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Does Light Touch Cluster Policy Work? Evaluating the Tech City Programme Max Nathan
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1648:
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JEL Classification: L53; L86; O31; R30; R50


Tags: cities; clusters; technology; economic development; synthetic controls

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Inequalities in Student to Course Match: Evidence from Linked Administrative Data Stuart Campbell, Lindsey Macmillan, Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1647:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; educational economics; college choice; mismatch; undermatch

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The Best versus the Rest: Divergence across Firms During the Global Productivity Slowdown Dan Andrews, Chiara Criscuolo and Peter N. Gal August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1645:
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JEL Classification: O30; O40; M13


Tags: firm dynamics; regulation; knowledge diffusion; technological change; productivity

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Building a Productive Workforce: The Role of Structured Management Practices Christopher Cornwell, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1644:
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JEL Classification: D22; M11; J31


Tags: labor allocation; managers; management practices; productivity

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Quantifying the Intangible Impact of the Olympics Using Subjective Well-Being Data Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1643:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; intangible effects; olympic games; sport events; quasi-natural experiment

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What are the Price Effects of Trade? Evidence from the US and Implications for Quantitative Trade Models Xavier Jaravel and Erick Sager August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1642:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14

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Vertical Integration and Foreclosure: Evidence from Production Network Data Johannes Boehm and Jan Sonntag
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1641:
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JEL Classification: L14; L42


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; market foreclosure; vertical integration; production networks

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Innovation Union: Costs and Benefits of Innovation Policy Coordination Teodora Borota, Fabrice Defever and Giammario Impullitti August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1640:
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JEL Classification: O41; O31; O38; F12; F42 F43


Tags: optimal innovation policy; growth theory; international policy coordination; eu integration; fdi spillovers

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Residential Mobility and Unemployment in the UK Monica Langella and Alan Manning
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1639:
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JEL Classification: Z1; J01; R10; J21


Tags: residential mobility; regional inequality; unemployment

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Competition and Pass-Through: Evidence from Isolated Markets Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1638:
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JEL Classification: H22; L1


Tags: pass-through; tax incidence; gasoline; market structure; competition

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Voting With Their Money: Brexit and Outward Investment by UK Firms Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1637:
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JEL Classification: F15; F21; F23


Tags: brexit; foreign direct investment; synthetic control method

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Retail Shocks and City Structure Maria Sánchez-Vidal
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1636:
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JEL Classification: D2; J22; L81; R1


Tags: retail shocks; city structure; small stores; commercial activity

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Dirty Density: Air Quality and the Density of American Cities Felipe Carozzi and Sefi Roth
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1635:
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JEL Classification: Q53; R11; I10


Tags: air pollution; urban congestion; density; health

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A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen and Heidi Williams
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1634:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32


Tags: innovation; r&d; intellectual property; tax; competition

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Economic Geography Aspects of the Panama Canal Stephan E. Maurer and Ferdinand Rauch
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1633:
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JEL Classification: F1; R1; O1; N72


Tags: market access; panama canal; trade shock; gravity

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