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Discussion and Occasional papers feature our first draft of research, written for a more technical academic audience.
Journal Article
The bedroom tax Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Gibbons, Maria Sanchez-Vidal, Olmo Silva and Maria Sánchez-Vidal
December 2019
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Tags: bedroom tax; housing benefits; social housing; social rents;

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-Out of Television Felix Koenig
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1663:
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JEL Classification: J31; J23; O33; D31


Tags: superstar effect; inequality; top incomes; technical change

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The Intellectual Spoils of War? Defense R&D, Productivity and International Spillovers Enrico Moretti, Claudia Steinwender and John Van Reenen November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1662:
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Tags: defense; r&d; productivity

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Measuring the Gains from Labor Specialization Decio Coviello, Andrea Ichino and Nicola Persico
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1661:
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JEL Classification: J0; K0; M5


Tags: labor specialization; productivity of workers; judges

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Spillover Effects from New Housing Supply Nicolás González-Pampillón
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1660:
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JEL Classification: R23; R30; R58


Tags: housing supply; house prices; neighborhood change; crime; difference-in-differences; housing policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Insecurity and the Rise of the Right Walter Bossert, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Anthony Lepinteur
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1659:
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JEL Classification: D63; D72; I32


Tags: economic index numbers; insecurity; political participation; conservatism; right-leaning political parties; trump; brexit

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Happy Choice: Wellbeing as the Goal of Government Andrew E. Clark, Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1658:
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JEL Classification: D60; D70; H11; I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; public policy; political economy; social welfare

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The Heterogeneous Impact of Market Size on Innovation: Evidence from French Firm-Level Exports Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Matthieu Lequien and Marc Melitz October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1657:
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JEL Classification: D21; F13; F14; F41; O30; O47


Tags: innovation; export; demand shocks; patents

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
The economic impact of Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals Matt Bevington, Hanwei Huang, Anand Menon, Jonathan Portes, Jill Rutter and Thomas Sampson October 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT16:
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Tags: brexit; trade; immigration; public policy; government

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Measuring and Explaining Management in Schools: New Approaches Using Public Data Clare Leaver, Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1656:
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JEL Classification: M5; I2; J3


Tags: management; teacher selection; teacher incentives; cross-country

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Does Employee Happiness Have an Impact on Productivity? Clément S. Bellet, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1655:
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JEL Classification: D03; J24; M5; I31


Tags: happiness; productivity

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Industry Concentration in Europe and North America Matej Bajgar, Giuseppe Berlingieri, Sara Calligaris, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1654:
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JEL Classification: D4; L11; L25


Tags: industry concentration; business dynamics; measurement

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