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CEP Discussion Paper
Powering Education Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1438:
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JEL Classification: O12; I25; C93


Tags: randomised controlled trial; solar lamps; education; energy access; spillover effects; randomised saturation design

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CEP Discussion Paper
Local and Sectoral Import Spillovers in Sweden Evangelia Leda Pateli
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1437:
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JEL Classification: J; R


Tags: importers; spillovers

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


Tags: production networks; trade; productivity; infrastructure

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CEP 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
Product Switching and the Business Cycle Andrew B. Bernard and Toshihiro Okubo
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1432:
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JEL Classification: L11; E32; L21; L25; L60


Tags: product adding; product dropping; multi-product firms; trapped factors

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protectionism through Exporting: Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1431:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exporter Dynamics and Partial-Year Effects Andrew B. Bernard, Renzo Massari, Jose-Daniel Reyes and Daria Taglioni
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1430:
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JEL Classification: F14; C81; D22


Tags: export entry; export growth; margins of trade; heterogeneous firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Estimating Border Effects: The Impact of Spatial Aggregation Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1429:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; R12


Tags: gravity; geography; borders; trade costs; heterogeneity; home bias; spatial attenuation; modifiable areal unit problem (maup)

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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Rethinking Deindustrialization Andrew B. Bernard, Valerie Smeets and Frederic Warzynski
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1423:
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JEL Classification: D22; F61; L25


Tags: manufacturing firms; industry switching; employment; skill composition; firm performance; job separation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Firms Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1420:
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JEL Classification: L11; L21; L25; L60


Tags: firm heterogeneity; international trade; multinationals; multi-product firms

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The UK Treasury analysis of 'The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives': CEP Commentary Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT04:
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Tags: brexit; hm treasury; eu referendum; uk politics; uk economy; europe; trade; canada

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
April 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT03:
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Tags: #cepbrexit; foreign direct investment; manufacturing; european single market; brexit; eu; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional change, Human Capital and Growth in Early Modern Germany Jeremiah Dittmar and Ralph R. Meisenzahl March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1418:
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JEL Classification: I25; N13; O11; O43


Tags: state capacity; institutions; growth; education; human capital; persistence

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CEP Discussion Paper
How have EU's Trade Agreements Impacted Consumers? Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra and Gianmarco Ottaviano
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1417:
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Tags: trade agreements; eu; consumers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Swimming Upstream: Input-output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1407:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; vertical linkages; horizontal linkages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Stagnation Traps Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1405:
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JEL Classification: E32; E43; E52; O42


Tags: secular stagnation; liquidity traps; growth traps; endogenous growth; multiple equilibria

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CentrePiece Article
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
Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1403:
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JEL Classification: J2; E1; O1; O4


Tags: demand; neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Comparative Advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution Rabah Arezki and Thiemo Fetzer
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1399:
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JEL Classification: Q33; O13; N52; R11; L71


Tags: manufacturing; exports; energy prices; shale gas

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China Yatang Lin, Yu Qin and Zhuan Zie December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1393:
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JEL Classification: O25; O33; O38


Tags: innovation; foreign technology transfer; knowledge spillover; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities Ferdinando Monte, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1385:
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JEL Classification: F16; J6; J61; R0


Tags: commuting; migration and local employment elasticities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Contracting and the Division of the Gains from Trade Andrew B. Bernard and Swati Dhingra
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1381:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; vertical integration; contracts; consumer welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Merger Policy in a Quantitative Model of International Trade Holger Breinlich, Volker Nocke and Nicolas Schutz
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1378:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; L13; L44


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; merger policy; trade policy; oligopoly; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1375:
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JEL Classification: D23; L23; F23


Tags: firm organization; input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search; processing trade; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1372:
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JEL Classification: D83; L91; R41


Tags: experimentation; learning; optimization; rationality; search

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CEP Discussion Paper
Media, Markets and Institutional Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1367:
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JEL Classification: D02; O3; N33; N94; P48; Z12; L82; C55


Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics; high-dimensional data

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Media, Competition and Growth: European Cities After Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1365:
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JEL Classification: L1; N13; N33; N93; O11; O18; O33


Tags: information technology; io; media; growth; history; business education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalization: A Woman's Best Friend? Exporters and the Gender Wage Gap Esther Ann Bøler, Beata Javorcik and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1358:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F16; J16


Tags: exporters; globalization; gender wage gap

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1353:
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JEL Classification: F16; F10; F22; F23


Tags: immigration; services trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico David Atkin, Benjamin Faber and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1351:
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JEL Classification: F15; F23; F63; O24


Tags: supermarket revolution; foreign direct investment; gains from trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Large Capital Inflows, Sectoral Allocation and Economic Performance Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse and Luca Fornaro
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1348:
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JEL Classification: F31; F32; F41; O41


Tags: capital flows; surges; sectoral allocation; sudden stops

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Roles of Import Competition and Export Opportunities for Technical Change Claudia Steinwender
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1334:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F14; L25


Tags: import competition; technical change; productivity; exporting

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CentrePiece Article
TTIP: is free trade coming to the North Atlantic? Dennis Novy
January 2015
Paper No' CEPCP437:
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CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter 2015


Tags: transatlantic trade; globalisation; free trade; europe; usa

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CEP Discussion Paper
Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade Réka Juhász
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1322:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Relaxing Credit Constraints in Emerging Economies: The Impact of Public Loans on the Performance of Brazilian Manufacturers Filipe Lage de Sousa and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1309:
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JEL Classification: O38; H00


Tags: heterogeneous firms; productivity; public policy analysis; credit constraints

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CentrePiece Article
Fiat Chrysler and the future of industry Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Maria Teresa Trentinaglia
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP434:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: fiat chrysler; industry; workforce; labour

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CEP Discussion Paper
From Selling Goods to Selling Services: Firm Responses to Trade Liberalization Holger Breinlich, Anson Soderbery and Greg C. Wright September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1303:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; F23


Tags: services trade; trade liberalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
European Integration and the Gains from Trade Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1301:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; F17


Tags: gains from trade; european integration; quantitative trade models; gravity equations; structural estimation

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CEP Discussion Paper
What is 'Firm Heterogeneity' in Trade Models? The Role of Quality, Scope, Markups and Cost Colin Hottman, Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1294:
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JEL Classification: L11; L21; L25; L60


Tags: firm heterogeneity; multiproduct firms; cannibalization effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration, Diversity and the Labour Market Outcomes of Native Workers: Some Recent Developments Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1292:
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JEL Classification: F22; J31; J61


Tags: immigration; wages; productivity; cultural diversity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Benford's Law, Families of Distributions and a Test Basis John Morrow
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1291:
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JEL Classification: C10; C24; C46


Tags: benford's law; data quality; fraud detection

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gone for Good? Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China: 2002-2013 Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1287:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: trade policy; export subsidies; export share requirements; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Transportation Costs and the Spatial Organization of Economic Activity Stephen J. Redding and Matthew A. Turner
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1277:
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JEL Classification: F15; R12; R40


Tags: highways; market access; railroads; transportation

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CEP Discussion Paper
External Integration, Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Evidence From Argentina Pablo Fajgelbaum and Stephen J. Redding June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1273:
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JEL Classification: F11; F14; O13; O14


Tags: external integration; economic development; structural transformation

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Uncertainty Dennis Novy and Alan M. Taylor
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1266:
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JEL Classification: E3; F1


Tags: uncertainty shock; trade collapse; inventory; real options; imports; intermediates

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CEP Special Report
Internationalization and Innovation of Firms: Evidence and Policy Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante, Gábor Békés and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano April 2014
Paper No' CEPSP032:
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JEL Classification: F13; F23; F68; O31; O38


Tags: internationalization; innovation; firm-level data; exports; foreign direct investment; outsourcing

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Political Economy of Inclusive Rural Growth Michael Carter and John Morrow
February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1259:
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JEL Classification: O1; D2; H4; Q1


Tags: poverty traps; political economy; inequality; lobby formation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Missing Gains from Trade? Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
January 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1254:
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JEL Classification: F10; F11; F15


Tags: productivity; sequential production; welfare gains from trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Integration, Market Size and Industrialization: Evidence from China's National Trunk Highway System Benjamin Faber
October 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1244:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; O18; R12


Tags: trade integration; industrialization; road infrastructure


This paper has been published as:
Review of Economic Studies, Volume 81, Issue 3, July 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Buyer Margins of Firms' Exports Jerónimo Carballo, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Christian Volpe Martincus
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1234:
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JEL Classification: F12


Tags: buyer margins; market segmentation; competition; markupsbuyer margins; market segmentation; competition; markups

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CEP Discussion Paper
Regional Growth and Regional Decline Holger Breinlich, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Jonathan R. W. Temple
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1232:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R12; R13


Tags: regional growth; regional convergence; regional decline

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Selection: Why and How Heterogeneity Matters Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1206:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: monopolistic competition; product diversity; heterogeneity; selection; welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Welfare Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1200:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15


Tags: firm heterogeneity; welfare gains from trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000 Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1186:
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JEL Classification: N92; O18; R12


Tags: economic development; human interaction; urbanization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Free Trade Aggreements and the Consolidation of Democracy Xuepeng Liu and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1184:
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JEL Classification: F13; D72; F53; F15


Tags: regionalism; rent destruction; political regimes; trade liberalization

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity As If Space Mattered: An Application to Factor Markets Across China Wenya Cheng, John Morrow and Kitjawat Tacharoen December 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1181:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; J24; J30; O15; R11


Tags: structural estimation; productivity; firm location; china

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Policy for Macro-Financial Stability Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Chris Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric Young
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1172:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: bailouts; capital controls; exchange rate policy; financial frictions; financial crises; macro-financial stability; macro-prudential policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exporters, Importers and Credit Constraints Mirabelle Muûls
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1169:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; G01; G20


Tags: credit constraints; international trade; firms’ heterogeneity; imports; exports

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is the International Border Effect Larger than the Domestic Border Effect? Evidence from U.S. Trade Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1162:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: international border; intranational home bias; domestic border; gravity; trade costs; distance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reserve Accumulation, Growth and Financial Crises Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
August 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1161:
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JEL Classification: F31; F32; F41; F43


Tags: foreign reserve accumulation; gross capital flows; growth; financial crises

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CEP Discussion Paper
Capital Controls or Exchange Rate Policy? A Pecuniary Externality Perspective Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Christopher Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric R. Young August 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1160:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: capital controls; exchange rate policy; financial frictions; financial crises; financial stability; optimal taxation; prudential policies; planning problem

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1154:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1147:
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JEL Classification: F22; F23; J24; J61


Tags: employment; production tasks; immigrants; offshoring


This paper has been published as:
Rethinking the Effect of Immigration on Wages, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.152-197, February 2012
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CEP Discussion Paper
Goods Trade, Factor Mobility and Welfare Stephen J. Redding
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1140:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F16


Tags: international trade; factor mobility; welfare gains from trade

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


Tags: wage inequality; international trade

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Value Chains During the Great Trade Collapse: A Bullwhip Effect? Carlo Altomonte, Filippo Di Mauro, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Armando Rungi and Vincent Vicard February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1131:
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JEL Classification: F23; F15; L22


Tags: trade collapse; multinational firms; global value chains; hierarchies of firms; vertical integration

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions Under Monopolistic Competition Swati Dhingra and John Morrow February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1130:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: selection; monopolistic competition; efficiency; productivity; social welfare; demand elasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Agglomeration, Trade and Selection Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1129:
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JEL Classification: F12; R11; R12


Tags: agglomeration; trade; heterogeneity; selection; economic geography

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


Tags: sequential exporting; international business

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Determinants of Intrafirm Trade: Evidence from French Firms Gregory Corcos, Delphine M. Irac, Giordano Mion and Thierry Verdier January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1119:
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JEL Classification: F23; F12; F19


Tags: intrafirm trade; outsourcing; firm heterogeneity; incomplete contracts; internationalization strategies; quality of institutions; extensive margin; intensive margin

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CEP Discussion Paper
Institutions and Export Dynamics Luis Araujo, Giordano Mion and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1118:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; L14


Tags: firm exports; contract enforcement; contracting institutions; firm dynamics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Institutions and Export Dynamics Luis Araujo, Giordano Mion and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1118:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; L14


Tags: firm exports; contract enforcement; contracting institutions; firm dynamics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Preferential Trade Agreements and the Labor Market Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1117:
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JEL Classification: F16; F15; F13


Tags: trade liberalization; unemployment; trade diversion; labor frictions

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Frictions Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1108:
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JEL Classification: F12; R12


Tags: trade frictions; urban frictions; productivity; city-size distribution; markups

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CEP Discussion Paper
Service Trade and Occupational Tasks: An Empirical Investigation Andrea Ariu and Giordano Mion
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1107:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; O33; L80


Tags: trade in services; extensive margin; occupational tasks; technological change

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporting; importing; productivity

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CentrePiece Article
In brief...Cotton and Cars: the Huge Gains from Process Innovation Tim Leunig and Joachim Voth
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP347:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: N22;N24;O31;O40


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

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


Tags: industrialization; economic geography; international trade

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incomplete Contracts and the Impact of Globalization on Consumer Welfare Fabrice Defever
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1057:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: consumer welfare; incomplete contracts; hold-up problem

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CEP Discussion Paper
Success and Failure of African Exporters Olivier Cadot, Leonardo Iacovone, Denisse Pierola and Ferdinand Rauch
June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1054:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; O55


Tags: africa; export survival

CEP Discussion Paper
Portfolio Allocation and International Risk Sharing Gianluca Benigno and Hande Küçük-Tuger
April 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1048:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: portfolio choice; incomplete financial markets; international risk sharing; consumption-real exchange rate anomaly

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CEP Discussion Paper
Import Competition from and Outsourcing to China: A Curse or Blessing for Firms? Giordano Mion and Linke Zhu
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1038:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; L25


Tags: import competition; outsourcing; china; skill upgrading; technological change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Second-Order Approximation of Dynamic Models with Time-Varying Risk Gianluca Benigno, Pierpaolo Benigno and Salvatore Nisticò
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1033:
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JEL Classification: C63


Tags: stochastic volatility; second order approximation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Crises and Macro-Prudential Policies Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Christopher Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric R. Young December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1032:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: capital controls; crises; financial frictions; macro prudential policies; bailouts; overborrowing

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Trade Without CES: Estimating Translog Gravity Dennis Novy
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1031:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F15


Tags: translog; gravity; trade costs; distance; trade cost elasticity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms Fabrice Defever
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1029:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: functional fragmentation; vertical linkages; location choice

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Labor Market Outcomes Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1028:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; J64


Tags: inequality; unemployment; trade; labour market policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Bank Bailouts, International Linkages and Cooperation Friederike Niepmann and Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1023:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: portfolio choice; international transmission of shocks; monetary policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monetary Policy Rules and Foreign Currency Positions Bianca De Paoli, Hande Küçük-Tuger and Jens Søndergaard
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1022:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: portfolio choice; international transmission of shocks; monetary policy

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Revisiting Overborrowing and Its Policy Implications Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Chris Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric Young October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1020:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: bailouts; financial frictions; macro prudential policies; overborrowing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Adjusting to Capital Account Liberalization Kosuke Aoki, Gianluca Benigno and Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1014:
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JEL Classification: F32


Tags: credit frictions; capital account liberalization

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade as an Engine of Creative Destruction: Mexican Experience with Chinese Competition Leonardo Iacovone, Ferdinand Rauch and L. Alan Winters September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0999:
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JEL Classification: F14; L11


Tags: china; mexico; multi-product-firm; trade shock

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Crisis? What Trade Crisis? Kristian Behrens, Gregory Corcos and Giordano Mion
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0995:
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JEL Classification: F01; F10; F14.


Tags: trade crisis; trade collapse; margins of trade; firm-level analysis; belgium.

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Determinants of Vertical Integration in Export Processing: Theory and Evidence from China Ana Fernandes and Heiwai Tang
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0980:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23; L14; L33


Tags: intrafirm trade; vertical integration; export processing; outsourcing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intra-Firm Trade and Product Contractibility (Long Version) Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0978:
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JEL Classification: F10; F23; L14; L23


Tags: related party trade; imports; contract theory; contractibility; intermedication; human capital; physical capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Liberalization and Heterogeneous Firm Models: An Evaluation Using the Canada - US Free Trade Agreement Holger Breinlich and Alejandro Cuñat May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0975:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F15


Tags: heterogeneous firm models; trade liberalization; cusfta; empirical evaluation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Sequential Exporting Facundo Albornoz, Hector Calvo-Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas
March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0974:
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JEL Classification: F10; D21; F13


Tags: export dynamics; trade liberalization; experimentation; uncertainty

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wholesalers and Retailers in U.S. Trade (Long Version) Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0968:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14


Tags: wholesaler; retailer; intermediary; international trade

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Regional Trade Agreements Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0961:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; trade creation; trade diversion; external tariffs; trade liberalization

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


Tags: wage inequality; international trade; risk; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Further Simulation Evidence on the Performance of the Poisson Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Estimator J. M. C. Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0933:
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JEL Classification: C13; C50; F10


Tags: gravity equation; heteroskedasticity; jensen's inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Existence of the Maximum Likelihood Estimates for Poisson Regression J. M. C. Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro
May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0932:
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JEL Classification: C13; C50; F10


Tags: poisson estimation; gravity equation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Impact on Trade Flows and External Trade Barriers Hector Calvo-Pardo, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0930:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; external tariffs; trade liberalization; preferential trade agreements; asia

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monetary Policy Under Alterative Asset Market Structures: the Case of a Small Open Economy Bianca De Paoli
April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0923:
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JEL Classification: F41; G15; E52;E61


Tags: welfare; optimal monetary policy; asset markets; small open economy

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the International Dimension of Fiscal Policy Gianluca Benigno and Bianca De Paoli
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0905:
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JEL Classification: E62; E63; F41


Tags: optimal policy; fiscal policy; small open economy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Geography: A Review of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature Stephen Redding
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0904:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: new economic geography; market access; home market effect; multiple equilibria

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade, Technology Adoption and Wage Inequalities: Theory and Evidence Maria Bas
December 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0902:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12;F41


Tags: firm heterogeneity; trade reforms; technology adoption; skill premium; plant panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Service Traders in the UK Holger Breinlich and Chiara Criscuolo
December 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0901:
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JEL Classification: F14; F19; F23


Tags: international trade; services; firm-level evidence

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protection and International Sourcing Emanuel Ornelas and John L. Turner
December 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0900:
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JEL Classification: F13; L23; D23


Tags: international trade; tariffs; hold-up problem; sourcing; organizational form

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SERC/Urban 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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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Family Control Affect Trade Performance? Evidence for Italian Firms Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Riccardo Faini and Alessandra Tucci November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0896:
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JEL Classification: F1; F14; L2


Tags: firm structure; foreign markets; family firms; exports

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Capital does not Migrate to the South: A New Economic Geography Perspective Jang Ping Thia
November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0895:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15


Tags: firm heterogeneity; capital mobility; economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
Urbanisation and Structural Transformation Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen Redding
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0892:
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JEL Classification: R11; R51


Tags: urbanisation; economic development; urban population; rural population

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relative Factor Endowments and International Portfolio Choice Alejandro Cuñat and Christian Fons-Rosen
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0879:
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JEL Classification: F21; F34; G11


Tags: international portfolio equity investment; gravity equation; factor endowments

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CEP Discussion Paper
A 'New Trade' Theory of GATT/WTO Negotiations Ralph Ossa
June 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0877:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13


Tags: trade negotiations; gatt; wto; new trade theory

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


Tags: agglomeration; wage inequality; globalisation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Regionalism Affect Trade Liberalization Towards Non-Members? Antoni Estevadeordal, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
May 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0868:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; external tariffs; trade liberalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tax Cuts in Open Economies Alejandro Cuñat, Szabolcs Deak and Marco Maffezzoli
March 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0860:
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JEL Classification: E13; E60; F11; F43; H20


Tags: international trade; heckscher-ohlin; dynamic macroeconomics; taxation; revenue estimation; laffer curve

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Trade, Minimum Quality Standards and the Prisoners' Dilemma Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0858:
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JEL Classification: L13;F19;F13


Tags: standards; quality; international trade; standard coordination

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Swing-State Theory of Trade Protection in the Electoral College Mirabelle Muûls and Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0849:
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; F13; R12


Tags: political economy; elections; electoral college; swing states; trade policy

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Simple Model of the Juggernaut Effect of Trade Liberalisation Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
January 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0845:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: trade policy; economic integration

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and the Sourcing Modes of Multinational Firms: Evidence from French Firm-Level Data Fabrice Defever and Farid Toubal December 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0842:
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JEL Classification: F23; F14; L22; L23


Tags: productivity; incomplete contracts; intra-firm trade; outsourcing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Scylla and Charybdis. The European Economy and Poland's Adherence to Gold, 1928-1936 Nikolaus Wolf
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0834:
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JEL Classification: E42; E44; N14


Tags: gold-exchange standard; interwar period; europe; poland

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intra-Industry Foreign Direct Investment Laura Alfaro and Andrew Charlton
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0825:
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JEL Classification: F10; F23; L22


Tags: multinational activity; foreign direct investment; horizontal fdi; vertical fdi; stages of production

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trust-Based Trade Luis Araujo and Emanuel Ornelas
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0820:
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JEL Classification: F10;F13;L14


Tags: international trade; export dynamics; contract enforcement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Liberalization, Outsourcing, and Firm Productivity Ralph Ossa
July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0814:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; L22; L25


Tags: trade liberalization; outsourcing; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure Y Ioannides, Henry Overman, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg and Kurt Schmidheiny July 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0812:
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JEL Classification: O3; R1


Tags: ict; urban structure; cross country data

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Linkages Across Space Henry Overman, Patricia Rice and Anthony J. Venables
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0805:
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JEL Classification: R00; R58


Tags: spatial linkages; urban systems; new economic geography; urban and regional policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Imports and Exports at the Level of the Firm: Evidence from Belgium Mirabelle Muûls and Mauro Pisu
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0801:
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JEL Classification: F10; F16; J21


Tags: exports; imports; productivity; firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protection for Sale Made Easy Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0800:
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JEL Classification: H32; P16


Tags: protection for sale; endogenous protection

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CEP Discussion Paper
Volatility, Labor Market Flexibility, and the Pattern of Comparative Advantage Alejandro Cuñat and Marc J. Melitz
June 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0799:
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JEL Classification: F1


Tags: comparative advantage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firms in International Trade Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0795:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; O10


Tags: economic geography; international trade

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


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

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


Tags: lobbying; sunset industries; sunk costs

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


Tags: land use; population growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumption and Real Exchange Rates with Incomplete Markets and Non-Traded Goods Gianluca Benigno and Christoph Theonissen
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0771:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: consumption-real exchange rate anomaly; incomplete financial markets; nontraded goods

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CEP Discussion Paper
Term Limits and Electoral Accountability Michael Smart and Daniel M. Sturm
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0770:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11


Tags: political agency; accountability; term limits

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Shifts in Economic Geography and their Causes Anthony J. Venables
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0767:
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JEL Classification: F1; R1


Tags: economic geography; urbanisation; world economy; productivity

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity Jean Eid, Henry Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner
November 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0758:
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JEL Classification: I12; R14


Tags: urban sprawl; obesity; selection effects

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Financial Integration and Entrepreneurship Laura Alfaro and Andrew Charlton
October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0755:
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JEL Classification: F21; F23; F35; G15; G18; O19


Tags: international financial integration; capital mobility; entrepreneurship; firm entry; capital controls; foreign direct investment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Lowering Child Mortality in Poor Countries: The Power of Knowledgeable Parents Peter Boone and Zhaoguo Zhan
October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0751:
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JEL Classification: I00; I1; I12; I18

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assessing the Effects of Local Taxation Using Microgeographic Data Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon and Henry Overman
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0748:
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JEL Classification: H22; H71; R38


Tags: local taxation; spatial differencing; borders

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CEP Discussion Paper
Capital Markets, Ownership and Distance Wendy Carlin, Andrew Charlton and Colin Mayer
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0744:
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JEL Classification: F21; G31


Tags: investment; internal capital markets; foreign ownership

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Product Switching Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0736:
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JEL Classification: D21; E23; L11; L60


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

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


Tags: outsourcing; wage inequality; communication costs

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding and Fabrizio Zilibotti June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0728:
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JEL Classification: O14; O18; O21


Tags: delicensing; economic development; labour regulation

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Gold Rush Theory of Economic Development Ralph Ossa
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0719:
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JEL Classification: O10; O12; O14


Tags: economic development; social learning; lumpiness

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


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

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


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

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


Tags: product choice; productivity; deregulation; industry evolution

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cities in the Developing World Henry Overman and Anthony J. Venables
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0695:
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JEL Classification: O18; R0


Tags: urbanisation; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Agglomeration and the Adjustment of the Spatial Economy Pierre-Philippe Combes, Gilles Duranton and Henry Overman
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0689:
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JEL Classification: R00; R58


Tags: urban systems; new economic geography; urban and regional policy; diagrammatic exposition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification Stephen Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0688:
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JEL Classification: F15; N94; O18


Tags: market access; economic geography; german division; german reunification

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Can Comparative Advantage Explain the Growth of US Trade? Alejandro Cuñat and Marco Maffezzoli
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0669:
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JEL Classification: F1; F4


Tags: international trade; heckscher-ohlin

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Globalization and Exchange Rates Philip R. Lane and G Milesi-Feretti
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0662:
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JEL Classification: F31; F32


Tags: financial integration; capital flows; external assets and liabilities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating Urban Transport Improvements: Cost Benefit Analysis in the Presence of Agglomeration and Income Taxation Anthony J. Venables September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0651:
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JEL Classification: R200; R420


Tags: agglomeration; productivity; urban transport

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CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Ownership and Productivity: New Evidence from the Service Sector and the R&D Lab Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and Helen Simpson September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0649:
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JEL Classification: F23; O47; L60; L80


Tags: foreign investment; productivity; knowledge spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Cities, Matching and the Productivity Gains of Agglomeration Fredrik Andersson, Simon Burgess and Julia Lane
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0648:
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JEL Classification: R23; R12; J24


Tags: urban productivity; matching; agglomeration

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


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

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


Tags: regional disparities; productivity; clustering

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CEP Discussion Paper
Zipf's Law for Cities: A Cross Country Investigation Kwok Tong Soo
July 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0641:
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JEL Classification: C16; R12


Tags: cities; zipf's law; pareto distribution; hill estimator

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monetary Policy and Welfare in a Small Open Economy Bianca De Paoli
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0639:
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JEL Classification: F41; E52; E58; E61


Tags: welfare; optimal monetary policy; small open economy

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


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

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


Tags: deindustrialization; relative factor prices; diversification cones

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


Tags: house prices; transport innovations

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Geography of UK International Trade Henry Overman and L. Alan Winters
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0606:
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JEL Classification: F15; F14; R12


Tags: uk trade; eec; economic geography

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


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

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Disparities in Developing Countries: Cities, Regions and International Trade Anthony J. Venables
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0593:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; O18


Tags: cities; spatial disparities; urbanisation; developing countries

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CEP Discussion Paper
Communication Externalities in Cities Sylvie Charlot and Gilles Duranton
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0592:
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JEL Classification: J31; R19; R29


Tags: human capital; cities; communication externalities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Shocks and Industrial Location: the Impact of EEC Accession on the UK Henry Overman and L. Alan Winters
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0588:
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JEL Classification: F15; F14; R12


Tags: uk manufacturing industry; eec; economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in the European Union Pierre-Philippe Combes and Henry Overman
October 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0587:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; R12


Tags: location; european union; descriptive statistics; empirical studies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Can We Learn Anything from Economic Geography Proper? Henry Overman
October 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0586:
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JEL Classification: B41; B52; F12; R00


Tags: economic geography; geographical economics; regional science; relational economic geography

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CEP Discussion Paper
Falling Trade Costs, Heterogeneous Firms and Industry Dynamics Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen and Peter K. Schott
September 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0585:
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JEL Classification: F10


Tags: plant deaths; survival; exit; exports; employment; tariffs; freight costs; transport costs

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


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