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


Tags: gender gaps; promotions; academic labour markets

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


Tags: adverse selection; unemployment insurance; mandate; subsidy

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CentrePiece Article
In brief ... Brexit: the impact on prices Josh De Lyon, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
October 2017
Paper No' CEPCP518:
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CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


Tags: brexit; food prices; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Robot Arithmetic: Can New Technology Harm All Workers or the Average Worker? Francesco Caselli and Alan Manning
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1497:
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JEL Classification: J31; O33


Tags: technology; wages

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


Tags: refugees; immigration; instrumental variables

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The Local Economic Effects of Brexit Swati Dhingra, Stephen Machin and Henry G. Overman
July 2017
Paper No' CEPBREXIT10:
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Tags: brexit; trade; uk economy; uk politics; north and south divide; uk living standards; local authorities

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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration and the UK Economy Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA039:
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Tags: immigration; eu countries; economy; brexit


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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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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregate Recruiting Intensity Alessandro Gavazza, Simon Mongey and Giovanni L. Violante
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1449:
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Tags: aggregate matching efficiency; firm dynamics; macroeconomic shocks; recruiting intensity; unemployment; vacancies

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


Tags: national health service; uk health service; doctors

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CentrePiece Article
Who voted Leave? Monica Langella and Alan Manning
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP479:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: brexit; eu referendum; immigration; demographics; uk politics; uk economy

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


Tags: occupational choice; job content; gender; preferences

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


Tags: female employment; gender gaps; industry structure

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


JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery


This article summarises ‘Flooded Cities’ by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Guy Michaels, Thomas McDermott and Ferdinand Rauch, CEP Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015.
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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
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1398:
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JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery

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


Tags: information frictions; adverse selection; policy interventions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unbearable Divergence of Unemployment in Europe Tito Boeri and Juan Francisco Jimeno
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1384:
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JEL Classification: J3; J5


Tags: okun's law; institutions; financial shocks

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Optimal Timing of UI Benefits: Theory and Evidence from Sweden Jonas Kolsrud, Camille Landais, Peter Nilsson and Johannes Spinnewijn July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1361:
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JEL Classification: H20; J64


Tags: unemployment; dynamic policy; sufficient statistics; consumption smoothing

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CEP Occasional Paper
The UK's Productivity Puzzle Alex Bryson and John Forth
May 2015
Paper No' CEPOP45:
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JEL Classification: D22; E22; E23; E24; J23; J24; J3


Tags: productivity; recession

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


Tags: internal migration; job search; education; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Robots at Work Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1335:
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JEL Classification: E23; J23; O30


Tags: robots; productivity; technological change

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


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

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


Tags: nation-building; education; industrialization

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Voting Behaviour and Public Employment in Nazi Germany Stephan E. Maurer
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1326:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; N44; N94


Tags: political connections; public employment; political economy; nazi regime

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Constraints in Search Equilibrium: Mortensen and Pissarides Meet Holmstrom and Tirole Tito Boeri, Pietro Garibaldi and Espen R. Moen December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1317:
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JEL Classification: G01; J64


Tags: search frictions; financial frictions; leverage; liquidity; pledgeability

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


Tags: stakes; gender gaps; performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
It's Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion across Establishments and Individuals in the US Erling Barth, Alex Bryson, James C. Davis and Richard Freeman November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1311:
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JEL Classification: J3; J31; D3


Tags: earnings; earnings inequality; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Stock Purchase Plans - Gift or Incentive? Evidence from a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard B. Freeman October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1307:
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JEL Classification: J24; J33; J54; J63; M52


Tags: share ownership; job search; quits; sickness absence; effort; gift exchange; incentives

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The ‘investor route’ to UK citizenship David Metcalf
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP430:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: migration advisory committee; visas; policy

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


Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment; job search; government policy

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CentrePiece Article
Lessons from the economics of crime Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP410:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: I2; K42; H00; J65


Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis


This paper has been published as:
Lessons from the Economics of Crime (2013) edited by Philip J Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni. Published by MIT Press, October.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Resetting the Urban Network: 117-2012 Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
November 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1248:
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JEL Classification: R11; N93; O18


Tags: economic geography; economic history; path dependence; transportation

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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 Discussion Paper
CEO Incentive Contracts in China: Why Does City Location Matter? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1192:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; privatisation; fdi; china; cities

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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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CEP Occasional Paper
Social Policies and Labor Market Outcomes in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of the Existing Evidence Mariano Bosch and Marco Manacorda December 2012
Paper No' CEPOP32:
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JEL Classification: J08; J32; J38


Tags: social policies; labor markets; latin america; caribbean

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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
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 Occasional Paper
What Do We Know About China's CEO's? Evidence from Across the Whole Economy Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
September 2012
Paper No' OP31:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china; firm performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity: Reply Jérôme Adda and Francesca Cornaglia
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1167:
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JEL Classification: D12; H25; I12


Tags: tobacco; public health; compensatory behavior; excise taxes

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Human Capital, Matching and Job Satisfaction Tim Barmby, Alex Bryson and Barbara Eberth
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1151:
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JEL Classification: J24; J28


Tags: job satisfaction; job match quality; human capital; job tenure

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CEP Discussion Paper
The CEO Labour Market in China's Public Listed Companies Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1148:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; tournaments; firm-specific human capital; china


This paper has been published as:
The Economic Journal, Volume 124, Issue 574, February 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection Johannes Spinnewijn
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1142:
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JEL Classification: D60; D82; D83; G28


Tags: heterogeneity; adverse selection; risk perceptions; welfare and policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers Ghazala Azmat and Rosa Ferrer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1136:
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JEL Classification: M52; J16; K40; J44


Tags: performance measures; gender gaps; high-skilled professionals

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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Bonding: Who Posts Performance Bonds and Why? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Minghai Zhou
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1135:
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JEL Classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31


Tags: performance bonds; security deposits; executive compensation; ceo's; corporate governance; agency theory; china


This paper has been published as:
China Economic Review, Volume 30, September 2014
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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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CentrePiece Article
The letters page Alan Manning
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP363:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

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Wellbeing in the workplace: the impact of modern management Alex Bryson and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP356:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; management practices

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Provision of Relative Performance Feedback Information: An Experimental Analysis of Performance and Happiness Ghazala Azmat and Nagore Iriberri January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1116:
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JEL Classification: C91; M52; D03


Tags: relative performance; feedback; piece-rate; flat-rate; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Paying for Performance: Incentive Pay Schemes and Employees' Financial Participation Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Claudio Lucifora, Michele Pellizzari and Virginie Perotin January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1112:
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JEL Classification: J24; J33; D31


Tags: performance pay; financial participation; institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assimilation in Multilingual Cities Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1110:
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JEL Classification: F22; J15


Tags: immigration; assimilation; language policies; minorities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, Social Security and Program Data Verónica Amarante, Marco Manacorda, Edward Miguel and Andrea Vigorito December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1106:
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JEL Classification: J88; I38; J13


Tags: poverty relief program; maternal health; cash transfers; social assistance; uruguay; birth outcomes; low birthweight; cash transfer program; nutrition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigrant Enclaves and Crime Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1104:
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JEL Classification: F22; J15; K42


Tags: crime; immigrant segregation; enclaves

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Local Are Labour Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1101:
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JEL Classification: J61; J63; J64; R12


Tags: job search; local labour markets; location-based policies; ripple effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
HRM and Workplace Motivation: Incremental and Threshold Effects Alex Bryson and Michael White
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1097:
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JEL Classification: J28; L23; M12; M54


Tags: human resource management; high performance; organizational commitment

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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
Measuring the (Income) Effect of Disability Insurance Generosity on Labour Market Participation Olivier Marie and Judit Vall Castello November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1094:
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JEL Classification: J14; J26; J40


Tags: disability insurance; labour market participation; income effect; regression discontinuity

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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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CentrePiece Article
Football Matches: the Effects on Crime Olivier Marie
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP348:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: K10;K42


Tags: football; police; crime

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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
Fear and the Response to Terrorism: An Economic Analysis Gary S. Becker and Yona Rubinstein
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1079:
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JEL Classification: F52; Z10


Tags: economics; psychology; education

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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
Racial Discrimination and Competition Ross Levine, Alexey Levkov and Yona Rubinstein
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1069:
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JEL Classification: J7; J31; D43; D3; G21; G28


Tags: discrimination; imperfect competition; banks; regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Racial Discrimination and Competition Ross Levine, Alexey Levkov and Yona Rubinstein
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1069:
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JEL Classification: J7; J31; D43; D3; G21; G28


Tags: discrimination; imperfect competition; banks; regulation

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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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CentrePiece Article
Youth unemployment Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP338:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment compensation; job search; youth; recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance Hartmut Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1052:
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JEL Classification: H00; J00


Tags: chernobyl; health; labour market performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1051:
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JEL Classification: D1; J31


Tags: life satisfaction; well-being

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Mental Wellbeing Francesca Cornaglia and Andrew Leigh
April 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1049:
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JEL Classification: I18; K14; R28


Tags: neighbourhood effects; health; mental health; fear of crime

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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
Immigration and the Occupational Choice of Natives: A Factor Proportions Approach Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
January 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1043:
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JEL Classification: J15; J31


Tags: immigration; occupations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Individualisation and Growing Diversity of Employment Relationships William Brown and David Marsden
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1037:
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JEL Classification: J53


Tags: labour-management relations; individual and collective voice

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CEP Discussion Paper
School Proximity and Child Labor Evidence from Rurul Tanzania Florence Kondylis and Marco Manacorda
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1035:
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JEL Classification: J22; J82; O12; O55


Tags: distance to school; child labor; school enrolment

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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
Explaining Job Polarization in Europe: The Roles of Technology, Globalization and Institutions Maarten Goos, Alan Manning and Anna Salomons November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1026:
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JEL Classification: J210; J230; J240


Tags: labor demand; technology; globalization; institutions

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


Tags: incentives; salaries; productivity; sports

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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team-Based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Kerry L. Papps October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1015:
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JEL Classification: L23; L25; L83; M51


Tags: skill dispersion; baseball; firm performance

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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
Discussion Sessions Coupled with Microfinancing May Enhance the Roles of Women in Household Decision-Making in Burundi Giulia Ferrari and Radha Iyengar October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1010:
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JEL Classification: J12; J18


Tags: domestic violence; microfinance; burundi

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CEP Discussion Paper
Industrial Structure and Child Labor: Evidence from the Brazilian Population Census Furio Camillo Rosati and Marco Manacorda
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1008:
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JEL Classification: J21; J24; O15; O18


Tags: child labour; shift-share analysis; brazil

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
To Join or Not to Join? Factors Influencing Employee Share Plan Membership in a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1001:
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JEL Classification: D83; H3; I22; J33; J54


Tags: share plans; share contributions; risk aversion; peer effects; social norms

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CEP Discussion Paper
The End of National Models in Employment Relations? David Marsden
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0998:
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JEL Classification: J5; M55


Tags: labor-management relations; labor contracting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quality Matters - the Expulsion of Professors and Ph.D. Student Outcomes in Nazi Germany Fabian Waldinger
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0985:
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JEL Classification: I2; I21; J24; N34


Tags: phd students; university quality; faculty quality; nazi germany; dismissal of professors

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves Brian Bell, Francesco Fasani and Stephen Machin
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0984:
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JEL Classification: F22; K42


Tags: crime; immigration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Imperfect Competition in the Labour Market Alan Manning
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0981:
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JEL Classification: J0; J42; J63; J64


Tags: imperfect competition; labour markets; rents; search; matching; monopsony

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design is taking the Con out of Econometrics Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0976:
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JEL Classification: C01


Tags: research design; natural experiment; quasi-experiment; structural models

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CEP Election Analysis
Jobs and Youth Unemployment: It's bad, but not as bad as you might think Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA012:
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Tags: jobs; unemployment; youth


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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
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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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
How Does Innovation Affect Worker Well-being? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0953:
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JEL Classification: J28; J51; J81; L23; O31


Tags: innovation; well-being; job satisfaction; trade unions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany and the United Kingdom Yann Algan, Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz and Alan Manning October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0951:
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JEL Classification: J30; J61; J64


Tags: immigration; earnings; employment; education; france; germany; uk

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Bans and Taxes on Passive Smoking Jérôme Adda and Francesca Cornaglia
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0950:
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JEL Classification: I1; H2


Tags: smoking; taxes; bans

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Returns to Scarce Talent: Footedness and Player Remuneration in European Soccer Alex Bryson, Bernd Frick and Rob Simmons
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0948:
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JEL Classification: L83


Tags: salary; two-footedness; premium

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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
Participation in Organisations: Economic Approaches Almudena Cañibano and David Marsden
August 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0945:
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JEL Classification: J5; M54


Tags: labor-management relations; trade unions; collective bargaining; labor management; employee participation

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CEP Discussion Paper
One Nation Under a Groove? Identity and Multiculturalism in Britain Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0944:
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JEL Classification: D71; Z13


Tags: identity; multiculturalism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Theory of Values Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0943:
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JEL Classification: D63; Z13


Tags: values; pro-social behaviour

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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
Anatomy of a Health Scare: Education, Income and the MMR Controversy in the UK Dan Anderberg, Arnaud Chevalier and Jonathan Wadsworth May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0929:
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JEL Classification: H42; I18


Tags: childhood vaccinations; health outcomes; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Long-Term Health Effects on the Next Generation of Ramadan Fasting During Pregnancy Reyn van Ewijk
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0926:
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JEL Classification: I2; I12; J1; J14


Tags: health; ramadan; pregnancy; nutrition; indonesia

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unions and Workplace Performance in Britain and France Alex Bryson, John Forth and Patrice Laroche
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0920:
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JEL Classification: J51; L25


Tags: trade union; firm performance; france; britain

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Peer Effects in Science - Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany Fabian Waldinger
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0910:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I23; I28; J24; L31; L38; N34; N44; O31; O38


Tags: peer effects; nazi germany; science; university; higher education; spillovers; co-authors

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CEP Discussion Paper
Change and Continuity Among Minority Communities in Britain Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0903:
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JEL Classification: J15; J61; F22


Tags: immigration; assimilation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Understanding the Gender Pay Gap: What's Competition Got to Do with It? Alan Manning and Farzad Saidi
November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0898:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: gender pay gap; performance pay

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CEP Occasional Paper
Assimilation of Migrants into the British Labour Market Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
October 2008
Paper No' CEPOP22:
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JEL Classification: J61


Tags: migration; labour markets; assimilation

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CEP Occasional Paper
Changes in Earnings Inequality and Mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6 Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
October 2008
Paper No' CEPOP21:
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JEL Classification: J62


Tags: earnings inequality; labour market mobility

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CentrePiece Article
A continuing downward trend in intergenerational mobility? Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP263:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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CEP Discussion Paper
Effort and Comparison Income: Experimental and Survey Evidence Andrew E. Clark, David Masclet and Marie-Claire Villeval
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0886:
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JEL Classification: M54; J33; A13; C92; D63


Tags: effort; comparison income; rank; peak-end; experiments

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


Tags: share ownership; payment systems; labour productivity

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
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
Organizational Commitment: Do Workplace Practices Matter? Alex Bryson and Michael White
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0881:
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JEL Classification: J28


Tags: high performance; organizational commitment; perceived organizational support

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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
The Cost of Grade Retention Marco Manacorda
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0878:
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JEL Classification: I21; I22; J20


Tags: grade retention; school drop-out; regression discontinuity; sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Tale of Two Countries: Unions, Closures and Growth in Britain and Norway Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
May 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0867:
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JEL Classification: J51


Tags: unions; closure; employment growth; comparative; system-gmm

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labor Market Reforms, Job Instability, and the Flexibility of the Employment Relationship Niko Matouschek, P Ramezzana and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0865:
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JEL Classification: J41; D82


Tags: search; bargaining; asymmetric information; labor market reform

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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 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
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
Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime and the July 2005 Terror Attacks Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Robert Witt
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0852:
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JEL Classification: H00; H5; K42


Tags: crime; police; terror attacks

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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
On the Extent of Re-Entitlement Effects in Unemployment Compensation Javier Ortega and Laurence Rioux
January 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0846:
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JEL Classification: J41; J65


Tags: re-entitlement effects; unemployment compensation; matching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labor Market Institutions Around the World Richard Freeman
January 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0844:
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JEL Classification: J01


Tags: labour market; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Are the Long-Term Effects of UI? Evidence from the UK JSA Reform Barbara Petrongolo
December 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0841:
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JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment compensation; job search; post-unemployment earnings

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CEP Discussion Paper
Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis Andrew E. Clark, Ed Diener, Yannis Georgellis and Richard E. Lucas November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0836:
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JEL Classification: I31; J12; J13; J63; J64


Tags: life satisfaction; anticipation; adaptation; baseline satisfaction; labour market and life events

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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
Conflict-Induced Displacement and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina Florence Kondylis November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0777:
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JEL Classification: C33; C81; J60; O15; R23


Tags: civil conflict; labour market; migration; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Early Child Outcomes Emma Tominey
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0828:
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JEL Classification: I12; I18; J13; J24


Tags: smoking; pregnancy; child health; birth weight

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spend It Like Beckham? Inequality and Redistribution in the UK, 1983-2004 Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0816:
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JEL Classification: H20; D72


Tags: taxation; inequality; redistribution

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CEP Discussion Paper
Freedom Fries Guy Michaels and Xiaojia Zhi
July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0815:
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JEL Classification: J15; F14


Tags: trade; discrimination

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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 Discussion Paper
Job Destruction, Job Creation and Unemployment in Transition Countries: What Can We Learn? Giulia Faggio
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0798:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; P20


Tags: job reallocation; unemployment; transitional economies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentive Pay Systems and the Management of Human Resources in France and Great Britain Richard Belfield, Salima Benhamou and David Marsden May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0796:
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JEL Classification: J3; J5; M5; M52


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

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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
Culture Clash or Culture Club? The Identity and Attitudes of Immigrants in Britain Alan Manning and Sanchari Roy
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0790:
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JEL Classification: J61


Tags: immigration; identity; assimilation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does the Underground Economy Hold Back Financial Deepening? Evidence from the Italian Credit Market Giorgio Gobbi and Roberta Zizza April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0789:
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JEL Classification: G21; O17; R23


Tags: irregular employment; bank lending; school drop-out; entry; branching; regularisation programme

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Marital Breakup on the Income Distribution of Women with Children Elizabeth O. Ananat and Guy Michaels
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0787:
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JEL Classification: J12; J16


Tags: marital breakup; earnings of women; poverty; children

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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
Union Organization in Great Britain Alex Bryson and P Willman
January 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0774:
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JEL Classification: J5; J51; J53; J54


Tags: british trade unions; union structure; union membership

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Plant Size-Place Effect: Agglomeration and Monopsony in Labour Markets Alan Manning
January 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0773:
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JEL Classification: J21; J42; R23


Tags: agglomeration; labour markets; monopsony

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Trade on the Demand for Skill - Evidence from the Interstate Highway System Guy Michaels
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0772:
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JEL Classification: F16; J23; J31


Tags: skill premium; trade; highways

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CEP Discussion Paper
Accounting for Collective Action: Resource Acquisition and Mobilization in British Unions Alex Bryson and P Willman
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0768:
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JEL Classification: J3; J31; J50; J51


Tags: union membership

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Term Consequences of Regional Specialization Guy Michaels
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0766:
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JEL Classification: J24; O18; O33; Q33; R11


Tags: specialization; growth; human capital; petroleum

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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
The CEP-OECD Institutions Data Set (1960-2004) William Nickell
November 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0759:
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Data Files associated with this paper.

Tags: oecd institutions; data

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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

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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
Unions, Job Reductions and Job Security Guarantees: the Experience of British Employees Alex Bryson and Michael White
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0745:
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JEL Classification: J23; J45; J51; J63


Tags: job cuts; trade unions; job guarantees

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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
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
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
What Do Unions Do to Executive Compensation? Rafael Gomez and Konstantinos Tzioumis
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0720:
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JEL Classification: G30; J33; J51; M52


Tags: unions; executive compensation; implicit regulation

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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
Changes in Returns to Education in Latin America: the Role of Demand and Supply of Skills Marco Manacorda, Carolina Sanchez-Paramo and Norbert Schady December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0712:
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JEL Classification: J23; J24; O15


Tags: returns to education; demand and supply of skills

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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
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
You Can't Always Get What You Want: the Impact of the Jobseeker's Allowance Alan Manning
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0697:
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JEL Classification: J64


Tags: unemployment insurance; job search; labour supply

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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
Immigrants at Retirement: Stay/Return or 'Va-et-Vient' Francois-Charles Wolff and Augustin de Coulon
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0691:
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JEL Classification: J26; O15; R23


Tags: return migration; retirement; family interactions

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Does Product Market Competition Shape Incentive Contracts? Vicente Cuñat and María Guadalupe
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0687:
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JEL Classification: J32; J33; M12; J41; J49


Tags: performance-related pay; product market competition

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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 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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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Security and Job Protection Andrew Clark and Fabien Postel-Vinay
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0678:
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JEL Classification: J28; J65; I31


Tags: perceived job security; employment protection legislation; unemployment insurance benefits

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CEP Discussion Paper
Inactivity Among Prime Age Men in the UK Giulia Faggio and Stephen Nickell
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0673:
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JEL Classification: J60


Tags: inactivity; disability

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CEP Discussion Paper
Profit Share and Returns on Capital Stock in Italy: the Role of Privatisations behind the Rise of the 1990s Roberto Torrini January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0671:
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JEL Classification: E25; E22; E24; L32; L33; J30


Tags: factor shares; returns on capital; privatisations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Entrepreneurship: Can the Jack-of-All-Trades Attitude be Aquired? Olmo Silva
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0665:
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JEL Classification: M13; J23; J24


Tags: entrepreneurship; occupational choice; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Sinking the Blues: the Impact of Shop Closing Hours on Labor and Product Markets Maarten Goos
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0664:
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JEL Classification: J23; L11; L81


Tags: shop opening hours; labor demand; organization of retail markets

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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
The Internationalisation of Public Welfare Policy James Banks, R Disney, Alan Duncan and John Van Reenen
November 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0656:
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JEL Classification: C25; H31; J22


Tags: welfare policy; internationalisation; globalisation; public policy; policy transfer; oecd

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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
Monitoring Colleagues at Work: Profit-Sharing, Employee Ownership, Broad-Based Stock Options and Workplace Performance in the United States Joseph Blasi, Richard Freeman and Douglas Kruse August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0647:
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Is Seniority-Based Pay Used as a Motivation Device? Evidence from Plant Level Data Alberto Bayo-Moriones, Jose E. Galdon-Sanchez and Maia Güell August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0646:
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JEL Classification: M52; M12; J30


Tags: human resource management practices; incentives; monitoring

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Benefit Sanctions Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie
August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0645:
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JEL Classification: H00; J65


Tags: crime; benefit sanctions; jobseekers allowance

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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
We Can Work It Out: the Impact of Technological Change on the Demand for Low Skill Workers Alan Manning
June 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0640:
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JEL Classification: J210


Tags: labor demand and technology; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
White Hats or Don Quixotes? Human Rights Vigilantes in the Global Economy Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard Freeman
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0638:
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Gender Segregation in Employment Contracts Barbara Petrongolo
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0637:
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JEL Classification: J22; J28; J71


Tags: gender gap; employment; taxation; public policy

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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
Employment and Taxes Stephen Nickell
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0634:
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JEL Classification: H2; J2


Tags: employment; taxation; labour supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
Threshold Effects and Firm Size: the Case of Firing Costs Fabiano Schivardi and Roberto Torrini
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0633:
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JEL Classification: J65; D21; L11


Tags: firm size distribution; employment protection; firing costs

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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 Occasional Paper
Good Jobs and Bad Jobs Richard Layard
April 2004
Paper No' CEPOP19:
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Corporate Ownership Structure and Performance in Europe Jeremy Grant and Thomas Kirchmaier
April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0631:
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JEL Classification: G32; G34; G38


Tags: corporate governance; ownership structures; performance; europe

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of an Innovative Human Resource Function on Firm Performance: the Moderating Role of Financing Strategy J Dawson, Neal Knight-Turvey, Andrew Neal and M West April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0630:
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JEL Classification: M11; M12; J5; J24; J51; J71


Tags: human resource function; manufacturing; firm performance; asset characteristics

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
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
Is the Medical Brain Drain Beneficial? Evidence from Overseas Doctors in the UK Simon Commander, Mari Kangasniemi and L. Alan Winters February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0618:
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JEL Classification: F22; J44; J61


Tags: brain drain; international labour market; professional labour markets; doctors; physicians; international migration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Executive Compensation and Product Market Competition Vicente Cuñat and María Guadalupe
February 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0617:
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JEL Classification: M52; L1; J31


Tags: executive compensation; product market competition; performance related pay

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries Ghazala Azmat, Maia Güell and Alan Manning
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0607:
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JEL Classification: J16; J64


Tags: gender gap; unemployment rates

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CEP Discussion Paper
Lousy and Lovely Jobs: the Rising Polarization of Work in Britain Maarten Goos and Alan Manning
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0604:
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JEL Classification: J210


Tags: labor demand and technology; inequality

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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
The Employment of Married Mothers in Great Britain: 1974-2000 Paul Gregg, Maria Gutierrez-Domenech and Jane Waldfogel
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0596:
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JEL Classification: J10; J22


Tags: married women's employment; maternity policies

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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
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
Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: UK Evidence. Martin J. Conyon and Richard Freeman
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0560:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Marketization of Production and the US-Europe Employment Gap Richard Freeman and Ronald Schettkat
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0559:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Labour Market in the New Information Economy Richard Freeman
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0558:
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