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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: production networks; trade; productivity; infrastructure

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


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

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


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

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Value of Local Social Networks Frank Ethridge, Maryann Feldman, Tom Kemeny and Ted Zoller
January 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0170:
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JEL Classification: R11; O12; O18; L14


Tags: cities; economic development; social networks; social capital

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are You Happy While You Work? Alex Bryson and George MacKerron
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1187:
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JEL Classification: I1; J0; J28


Tags: happiness; relaxation; work; wellbeing


This paper has been published as:
'Are you happy while you work?', Alex Bryson and George MacKerron, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 599, February 2017
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CentrePiece Article
Immigration and the UK Labour Market David Metcalf
December 2012
Paper No' CEPCP381:
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CentrePiece 17 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: immigration; government policy; eu; migration policy; work skills

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
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
Does High Involvement Management Improve Worker Wellbeing? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1095:
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JEL Classification: I10; J28; J81; M52; M53; M54


Tags: health; subjective wellbeing; sickness absence; job satisfaction; pain; high involvement management; high performance work system; performance-related pay; training; team working; information sharing

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Role of Worker Flows in the Dynamics and Distribution of UK Unemployment Michael W. L. Elsby, Jennifer C. Smith and Jonathan Wadsworth July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1058:
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JEL Classification: E24; J6


Tags: labour market; unemployment; worker flows

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Seesaw in the Air: Interconnection Regulation and the Structure of Mobile Tariffs Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1045:
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JEL Classification: L13; L51


Tags: interconnection; network competition; regulation; mobile phones

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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
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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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Term Effect of Digital Innovation on Bank Performance: An Empirical Study of SWIFT Adoption in Financial Services Susan Scott, John Van Reenen and Markos Zachariadis August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0992:
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JEL Classification: O33; N20


Tags: technology adoption; bank performance; financial services; network innovation; swift

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CEP Discussion Paper
Slip Sliding Away: Further Union Decline in Germany and Britain John T. Addison, Alex Bryson, André Pahnke and Paulino Teixeira March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0971:
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JEL Classification: J50; J51


Tags: union recognition; union coverage; worker representation in works councils; joint consultative committees; patterns of erosion; behavioural and composition effects; shift share analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
Welfare Policy and the Distribution of Hours of Work L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0962:
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JEL Classification: E02; H53; I18; I38; J22


Tags: hours of work; employment shares; home production; childcare; tax wedge; welfare state; social subsidies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Networks in the Premodern Economy: the Market for London Apprenticeships, 1600-1749 Tim Leunig, Chris Minns and Patrick Wallis November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0956:
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JEL Classification: N3; J2; J6


Tags: apprenticeship; human capital formation; training; migration; networks; uk; early modern

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Institutions and the Management of Human Resources: Incentive Pay Systems in France and Great Britain Richard Belfield and David Marsden July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0941:
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JEL Classification: J3; J5; M5; M52


Tags: incentive systems; merit pay; profit-sharing; employer networks

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unemployment Insurance and Cultural Transmission: Theory and Application to European Unemployment Jean-Baptiste Michau
June 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0936:
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JEL Classification: E24; H31; J65; Z10


Tags: cultural transmission; european unemployment; unemployment insurance; work ethic

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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
Private Sector Employment Growth, 1998-2004: A Panel Analysis of British Workplaces Alex Bryson and Satu Nurmi
April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0861:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23


Tags: employment growth; workplace survival; workplace age; workplace size; human capital; sunk costs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Competing for Contacts: Network Competition, Trade Intermediation and Fragmented Duopoly Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0854:
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JEL Classification: F10;C78;D43;D82;D83;L10


Tags: international trade; pairwise matching; information cost; intermediation; networks

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Costs, Networks and Intermediation in International Trade Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0848:
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JEL Classification: F10; C78; D43; D82; D83; L10


Tags: international trade; pairwise matching; information cost; intermediation; networks

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


Tags: temporary agency workers; labour productivity; financial performance

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gross Worker Flows in the Presence of Informal Labor Markets. The Mexican Experience 1987-2002 Mariano Bosch and William Maloney October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0753:
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JEL Classification: J41;J42; J6


Tags: gross worker flows; labor market dynamics; informality; developing countries

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trends in Hours and Economic Growth L. Rachel Ngai and Christopher A. Pissarides
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0746:
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JEL Classification: J21; J22; O14; O41


Tags: hours of work; labour supply; structural transformation; home production; marketization; balanced growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Competing Technologies in the Database Management Systems Market Tobias Kretschmer
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0737:
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JEL Classification: L86; O33


Tags: database software; indirect network effects; technology adoption; microdata

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Voice Do British Workers Want? Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman
July 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0731:
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JEL Classification: J51; J52; J53; J58


Tags: trades unions; worker voice; employment relations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Patterns of Work Across the OECD Giulia Faggio and Stephen Nickell
June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0730:
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JEL Classification: J22


Tags: work; working hours; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Workers' Remittances Reduce the Probability of Current Account Reversals? Matteo Bugamelli and Francesco Paternò
February 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0714:
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JEL Classification: F32; F36; J61; O1


Tags: current account reversals; workers' remittances; international reserves; external debt

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CEP Special Report
Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen
January 2006
Paper No' CEPSP16:
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Tags: work-life balance; management practices; productivity; family-friendly workplaces; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Apprenticeship in Europe: 'Fading' or Flourishing? Hilary Steedman
December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0710:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24


Tags: apprenticeship; dual system; school to work transition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Growth of Network Computing: Quality Adjusted Price Changes for Network Servers John Van Reenen
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0702:
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JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


Tags: hedonic prices; network servers; computers

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Part-Time Pay Penalty Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0679:
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JEL Classification: D12; H31; J16; J18; J2


Tags: employment transitions; part-time work; motherhood; eu; equality


This paper has been published as:
'The Part-time Pay Penalty' by Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo, published by the Women and Equality Unit of the Department of Trade and Industry
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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
Can a Work Organization Have An Attitude Problem? The Impact of Workplaces on Employee Attitude and Economic Outcomes Ann Bartel, Richard Freeman, Casey Ichniowski and Morris Kleiner May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0636:
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JEL Classification: J0; J2


Tags: work motivation; workplace attitudes; organization; performance

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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
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 'Network Economy' and Models of the Employment Contract: Psychological, Economic and Legal David Marsden
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0620:
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JEL Classification: M55; K31; J44; J53


Tags: network economy; labor contracting; labor law; labor management relations

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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
Employment After Motherhood: A European Comparison Maria Gutierrez-Domenech
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0567:
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JEL Classification: I20;J13;J18;J20


Tags: employment transitions; part-time work; motherhood; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cross-Generation Correlations of Union Status For Young People in Britain Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
November 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0553:
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JEL Classification: J130;J510;C250;J620


Tags: young people; union member; union at work; relative risk ratio; intergenerational links

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


Tags: work accidents; fixed-term contracts; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
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
Jobs, Workers and Changes in Earnings Dispersion Simon Burgess, Julia Lane and David Stevens
April 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0491:
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JEL Classification: J31; D31


Tags: earnings inequality; labour reallocation; matched worker and firm panels

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CEP Discussion Paper
Working on the Chain Gang? An Examination of Rising Effort Levels in Europe in the 1990s Francis Green and Steven McIntosh
August 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0465:
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Tags: work effort; international comparisons

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tenures that Shook the World: Worker Turnover in Russia, Poland and Britain H Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0459:
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Tags: job tenure; worker turnover; transition economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teachers Before the 'Threshold' David Marsden
April 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0454:
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Tags: school teachers; performance related pay; work motivation; public sector