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CEP Discussion Paper
The Great Divergence(s) Giuseppe Berlingieri, Patrick Blanchenay and Chiara Criscuolo
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1488:
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JEL Classification: D2; J3


Tags: dispersion; productivity; sorting; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating Market Consolidation in Mobile Communications Christos Genakos, Tommaso Valletti and Frank Verboven
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1486:
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JEL Classification: K20; L10; L40; L96


Tags: mobile telecommunications; market structure; prices; investments; mergers

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CEP Election Analysis
Brexit and the UK Economy Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA040:
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Tags: brexit; economy; eu; single market


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CEP Discussion Paper
The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1482:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1479:
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JEL Classification: O31; 032; 033; F23


Tags: decentralization; growth; turbulence; great recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU: Trade Effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1478:
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JEL Classification: F13;F15;F17


Tags: trade; brexit; general equilibrium

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CEP Discussion Paper
Concentrating on the Fall of the Labor Share David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1476:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Drives Differences in Management? Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1470:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; competition; learning

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


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

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CentrePiece Article
Spain's response to Brexit Luis Garicano
December 2016
Paper No' CEPCP491:
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CentrePiece 21 (3) Winter 2016


Tags: spain; uk; brexit; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Colocation and Knowledge Diffusion: Evidence from Million Dollar Plants Christian Fons-Rosen, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Katalin Szemeredi August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1447:
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JEL Classification: O3; R11; R12


Tags: productivity; innovation; knowledge diffusion

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1444:
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JEL Classification: I23; I25; J24; O10; O31


Tags: universities; growth; human capital; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Pay and the Rise of Relative Performance Contracts: A Question of Governance Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1439:
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JEL Classification: J33; J31; G30


Tags: ceo; pay; incentives; equity plans

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management as a Technology? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1433:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition

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CentrePiece Article
Brexit: the final assessment John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPCP477:
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CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


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

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
BREXIT 2016: Policy Analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth June 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
‘ECONOMISTS FOR BREXIT’: A critique Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT06:
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Tags: brexit; referendum

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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Discretion on Procurement Performance Decio Coviello, Andrea Guglielmo and Giancarlo Spagnolo
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1427:
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JEL Classification: D02; D44; C31; L11


Tags: procurement; restricted auctions; regression discontinuity; regulatory discretion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Team Adaptation Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Marc Möller
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1421:
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JEL Classification: D02; D23; L29


Tags: teams; organizations; communication; disclosure; adaptation; motivation

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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 Special Report
Why Governments Won't Invest Sir Vince Cable
March 2016
Paper No' CEPSP33:
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JEL Classification: H54; H60; G10; H83


Tags: uk economy; public investment; public debt; government policy; infrastructure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management Practices, Workforce Selection and Productivity Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen and Stefanie Wolter March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1416:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Sovereign-Bank Diabolic Loop and ESBies Markus K. Brunnermeier, Luis Garicano, Philip R. Lane, Marco Pagano, Ricardo Reis, Tano Santos, David Thesmar, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Dimitri Vayanos March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1414:
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Tags: ‘diabolic loop’; sovereign debt crisis; esbies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32


Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Knowledge Transfers Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1412:
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JEL Classification: IO; LE


Tags: general human capital; international joint ventures; relational contracts

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Competition and Labor Market Adjustment Joao Paulo Pessoa
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1411:
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JEL Classification: F16; J62; J64


Tags: trade; unemployment; earnings; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Competition and Labor Market Adjustment Joao Paulo Pessoa
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1411:
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JEL Classification: F16; J62; J64


Tags: trade; unemployment; earnings; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
One Mandarin Benefits the Whole Clan: Hometown Favoritism in an Authoritarian Regime Quoc-Anh Do, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and Anh N. Tran February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1409:
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JEL Classification: O12; D72; H72


Tags: favoritism; patronage; authoritarian regime; political connection; hometown; infrastructure; distributive politics

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CentrePiece Article
In brief... Rapid response policing: the impact on crime detection Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP467:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


JEL Classification: D29; K40


Tags: police; crime; organisational performance

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CentrePiece Article
Equity crowdfunding: a new model for financing entrepreneurship? Saul Estrin and Susanna Khavul
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP462:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


Tags: crowdfunding; entrepreneurs; business enterprise; taxation; venture capital

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CEP Occasional Paper
International Data on Measuring Management Practices Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen January 2016
Paper No' CEPOP46:
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Tags: management practices; international data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity Emanuele Forlani, Ralf Martin, Giordano Mion and Mirabelle Muûls January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1402:
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; L25; F14


Tags: demand; productivity; markups; production function estimation; export status; firm size

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Price Ain't Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor and John Van Reenen December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1395:
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JEL Classification: Ill; L10; L11


Tags: healthcare; health spending; hospitals; prices; price dispersion; competition; market structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of a Banking Crisis Kilian Huber
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1389:
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JEL Classification: D22; D53; E24; E44; G01; G21; J01; J23; J30; O16; O40; O47


Tags: banking crisis; financial frictions; lending; gdp; growth; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1379:
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JEL Classification: D80; E22; E66; G18; L50


Tags: economic uncertainty; policy uncertainty; business cycles; fluctuations


This paper has been published as:
'Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty', Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 131, Issue 4, November 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Loss Aversion on the Phone Christos Genakos, Costas Roumanias and Tommaso Valletti
September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1373:
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JEL Classification: D03; D12; D81; L96


Tags: loss aversion; consumer switching; tariff plans; risk aversion; mobile telephony

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumption Smoothing and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty Yonas Alem and Jonathan Colmer
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1369:
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JEL Classification: D8; O12; I3


Tags: uncertainty; consumption smoothing; subjective well-being

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CentrePiece Article
Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals? Brian Bell and colleagues reveal that recessions have a disturbing and substantial impact in launching criminal careers Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP451:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: J64; K42


Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment


This article summarises ‘Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals’ by Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1284.
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CentrePiece Article
Family business: management effort and firm performance Raffaella Sadun and colleagues analyse time use data on over 1,000 CEOs in family and professionalled firms Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP450:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: M12; L2; D24


Tags: ceo; time; family firms; competition; productivity


This article summarises ‘Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs atWork’ by Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1250.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Firming Up Inequality Nick Bloom, Fatih Guvenen, David J. Price and Jae Song
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1354:
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JEL Classification: O2; M1


Tags: inequality; productivity and firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Space-Time (In)Consistency in the National Accounts: Causes and Cures Nicholas Oulton
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1349:
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JEL Classification: C43; O47; I31; F43


Tags: ppp; divisia; konüs; price index; path-dependence; consistency

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CEP Election Analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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CEP Election Analysis
Health: How Will the NHS Fare in a Cold Climate? Alistair McGuire and John Van Reenen
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA028:
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Tags: hospital competition; market structure; 2015 general election; government policy; nhs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information and Disruption in a Welfare Reform Nitika Bagaria, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1347:
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JEL Classification: H51; I13; J18


Tags: incentives; public sector; unemployment benefits; performance standards

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CEP Discussion Paper
When Pressure Sinks Performance: Evidence from Diving Competitions Eleni Garbi, Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1345:
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JEL Classification: J24; L83; M52; Z13


Tags: tournaments; incentives; choking under pressure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Integrated Estimates of Capital Stocks and Services for the United Kingdom: 1950-2013 Nicholas Oulton and Gavin Wallis
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1342:
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JEL Classification: E22; E23; D24; O47


Tags: capital services; capital stocks; rate of return; ex post; hybrid

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CEP Discussion Paper
Asymmetric Industrial Energy Prices and International Trade Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Misato Sato
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1337:
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JEL Classification: F18; F14; Q56


Tags: energy prices; international trade; carbon taxes

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Impact of Sunday Trading Deregulation Svetoslav Danchev and Christos Genakos
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1336:
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JEL Classification: J23; L11; L51; L81


Tags: sunday trading regulation; opening hours regulation; retail sector

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CEP Discussion Paper
Making Do With Less: Working Harder During Recessions Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1321:
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JEL Classification: M50; D20; E32; L22


Tags: recession; productivity; sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Value of Bosses Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher T. Stanton
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1318:
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JEL Classification: M50; C13; C23; D20; L23


Tags: bosses; supervisors; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Women Earn Less Even as Social Entrepreneurs? Saul Estrin, Ute Stephan and Suncica Vujic
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1313:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J71; L32


Tags: social entrepreneur; gender pay gap; social enterprise; earnings; job satisfaction

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Management Matter In Schools? Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1312:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; I2


Tags: management; pupil achievement; autonomy; principals

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CEP Occasional Paper
Knowledge-based Hierarchies: Using Organizations to Understand the Economy Luis Garicano and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
October 2014
Paper No' CEPOP43:
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Tags: knowledge; hierarchies; wage inequality; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Maximum Markup Regulation on Prices Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1310:
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JEL Classification: L0; L1; L4; L5


Tags: markup regulation; focal point; collusion; ex-post policy evaluation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Optimal Contracting and the Organization of Knowledge William Fuchs, Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1308:
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JEL Classification: D86; L22; J33; J44


Tags: contracting; experts; professional service firms; partnership; venture capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Knowledge Spillovers from Clean and Dirty Technologies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin and Myra Mohnen
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1300:
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JEL Classification: O30; O44; Q54; Q55; Q58; H23


Tags: innovation spill-overs; climate change; growth; patents; clean technology; optimal climate policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs Iain Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark Schankerman
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1298:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; O34; O38; I15; I18; K19; L65


Tags: patents; pharmaceuticals; diffusion; drug launches; price regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumer Search: Evidence from Path-tracking Data Fabio Pinna and Stephan Seiler
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1296:
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JEL Classification: D12; D83; L11; L15


Tags: consumer search; in-store marketing; path data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating a Decade of Mobile Termination Rate Regulation Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1282:
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JEL Classification: D12; D43; L5; L96; L98


Tags: mobile telephony; termination rates; waterbed effect


This paper has been published as:
Evaluating a Decade of Mobile Termination Rate Regulation, Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti, The Economic Journal, Volume 125, Issue 586, August 2015
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CEP Occasional Paper
Dynemp: A Stata® Routine for Distributed Micro-data Analysis of Business Dynamics Chiara Criscuolo, Peter N. Gal and Carlo Menon June 2014
Paper No' CEPOP42:
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JEL Classification: D22; L26; E24; L25


Tags: employment dynamics; job flows; firm demographics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fueling the Gender Gap? Oil and Women's Labor and Marriage Market Outcomes Stephan E. Maurer and Andrei V. Potlogea
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1280:
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JEL Classification: R1; N5; O1; J1


Tags: oil; structural transformation; female labor force; participation; gender pay gap

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fracking Growth Thiemo Fetzer
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1278:
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JEL Classification: Q33; O13; N52; R11; L71


Tags: resource boom; fracking; shale; spillovers; natural gas; energy prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantifying Spillovers in Open Source Content Production: Evidence from Wikipedia Aleksi Aaltonen and Stephan Seiler
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1275:
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JEL Classification: D24; L23; L86; M11; O31


Tags: wikipedia; open source; user-generated content; knowledge spillover; cumulative knowledge

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Dynamics of Employment Growth: New Evidence from 18 Countries Chiara Criscuolo, Peter N. Gal and Carlo Menon
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1274:
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JEL Classification: D22; L26; E24; L25


Tags: business dynamics; employment growth; small businesses; business demography; startups; great recession; job creation and destruction

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CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Entrepreneurship: Blessing or Curse? Saul Estrin, Seçil Hülya Danakol, Paul Reynolds and Utz Weitzel May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1268:
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JEL Classification: F23; M13; L26


Tags: foreign direct investment; entrepreneurship; new firm entry; spillovers

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Does management matter in schools? Renata Lemos
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP424:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: education; management; school management index; pupil outcomes; school performance

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP423:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: M1


Tags: it; management; productivity; organization


This article summarises 'IT and Management in America' by Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynfolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1258, February 2014.
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CEP Occasional Paper
The New Empirical Economics of Management Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen
April 2014
Paper No' CEPOP41:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; productivity


This paper has been published as:
JEEA-FBBVA Lecture 2013: The New Empirical Economics of Management, Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 12, Issue , August 2014
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CEP Discussion Paper
Video Killed the Radio Star? Online Music Videos and Digital Music Sales Tobias Kretschmer and Christian Peukert
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1265:
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JEL Classification: L82; M37; D83


Tags: sampling; displacement; promotion; natural experiment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trapped Factors and China's Impact on Global Growth Nicholas Bloom, Paul Romer, Stephen Terry and John Van Reenen
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1261:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: innovation; trade; china; endogenous growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
IT and Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen February 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1258:
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JEL Classification: M1


Tags: it; management; productivity; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Flex Cars and Competition in Ethanol and Gasoline Retail Markets Juliano Assuncao, Joao Paulo Pessoa and Leonardo Rezende
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1251:
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JEL Classification: L11; L13; L62; L71


Tags: flex-fuel vehicles; gasoline; ethanol; price competition; spatial competition; discrete equilibrium price dispersion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1250:
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JEL Classification: M12; L2; D24


Tags: ceo; time; family firms; competition; productivity

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CEP Occasional Paper
Medium and Long Run Prospects for UK Growth in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis Nicholas Oulton
October 2013
Paper No' CEPOP37:
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JEL Classification: J24; E32; O41; G01; H63


Tags: productivity; potential output; growth; financial; banking crisis; recession

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Uncertainty Reduce Growth? Using Disasters as Natural Experiments Scott R. Baker and Nicholas Bloom
October 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1243:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: uncertainty; natural disasters; political shocks; growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Smart and Illicit: Who Becomes an Entrepreneur and Does it Pay? Ross Levine and Yona Rubinstein
August 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1237:
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JEL Classification: L26;J24;J3;G32


Tags: self-employment; occupational choice; compensation; firm organization; corporate finance; cognitive and noncognitive traits

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CentrePiece Article
Bad management: a constraint on economic development? Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP394:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013


JEL Classification: L2;M2;O14;O32;O33


Tags: management personnel economics; organisation; productivity; management

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The UK's 'riddle of peacefulness': what explains falling crime? Mirko Draca
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP392:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013


Tags: crime; police; education

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovation, Reallocation and Growth Daron Acemoglu, Ufuk Akcigit, Nicholas Bloom and William R. Kerr
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1216:
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JEL Classification: E02; L1; O31; O32; O33


Tags: industrial policy; productivity growth; innovation; r&d

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CEP Discussion Paper
Decision–Making and Implementation in Teams Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Marc Möller
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1208:
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JEL Classification: D02; D23; L29


Tags: teams; adaptation; motivation; decision–making; incentives

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Knowledge Transfers Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
April 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1203:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Really Uncertain Business Cycles Nicholas Bloom, Max Floetotto, Nir Jaimovich, Itay Saporta-Eksten and Stephen Terry
March 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1195:
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JEL Classification: E3


Tags: uncertainty

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CEP Discussion Paper
What are the Channels for Technology Sourcing? Panel Data Evidence from German Companies Dietmar Harhoff, Elisabeth Mueller and John Van Reenen March 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1193:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33


Tags: technology sourcing; knowledge spillovers; productivity; open innovation


This paper has been published as:
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2014, 204-224
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CEP Occasional Paper
Bankers and their bonuses Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
February 2013
Paper No' CEPOP35:
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Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses


This paper has been published as:
The Economic Journal V124, F1-F21 (February 2014)
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CEP Discussion Paper
A Trapped Factors Model of Innovation Nicholas Bloom, Paul Romer, Stephen Terry and John Van Reenen
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1189:
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JEL Classification: O33; F16; O38; J33


Tags: trade; innovation; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Survive Another Day: Using Changes in the Composition of Investments to Measure the Cost of Credit Constraints Luis Garicano and Claudia Steinwender February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1188:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33; G31; E32


Tags: financial crisis; credit constraints; innovation; investment choices

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CEP Special Report
Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation Philippe Aghion, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Christopher Pissarides, Nick Stern and John Van Reenen January 2013
Paper No' CEPSP28:
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Tags: gdp; innovation; infrasstructure; uk economy; skills; apprenticeships; education; government policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Long and Short-Term Effects of the Financial Crisis on Labour Productivity, Capital and Output Nicholas Oulton and María Sebastiá-Barriel January 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1185:
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JEL Classification: E23; E32; J24; O47


Tags: productivity; financial; banking crisis; recession


This paper has been published as:
Bank of England Working Paper No.470
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CEP Discussion Paper
Free to Choose? Reform and Demand Response in the English National Health Service Martin Gaynor, Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1179:
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JEL Classification: D12; I11; I18; L13; L30


Tags: demand estimation; non-price competition; health economics; patient choice; health care reform

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


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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CEP Special Report
Fiscal Consolidation During a Depression Nitika Bagaria, Dawn Holland and John Van Reenen
August 2012
Paper No' CEPSP27:
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Tags: fiscal consolidation; economy; unemployment; financial crisis


This paper has been published as:
National Institute Economic Review No. 221 July 2012
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CEP Occasional Paper
Hooray for GDP! Nicholas Oulton
August 2012
Paper No' CEPOP30:
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JEL Classification: O47; D63; E61


Tags: gdp; welfare; inequality; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Do CEOs Do? Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1145:
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JEL Classification: D2; G3; G34


Tags: ceos; corporate governance; time use

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CEP Discussion Paper
Matching Firms, Managers, and Incentives Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
May 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1144:
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JEL Classification: J24;L2


Tags: personnel economics; hiring policy; management; performance related pay; performance incentives

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CentrePiece Article
The polluter-doesn't-pay principle Ralf Martin, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
May 2012
Paper No' CEPCP369:
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CentrePiece 17 (1) Spring 2012


JEL Classification: H23; H25; Q52; Q54


Tags: industry compensation; industrial relocation; emissions trading; permit allocation; eu ets; firm data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Environmental Policy and Directed Technological Change: Evidence from the European Carbon Market Raphael Calel and Antoine Dechezleprêtre April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1141:
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JEL Classification: O3; Q55; Q58; C14


Tags: directed technological change; eu emissions trading scheme; policy evaluation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Span of Control and Span of Activity Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun and Julie Wulf
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1139:
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JEL Classification: C21; C25; L22; L23


Tags: management; firms; ceo; productivity; firm activities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentives for Quality over Time - The Case of Facebook Applications Jörg Claussen, Tobias Kretschmer and Philip Mayrhofer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1133:
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JEL Classification: L1; L50; O33


Tags: usage intensity; social media; platform management; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France Luis Garicano, Claire Lelarge and John Van Reenen February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1128:
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JEL Classification: L11; L51; J8; L25.6


Tags: firm size; productivity; labor regulation; power law

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Competition Improve Public Hospitals' Efficiency? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in the English National Health Service Zack Cooper, Stephen Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1125:
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JEL Classification: C21; I18; L1; R0


Tags: hospital competition; market structure; prospective payment; incentive structure


This paper is an extension of CEP DP 988
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CEP Discussion Paper
Market Leadership Through Technology - Backward Compatibility in the U.S. Handheld Video Game Industry Jörg Claussen, Tobias Kretschmer and Thomas Spengler February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1124:
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JEL Classification: L15; L82; O33


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Has China Grown So Fast? The Role of International Technology Transfer John Van Reenen and Linda Yueh
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1121:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33


Tags: china; technology transfer; joint ventures; productivity

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CentrePiece Article
Policy uncertainty: a new indicator Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP362:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: us economic policy; global financial markets;

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CentrePiece Article
The returns to lobbying Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Mirko Draca and Christian Fons-Rosen
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP360:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman and John Van Reenen
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1113:
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JEL Classification: R11; H25; L52; L53; O25


Tags: industrial policy; regional policy; employment; investment; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1109:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; and productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm Performance and Wages: Evidence from Across the Corporate Hierarchy Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1088:
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CentrePiece Article
Big ideas: Innovation Policy John Van Reenen
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP346:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


Tags: r&d; competition; patents; tax system

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: True PPPs for 141 Countries Nicholas Oulton
September 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1080:
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JEL Classification: C43; D12; E01; I31; O47


Tags: purchasing power parity (ppp); standard of living; international comparisons; konüs; index number; welfare; homothetic

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CEP Discussion Paper
Advertising Expenditure and Consumer Prices Ferdinand Rauch
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1073:
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JEL Classification: H25; M37


Tags: advertising; taxation of advertising; effects of advertising

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trading and Enforcing Patent Rights Alberto Galasso, Mark Schankerman and Carlos J. Serrano
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1072:
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JEL Classification: K41; H24; O32; O34


Tags: patents; litigation; market for innovation; capital gains taxation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Land that Lean Manufacturing Forgot? Management Practices in Transition Countries Nicholas Bloom, Helena Schweiger and John Van Reenen July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1065:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; P21


Tags: management; firm performance; transition economies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Leveraging Monopoly Power by Degrading Interoperability: Theory and Evidence from Computer Markets Christos Genakos, Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1060:
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JEL Classification: C3; D43; L1; L4


Tags: foreclosure; anti-trust; demand estimation; interoperability

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender, Productivity and the Nature of Work and Pay: Evidence from the Late Nineteenth-Century Tobacco Industry Björn Eriksson, Tobias Karlsson, Tim Leunig and Maria Stanfors June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1053:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; J33; J40; L25


Tags: gender; productivity; discrimination; piece-rates; time-rates; labour markets; firm survival

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CentrePiece Article
Big ideas: How competition improves management and productivity John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP340:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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


Tags: wage inequality; technology; trade; polarization

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In brief: Hospital performance: the impact of good management Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, Rebecca Homkes, Dennis Layton, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP330:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011


JEL Classification: I10;I18


Tags: health


This article summarises Management in Healthcare: Why Good Practice Really Matters by Stephen Dorgan, Dennis Layton, Nicholas Bloom, Rebecca Homkes, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
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CEP Discussion Paper
Seesaw in the Air: Interconnection Regulation and the Structure of Mobile Tariffs Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1045:
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JEL Classification: L13; L51


Tags: interconnection; network competition; regulation; mobile phones

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Management Matter? Evidence from India Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
January 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1042:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; it; productivity and india

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CEP Discussion Paper
Anatomy of a Paradox: Management Practices, Organisational Structure and Energy Efficiency Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1039:
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JEL Classification: M20; M14; D22; Q41; Q54; Q58


Tags: climate policy; energy efficiency; firm behavior; management practices; manufacturing; microdata; organizational structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Competition Raise Productivity Through Improving Management Quality? John Van Reenen
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1036:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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CEP Occasional Paper
Why do Management Practices Differ Across Firms and Countries? Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
September 2010
Paper No' CEPOP26:
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JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O33


Tags: organization; management

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CEP Discussion Paper
There Will Be Money Luis Araujo and Bernardo Guimaraes
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1004:
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JEL Classification: E40; D83


Tags: fiat money; autarky; equilibrium selection

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Market Entry on Innovation: Evidence from UK University Incubators Christian Helmers
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1002:
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JEL Classification: L22; L26; O34


Tags: patents; market entry; incubators; spillover

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Spreads, Market Power Spreads and Trade Ralf Martin
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0997:
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JEL Classification: C81; D24; L11; L25


Tags: trade policy; productivity measurement; imperfect competition; productivity dispersion; productivity spread

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CEP Discussion Paper
Revolving Door Lobbyists Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Mirko Draca and Christian Fons-Rosen
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0993:
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JEL Classification: H11; J24; J45


Tags: lobbying; revolving door; us congress; political connections; political elites

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter? Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0991:
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JEL Classification: O33; L60; C23


Tags: r&d spillovers; geographic proximity; technological proximity; horizontal proximity; spatial econometrics


This paper has been published as:
Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter?, Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen, The Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 64, Issue 2, June 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Towards a New Architecture for Financial Stability: Seven Principles Luis Garicano and Rosa Lastra
July 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0990:
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JEL Classification: E61; G21


Tags: banks; international financial markets; systematic risk

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Hospital Competition Improve Efficiency? An Analysis of the Recent Market-Based Reforms to the English NHS Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0988:
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JEL Classification: C21; I18; L1; R0


Tags: hospital competition; market structure; prospective payment; incentive structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0983:
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JEL Classification: J45; F12; I18; J31


Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity


This paper has been published as:
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals, Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen, The Review of Economic Studies, January 2015
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CEP Discussion Paper
Human Resource Management and Productivity Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0982:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: human resource management; productivity; personnel economics

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CEP Election Analysis
Health: Higher Spending has Improved Quality, But Productivity Must Increase Zack Cooper and Alistair McGuire
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA009:
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Tags: health; productivity; uk


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CEP Discussion Paper
Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0970:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: productivity; organization; management; decentralization

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Approaches to Measuring Management and Firm Organization Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0969:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: surveys; data; organization; management

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Product Market Competition Lead Firms to Decentralize? Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0966:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; management practices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why is the US so Energy Intensive? Evidence from US Multinationals in the UK Ralf Martin
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0965:
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JEL Classification: Q41; Q48; Q54; D21


Tags: energy efficiency; multinationals; energy demand elasticity; climate change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Recovering the Sunk Costs of R&D: the Moulds Industry Case Carlos Daniel Santos
November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0958:
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JEL Classification: C61; D21; D92; L11; L22; O31


Tags: aggregate state; industry dynamics; markov equilibrium; moulds industry; r&d; structural estimation; sunk costs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Rates of Return and Alternative Measures of Capital Input: 14 Countries and 10 Branches, 1971-2005 Nicholas Oulton and Ana Rincon-Aznar November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0957:
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JEL Classification: E22; E23; D


Tags: capital; rate of return; ex post; ex ante

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


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
How to Measure Living Standards and Productivity Nicholas Oulton
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0949:
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JEL Classification: C43; D11; D12; E31; D24; I31; O47


Tags: consumer price index; konüs; cost of living; measurement of welfare change; quadratic almost ideal demand system; producer price index; homothetic; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Organization of Firms Across Countries Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0937:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; trust; rule of law; social capital; theory of the firm


This paper has been published as:
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(4): 1663-1705
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CEP Discussion Paper
What if Congress Doubled R&D Spending on the Physical Sciences? Richard Freeman and John Van Reenen
May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0931:
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JEL Classification: J23; J45; O30


Tags: basic science; r&d; labor markets for scientists; globalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization Nick Bloom, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0927:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: organization; delegation; information technology; communication technology; the theory of the firm

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impacts of the Climate Change Levy on business: Evidence from Microdata Ralf Martin, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0917:
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JEL Classification: Q41; Q48; Q54; D21


Tags: climate policy; carbon tax; united kingdom; manufacturing; impact assessment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Convergence of Firm-Level Productivity, Globalisation, Information Technology and Competition: Evidence from France Paul-Antoine Chevalier, Rémy Lecat and Nicholas Oulton March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0916:
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JEL Classification: D24; D40; F10; J24; L11; O33


Tags: convergence; productivity; tfp; globalisation; ict; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Accounting for Research and Productivity Growth Across Industries L. Rachel Ngai and Roberto M. Samaniego
March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0914:
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JEL Classification: D24; O3; O41


Tags: multisector growth; total factor productivity; r&d intensity; technological opportunity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovation and Institutional Ownership Philippe Aghion, John Van Reenen and Luigi Zingales
February 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0911:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; G20; G32


Tags: innovation; institutional ownership; career concerns; r&d; productivity


This paper has been published as:
American Economic Review 2013, 103(1): 277–304
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CEP Discussion Paper
Motivation and Sorting in Open Source Software Innovation Sharon Belenzon and Mark Schankerman
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0893:
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JEL Classification: L14; L17; L41; O31; O32


Tags: open source software; innovation; incentives; intrinsic motivation; motivated agents; reputation; reciprocity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Modern Management: Good for the Environment or Just Hot Air? Nick Bloom, Christos Genakos, Ralf Martin and Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0891:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33; Q40; Q50


Tags: management; energy efficiency; energy intensity and productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Patent Thickets and the Market for Innovation: Evidence from Settlement of Patent Disputes Alberto Galasso and Mark Schankerman August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0889:
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JEL Classification: K41; L24; O31; O34


Tags: patents; anti-commons; patent thickets; litigation; settlement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Planning Regulation Protect Independent Retailers? Raffaella Sadun
August 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0888:
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JEL Classification: K2; L10; L81; L51


Tags: zoning; location; retail; regulation

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CEP Special Report
Interoperability and Market Foreclosure In the European Microsoft Case Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen
February 2008
Paper No' CEPSP20:
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JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


Tags: leverage; interoperability; abuse of a dominant position; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovation in Business Groups Sharon Belenzon and Tomer Berkovitz
November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0833:
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JEL Classification: G34; L22; L26; O32


Tags: business groups; innovation; internal capital markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Testing the 'Waterbed' Effect in Mobile Telephony Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0827:
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JEL Classification: D21; L51; L96


Tags: telecommunications; regulation; waterbed effect; two-sided markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Technology, Organization, and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments Luis Garicano and Paul Heaton October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0826:
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JEL Classification: L23; M5; O33; K42


Tags: information technology; management practices; skills; productivity; police

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Private Ownership, Incentives and Local Development Objectives on University Technology Transfer Performance Sharon Belenzon and Mark Schankerman September 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0779:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: incentives; performance pay; universities; technology transfer; licensing; local development

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


Tags: wage inequality; productivity dispersion; technology


This paper has been published as:
Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 19(6): 1919-1951
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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Distance Dying at Last? Falling Home Bias in Fixed Effects Models of Patent Citations Rachel Griffith, Sokbae Lee and John Van Reenen August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0818:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33; F23


Tags: fixed effects; home bias; patent citations; knowledge spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Organization Capital in Japan: An Empirical Assessment Using Firm-Level Data YoungGak Kim and Tsutomu Miyagawa
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0817:
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JEL Classification: L21; L23; L25


Tags: adjustment cost of investment; intangible asset; organizational capital; tobin's q; total factor productivity.

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CEP Discussion Paper
Uncertainty and the Dynamics of R&D Nick Bloom
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0792:
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JEL Classification: D92; D8; O3


Tags: r&d; uncertainty; real options

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


Tags: wage inequality; institutions; technology; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Americans Do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0788:
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JEL Classification: E22; O3; O47; O52


Tags: productivity; information technology; multinationals; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth, Knowledge Flows and Spillovers Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo, Jonathan Haskel and Matthew Slaughter
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0785:
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JEL Classification: O11; M2


Tags: business services; structural change; economic growth; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Technology, Organisational Change and Productivity Growth: Evidence from UK Firms Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Haskel March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0783:
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JEL Classification: D24; E22; L22; O31


Tags: information technology; productivity growth; organisational change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and ICT: A Review of the Evidence Mirko Draca, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0749:
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JEL Classification: E22; E23; F1; O11


Tags: ict; productivity; organisation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Co-Opetition and Prelaunch in Standard-Setting for Developing Technologies Tobias Kretschmer and Katrin Muehlfeld
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0742:
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JEL Classification: L63; O32


Tags: standardization; compact disc; preemption; war-of- attrition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Strategic Patenting and Software Innovation Michael Noel and Mark Schankerman
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0740:
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JEL Classification: L43; L86; O31; O32; O33; O34; O38


Tags: patents; anti-commons; patent thickets; r&d spillovers; market value

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CEP Discussion Paper
Uncertainty and Investment Dynamics Nick Bloom, Stephen Bond and John Van Reenen
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0739:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: investment; uncertainty; real options; panel data


This paper has been published as:
'Uncertainty and Company Investment Dynamics: Empirical Evidence for UK firms' Nick Bloom Steve Bond and John Van Reenen, Review of Economic Studies (2007) 74, 391-415
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CEP Discussion Paper
Competing Technologies in the Database Management Systems Market Tobias Kretschmer
August 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0737:
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JEL Classification: L86; O33


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incentives and Invention in Universities Saul Lach and Mark Schankerman
June 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0729:
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JEL Classification: O31; O34; L2; L3


Tags: royalty incentives; invention; technology licensing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity, Exporting and the Learning-by-Exporting Hypothesis: Direct Evidence from UK Firms Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Haskel May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0726:
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JEL Classification: F12; L1


Tags: productivity; exporting; learning

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


Tags: wages; incidence; tax credits

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CEP Discussion Paper
Basic Research and Sequential Innovation Sharon Belenzon
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0723:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32 ;O33


Tags: basic knowledge; spillovers; patents and citations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge, John Van Reenen and Fabrizio Zilibotti May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0722:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: decentralization; heterogeneity; learning; the theory of the firm

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CEP Discussion Paper
Knowledge Flow and Sequential Innovation: Implications for Technology Diffusion, R&D and Market Value Sharon Belenzon
May 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0721:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32;O33


Tags: market value; patents; r&d and spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Uncertainty Shocks: Firm Level Estimation and a 9/11 Simulation Nick Bloom
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0718:
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JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


Tags: labor; investment; uncertainty; real options

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
March 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0716:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; family firms


This paper has been published as:
'Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Nations', Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007) 122 (4), 1351-1408.
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Growth of Network Computing: Quality Adjusted Price Changes for Network Servers John Van Reenen
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0702:
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JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


Tags: hedonic prices; network servers; computers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Ex Post Versus Ex Ante Measures of the User Cost of Capital Nicholas Oulton
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0698:
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JEL Classification: O470; E010; C430; E220


Tags: user cost; capital; ex post; ex ante; growth accounting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth and the Role of ICT in the United Kingdom: An Industry View, 1970-2000 Nicholas Oulton and Sylaja Srinivasan March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0681:
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JEL Classification: O470; O520; D240


Tags: productivity; tfp; ict

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CEP Discussion Paper
Identifying Technology Spillovers and Product Market Rivalry Nicholas Bloom, Mark Schankerman and John Van Reenen
February 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0675:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: spillovers; r&d; market value; patents; productivity

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


Tags: productivity; training; wages; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multinationals and US Productivity Leadership: Evidence from Great Britain Chiara Criscuolo and Ralf Martin
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0672:
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JEL Classification: F230; L600


Tags: multinational firms; productivity; foreign ownership; us leadership; double fixed- effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalisation, ICT and the Nitty Gritty of Plant Level Datasets Ralf Martin
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0653:
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JEL Classification: C1 F00 L25 L6


Tags: productivity growth decomposition; micro data; random sampling; globalisation; ict

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Statistical Framework for the Analysis of Productivity and Sustainable Development Nicholas Oulton
April 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0629:
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JEL Classification: C82; O47; Q01


Tags: national accounts; growth accounting; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Corporate R&D and Productivity in Germany and the United Kingdom Stephen Bond, Dietmar Harhoff and John Van Reenen
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0599:
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JEL Classification: L13; O31; C25


Tags: corporate governance; r&d; productivity; financial constraints; panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Investment, R&D and Financial Constraints in Britain and Germany Stephen Bond, Dietmar Harhoff and John Van Reenen
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0595:
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JEL Classification: L13; O31; C25


Tags: investment; r&d; cash flow; financial constraints; panel data