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CentrePiece Article
Developing an effective local industrial strategy Naomi Clayton and Henry Overman
November 2018
Paper No' CEPCP540:
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CentrePiece 23 (3) Autumn 2018


Tags: local; industrial strategy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incubators, Accelerators and Regional Economic Development Margarida Madaleno, Max Nathan, Henry Overman and Sevrin Waights
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1575:
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JEL Classification: L26; O32; R30; R58


Tags: incubators; accelerators; entrepreneurship; clusters; cities; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London Stephan Heblich, Stephen J. Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1573:
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JEL Classification: O18; R12; R40


Tags: agglomeration; urbanization; transportation

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CEP Discussion Paper
How do Households Value the Future? Evidence from Property Taxes Hans R. A. Koster and Edward W. Pinchbeck
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1571:
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JEL Classification: G10; R30


Tags: housing; property taxes; discount rate; capitalisation rate; undervaluation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Urban Economic Density J. Vernon Henderson, Sebastian Kriticos and Dzhamilya Nigmatulina
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1569:
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Tags: cities; economic density; africa

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CEP Discussion Paper
History Dependence in the Housing Market Philippe Bracke and Silvana Tenreyro
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1568:
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JEL Classification: E30; R21; R31


Tags: housing market; fluctuations; down-payment effects; reference dependence; anchoring; loss aversion

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Spatial Impacts of a Massive Rail Disinvestment Program: The Beeching Axe Stephen Gibbons, Stephan Heblich and Ted Pinchbeck August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1563:
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JEL Classification: H54; R1; R4


Tags: rail; infrastructure; beeching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantifying Wider Economic Impacts of Agglomeration for Transport Appraisal: Existing Evidence and Future Directions Stephen Gibbons and Daniel J. Graham July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1561:
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JEL Classification: R1; R4


Tags: agglomeration; transport; cost benefit analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Impacts of Constraining Home Investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1556:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; housing policy; house prices; unemployment

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CentrePiece Article
In brief...The bedroom tax Steve Gibbons, Maria Sanchez-Vidal and Olmo Silva
July 2018
Paper No' CEPCP531:
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CentrePiece 23 (2) Summer 2018


JEL Classification: H55; H2; R21; R28


Tags: social housing; social rents; bedroom tax; housing benefits


This article summarises ‘The Bedroom Tax’ by Steve Gibbons, Maria Sánchez-Vidal and Olmo Silva, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1537, April 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Generation Gap in Direct Democracy Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Steffen Q. Mueller
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1552:
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JEL Classification: D7; H3


Tags: age; cohort; direct democracy; generation gap; status quo; referendum; reform; utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Role of Demand in Land Re-Development Felipe Carozzi
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1549:
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JEL Classification: R14; R31


Tags: re-development; supply elasticity; brownfields

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CEP Discussion Paper
Weather, Labor Reallocation and Industrial Production: Evidence from India Jonathan Colmer
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1544:
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JEL Classification: O13; Q54; J62


Tags: labor reallocation; agricultural productivity; labor regulation; industrial production

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Gentrification Displace Poor Households? An 'Identification-Via-Interaction' Approach Sevrin Waights
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1540:
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JEL Classification: R21; R23; R31; C20


Tags: neighbourhood change; mobility; turnover; causality; cities; urban; housing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fast Track to Growth? Railway Access, Population Growth and Local Displacement in 19th Century Switzerland Konstantin Büchel and Stephan Kyburz April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1538:
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JEL Classification: N33; N73; O18


Tags: railway access; population growth; displacement effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Bedroom Tax Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Maria Sánchez-Vidal
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1537:
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JEL Classification: H55; H2; R21; R28


Tags: social housing; social rents; bedroom tax; housing benefits

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cohesion Policy Incentives for Collaborative Industrial Research. The Evaluation of a Smart Specialisation Forerunner Programme Riccardo Crescenzi, Mara Giua and Guido de Blasio February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0231:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; smart specialisation; policy evaluation; innovation; european union

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
One or Many Cohesion Policies of the European Union? On the Diverging Impacts of Cohesion Policy across Member States Riccardo Crescenzi and Mara Giua February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0230:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; european union; regions; growth; employment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Interaction of Public and Private Employment: Evidence from a German Government Move Giulia Faggio, Teresa Schlüter and Philipp vom Berge February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0229:
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JEL Classification: R58; R23; J61; O1


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Public Employment: Evidence from Bonn Sascha O. Becker, Stephan Heblich and Daniel M. Sturm
January 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0228:
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JEL Classification: F15; J45; N44; R12


Tags: economic geography; public employment; place-based policies; german division

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


Tags: transportation; highway; market access; income sorting

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn and Forhad Shilpi October 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0225:
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JEL Classification: O18; J22; J24; J61; J64


Tags: matching; labour; job-search; firms; recruitment; experiment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin and Simon Quinn October 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0224:
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JEL Classification: O18; J22; J24; J61; J64; M53

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


Tags: immigration; housing; spain; instrumental variables

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


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Speed Cameras Save Lives? Cheng Keat Tang
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0221:
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JEL Classification: H23; I18; R41


Tags: accidents; injuries; fatalities; speed camera; speeding

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Compact City in Empirical Research: A Quantitative Literature Review Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
June 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0215:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; sustainability; urban

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Road Infrastructure: The Effects on Firms Stephen Gibbons, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Henry Overman and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
May 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0214:
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JEL Classification: D24; O18; R12


Tags: productivity; employment; accessibility; transport

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


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


This paper has been published as:
'Take me to the centre of your town! Using micro-geographical data to identify town centres', Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, CESifo Economic Studies Journal, March 2018
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Distributive Politics Inside the City? The Political Economy of Spain's Plan E Felipe Carozzi and Luca Repetto
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0212:
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JEL Classification: R53; H76; D72


Tags: political economy; distributive politics; core voters; turnout; partisan alignment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Airports, Market Access and Local Economic Performance: Evidence from China Stephen Gibbons and Wenjie Wu
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0211:
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JEL Classification: H54; O21; P25; R41


Tags: airports; infrastructure; productivity; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
January 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0210:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; elasticity; urban

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting Stephan Heblich, Alex Trew and Yanos Zylberberg
November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0208:
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JEL Classification: R23; Q53; N90


Tags: neighborhood sorting; historical pollution; deprivation; persistence; environmental disamenity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho and Christopher Timmins October 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0207:
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JEL Classification: Q5; Q42; Q51


Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Austerity States, Institutional Dismantling and the Governance of Sub-National Economic Development: The Demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England Mike Coombes, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0206:
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JEL Classification: H70; O10; O20; R58


Tags: austerity; institutions; the state; governance; economic development; regional development agencies; england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Traffic Externalities and Housing Prices: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge Cheng Keat Tang
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0205:
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JEL Classification: R21; R31; R38; R41; Q25


Tags: housing prices; capitalization effects; congestion charge; traffic externalities; marginal willingness to pay; difference-in-difference

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Housing Market Impacts of Constraining Second Home Investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0204:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; house prices; homeownership; real estate investments

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


Tags: structural reforms; regional growth; lagging regions

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


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


This paper has been published as:
'The Preservation of historic districts - is it worth it?', Sevrin Waights, Journal of Economic Geography, February 2018
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Geography of City Liveliness and Land Use Configurations: Evidence from Location-Based Big Data in Beijing Chengyu Li, Mark Wang, Jianghao Wang and Wenjie Wu July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0201:
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JEL Classification: C14; P25


Tags: big data; gtwr; local linear estimator; city liveliness; land use; china

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


Tags: construction; china; ricardian trade models

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


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

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0194:
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JEL Classification: O12; Q15; D74; Q23


Tags: property rights; land titling; conflict; deforestation


This paper has been published as:
'Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict', Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 601, May 2017
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Matthew A. Turner
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDO0195:
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JEL Classification: L91; R4; R11; R14


Tags: subways; public transit; urban growth; urban decentralization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Taking Care of the Budget? Practice-level Outcomes during Commissioning Reforms in England Ted Pinchbeck
February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0192:
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JEL Classification: H51; I11; I18; J44; C33


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse' Neil Lee
January 2016
Paper No' SERCPP014:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; R58


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Why Does Birthplace Matter So Much? Sorting, Learning and Geography Clément Bosquet and Henry G. Overman
January 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0190:
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JEL Classification: J61; J62; R23; J31


Tags: place of birth; spatial sorting; lifetime mobility

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


Tags: labor market frictions; unemployment; trade

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Spatial Decay in Commuting Probabilities: Employment Potential vs. Commuting Gravity Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nicolai Wendland November 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0188:
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JEL Classification: R12; R28; R38; R48


Tags: accessibility; commuting; employment; gravity; potential

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


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

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


Tags: education; information and communication technology; internet

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Role of Education for Amenity Based Sorting in British Cities Luisa Gagliardi and Teresa Schlüter
September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0184:
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JEL Classification: R23; R22; J24


Tags: neighborhood characteristics; sorting; amenities; skills; local labour markets; hedonic pricing

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Credit Constraints and the Composition of Housing Sales. Farewell to First-Time Buyers? Felipe Carozzi
July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0183:
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JEL Classification: R30; G21


Tags: housing markets; housing tenure; credit constraints

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


Tags: violent conflict; entrepreneurship; development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Vertical City: The Price of Land and the Height of Buildings in Chicago 1870-2010 Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Daniel P. McMillen July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0180:
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JEL Classification: R20; R30


Tags: chicago; density; height; land value; skyscraper

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


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


This paper has been published as:
'Big plant closures and local employment', Jordi Jofre-Monseny, Maria Sanchez-Vidal and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Journal of Economic Geography Volume 18(1), January 2018
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
What Makes Cities More Productive? Agglomeration Economies and the Role of Urban Governance: Evidence from 5 OECD Countries Rudiger Ahrend, Emily Farchy, Ioannis Kaplanis and Alexander C. Lembcke July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0178:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R50; H73


Tags: cities; productivity; governance; agglomeration economies

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Are People Moving Home Less? An Analysis of Address Changing in England and Wales, 1971-2011, Using the ONS Longitudinal Study Tony Champion and Ian Shuttleworth July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0177:
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JEL Classification: J11; J61; O15; R23


Tags: internal migration; migration intensity; long-term trend; longitudinal study; england and wales; microdata

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Internal Migration Slowing? An Analysis of Four Decades of NHSCR Records for England and Wales Tony Champion and Ian Shuttleworth July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0176:
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JEL Classification: J11; J61; O15; R23


Tags: internal migration; migration intensity; between-area moves; long-term trend; england and wales

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spillovers from Immigrant Diversity in Cities Abigail Cooke and Thomas Kemeny
June 2015
Paper No' SERCD0175:
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JEL Classification: O4; R0; O18; F22; J61


Tags: immigrants; diversity; productivity; spillovers; cities

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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Moving People with Ideas - Innovation, Inter-regional Mobility and Firm Heterogeneity Riccardo Crescenzi and Luisa Gagliardi
April 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0174:
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JEL Classification: O31; O15; J61; R23


Tags: innovation; labour mobility; inter-regional migration; spillovers

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: house prices; discount rates; historical data


This paper has been published as:
'The Time Value of Housing: Historical Evidence on Discount Rates', Philippe Bracke, Ted Pinchbeck and James Wyatt, The Economic Journal, 21 March 2017
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Walk This Way: Estimating Impacts of Walk in Centres at Hospital Emergency Departments in the English National Health Service Ted Pinchbeck December 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0167:
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JEL Classification: R53; I11; C23


Tags: emergency care; primary care; walk in centres

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Local Economic Conditions and the Nature of New Housing Supply Christian A. L. Hilber, Jan Rouwendal and Wouter Vermeulen
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0164:
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JEL Classification: R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: local economic conditions; open monocentric city model; land conversion; housing supply; housing type; housing consumption; land use regulation; migration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Neighbourhood Turnover and Teenage Attainment Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0163:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; R23


Tags: education; neighbourhood; turnover; social capital


This paper has been published as:
'Neighbourhood Turnover and Teenage Attainment', Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt,Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 15, Issue 4, 1 August 2017
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Spatial Methods Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Eleonora Patacchini
August 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0162:
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JEL Classification: R; C1; C5


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Speed 2.0. Evaluating Access to Universal Digital Highways Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Tommaso Valletti
July 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0161:
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JEL Classification: L1; H4; R2


Tags: internet; property prices; capitalization; digital speed; universal access to broadband

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


Tags: immigration; housing markets; instrumental variables

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


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

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Culturally Clustered or in the Cloud? Location of Internet Start-ups in Berlin Kristoffer Moeller
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0157:
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JEL Classification: R30; D22; L26


Tags: firm location; urban amenities; consumer city; internet start-ups; entrepreneurs; berlin

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The Impact of Better School Accessibility on Student outcomes Kenzo Asahi
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0156:
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JEL Classification: R42; H41; I29


Tags: school accessibility; subway; test scores; student achievement; transport innovations

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; clusters

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Renewal after the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Felix J. Richter
December 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0151:
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JEL Classification: D62; H23; R21; R31


Tags: urban; renewal; revitalization; redevelopment; hedonic regression; quasi-experiment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Gender and Competition: Evidence from Academic Promotions in France Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes and Cecila Garcia-Penalosa November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0147:
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JEL Classification: J16; J7; I23


Tags: gender gaps; promotions; academic labour markets

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


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


This paper has been published as:
Here be startups: exploring London’s Tech City digital cluster by Max Nathan and Emma Vandore, Environment and Planning A, Volume 46, Issue 10 April 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Down and Out in Italian Towns: Measuring the Impact of Economic Downturns on Crime Carlo Menon and Guido de Blasio
June 2013
Paper No' SECDP0137:
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JEL Classification: K14; K42; E32


Tags: crime; economic crises; italy

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CentrePiece Article
The economic future of British cities Henry Overman
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP389:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013


Tags: cities; urban economies; recession

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urbanity Gabriel M. Ahfeldt
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0136:
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JEL Classification: R20; R30


Tags: amenities; consumer city; hedonic analysis; photography geography; property prices

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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
Does Better Rail Access Improve Homeowners’ Happiness?: Evidence Based on Micro Surveys in Beijing Wenjie Wu
April 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0134:
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JEL Classification: D60; H41; R41


Tags: happiness; transport improvement; geographical information system; wellbeing; china

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
How Far Do England’s Second-Order Cities Emulate London as Human-Capital ‘Escalators’? Tony Champion, Mike Coombes and Ian Gordon March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0132:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: human-capital escalator; second-order cities; england; ons longitudinal study; career progression; city region

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Real Wages, Amenities and the Adjustment of Working Hours Across Regional Labour Markets Teresa Schlüter
March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0130:
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Top Team Demographics, Innovation and Business Performance: Findings from English Firms and Cities 2008-9 Max Nathan
March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0129:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; O11; O31; R23


Tags: cities; innovation; entrepreneurship; cultural diversity; migration; gender

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Access All Areas? The Impact of Fees and Background on Student Demand for Postgraduate Higher Education in the UK Philip Wales February 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0128:
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JEL Classification: C25; I2; J24; D12


Tags: education; human capital; skills; consumer economics: empirical analysis

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
House Prices and Rents: Micro Evidence from a Matched Dataset in Central London Philippe Bracke
February 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0127:
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JEL Classification: G10; R21; R31


Tags: house prices; housing rents; price index

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Rocketing Rents The magnitude and attenuation of agglomeration economies in the commercial property market Hans R. A. Koster January 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0125:
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JEL Classification: R30; R33


Tags: commercial buildings; hedonic pricing; agglomeration economies; spatial decay; kernel densities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Historic Amenities, Income and Sorting of Households Hans R. A. Koster, Piet Rietveld and Jos Van Ommeren
January 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0124:
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JEL Classification: R14; R21; R31; R38


Tags: historic amenities; sorting; conservation areas; semiparametric regression-discontinuity design; hedonic price method

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Causal Effect of Credit Guarantees for SMEs: Evidence from Italy Alessio D'Ignazio and Carlo Menon
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0123:
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JEL Classification: G2; H2; O16


Tags: financial subsidies; credit constraints; banking

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Size Distribution Across All 'Cities': A Unifying Approach Kristian Giesen and Jens Suedekum
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0122:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12


Tags: zipf's law; gibrat's law; city size distributions; city age; dpln distribution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Specialization and Regional Economic Development Thomas Kemeny and Michael Storper
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0121:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; O21


Tags: specialization; diversification; agglomeration economies; urban wages

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CentrePiece Article
The UK's housing crises Henry Overman
December 2012
Paper No' CEPCP382:
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CentrePiece 17 (3) Winter 2012

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Driving Up Wages: The Effects of Road Construction in Great Britain Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
October 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0120:
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JEL Classification: J31; 018; R12


Tags: job accessibility; labour markets; roads; spatial sorting

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0118:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Road Infrastructure: the Effects on Firms Stephen Gibbons, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Henry Overman and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0117:
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JEL Classification: D24; O18; R12


Tags: productivity; employment; accessibility; transport

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Public Investment Spur the Land Market?: Evidence from Transport Improvement in Beijing Wenjie Wu
July 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0116:
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JEL Classification: H41; Q51; R41


Tags: land prices; transport improvement; geographical information system; china

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


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

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spatial Variations in Amenity Values: New Evidence from Beijing, China Wenjie Wu
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0113:
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JEL Classification: C21; Q51; R14


Tags: land prices; parks; spatial variation; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Total Factor Productivity Growth in Local Economic Partnership Regions in Britain, 1997-2008 Richard Harris and John Moffat
June 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0112:
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JEL Classification: C23; D24; R12


Tags: productivity decomposition; regional productivity growth

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Homeowners Benefit Urban Neighborhoods? Evidence from Housing Prices Mika Kortelainen and Tuukka Saarimaa
May 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0110:
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JEL Classification: D62; R21; R28


Tags: homeownership; neighborhood effects; partial linear model; set identification

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Ambition, Human Capital Acquisition and the Metropolitan Escalator Ian Gordon
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0107:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: escalator region; migration; urban labour market; london; social mobility; human capital

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Pennine England becoming more Polycentric or more Centripetal? An Analysis of Commuting Flows in a Transforming Industrial Region, 1981-2001 Tony Champion and Mike Coombes April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0105:
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JEL Classification: R23; R12; R14; R58


Tags: polycentricity; multi-scalar; urbanisation; commuting; pennine england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Great Britain's Second-Order City Regions in Recessions, 1978-2010 Tony Champion and Alan Townsend
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0104:
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JEL Classification: J21; O18; R11; R12


Tags: recession; resilience; employment change; second-order city; city region; great britain

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Homeownerhip and Entrepreneurship Philippe Bracke, Christian Hilber and Olmo Silva
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0103:
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JEL Classification: L26; D14; G11; R21


Tags: entrepreneurship; homeownership; panel estimation


This paper has been published as:
'Mortgage Debt and Entrepreneurship', Philippe Bracke, Christian Hilber and Olmo Silva, Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 103, January 2018
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CentrePiece Article
HS2: assessing the costs and benefits Henry Overman
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP361:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Skilled Migration Foster Innovative Performance? Evidence from British Local Areas Luisa Gagliardi
November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0097:
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JEL Classification: O15; O31; I2; H22


Tags: innovation; migration; education; externalities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Bright Side of Social Capital: How 'Bridging' Makes Italian Provinces More Innovative Riccardo Crescenzi, Luisa Gagliardi and Marco Percoco November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0096:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; R15


Tags: innovation; social capital; knowledge transfer; regional development

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Estimating and Forecasting with a Dynamic Spatial Panel Data Model Badi H. Baltagi, Bernard Fingleton and Alain Pirotte
November 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0095:
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JEL Classification: C33


Tags: panel data; spatial lag; error components; linear predictor; gmm; spatial autocorrelation

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


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

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


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


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


For further reading, see SERC Discussion Papers No.60, No.65 and No.74
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Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo August 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0090:
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JEL Classification: R0; I21; H52


Tags: urban schools; education; resources

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
From Russia with Love: The Impact of Relocated Firms on Incumbent Survival Oliver Falck, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich and William R. Kerr August 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0088:
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JEL Classification: R10; L10; H25; O10; J20


Tags: agglomeration; competition; firm dynamics; labor; germany

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
In Search of the 'Economic Dividend' of Devolution: Spatial Disparities, Spatial Economic Policy and Decentralisation in the UK Andy Pike, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, John Tomaney, Gianpiero Torrisi and Vassilis Tselios October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0062:
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JEL Classification: D53; R51


Tags: economic dividend; devolution; spatial disparities; spatial economic policy; decentralisation; uk

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


Tags: wage; disparities; labour


This paper has been published as:
Area Disparities in Britain: Understanding the Contribution of People vs. Place Through Variance Decompositions, Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Early view, July 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
City-Region Governance, Policy Variation and Economic Performance Paul Steeples
February 2010
Paper No' SERCPP005:
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Predicting the Geography of House Prices Bernard Fingleton
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0045:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; O18; R12; R31


Tags: new economic geography; real estate prices; spatial econometrics; panel data; prediction

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Moving into the Projects: Social Housing Neighbourhoods and School Performance in England Felix Weinhardt
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0044:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24


Tags: neighbourhood effects on education

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration Elasticities and Firm Heterogeneity Daniel J. Graham and David C. Maré
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0043:
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JEL Classification: L25; R12; R3


Tags: agglomeration; urban density; productivity

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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
'Gis a Job': What Use Geographical Information Systems in Spatial Economics? Henry Overman
August 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0026:
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JEL Classification: C80; C88; R00


Tags: gis; spatial economics

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Decentralization Matter for Regional Disparities? A Cross-Country Analysis Roberto Ezcurra and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
July 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0025:
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JEL Classification: H11; H71; R11


Tags: fiscal decentralization; political decentralization; regional disparities; territorial inequality; fiscal redistribution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Local Authorities and the Downturn: A Review of Issues, Experience and Options Ian Gordon, Tony Travers and Christine Whitehead June 2009
Paper No' SERCPP003:
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Assessing Agglomeration Economies in a Spatial Framework with Endogenous Regressors Michael Artis, Ernest Miguélez and Rosina Moreno June 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0023:
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JEL Classification: C21; J24; R10; R11; R12


Tags: agglomeration economies; intangible assets; endogeneity; spatial autocorrelation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spillover and Backward Linkage Effects of FDI: Empirical Evidence for the UK Richard Harris
March 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0016:
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JEL Classification: F2; L1


Tags: multinational firms; fdi; spillovers

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration Markus Jäntti, Matti Sarvimäki and Roope Uusitalo
March 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0015:
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JEL Classification: J60; O15; R23


Tags: migration; displaced persons; regional labor markets

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Urbanisation Affect Rural Poverty? Evidence from Indian Districts Massimiliano Cali and Carlo Menon
February 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0014:
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JEL Classification: O12 O18 O2 I3


Tags: rural poverty; urbanization; indian districts; india

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Survival of the Fittest in Cities: Agglomeration, Selection and Polarisation Kristian Behrens and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0012:
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JEL Classification: F12; R12


Tags: entrepreneur heterogeneity; firm selection; agglomeration; income inequalities; urbanization; urban systems

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Education and Income Inequality in the Regions of the European Union Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Vassilis Tselios
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0011:
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JEL Classification: D31; I21; O15; O18


Tags: income inequality; educational attainment; educational inequality; regions; europe

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


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

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Family Types and the Persistence of Regional Disparities in Europe Gilles Duranton, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Richard Sandall
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0009:
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JEL Classification: J12; O18; R11


Tags: institutions; family types; education; social capital; labor force participation; economic wealth and dynamism; regions; europe