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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 Election Analysis
Real Wages and Living Standards in the UK Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA036:
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Tags: real wages; uk 2017 general election; brexit; uk economy; labour market


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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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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

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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Elusive Employment Effect of the Minimum Wage Alan Manning
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1428:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: wages; wage flexibility

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


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

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CentrePiece Article
Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP422:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


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

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


JEL Classification: J31;J38; J41


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

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Urban Wage Growth Premium: Sorting or Learning? Sabine D'Costa and Henry G. Overman
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0135:
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JEL Classification: R23; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; agglomeration; cities; wage growth; worker mobility


This paper has been published as:
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Volume 48, September 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Has Job Polarization Squeezed the Middle Class? Evidence from the Allocation of Talents Michael J. Boehm
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1215:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23; J24; J31


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

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CEP 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
Specialization and Regional Economic Development Thomas Kemeny and Michael Storper
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0121:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; O21


Tags: specialization; diversification; agglomeration economies; urban wages

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


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Steady-State Equilibrium in a Model of Short-Term Wage-Posting Alan Manning
July 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1158:
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JEL Classification: J31; J42


Tags: wage-posting; search

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effect of Public Sector Employment on Local Labour Markets Giulia Faggio and Henry G. Overman
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0111:
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JEL Classification: J31; J45


Tags: local labour markets; public and private sector employment; wages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Accounting for Big City Growth in Low Paid Occupations: Immigration and/or Service Class Consumption Ian Gordon and Ioannis Kaplanis April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0106:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23; F22; R12


Tags: regional labour markets; wages; employment; international migration; consumer demand

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


Tags: wage inequality; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Are Migrants Paid More? Alex Bryson, Giambattista Rossi and Rob Simmons
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1134:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J61; J71; M52


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

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


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

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


Tags: productivity; wage gap; marriage; and baseball

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


Tags: minimum wage; education; technology; wage inequality

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


Tags: wage inequality; postgraduate education; computers


This paper has been published as:
The Rising Postgraduate Wage Premium, Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin, Economica, Volume 83, Issue 330, April 2016
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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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CentrePiece Article
Fees and loathing: higher education finance and university participation Gill Wyness
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP343:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J24


Tags: wage differentials; returns to education

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


Tags: wage inequality; technology; trade; polarization

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment David H. Autor, Alan Manning and Christopher L. Smith November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1025:
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JEL Classification: E24; J3; J31


Tags: wage structure; inequality; minimum wage

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Wage Disparities in Britain: People or Place? Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen
October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0060:
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JEL Classification: R11; J31


Tags: wage; disparities; labour


This paper has been published as:
Area Disparities in Britain: Understanding the Contribution of People vs. Place Through Variance Decompositions, Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Early view, July 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Higher Wages Come at a Price? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1011:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J81


Tags: worker wellbeing; job stress; job anxiety; job satisfaction; wages; compensating differentials

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment, Inequality and the UK National Minimum Wage over the Medium-Term Peter Dolton, Chiara Rosazza-Bondibene and Jonathan Wadsworth October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1007:
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JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment; wages; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Union Membership and Influence 1999-2009 Alex Bryson and John Forth
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1003:
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JEL Classification: J51; J31; L25


Tags: trade unions; wages; holidays; workplace performance

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CentrePiece Article
Jobs in the recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP317:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3; J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: The wage premium of two-footed footballers Alex Bryson
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP312:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: labour markets; performance related pay; wages

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CEP Occasional Paper
The UK Labour Market and the 2008 - 2009 Recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2010
Paper No' CEPOP25:
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JEL Classification: J0;J2;J3;J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Schooling: Evidence from the UK's Introduction of a National Minimum Wage Patricia Rice
May 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0050:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24; J38


Tags: minimum wages; enrolment in schooling; natural experiment approach

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Regional Manufacturing Wages: Dancing to the Tune of Trade Shocks Filipe Lage de Sousa
April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0046:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; R12


Tags: economic geography; trade shocks; manufacturing wages

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Wage Effects from Changes in Local Human Capital in Britain Ioannis Kaplanis
January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0039:
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JEL Classification: J21; J24; J31; R23


Tags: local labour markets; wages; consumer demand; human capital externalities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wage Bargaining and the Boundaries of the Multinational Firm Maria Bas and Juan Carluccio
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0963:
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JEL Classification: F10; J52; L22


Tags: wage bargaining; trade unions; sourcing; multinational firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Collective Agreements, Wages and Restructuring in Transition Iga Magda, David Marsden and Simone Moriconi
November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0959:
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JEL Classification: J31; J51; P2


Tags: collective agreements; wages; transition economy; restructuring

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on Occupational Wages: Evidence from Britain Stephen Nickell and Jumana Saleheen
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0034:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; occupation; wages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration Economies and Labour Productivity: Evidence from Longitudinal Worker Data for GB's Travel-to-Work Areas Daniel J. Graham and Patricia C. Melo October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0031:
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JEL Classification: J31; R12; R23


Tags: agglomeration externalities; wages; endogeneity; sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Did the National Minimum Wage Affect UK Prices? Jonathan Wadsworth
August 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0947:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: minimum wage; prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0940:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; E24


Tags: wage inequality; international trade; risk; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Educational Returns, Ability Composition and Cohort Effects: Theory and Evidence for Cohorts of Early-Career UK Graduates Norman Ireland, Robin A. Naylor, Jeremy Smith and Shqiponja Telhaj July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0939:
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JEL Classification: J31; J24; I21; D82


Tags: educational returns; college wage premium; degree class; ability bias; statistical discrimination

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CEP Discussion Paper
When Workers Share in Profits: Effort and Responses to Shirking Richard Freeman
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0882:
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JEL Classification: J41; J24; J33


Tags: profit sharing; efficiency wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico. Revisiting the Evidence Mariano Bosch and Marco Manacorda
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0880:
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JEL Classification: O15; O17


Tags: minimum wage; inequality; informality; mexico

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evolution of Locations, Specialisation and Factor Returns with Two Distinct Waves of Globalisation Jang Ping Thia
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0875:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; F16


Tags: agglomeration; wage inequality; globalisation

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wage Setting Patterns and Monetary Policy: International Evidence Giovanni Olivei and Silvana Tenreyro
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0872:
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JEL Classification: E1; E52; E58; E32; E31


Tags: monetary policy; wage rigidity; seasonality

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Performance Pay and Within-Firm Wage Inequality Erling Barth, Bernt Bratsberg, Torbjørn Hægeland and Oddbjørn Raaum
April 2008
Paper No' MHRLDP0007:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: performance related pay; wage inequality; union bargaining

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CEP Discussion Paper
Union Density and Varieties of Coverage: The Anatomy of Union Wage Effects in Germany Bernd Fitzenberger, Karsten Kohn and Alexander C. Lembcke March 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0859:
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JEL Classification: J31; J51; J52


Tags: union density; collective bargaining coverage; wage structure; quantile regression; linked employer-employer data; structure of earnings survey 2001; germany.

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Relative Gains to Immigration: A Comparison of the Labour Market Position of Indians in the USA, the UK and India Jonathan Wadsworth and Augustin de Coulon February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0851:
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JEL Classification: J31; J61; J68


Tags: immigration; wages; relative ranking

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unemployment Volatility Puzzle: Is Wage Stickiness the Answer? Christopher A. Pissarides
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0839:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E3


Tags: wages; unemployment; wage stickiness; job creation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentives in Competitive Search Equilibrium Espen R. Moen and A Rosen
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0832:
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JEL Classification: E30; J30; J60


Tags: private information; incentives; search; unemployment; wage rigidity

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


Tags: wage inequality; productivity dispersion; technology


This paper has been published as:
Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 19(6): 1919-1951
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CEP Discussion Paper
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
Privatization, Entry Regulation and the Decline of Labor's Share of GDP: A Cross-Country Analysis of the Network Industries Ghazala Azmat, Alan Manning and John Van Reenen June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0806:
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JEL Classification: E25; E22; E24; L32; L33; J30


Tags: profit share; wages; privatization; entry regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Returns to Temporary Migration to the United States: Evidence from the Mexican Urban Employment Survey Benjamin Aleman-Castilla June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0804:
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JEL Classification: J61; J22; J15


Tags: temporary migration; real wages; labour supply

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CEP Special Report
Changes in Wage Inequality Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
April 2007
Paper No' CEPSP18:
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JEL Classification: L32;L33;J30


Tags: wage inequality; institutions; technology; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Has the British National Minimum Wage Had Little or No Impact on Employment? David Metcalf
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0781:
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J42


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; compliance

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Informality and Wages: Evidence from Mexico Benjamin Aleman-Castilla
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0763:
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JEL Classification: F00;F02;F14;F15;F16;J00;J21;J23;J31


Tags: trade liberalization; informality; wage differentials

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CEP Discussion Paper
Search and Matching Frictions and Optimal Monetary Policy Carlos Thomas
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0743:
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JEL Classification: E52; E32; J40


Tags: search and matching; new keynesian; staggered nominal wage bargaining

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain Marco Manacorda, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0754:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: wages; wage inequality; immigration

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Education, Occupation and Career Expectations: Determinants of the Gender Pay Gap for UK Graduates Arnaud Chevalier
August 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0069:
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JEL Classification: J16; J13; J29; J70


Tags: gender wage gap; attitude


This paper has been published as:
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics Volume 69 Issue 6
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Early Career Gender Wage Gap Sami Napari
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0738:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J7


Tags: gender wage gap; early career

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CEP Discussion Paper
Off-Shoring of Business Services and De-Industrialization: Threat or Opportunity - and for Whom? Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
July 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0734:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; L22; R11


Tags: outsourcing; wage inequality; communication costs

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Timing of Monetary Policy Shocks Giovanni Olivei and Silvana Tenreyro
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0725:
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JEL Classification: E1; E52; E58; E32; E31


Tags: monetary policy; wage contracts

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Incidence of an Earned Income Tax Credit: Evaluating the Impact on Wages in the UK Ghazala Azmat
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0724:
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JEL Classification: J30; H22; I38; D58


Tags: wages; incidence; tax credits

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
February 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0715:
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JEL Classification: J23; L25


Tags: minimum wage; profitability; exit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unequal Pay or Unequal employment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Gender Gaps Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0711:
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JEL Classification: E24; J16; J31


Tags: median gender gaps; sample selection; wage imputation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The De-Collectivisation of Pay Setting in Britain 1990-1998: Incidence, Determinants and Impact A Charlwood
October 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0705:
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JEL Classification: J31; J5; M12


Tags: collective bargaining; de-collectivisation; wage dispersion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Economic Significance of Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity Michael W. L. Elsby
August 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0704:
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JEL Classification: J30; J41; E24; E31


Tags: nominal wage rigidity; loss aversion; irreversibility

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Gender Gap in Early Career Wage Growth Alan Manning and Joanna Swaffield
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0700:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J7


Tags: gender pay gap; wage growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Factor Price Equality and the Economies of the United States Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0696:
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JEL Classification: F16; J30; R23; C14


Tags: factor price equality; regional wages; neoclassical trade theory; labor market areas

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Employment Effects of the October 2003 Increase in the National Minimum Wage Richard Dickens and Mirko Draca
June 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0693:
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JEL Classification: J31; J63


Tags: minimum wages; employment transitions; wages

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


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

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


Tags: productivity; training; wages; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labor Market Institutions, Wages and Investment Jörn-Steffen Pischke
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0652:
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JEL Classification: E22; E24; J23; J24; J31


Tags: frictional labor markets; human capital; changes in wage inequality


This paper has been published as:
CESifo Economic Studies 51, 1/2005, pp.47-75
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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Friends and Relatives Really Help in Getting a Good Job? Michele Pellizzari
March 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0623:
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JEL Classification: J31; J64; M51


Tags: social networks; wage differentials; recruitment; hiring

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Returns to Apprenticeship Training Steven McIntosh
March 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0622:
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JEL Classification: J24


Tags: apprenticeship; wage equations

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Union Wage Premium in the US and the UK David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0612:
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JEL Classification: J51; J52


Tags: union membership wage premium.

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why is the Rate of Return to Schooling Higher For Women Than For Men? C Dougherty
August 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0581:
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JEL Classification: J16;J31;J71


Tags: returns to education; wage equations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Poverty and Worklessness in Britain Stephen Nickell
July 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0579:
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JEL Classification: I32;I12


Tags: poverty; worklessness; wage dispersion; disability

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CEP Discussion Paper
Scale Effects in Markets with Search Barbara Petrongolo and Christopher A. Pissarides
June 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0571:
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JEL Classification: J31;J64;D83


Tags: job search; economies of scale; matching; aggregate matching functions; wage offer distribution; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Inequality in Skills Explain Inequality of Earnings Across Advanced Countries? Dan Devroye and Richard Freeman
November 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0552:
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: wage inequality; distribution of skills; skills and education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Has The National Minimum Wage Reduced UK Wage Inequality? Richard Dickens and Alan Manning
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0533:
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Structure of Wages in What Should be a Competitive Labour Market Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0532:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: wage dispersion; competitive model

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Union Membership Wage Premium: An Analysis Using Propensity Score Matching Alex Bryson
May 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0530:
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JEL Classification: C14;C81;J31;J51


Tags: trade unions; wage premium; treatment effect; matching; propensity score

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and On-the-Job Training Daron Acemoglu and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
April 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0527:
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JEL Classification: J24;J31;J41


Tags: imperfect labor markets; low wage workers; general human capital; firm sponsored training


This paper has been published as:
Research in Labor Economics 22, 2003, pp.159-202
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Promise of Workplace Training for Non-College Bound Youth: Theory and Evidence from German Apprenticeship Damon Clark and René Fahr March 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0518:
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JEL Classification: C29;J24;J31;J62


Tags: german apprenticeship training; human capital; occupational mobility; wages.

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Run Labour Market Consequences of Teenage Motherhood in Britain Arnaud Chevalier and Tarja K. Viitanen
January 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0516:
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JEL Classification: I200; J130; J310


Tags: teenage pregnancy; schooling decisions; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Beveridge Curve, Unemployment and Wages in the OECD from the 1960s to the 1990s - Preliminary Version Stephen Nickell, Luca Nunziata, Wolfgang Ochel and Glenda Quintini July 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0502:
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JEL Classification: E240; J300


Tags: beveridge curve; labour market rigidities; unemployment rates; wage determination

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Employment Manfred Keil, Donald Robertson and James Symons
June 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0497:
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JEL Classification: J30; J31; J39


Tags: minimum wages; panel data; cross sectional correlation; factor analysis.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Nominal Wage Rigidity and the Rate of Inflation Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
April 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0489:
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JEL Classification: E24; E31


Tags: inflation; wage rigidity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Mind the Gaps: the Evolution of Regional Inequalities in the UK, 1982-1997 Gilles Duranton and V Monastiriotis
December 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0485:
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Tags: wage equation; regional inequalities

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Picture of Job Insecurity Facing British Men Patricia Tracy Jones, Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
November 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0479:
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Tags: insecurity; wages; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wage Equations, Wage Curves and All That Brian Bell, Stephen Nickell and Glenda Quintini
September 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0472:
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Tags: wages; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment Patterns in OECD Countries Stephen Nickell and Luca Nunziata
March 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0448:
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Tags: employment; wages; inactivity