role of Trade J. Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard and David Weil May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0198:
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JEL Classification: O13; O18; R12


Tags: agriculture; physical geography; development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Enabled to Work: The Impact of Government Housing on Slum Dwellers in South Africa Simon Franklin
May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0197:
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JEL Classification: P14; J22; O18; D13


Tags: housing; labour supply; time allocation; home production

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exporter Dynamics and Partial-Year Effects Andrew B. Bernard, Renzo Massari, Jose-Daniel Reyes and Daria Taglioni
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1430:
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JEL Classification: F14; C81; D22


Tags: export entry; export growth; margins of trade; heterogeneous firms

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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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| Technical Paper (pdf)

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
Team Adaptation Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Marc Möller
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1421:
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JEL Classification: D02; D23; L29


Tags: teams; organizations; communication; disclosure; adaptation; motivation

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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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| Technical Paper (pdf)
Data Files associated with this paper.

Tags: #cepbrexit; trade; brexit; eu; european union; welfare

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CEP Special Report
Why Governments Won't Invest Sir Vince Cable
March 2016
Paper No' CEPSP33:
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JEL Classification: H54; H60; G10; H83


Tags: uk economy; public investment; public debt; government policy; infrastructure

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CEP Discussion Paper
How have EU's Trade Agreements Impacted Consumers? Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra and Gianmarco Ottaviano
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1417:
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Tags: trade agreements; eu; consumers

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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
The Sovereign-Bank Diabolic Loop and ESBies Markus K. Brunnermeier, Luis Garicano, Philip R. Lane, Marco Pagano, Ricardo Reis, Tano Santos, David Thesmar, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Dimitri Vayanos March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1414:
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Tags: ‘diabolic loop’; sovereign debt crisis; esbies

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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
International Competition and Labor Market Adjustment Joao Paulo Pessoa
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1411:
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JEL Classification: F16; J62; J64


Tags: trade; unemployment; earnings; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Industrialized Countries Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1410:
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JEL Classification: E24; J16; J31


Tags: female employment; gender gaps; industry structure

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Swimming Upstream: Input-output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1407:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; vertical linkages; horizontal linkages

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CentrePiece Article
In brief... Rapid response policing: the impact on crime detection Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP467:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


JEL Classification: D29; K40


Tags: police; crime; organisational performance

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CentrePiece Article
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP463:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery


This article summarises ‘Flooded Cities’ by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Guy Michaels, Thomas McDermott and Ferdinand Rauch, CEP Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015.
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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Taking Care of the Budget? Practice-level Outcomes during Commissioning Reforms in England Ted Pinchbeck
February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0192:
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JEL Classification: H51; I11; I18; J44; C33


Tags: nhs reforms; commissioning; primary care; health care budgets

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The (Displacement) Effects of Spatially Targeted Enterprise Initiatives: Evidence from UK LEGI Elias Einiö and Henry G. Overman February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0191:
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JEL Classification: R11; H25; J20; O40


Tags: place-based policy; programme evaluation; displacement; employment; industrial policy

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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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CEP Real Wages Update
Slowing UK Wage Growth David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
February 2016
Paper No' CEPRWU004:
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Tags: uk wage growth; labour market; government policy; average weekly earnings (awe); inflation; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Firm Value Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1404:
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JEL Classification: J23; L25


Tags: minimum wages; firm value

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Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse' Neil Lee
January 2016
Paper No' SERCPP014:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; R58


Tags: agglomeration; rebalancing; northern powerhouse; north-south divide

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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 Occasional Paper
International Data on Measuring Management Practices Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen January 2016
Paper No' CEPOP46:
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Tags: management practices; international data

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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
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1398:
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JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery

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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
Testing Means-Tested Aid Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1396:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; degree completion

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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
International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China Yatang Lin, Yu Qin and Zhuan Zie December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1393:
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JEL Classification: O25; O33; O38


Tags: innovation; foreign technology transfer; knowledge spillover; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade and Frictional Unemployment in the Global Economy Céline Carrère, Anja Grujovic and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
December 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0189:
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JEL Classification: F15; F16; F17; J64


Tags: labor market frictions; unemployment; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Frictions and Adverse Selection: Policy Interventions in Health Insurance Markets Benjamin R. Handel, Jonathan T. Kolstad and Johannes Spinnewijn November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1390:
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JEL Classification: D80; I13


Tags: information frictions; adverse selection; policy interventions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of a Banking Crisis Kilian Huber
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1389:
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JEL Classification: D22; D53; E24; E44; G01; G21; J01; J23; J30; O16; O40; O47


Tags: banking crisis; financial frictions; lending; gdp; growth; employment

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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
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
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
Immigration: the link to international trade in services Gianmarco Ottaviano and colleagues explore the relationship between two notable features of globalisation Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP459:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: immigration; services trade


This article summarises 'Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms' by Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1353
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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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Regulatory reform in Greece: the benefits of removing maximum mark-ups Christos Genakos and colleagues analyse the impact of deregulating the market for fresh fruit and vegetables Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP456:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: markup regulation; focal point; collusion; ex-post policy evaluation


This article summarises 'The Impact of Maximum Mark-up Regulation on Prices' by Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1310
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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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CentrePiece Article
Academy schools and pupil outcomes Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin assess the effects of an unprecedented educational reform Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP452:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance


Further reading: Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva (2015) 'Academies 2: The New Batch', CEP Discussion Paper No. 1370
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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
Contracting and the Division of the Gains from Trade Andrew B. Bernard and Swati Dhingra
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1381:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; vertical integration; contracts; consumer welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early Maternal Employment and Non-cognitive Outcomes in Early Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from British Birth Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Warn N. Lekfuangfu, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1380:
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JEL Classification: D1; I3; J6


Tags: child outcomes; maternal employment; well-being; conduct; alspac

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1379:
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JEL Classification: D80; E22; E66; G18; L50


Tags: economic uncertainty; policy uncertainty; business cycles; fluctuations


This paper has been published as:
'Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty', Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 131, Issue 4, November 2016
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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Police Response Time on Crime Detection Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1376:
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JEL Classification: D29; K40


Tags: police crime; organisational performance

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1375:
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JEL Classification: D23; L23; F23


Tags: firm organization; input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search; processing trade; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses Benjamin Faber, Rosa Sanchis-Guarner and Felix Weinhardt
October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0186:
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JEL Classification: F66; I20; D83


Tags: education; information and communication technology; internet

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Offshoring and the Geography of Jobs in Great Britain Luisa Gagliardi, Simona Iammarino and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
October 2015
Paper No' SERCD0185:
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JEL Classification: F21; F66; J42; J23; J24


Tags: offshoring; local labour markets; job creation and destruction; routine and non-routine occupations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime, Compulsory Schooling Laws and Education Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1374:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime; education; compulsory schooling laws

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Quantitative Easing of an International Financial Centre: How Central London Came So Well Out of the Post-2007 Crisis Ian Gordon September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0193:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; E58; E32


Tags: spatial imbalance; regional economic fluctuation; financial centre; monetary

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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
Intrafirm Trade and Vertical Fragmentation in U.S. Multinational Corporations Natalia Ramondo, Veronica Rappoport and Kim J. Ruhl September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1371:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; L11; L25


Tags: intrafirm trade; multinational corporations; international value chains

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversification through Trade Francesco Caselli, Miklos Koren, Milan Lisicky and Silvana Tenreyro
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1388:
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JEL Classification: E32; F4; F41; F44; F6; F62


Tags: international trade; diversification; gdp

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumption Smoothing and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty Yonas Alem and Jonathan Colmer
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1369:
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JEL Classification: D8; O12; I3


Tags: uncertainty; consumption smoothing; subjective well-being

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Introduction of Academy Schools to England's Education Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1368:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Would You Choose to be Happy? Tradeoffs between Happiness and the Other Dimensions of Life in a Large Population Survey Matthew D. Adler, Paul Dolan and Georgios Kavetsos August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1366:
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JEL Classification: D6; H00; I00; I31


Tags: happiness; subjective well-being; preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Media, Competition and Growth: European Cities After Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1365:
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JEL Classification: L1; N13; N33; N93; O11; O18; O33


Tags: information technology; io; media; growth; history; business education

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Loss at Home: Children's School Performance During the Great Recession in Spain Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1364:
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JEL Classification: I20; I24; J63; J65


Tags: parental job loss; school performance; great recession

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CentrePiece Article
Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals? Brian Bell and colleagues reveal that recessions have a disturbing and substantial impact in launching criminal careers Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP451:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: J64; K42


Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment


This article summarises ‘Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals’ by Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1284.
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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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CentrePiece Article
In brief... American Idol: 65 years of admiration Alan Manning and Amar Shanghavi
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP449:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: admiration; trust

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan Tommaso Ciarli, Chiara Kofol and Carlo Menon July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0182:
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JEL Classification: O12; D74; L26; R12


Tags: violent conflict; entrepreneurship; development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Regulating Housing Vacancies Away? The Paradoxical Effects of Mismatch Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber and Hans R. A. Koster July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0181:
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JEL Classification: R13; R38


Tags: residential vacancy rates; housing supply constraints; land use regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Worker Wellbeing Affect Workplace Performance? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1363:
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JEL Classification: J28


Tags: subjective well being; job satisfaction; job-related affect; workplace performance

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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
Big Plant Closures and Agglomeration Economies Jordi Jofri-Monseny, Maria Sánchez-Vidal and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0179:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R58; J23


Tags: local employment; plant closures; input-output; agglomeration economies

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Informal Care and the Great Recession Joan Costa Font, Martin Karlsson and Henning Oien
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1360:
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JEL Classification: I18


Tags: long-term care; informal care; great recession; downturn; old age dependency

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CEP Discussion Paper
ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses Benjamin Faber, Rosa Sanchis-Guarner and Felix Weinhardt
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1359:
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JEL Classification: F66; I20; D83


Tags: education; information and communication technology; internet

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalization: A Woman's Best Friend? Exporters and the Gender Wage Gap Esther Ann Bøler, Beata Javorcik and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1358:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F16; J16


Tags: exporters; globalization; gender wage gap

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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
Do More of those in Misery Suffer From Poverty, Unemployment or Mental Illness? Sarah Flèche and Richard Layard
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1356:
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JEL Classification: I1; I3; I31; I32


Tags: mental health; life-satisfaction; wellbeing; poverty; unemployment

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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
Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1353:
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JEL Classification: F16; F10; F22; F23


Tags: immigration; services trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Universal Pre-School Education: The Case of Public Funding with Private Provision Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Sandra McNally and Birgitta Rabe May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1352:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; H44


Tags: childcare; child outcomes; publicly provided goods

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CEP Discussion Paper
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico David Atkin, Benjamin Faber and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1351:
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JEL Classification: F15; F23; F63; O24


Tags: supermarket revolution; foreign direct investment; gains from trade

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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
A New Priority for Mental Health Richard Layard
May 2015
Paper No' CEPEA035:
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Tags: mental health; nhs; government policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Space-Time (In)Consistency in the National Accounts: Causes and Cures Nicholas Oulton
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1349:
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JEL Classification: C43; O47; I31; F43


Tags: ppp; divisia; konüs; price index; path-dependence; consistency

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Economic Impact of Transport Infrastructure Steve Gibbons
April 2015
Paper No' SERCPP013:
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Tags: transport; infrastructure; uk economy

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CEP Election Analysis
Energy and the Environment: a cold climate for climate change policies? Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Ralf Martin April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA032:
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Tags: energy; climate change; environment; #electioneconomics

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CEP Election Analysis
Fighting Crime: Can the Police do more with less? Brian Bell
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA031:
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Tags: crime; police; #electioneconomics

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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 Discussion Paper
When Pressure Sinks Performance: Evidence from Diving Competitions Eleni Garbi, Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1345:
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JEL Classification: J24; L83; M52; Z13


Tags: tournaments; incentives; choking under pressure

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CEP Election Analysis
Top Rate of Income Tax Alan Manning
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA029:
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Tags: top rate of income tax

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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 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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CEP Discussion Paper
Giving a Little Help to Girls? Evidence on Grade Discrimination and its Effect on Students' Achievement Camille Terrier
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1341:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; J16


Tags: gender; grading; discrimination; progress

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Exploring the Geography of China's Airport Networks: A Hybrid Complex-Network Approach Zhengbin Dong and Wenjie Wu
March 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0173:
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JEL Classification: C55; O18; R12; P25


Tags: airport system; complex network; regional development; china

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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
Why are Higher Skilled Workers More Mobile Geographically? The Role of the Job Surplus Michael Amior
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1338:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J64


Tags: internal migration; job search; education; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Asymmetric Industrial Energy Prices and International Trade Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Misato Sato
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1337:
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JEL Classification: F18; F14; Q56


Tags: energy prices; international trade; carbon taxes

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Impact of Sunday Trading Deregulation Svetoslav Danchev and Christos Genakos
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1336:
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JEL Classification: J23; L11; L51; L81


Tags: sunday trading regulation; opening hours regulation; retail sector

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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 Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Labour Market Jonathan Wadsworth
February 2015
Paper No' CEPEA019:
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Tags: immigration; european union; uk; government policy; education; labour market; jobs; wages

CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on the Local Labor Market Outcomes of Blue Collar Workers: Panel Data Evidence Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1333:
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JEL Classification: J15; J31


Tags: immigration; wages; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teachers and Performance Pay in 2014: First Results of a Survey David Marsden
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1332:
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JEL Classification: J33; J45; M52


Tags: compensation packages; payment methods; public sector labor markets; compensation

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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
Schooling, Nation Building and Industrialization: A Gellnerian Approach Esther Hauk and Javier Ortega
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1328:
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JEL Classification: D02; I2; N00; O14


Tags: nation-building; education; industrialization

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Vertical Transmission of Overweight: Evidence From English Adoptees Joan Costa Font, Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Julian Le Grand
January 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1324:
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JEL Classification: I18; D13; Z1


Tags: vertical transmission; cultural transmission; overweight; children; natural parents; body mass index; sample selection

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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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CentrePiece Article
TTIP: is free trade coming to the North Atlantic? Dennis Novy
January 2015
Paper No' CEPCP437:
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CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter 2015


Tags: transatlantic trade; globalisation; free trade; europe; usa

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CentrePiece Article
After communism: 25 years of revolution Peter Boone
January 2015
Paper No' CEPCP435:
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CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter 2015


Tags: economic history; soviet empire; economic reform; economic growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Violence and Birth Outcomes: Evidence From Homicides in Brazil Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner and Marco Manacorda
January 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1323:
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JEL Classification: I12; I15; J13


Tags: birth outcomes; birthweight; homicides; stress; brazil

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CEP Real Wages Update
UK real wages: a long way to go David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
December 2014
Paper No' CEPRWU003:
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Tags: real wages; wages; growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Development and Air Pollution: Evidence from a Global Panel of Cities Christian A. L. Hilber and Charles Palmer
December 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0169:
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JEL Classification: Q01; Q53; R11; R41


Tags: urbanization; urban form; decentralization; air pollution; transport; built environment

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Time Value of Housing: Historical Evidence from London Residential Leases Philippe Bracke, Ted Pinchbeck and James Wyatt
December 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0168:
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JEL Classification: G12; R30


Tags: house prices; discount rates; historical data


This paper has been published as:
'The Time Value of Housing: Historical Evidence on Discount Rates', Philippe Bracke, Ted Pinchbeck and James Wyatt, The Economic Journal, 21 March 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
'American Idol' - 65 years of Admiration Alan Manning and Amar Shanghavi
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1320:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: admiration; trust

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Walk This Way: Estimating Impacts of Walk in Centres at Hospital Emergency Departments in the English National Health Service Ted Pinchbeck December 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0167:
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JEL Classification: R53; I11; C23


Tags: emergency care; primary care; walk in centres

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CEP Discussion Paper
Adaptation to Poverty in Long-Run Panel Data Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Simone Ghislandi
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1315:
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JEL Classification: I31; D60


Tags: income; poverty; subjective well-being; adaptation; soep

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Differences in Response to Big Stakes Ghazala Azmat, Caterina Calsamiglia and Nagore Iriberri
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1314:
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JEL Classification: D03; J16; I21; C30


Tags: stakes; gender gaps; performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Women Earn Less Even as Social Entrepreneurs? Saul Estrin, Ute Stephan and Suncica Vujic
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1313:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J71; L32


Tags: social entrepreneur; gender pay gap; social enterprise; earnings; job satisfaction

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Management Matter In Schools? Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1312:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; I2


Tags: management; pupil achievement; autonomy; principals

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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
The Impact of Maximum Markup Regulation on Prices Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1310:
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JEL Classification: L0; L1; L4; L5


Tags: markup regulation; focal point; collusion; ex-post policy evaluation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Asymptotic Properties of Imputed Hedonic Price Indices Olivier Schöni
October 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0166:
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JEL Classification: C21; C43; C53; C58


Tags: price indices; hedonic regression; imputation; asymptotic theory

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Employment and Technological Change: On the Geography of Labour Market Adjustments Luisa Gagliardi
October 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0165:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R21; O33; J24


Tags: local labour market; employment; technological change; skills

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Asymmetric Experience of Positive and Negative Economic Growth: Global Evidence Using Subjective Well-Being Data Femke De Keulenaer, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Georgios Kavetsos, Michael I. Norton, Bert Van Landeghem and George W. Ward October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1304:
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JEL Classification: D03; O11; D69; I39


Tags: economic growth; business cycles; subjective well-being

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CentrePiece Article
Fiat Chrysler and the future of industry Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Maria Teresa Trentinaglia
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP434:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: fiat chrysler; industry; workforce; labour

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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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CentrePiece Article
Improving education in two extremely poor regions: triumph and tragedy Peter Boone
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP427:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: india; west africa; education

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CEP Real Wages Update
Real wages continue to fall in the UK David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
September 2014
Paper No' CEPRWU001:
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Tags: real wages; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
From Selling Goods to Selling Services: Firm Responses to Trade Liberalization Holger Breinlich, Anson Soderbery and Greg C. Wright September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1303:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; F23


Tags: services trade; trade liberalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance Esteban Aucejo and Teresa Foy Romano
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1302:
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JEL Classification: I20


Tags: absences; days; schools; teachers

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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
Knowledge Spillovers from Clean and Dirty Technologies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin and Myra Mohnen
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1300:
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JEL Classification: O30; O44; Q54; Q55; Q58; H23


Tags: innovation spill-overs; climate change; growth; patents; clean technology; optimal climate policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1299:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: overseas students; crowding out

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CEP Discussion Paper
Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs Iain Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark Schankerman
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1298:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; O34; O38; I15; I18; K19; L65


Tags: patents; pharmaceuticals; diffusion; drug launches; price regulation


This paper has been published as:
Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs, Iain M. Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark Schankerman, American Economic Association, Vol 106, No.1, January 2016
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CEP Election Analysis
The Scottish Referendum: Breaking Up is Hard – and expensive - to Do John Van Reenen
September 2014
Paper No' CEPEA018:
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Tags: scottish referendum; uk economy

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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
Consumer Search: Evidence from Path-tracking Data Fabio Pinna and Stephan Seiler
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1296:
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JEL Classification: D12; D83; L11; L15


Tags: consumer search; in-store marketing; path data

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spatial Methods Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Eleonora Patacchini
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0162:
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JEL Classification: R; C1; C5


Tags: spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; neighbourhood effects; agglomeration; weights matrix

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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 Latin American Efficiency Gap Francesco Caselli
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1289:
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JEL Classification: O11


Tags: latin america; income gaps; development accounting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gone for Good? Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China: 2002-2013 Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1287:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: trade policy; export subsidies; export share requirements; china

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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
Because I'm Worth It: A Lab-Field Experiment on the Spillover Effects of Incentives in Health Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1286:
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JEL Classification: C91; C93; D03; I10


Tags: incentives in health; spillover effects; licensing; hidden costs of incentives

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1284:
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JEL Classification: J64; K42


Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating a Decade of Mobile Termination Rate Regulation Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1282:
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JEL Classification: D12; D43; L5; L96; L98


Tags: mobile telephony; termination rates; waterbed effect


This paper has been published as:
Evaluating a Decade of Mobile Termination Rate Regulation, Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti, The Economic Journal, Volume 125, Issue 586, August 2015
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CEP Discussion Paper
Wealth Shocks and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Stock Market Fluctuations Hannes Schwandt
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1281:
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JEL Classification: G10; I10; J14


Tags: retiree health; wealth shocks; stock market

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fueling the Gender Gap? Oil and Women's Labor and Marriage Market Outcomes Stephan E. Maurer and Andrei V. Potlogea
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1280:
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JEL Classification: R1; N5; O1; J1


Tags: oil; structural transformation; female labor force; participation; gender pay gap

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CEP Discussion Paper
Biomarkers and Long-term Market Outcomes: The Case of Creatine Petri Bockerman, Alex Bryson, Christian Hakulinen, Jaakko Pehkonen, Laura Pulkki-Raback, Olli Raitakari and Jutta Viinikainen June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1279:
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JEL Classification: I19; J3


Tags: biomarkers; creatine; creatinine; labour market; earnings; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fracking Growth Thiemo Fetzer
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1278:
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JEL Classification: Q33; O13; N52; R11; L71


Tags: resource boom; fracking; shale; spillovers; natural gas; energy prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Transportation Costs and the Spatial Organization of Economic Activity Stephen J. Redding and Matthew A. Turner
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1277:
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JEL Classification: F15; R12; R40


Tags: highways; market access; railroads; transportation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Transparency and Deliberation within the FOMC: A Computational Linguistics Approach Stephen Hansen, Michael McMahon and Andrea Prat June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1276:
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JEL Classification: E52; E58; D78


Tags: monetary policy; deliberation; fomc; transparency; career concerns

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantifying Spillovers in Open Source Content Production: Evidence from Wikipedia Aleksi Aaltonen and Stephan Seiler
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1275:
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JEL Classification: D24; L23; L86; M11; O31


Tags: wikipedia; open source; user-generated content; knowledge spillover; cumulative knowledge

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CEP Occasional Paper
Dynemp: A Stata® Routine for Distributed Micro-data Analysis of Business Dynamics Chiara Criscuolo, Peter N. Gal and Carlo Menon June 2014
Paper No' CEPOP42:
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JEL Classification: D22; L26; E24; L25


Tags: employment dynamics; job flows; firm demographics

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Dynamics of Employment Growth: New Evidence from 18 Countries Chiara Criscuolo, Peter N. Gal and Carlo Menon
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1274:
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JEL Classification: D22; L26; E24; L25


Tags: business dynamics; employment growth; small businesses; business demography; startups; great recession; job creation and destruction

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CEP Discussion Paper
External Integration, Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Evidence From Argentina Pablo Fajgelbaum and Stephen J. Redding June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1273:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14; O13; O14


Tags: external integration; economic development; structural transformation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Firms Paying More For Performance? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1272:
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JEL Classification: J33


Tags: performance pay; bonuses; recession; business cycle; finance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Not So Dissatisfied After All? The Impact of Union Coverage on Job Satisfaction Alex Bryson and Michael White
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1271:
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JEL Classification: C35; J28; J51


Tags: unions; union coverage; union membership; job satisfaction

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CEP Discussion Paper
Eliciting Taxpayer Preferences Increases Tax Compliance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Cait Lamberton and Michael I. Norton
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1270:
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JEL Classification: D03; H26; H30; H50; I31


Tags: tax compliance; taxpayer agency; taxpayer satisfaction; government spending

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
First-Come First-Served: Identifying the Demand Effect of Immigration Inflows on House Prices Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
May 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0160:
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JEL Classification: J61; R12; R21


Tags: immigration; housing markets; instrumental variables

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Entrepreneurship: Blessing or Curse? Saul Estrin, Seçil Hülya Danakol, Paul Reynolds and Utz Weitzel May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1268:
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JEL Classification: F23; M13; L26


Tags: foreign direct investment; entrepreneurship; new firm entry; spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Uncertainty Dennis Novy and Alan M. Taylor
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1266:
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JEL Classification: E3; F1


Tags: uncertainty shock; trade collapse; inventory; real options; imports; intermediates

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Does management matter in schools? Renata Lemos
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP424:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: education; management; school management index; pupil outcomes; school performance

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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
Turning houses into gold: the failure of British planning Paul Cheshire
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP421:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: housing; house prices; planning; greenbelt; land development

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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 Special Report
Internationalization and Innovation of Firms: Evidence and Policy Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante, Gábor Békés and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano April 2014
Paper No' CEPSP032:
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JEL Classification: F13; F23; F68; O31; O38


Tags: internationalization; innovation; firm-level data; exports; foreign direct investment; outsourcing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Video Killed the Radio Star? Online Music Videos and Digital Music Sales Tobias Kretschmer and Christian Peukert
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1265:
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JEL Classification: L82; M37; D83


Tags: sampling; displacement; promotion; natural experiment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration and the Access to Social Housing in the UK Diego Battiston, Richard Dickens, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1264:
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JEL Classification: F22; R21; H75


Tags: immigration; social housing

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Chicken or Egg? The PVAR Econometrics of Transportation Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Kristoffer Moeller and Nicolai Wendland
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0158:
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JEL Classification: R12; R14; R41; N73; N74


Tags: transport; land use; berlin; history; panel vector; autoregression

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Evaluating Spatial Policies Steve Gibbons, Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman
March 2014
Paper No' SERCPP012:
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JEL Classification: A11; C81; C93; R00


Tags: spatial economics; evaluation; impact evaluation; econometrics; research design; public policy; economic development

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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 Occasional Paper
Gender and the Labor Market: What Have We Learned from Field and Lab Experiments? Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2014
Paper No' CEPOP40:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; C91; C92; C93


Tags: gender; field experiments; lab experiments; discrimination; gender preferences

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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 Impact of Mandatory Entitlement to Paid Leave on Employment in the UK Alexander C. Lembcke
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1262:
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JEL Classification: J08; J23; J45


Tags: uk working time regulation; employment and labour regulation; uk lfs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trapped Factors and China's Impact on Global Growth Nicholas Bloom, Paul Romer, Stephen Terry and John Van Reenen
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1261:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: innovation; trade; china; endogenous growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Home Computers and Married Women's Labor Supply Alexander C. Lembcke
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1260:
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JEL Classification: J24; J22


Tags: married women's labor supply; computer skills and labor supply; us cps

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Relocation of Public Sector Workers: Evaluating a Place-based Policy Giulia Faggio
February 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0155:
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JEL Classification: O1; R23; R58; J61


Tags: economic development; regional labour markets; regional government policy; job displacement

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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
Tackling long-term unemployment Barbara Petrongolo
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP416:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment; job search; government policy

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CentrePiece Article
Economics of higher education Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP412:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


Tags: higher education; uk; government policy

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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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In brief: Tough choices for a troubled euro Christopher Pissarides
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP409:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


Tags: europe; economic policy; euro

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CentrePiece Article
Can cities be trapped in bad locations? Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP408:
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