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


JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Distortion on the Housing or Labor Market? Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0187:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


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

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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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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
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 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
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
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
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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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
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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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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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 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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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
'Iconic Design' as Deadweight Loss: Rent Acquisition by Design in the Constrained London Office Market Paul Cheshire and Gerard Dericks January 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0154:
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JEL Classification: H3; J6; Q15; R52


Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; rent-seeking; office markets

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


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; clusters

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Here Be Startups: Exploring a young digital cluster in Inner East London Max Nathan and Emma Vandore
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0146:
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JEL Classification: L2; L52; M13; O18; O31; R11


Tags: digital economy; cities; clusters; innovation; london; silicon roundabout; tech city


This paper has been published as:
Here be startups: exploring London’s Tech City digital cluster by Max Nathan and Emma Vandore, Environment and Planning A, Volume 46, Issue 10 April 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Integration, Market Size and Industrialization: Evidence from China's National Trunk Highway System Benjamin Faber
October 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1244:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; O18; R12


Tags: trade integration; industrialization; road infrastructure


This paper has been published as:
Review of Economic Studies, Volume 81, Issue 3, July 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Gibrat's Law and the British Industrial Revolution Alexander Klein and Tim Leunig
September 2013
Paper No' SERCDO0140:
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JEL Classification: N93; R12


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Happier People Less Judgmental of Other People's Selfish Behaviors? Laboratory Evidence from Trust and Gift Exchange Games Michalis Drouvelis and Nattavudh Powdthavee July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1231:
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JEL Classification: C91


Tags: happiness; moral judgments; trust games; gift exchange games

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Debt and Incomplete Financial Markets: A Case for Nominal GDP Targeting Kevin D. Sheedy
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1209:
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JEL Classification: E21; E31; E44; E52


Tags: incomplete markets; heterogeneous agents; risk sharing; nominal gdp targeting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Outsourcing and the Rise in Services Giuseppe Berlingieri
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1199:
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JEL Classification: D57; L16; L24; L84; O14; O41; O51


Tags: structural transformation; outsourcing; professional and business services; input-output tables; intermediates

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


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

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CEP Occasional Paper
Bankers and their bonuses Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
February 2013
Paper No' CEPOP35:
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses


This paper has been published as:
The Economic Journal V124, F1-F21 (February 2014)
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
House Prices and Rents: Micro Evidence from a Matched Dataset in Central London Philippe Bracke
February 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0127:
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JEL Classification: G10; R21; R31


Tags: house prices; housing rents; price index

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Importance of Time Zone Assignment: Evidence from Residential Electricity Consumption Felix Weinhardt
January 2013
Paper No' SERDDP0126:
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JEL Classification: H4; Q4


Tags: time-use; time zones; daylight saving; energy consumption; gis

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CEP Discussion Paper
China's Pure Exporter Subsidies Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
December 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1182:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


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

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


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

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CEP US Election Analysis
Economic Recovery and Policy Uncertainty Scott R. Baker, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis and John Van Reenen
October 2012
Paper No' CEPUSA002:
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Tags: us elections; uncertainty; recession


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CEP Discussion Paper
Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Technology Diffusion and Learning On-the-job Thomas Sampson
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1168:
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JEL Classification: F2; J24; O33


Tags: technology diffusion; managerial knowledge; learning on-the-job; fdi; brain drain

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England Christian A. L. Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen
September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0119:
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JEL Classification: G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: house prices; housing supply; supply constraints; land use regulation

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


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

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


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

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


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

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CentrePiece Article
The polluter-doesn't-pay principle Ralf Martin, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
May 2012
Paper No' CEPCP369:
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CentrePiece 17 (1) Spring 2012


JEL Classification: H23; H25; Q52; Q54


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Do CEOs Do? Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1145:
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JEL Classification: D2; G3; G34


Tags: ceos; corporate governance; time use

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intermediaries in International Trade: Direct Versus Indirect Modes of Export Andrew B. Bernard, Marco Grazzi and Chiara Tomasi March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1137:
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JEL Classification: D22; F12; F14; L22; L23


Tags: heterogeneous firms; international trade; intermediation; wholesalers; export entry costs; product adding and dropping; exchange rates

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


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

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CentrePiece Article
Sequential exporting: how firms break into foreign markets Facundo Albornoz, Hector Calvo-Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP364:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: sequential exporting; international business

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CentrePiece Article
Policy uncertainty: a new indicator Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP362:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: us economic policy; global financial markets;

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Household Effects of Government Spending Francesco Giavazzi and Michael McMahon
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1120:
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JEL Classification: E62; E21; E24; D12


Tags: fiscal policy; psid; household consumption; labor supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fiscal Multipliers over the Business Cycle Pascal Michaillat
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1115:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; E62; J64


Tags: fiscal multiplier; unemployment; business cycle; job rationing; matching frictions

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


Tags: employment flexibility; regional migration; labour market adjustment

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trading Away Wide Brands for Cheap Brands Swati Dhingra
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1103:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; M37; N80


Tags: brands; trade; manufacturing; heterogeneous firms; thailand

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Worktime Regulations and Spousal Labor Supply Dominique Goux, Eric Maurin and Barbara Petrongolo
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1096:
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JEL Classification: J22; J12; J48


Tags: spousal labor supply; cross-hour effects; workweek reduction


This paper has been published as:
Worktime regulations and spousal labor supply, Dominique Goux, Eric Maurin and Barbara Petrongolo, American Economic Review, Volume 104, Issue 1, January 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps Across Countries and Skills: Supply, Demand and the Industry Structure Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1093:
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JEL Classification: E24; J16; J31


Tags: gender gaps; education; demand and supply; industry structure

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


Tags: international business cycles; international comovement; composition effects

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Geographic Concentration and the Temporal Scope of Agglomeration Economics: An Index Decomposition Colin Wren
November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0094:
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JEL Classification: R12; R30; L10


Tags: industrial location; agglomeration forces; geographic concentration index; spillovers; temporal scope

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


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporting; importing; productivity

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


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


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


For further reading, see SERC Discussion Papers No.60, No.65 and No.74
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CentrePiece Article
In brief...Cotton and Cars: the Huge Gains from Process Innovation Tim Leunig and Joachim Voth
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP347:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: N22;N24;O31;O40


Tags: process innovations; new goods; welfare; consumer surplus; mechanisation; mass production; automobiles; cotton; industrial revolution; second industrial revolution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics Implications of House Price Capitalization: A Synthesis Christian A. L. Hilber
October 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0091:
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JEL Classification: D71; R21; R31


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Many-Country Model of Industrialization Holger Breinlich and Alejandro Cuñat
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1082:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F14; O14


Tags: industrialization; economic geography; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Unemployment Insurance Over the Business Cycle Camille Landais, Pascal Michaillat and Emmanuel Saez
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1078:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; H21; H23


Tags: unemployment insurance; business cycle; job rationing; matching frictions

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
On the Relative Importance of Agglomeration Economies in the Location of FDI Across British Regions Jonathan Jones and Colin Wren August 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0089:
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JEL Classification: H3; O2; L2; R3


Tags: industrial location; agglomeration economies; intermediate goods; fdi

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


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

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Booms and Busts in Asset Prices Klaus Adam and Albert Marcet
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1059:
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JEL Classification: G12; D84


Tags: asset price fluctuations; boom and bust cycles

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effects of Agglomeration on Wages: Evidence from the Micro-Level Bernard Fingleton and Simonetta Longhi
June 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0081:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; C33; D1; O18; R20; R12


Tags: urban economics; new economic geography; household panel data

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


Tags: house prices; school quality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Tracking Unemployment in Wales through Recession and into Recovery Michael Artis and Marianne Sensier
April 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0079:
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JEL Classification: C22; E32; E37; E40


Tags: classical business cycles; forecasting

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


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is the WTO Article XXIV Bad? Monika Mrázová, David Vines and Ben Zissimos
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1021:
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JEL Classification: F02; F13; F15


Tags: coalition formation game; customs union; protection; trade block; trade liberalization

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


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

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
When do Better Schools Raise Housing Prices? Evidence from Paris Public and Private Schools Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet
October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0119:
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JEL Classification: H41;I21;I28;R21


Tags: school attendance zones; private schools; housing markets; residential segregation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Capitalization of Central Government Grants into Local House Prices: Panel Data Evidence from England Christian A. L. Hilber, Teemu Lyytikäinen and Wouter Vermeulen September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0057:
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JEL Classification: H2; H3; H7; H81; R21; R31


Tags: local public finance; house prices; supply constraints; central government grants

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Mortgage Interest Deduction and its Impact on Homeownership Decisions Christian A. L. Hilber and Tracy M. Turner
September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0055:
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JEL Classification: H22; H24; H71; R21; R31; R52


Tags: homeownership; mortgage interest deduction; tax subsidies; land use regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Theories of Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Stephen Redding
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0994:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; L22


Tags: heterogeneous firms; international trade; within-industry reallocation; selection into exporting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Revolving Door Lobbyists Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Mirko Draca and Christian Fons-Rosen
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0993:
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JEL Classification: H11; J24; J45


Tags: lobbying; revolving door; us congress; political connections; political elites

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CentrePiece Article
Europe's emissions trading scheme: taxpayers versus sthe industry lobby Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Ulrich J. Wagner
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP311:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: industry; r&d; carbon policy; carbon trading

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crisis? What Crisis? Currency vs. Banking in the Financial Crisis of 1931 Albrecht Ritschl and Samad Salferaz
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0977:
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JEL Classification: N12; N13; E37; E47; C53


Tags: great depression; 1931 financial crisis; international business cycle transmission; bayesian factor analysis; currency; banking

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Housing Markets and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009: Lessons for the Future John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0049:
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JEL Classification: R21; G18; E51; E21; C51; C52


Tags: financial crisis; house prices; credit crunch; subprime mortgages

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CEP Special Report
Bankers' Pay and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
April 2010
Paper No' CEPSP21:
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses

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CEP Election Analysis
Bankers' Bonuses Brian Bell
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA010:
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Tags: banks; bonuses; credit crunch


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CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Measuring the Returns to Lifelong Learning Jo Blanden, Franz Buscha, Patrick Sturgis and Peter Urwin
March 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0110:
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Tags: lifelong learning; earnings; social status

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Housing Supply and the Dilution of Social Capital Christian A. L. Hilber
January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0042:
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JEL Classification: D71; R21; R31


Tags: house price capitalization; social capital; homeownership; land and housing supply; reciprocal cooperation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
On the Origins of Land Use Regulations: Theory and Evidence from US Metro Areas Christian A. L. Hilber and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0038:
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JEL Classification: H7; Q15; R52


Tags: land use regulations; zoning; land ownership; housing supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Origins of Land Use Regulations: Theory and Evidence from US Metro Areas Christian A. L. Hilber and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0964:
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JEL Classification: H7; Q15; R52


Tags: land use regulations; zoning; land ownership; housing supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
Recovering the Sunk Costs of R&D: the Moulds Industry Case Carlos Daniel Santos
November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0958:
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JEL Classification: C61; D21; D92; L11; L22; O31


Tags: aggregate state; industry dynamics; markov equilibrium; moulds industry; r&d; structural estimation; sunk costs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Can Family-Support Policies Help Explain Differences in Working Hours Across Countries? Urban Sila
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0955:
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JEL Classification: D1; H20; H31; I38; J13; J18; J22


Tags: working hours; household behavior; taxation; subsidies; fiscal policies; child care; time allocation; labor supply

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Urban Containment, Housing Affordability and Price Stability - Irreconcilable Goals Paul Cheshire
September 2009
Paper No' SERCPP004:
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Tags: housing; house prices; planning

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Organization of Firms Across Countries Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0937:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; trust; rule of law; social capital; theory of the firm


This paper has been published as:
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(4): 1663-1705
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Common and Spatial Drivers in Regional Business Cycles Michael Artis, Christian Dreger and Konstantin Kholodilin
April 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0022:
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JEL Classification: E32; C51; E37


Tags: business cycle convergence; spatial correlation; spatial panel model

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Empirics of New Economic Geography Stephen Redding
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0925:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: new economic geography; market access; industrial location; multiple equilibria

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The UK Intranational Trade Cycle Michael Artis and Toshihiro Okubo
April 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0019:
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JEL Classification: E32; E41; R11


Tags: intranational business cycle; regional business cycles; income convergence; hodrick-prescott filter; euro-sympathy

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CEP Discussion Paper
'The Value of Rude Health': Employees' Well Being, Absence and Workplace Performance David Marsden and Simone Moriconi
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0919:
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JEL Classification: J22; J28


Tags: time allocation; absenteeism; safety; accidents; industrial health

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
March 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0018:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Trade Integration: A Disaggregated Approach Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0908:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: trade integration; gravity; trade costs; multilateral resistance; industries; disaggregation; european union

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Margins of US Trade Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0906:
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JEL Classification: F1


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; product market entry and exit

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Growth Drivers in a Europe of Sticky People and Implicit Boundaries Paul Cheshire and Stefano Magrini
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0010:
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JEL Classification: H41; H73; O18; R11; R50


Tags: growth; cities; local public goods; spatial adjustment; local economic growth

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Resurrecting the Participation Margin Monique Ebell
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0873:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J21; J64


Tags: unemployment; business cycles; labor force participation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Union Decline in Britain David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0864:
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JEL Classification: J51


Tags: trade unions; employment growth; financial performance; industrial relations

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CEP Special Report
Interoperability and Market Foreclosure In the European Microsoft Case Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen
February 2008
Paper No' CEPSP20:
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JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


Tags: leverage; interoperability; abuse of a dominant position; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Robustly Optimal Monetary Policy Kevin D. Sheedy
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0840:
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JEL Classification: E5


Tags: inflation persistence; optimal monetary policy; rules versus discretion; stabilization bias; inflation targeting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovation in Business Groups Sharon Belenzon and Tomer Berkovitz
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0833:
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JEL Classification: G34; L22; L26; O32


Tags: business groups; innovation; internal capital markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Growth and the Quality of Foreign Direct Investment: Is All FDI Equal? Laura Alfaro and Andrew Charlton
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0830:
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JEL Classification: F23; F36; F43; O40


Tags: foreign direct investment; economic growth; industry data; spillovers; instrumental variables

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technological Diversification Miklos Koren and Silvana Tenreyro
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0824:
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JEL Classification: O0; O10; O11; O12; O30; O40; O47


Tags: volatility; endogenous growth; diversification; technological progress

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
History and Industry Location: Evidence from German Airports Stephen Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf
July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0809:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; N74


Tags: industry location; economic geography; german division; german reunification

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Beveridge Curve Eran Yashiv
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0807:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J63; J64


Tags: business cycle; job search; matching function; phillips curve; unemployment; vacancies; wage inflation


This paper has been published as:
L. Blume and S. N. Durlauf (eds). The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, 2008, in press.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Labor Search and Matching in Macroeconomics Eran Yashiv
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0803:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; E52; J23; J31; J41; J63; J64; J65


Tags: search; matching; macroeconomics; business cycles; worker flows; growth; policy


This paper has been published as:
European Economic Review, 97, 4, pp1419-1431, September 2007
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CEP Discussion Paper
Protection for Sale Made Easy Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0800:
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JEL Classification: H32; P16


Tags: protection for sale; endogenous protection

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CEP Discussion Paper
Offshoring: General Equilibrium Effects on Wages, Production and Trade Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0794:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; L22; R11


Tags: offshoring; shadow migration; inter-industry trade; intra-industry trade; trade theorems

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CEP Discussion Paper
Respect Alan Manning
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0793:
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JEL Classification: D51; I31


Tags: respect; status; pro-social preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
Entry and Asymmetric Lobbying: Why Governments Pick Losers Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0791:
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JEL Classification: H32; P16


Tags: lobbying; sunset industries; sunk costs

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Inflation Premium and Oil Price Volatility Paul Castillo, Carlos Montoro and Vicente Tuesta
March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0782:
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JEL Classification: E52; E42; E12; C63


Tags: second order solution; oil price shocks; endogenous trade-off

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CEP Discussion Paper
Decomposing the Growth in Residential Land in the United States Henry Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner
February 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0778:
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JEL Classification: R14; O51


Tags: land use; population growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Trade Liberalization Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0769:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; L11


Tags: heterogeneous firms; endogenous product scope; love of variety; core competency

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Owners of Developed Land versus Owners of Undeveloped Land: Why Land Use is More Constrained in the Bay Area than in Pittsburgh Christian Hilber and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud November 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0760:
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JEL Classification: H7; Q15; R52


Tags: land use regulations; zoning; land ownership; housing supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exploring the Detailed Location Patterns of UK Manufacturing Industries Using Microgeographic Data Gilles Duranton and Henry Overman October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0756:
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JEL Classification: C19; R12; L70


Tags: localisation; location patterns; clusters; k-density; spatial statistics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Pay for Performance Where Output is Hard to Measure: the Case of Performance Pay for School Teachers Richard Belfield and David Marsden August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0747:
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JEL Classification: I2; J33; J45; M52


Tags: education; teachers; performance related pay; public sector; compensation; industrial relations


This paper has been published as:
Forthcoming in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations 2006, edited by Kaufman B, and Lewin D for the US Labor and Employment Relations Association, published by Elsevier. Final draft: 20.7.06
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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Product Switching Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0736:
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JEL Classification: D21; E23; L11; L60


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; product market entry and exit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Growth with Heterogeneous Firms Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0727:
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JEL Classification: H32; P16


Tags: trade and endogenous growth; heterogeneous firms; dynamic versus static efficiency

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Liberalization and Industrial Restructuring through Mergers and Acquisitions Holger Breinlich
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0717:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; L2; L4


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; trade liberalization; international trade; cusfta

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CEP Discussion Paper
Performance Pay for Teachers: Linking Individual and Organisational Level Targets Richard Belfield and David Marsden
August 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0703:
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JEL Classification: I2; J33; J45; M52


Tags: education; teachers; performance related pay; public sector; compensation; industrial relations

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


Tags: product choice; productivity; deregulation; industry evolution

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CEP Discussion Paper
Ex Post Versus Ex Ante Measures of the User Cost of Capital Nicholas Oulton
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0698:
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JEL Classification: O470; E010; C430; E220


Tags: user cost; capital; ex post; ex ante; growth accounting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Rising Trade Costs? Agglomeration and Trade with Endogenous Transaction Costs Gilles Duranton and Michael Storper
April 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0683:
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JEL Classification: D23; D24; R12


Tags: transaction costs; trade costs; transport costs; agglomeration; vertically linked industries

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Performance of the Search and Matching Model Eran Yashiv
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0677:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J32; J63


Tags: search; matching; u.s. labor market; vacancies; labor market flows; business cycles.


This paper has been published as:
European Economic Review 2006, Volume 50, Issue 4, 909-936
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CEP Discussion Paper
Catching a Wave: the Adoption of Voice and High Commitment Workplace Practices in Britain: 1984-1998 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Tobias Kretschmer February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0676:
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JEL Classification: J51; M54; O33


Tags: high-commitment work practices; voice; unions; technology diffusion; complementarities

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions, Performance-Related Pay and Procedural Justice: the Case of Classroom Teachers Richard Belfield and David Marsden
November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0660:
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JEL Classification: J33; J51


Tags: unions; procedural justice; performance-related pay; teachers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Motivating Employee Owners in ESOP Firms: Human Resource Policies and Company Performance Joseph Blasi, Robert Buchele, Richard Freeman, Douglas Kruse, Chris Mackin, Loren Rodgers and Adria Scharf November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0658:
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JEL Classification: M5; M40; O15


Tags: human resources; industrial relations; employee ownership

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are European Labor Markets As Awful As All That? Richard Freeman
August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0644:
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JEL Classification: J0


Tags: labour markets; us; eu; labour market institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0643:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; L11


Tags: heckscher-ohlin; international trade; inter-industry trade; intra-industry trade; trade costs; entry and exit

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


Tags: regional disparities; productivity; clustering

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CEP Discussion Paper
Two Sides to Every Story: Measuring the Polarisation of Work Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0632:
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JEL Classification: C1; J0; J6


Tags: workless households; distribution of work; polarisation; joblessness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Timeliness, Trade and Agglomeration James Harrigan and Anthony J. Venables
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0616:
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JEL Classification: F1; L0


Tags: just- in-time; clustering; location; trade.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relative Wage Variation and Industry Location Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding, Peter K. Schott and Helen Simpson
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0614:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14; C14


Tags: deindustrialization; relative factor prices; diversification cones

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions and Procedural Justice: An Alternative to the 'Common Rule' David Marsden
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0613:
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JEL Classification: J33; M12


Tags: performance-related pay; public services; procedural justice; management

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CEP Discussion Paper
Valuing Rail Access Using Transport Innovations Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0611:
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JEL Classification: R4


Tags: house prices; transport innovations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Endowments, Market Potential, and Industrial Location: Evidence from Interwar Poland (1918-1939) Nikolaus Wolf
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0609:
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JEL Classification: F10; F11; F12; F14; F15; N74; R3


Tags: industrial location; endowments; market potential; interwar poland

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CEP Discussion Paper
Buzz: Face-to-Face Contact and the Urban Economy Michael Storper and Anthony J. Venables
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0598:
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JEL Classification: R1


Tags: agglomeration; clustering; urban economics; face-to-face

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Incidence of UK Housing Benefit: Evidence from the 1990s Reforms Steve Gibbons and Alan Manning
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0597:
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JEL Classification: H22; R31


Tags: housing subsidies; tax incidence

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Choice and Product Switching Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0594:
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JEL Classification: L11; D21; L60


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; sunk costs; entry and exit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Child Labor and the Labor Supply of Other Household Members: Evidence from 1920 America Marco Manacorda
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0590:
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JEL Classification: J22; J13; K31; N12


Tags: child labor; child labor laws; household labor supply


This paper has been published as:
'Child Labor and the Labor Supply of Other Household Members: Evidence from 1920 America,' American Economic Review, vol. 96(5), December 2006, pages 1788-1801.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Shocks and Industrial Location: the Impact of EEC Accession on the UK Henry Overman and L. Alan Winters
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0588:
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JEL Classification: F15; F14; R12


Tags: uk manufacturing industry; eec; economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
Barriers and the Transition to Modern Growth L. Rachel Ngai
January 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0561:
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JEL Classification: D58; O11; O14; O42


Tags: industrialization; income disparity; distortion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Educational Attainment, Labour Market Institutions, and the Structure of Production Stephen Nickell, Stephen Redding and Joanna Swaffield September 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0545:
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JEL Classification: F0;J0;O3


Tags: de-industrialization; educational attainment; factor endowments; labour market institutions; specialization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Testing for Localisation Using Micro-Geographic Data Gilles Duranton and Henry Overman
August 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0540:
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JEL Classification: C19;R12;L70.


Tags: localisation; clusters; k-density; spatial statistics.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Agglomeration Dynamics Danny Quah
March 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0521:
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JEL Classification: D30;O10;O41


Tags: cluster; continuous space; convergence; distribution dynamics; growth; knowledge; saddlepath dynamics; spatial spillovers; spatial inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
From Sectoral To Functional Urban Specialisation Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga
September 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0511:
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JEL Classification: R30; L23; R12


Tags: functional specialisation; cities; business services; headquarters

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labor Pooling, Labor Poaching and Spatial Clustering Pierre-Philippe Combes and Gilles Duranton
September 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0510:
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JEL Classification: J60; L13; R32


Tags: labor pooling; labor poaching; firm clustering; agglomeration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Neighbourhood Effects in Small Neighbourhoods Henry Overman
November 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0481:
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Tags: education; decisions; neighbourhood effects; housing policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Whence Reform? A Critique of the Stiglitz Perspective M Dabrowski, Stanislaw Gomulka and J Rostowski
September 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0471:
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Tags: transition from communism; capitalism; china; russia; joseph stiglitz; clean slate policy; social capital

CEP Discussion Paper
The Multi-Dimensional Nature of Labour Demmand and Skill Biased Technical Change E Mellander
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0440:
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Tags: robustness test; labor quality; heterogeneous low-skilled; manufacturing application