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Immigration: the link to international trade in services Gianmarco Ottaviano and colleagues explore the relationship between two notable features of globalisation Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP459:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: immigration; services trade


This article summarises 'Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms' by Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1353
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Wage stagnation and the legacy costs of employment Brian Bell reveals the downside of special payments to fund deficit gaps in 'defined benefit' company pension schemes Brian Bell
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP458:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


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

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Regulatory reform in Greece: the benefits of removing maximum mark-ups Christos Genakos and colleagues analyse the impact of deregulating the market for fresh fruit and vegetables Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP456:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


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


This article summarises 'The Impact of Maximum Mark-up Regulation on Prices' by Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1310
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The upside of London Tube strikes Ferdinand Rauch and colleagues find that many commuters benefit from forced experimentation on routes to work Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP455:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: experimentation; learning; optimization; rationality; search


This article summarises 'The Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network' by Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1372
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In brief...Prejudice in a time of recession David Johnston and Grace Lordan detect a widening of racial inequalities in the UK labour market when the economy is weak David W. Johnston and Grace Lordan
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP453:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: prejudice; attitudes; recessions; racism; discrimination


This article summarises 'Racial Prejudice and Labour Market Penalties during Economic Downturns' by David Johnston and Grace Lordan, forthcoming in the European Economic Review
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Academy schools and pupil outcomes Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin assess the effects of an unprecedented educational reform Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP452:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance


Further reading: Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva (2015) 'Academies 2: The New Batch', CEP Discussion Paper No. 1370
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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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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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In brief... American Idol: 65 years of admiration Alan Manning and Amar Shanghavi
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP449:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: admiration; trust

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Educational efficiency: value for money in public spending on schools Peter Dolton, Oscar Marcenaro Gutierrez and Adam Still
January 2015
Paper No' CEPCP441:
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CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter 2015


Tags: education; policy; funding; quality measures; educational efficiency

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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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The ‘investor route’ to UK citizenship David Metcalf
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP430:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


Tags: migration advisory committee; visas; policy

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Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP422:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: wage inequality; real wage growth; unemployment; usa; uk; great recession

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Minimum wages: the economics and the politics Alan Manning
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP419:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: J31;J38; J41


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; living wage; politics; public policy

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Tackling long-term unemployment Barbara Petrongolo
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP416:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment; job search; government policy

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Economics of higher education Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP412:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


Tags: higher education; uk; government policy

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Lessons from the economics of crime Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP410:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: I2; K42; H00; J65


Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis


This paper has been published as:
Lessons from the Economics of Crime (2013) edited by Philip J Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni. Published by MIT Press, October.
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In brief: Tough choices for a troubled euro Christopher Pissarides
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP409:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


Tags: europe; economic policy; euro

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


Tags: cities; urban economies; recession

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

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Immigration and the UK Labour Market David Metcalf
December 2012
Paper No' CEPCP381:
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CentrePiece 17 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: immigration; government policy; eu; migration policy; work skills

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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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Jobs in a recession Pascal Michaillat
May 2012
Paper No' CEPCP365:
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CentrePiece 17 (1) Spring 2012


JEL Classification: E24; E32; J64


Tags: unemployment; matching frictions; job rationing

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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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The letters page Alan Manning
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP363:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

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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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HS2: assessing the costs and benefits Henry Overman
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP361:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

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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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Pupils' progress: how children's perceptions influence their efforts Amine Ouazad and Lionel Page
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP359:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: education; uk;

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Crime and mental wellbeing Francesca Cornaglia and Andrew Leigh
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP357:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; crime;

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Wellbeing in the workplace: the impact of modern management Alex Bryson and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP356:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; management practices

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Big ideas: wellbeing and public policy Richard Layard
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP355:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; happiness; public policy

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The Future of Work in Europe Christopher Pissarides
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP354:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011

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


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


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


For further reading, see SERC Discussion Papers No.60, No.65 and No.74
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Football Matches: the Effects on Crime Olivier Marie
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP348:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: K10;K42


Tags: football; police; crime

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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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Fees and loathing: higher education finance and university participation Gill Wyness
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP343:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J24


Tags: wage differentials; returns to education

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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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Youth unemployment Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP338:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011


JEL Classification: J31; J64; J65


Tags: unemployment compensation; job search; youth; recession

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In brief: Unequal shares: the economics of elite football clubs Eran Yashiv
March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP337:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011

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Chris Pissarides, CEP's Nobel laureate Barbara Petrongolo
March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP334:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011

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Big ideas: economic geography Henry Overman
March 2011
Paper No' CEPCP331:
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CentrePiece 15 (3) Winter 2011

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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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In brief: The future of finance Peter Boone, C Goodhart, Andrew Haldane, Simon Johnson, John Kay, Andrew Large, Richard Layard, Andrew Smithers, A Turner, S Wadhwani, Martin Wolf and Paul Woolley November 2010
Paper No' CEPCP327:
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CentrePiece 15 (2) Autumn 2010


Tags: finance; credit crunch


The Future of Finance: The LSE Report was published in September 2010 (ISBN: 978 0 85328 458 1).To order a copy: call 0845 458 9910; See http://www.futureoffinance.org.uk
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Foreign takeovers of British companies Geoffrey Owen
November 2010
Paper No' CEPCP319:
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CentrePiece 15 (2) Autumn 2010


Tags: foreign takeovers


This article draws on The Rise and Fall of Great Companies: Courtaulds and the Reshaping of the Man-made Fibres Industry by Geoffrey Owen, published by Pasold Research Fund/Oxford University Press in September 2010.
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Chinese ghosts in the Western machine John Van Reenen
November 2010
Paper No' CEPCP318:
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CentrePiece 15 (2) Autumn 2010


This article summarises 'Trade Induced Technical Change:The Impact of Chinese Imports on Innovation and Productivity' by Nick Bloom, Mirko Draca and John Van Reenen, a forthcoming CEP Discussion Paper.
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Jobs in the recession Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP317:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3; J6


Tags: labour market; recession; unemployment; wages

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In brief: The educational background of postgrad students Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP316:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: education; social mobility

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Passive smoking: the effect of bans and taxes Jérôme Adda and Francesca Cornaglia
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP315:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


JEL Classification: I11; H2


Tags: smoking; taxes; bans

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Regional trade agreements: blessing or burden? Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP313:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: regional trade; trade negotiations; regionalism

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Europe's emissions trading scheme: taxpayers versus sthe industry lobby Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Ulrich J. Wagner
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP311:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: industry; r&d; carbon policy; carbon trading

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In brief: Producing superstars for the economic World Cup Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP310:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: skills; education policy; mexico; economic competition

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Making the UK's aid budget work better Peter Boone
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP309:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: regional aid; health; education; poverty

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In brief: Job guarantee: a new promise on long-term unemployment Richard Layard
February 2010
Paper No' CEPCP308:
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CentrePiece 14 (3) Winter 2010

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Violence in Iraq: the impact of public debate during wartime Radha Iyengar
February 2010
Paper No' CEPCP307:
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CentrePiece 14 (3) Winter 2010

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In brief: A Swedish model for UK schools? Helena Holmlund and Sandra McNally
February 2010
Paper No' CEPCP306:
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CentrePiece 14 (3) Winter 2010

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Management practices in the NHS Nick Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPCP305:
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CentrePiece 14 (3) Winter 2010

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The Doomsday Cycle Peter Boone and Simon Johnson
February 2010
Paper No' CEPCP300:
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CentrePiece 14 (3) Winter 2010

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In brief: Europe's top prize for economic research John Van Reenen
October 2009
Paper No' CEPCP299:
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CentrePiece 14 (2) Autumn 2009

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Big ideas: The UK's National Minimum Wage Alan Manning
October 2009
Paper No' CEPCP290:
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CentrePiece 14 (2) Autumn 2009

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In Brief: Dropping out of school Dongshu Ou
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP287:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009


This article summarises 'To Leave or Not to Leave? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of the Impact of Failing the High School Exit Exam' by Dongshu Ou, CEP Discussion Paper No. 907
This paper has been published as:
'To Leave or Not to Leave? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of the Impact of Failing the High School Exit Exam', forthcoming in Economics of Education Review
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In Brief: Every child matters? Sandra McNally
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP285:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009


This article summarises 'Every Child Matters? An Evaluation of Special Educational Needs Programmes in England' by Francois Keslair, Eric Maurin and Sandra McNally, a forthcoming CEE Discussion Paper.
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What works in primary schools? Olmo Silva
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP284:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009

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Assessing pupils' abilities Arnaud Chevalier and Steve Gibbons
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP281:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009


The study of university graduates is 'Students' Academic Self-perception' by Arnaud Chevalier, Stephen Gibbons, Sherria Hoskins, Martin Snell and Andy Thorpe, CEE Discussion Paper No. 90
This paper has been published as:
'Assessment and Age 16+ Education Participation' by Stephen Gibbons and Arnaud Chevalier, Research Papers in Education 23(2): 113-23 (June 2008).
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Academy schools and pupil performance Stephen Machin and Joan Wilson
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP280:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009


This article summarises 'Public and Private Schooling Initiatives in England' by Stephen Machin and Joan Wilson, a chapter in School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships edited by Rajashri Chakrabarti and Paul E. Peterson, MIT Press, 2008.
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Big ideas: education Sandra McNally
June 2009
Paper No' CEPCP279:
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CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009

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Peer effects in science: evidence from Nazi Germany Fabian Waldinger
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP278:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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Britain's regional divide Henry Overman
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP277:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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In brief: Saving the economy and the planet Ralf Martin
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP276:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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In brief: Train times Tim Leunig
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP275:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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The changing pattern of earnings: employees, migrants and low-paid families Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP272:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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In brief: The recession will be over sooner than you think Nick Bloom and Max Floetotto
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP271:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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Big ideas: intergenerational mobility Jo Blanden
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP270:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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Weightlifting competitions: lessons for performance management Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP269:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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In Brief: The end of trade unionism as we know it? David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP268:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Do swing states influence US trade policy? Mirabelle Muûls and Dimitra Petropoulou
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP266:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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How to measure the rising cost of living Nicholas Oulton
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP265:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Conference report: Intergenerational mobility
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP264:
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A continuing downward trend in intergenerational mobility? Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP263:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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In Brief: Spend it like Beckham Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP262:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Big ideas: rising wage inequality Stephen Machin
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP260:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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In Brief: Are the top universities worth paying for? Iftikhar Hussain, Sandra McNally and Shqiponja Telhaj
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP259:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Does planning regulation protect independent retailers? Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP258:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Where To Build Britain's New Houses Tim Leunig
May 2008
Paper No' CEPCP257:
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CentrePiece 13 (1) Spring 2008

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In Brief: India's Foreign Investment Policy: The Impact on Productivity Arunish Chawla
May 2008
Paper No' CEPCP254:
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Big ideas: unemployment and welfare to work John Van Reenen
May 2008
Paper No' CEPCP248:
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CentrePiece 13 (1) Spring 2008

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Life on the Monetary Policy Committee Stephen Nickell
October 2007
Paper No' CEPCP237:
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CentrePiece 12 (2) Autumn 2007

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In brief:Ozonomics Andrew Charlton
October 2007
Paper No' CEPCP235:
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CentrePiece 12 (2) Autumn 2007

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In brief: Europe's Universities - Time for Reform Nick Butler
October 2007
Paper No' CEPCP233:
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CentrePiece 12 (2) Autumn 2007

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In brief: Blair's Economic Legacy John Van Reenen
June 2007
Paper No' CEPCP230:
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CentrePiece 12 (1) Summer 2007

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Words and Deeds: Market Reactions when Central Banks Talk Carlo Rosa and Giovanni Verga
June 2007
Paper No' CEPCP226:
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This paper has been published as:
Carlo Rosa and Giovanni Verga (2007) On the Consistency and Effectiveness of Central Bank Communication: Evidence from the ECB, European Journal of Political Economy 23(1): 146-75.
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The European Commission versus Microsoft: Competition Policy in High-Tech Industries Christos Genakos, Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen June 2007
Paper No' CEPCP223:
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CentrePiece 12 (1) Summer 2007


This paper has been published as:
The Incentives of a Monopolist to Degrade Interoperability: Theory and Evidence from the Personal Computer and Server Market by Christos Genakos, Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo
This paper has been published as:
'Some Economics of European Commission versus Microsoft' by Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen, forthcoming in Cases in European Competition Policy: The Economic Analysis edited by Bruce Lyons (Cambridge University Press).
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Japan's Shareholder Revolution Ron Dore
December 2006
Paper No' CEPCP220:
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CentrePiece 11 (3) Winter 2006


A version of this article appeared in the Japan Times in November 2006.
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Edmund Phelps, Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps
October 2006
Paper No' CEPCP214:
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CentrePiece 11 (2) Autumn 2006

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HIV/AIDS Prevention: the Potential of Primary Education Michael R. Kremer
October 2006
Paper No' CEPCP211:
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CentrePiece 11 (2) Autumn 2006


This article summarises 'Primary School Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Evidence from Four School-based Interventions in Western Kenya' by Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer and Samuel Sinei (May 2006).The study by Pascaline Dupas is 'Relative Risks and the Market for Sex:Teenagers, Sugar Daddies and HIV in Kenya'.
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The Collapse of the Doha Trade Round Andrew Charlton
October 2006
Paper No' CEPCP210:
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Panic on the Streets of London Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Rober Witt
October 2006
Paper No' CEPCP207:
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Child Labour in 1920 Urban America Marco Manacorda
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP203:
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CentrePiece 11 (1) Summer 2006


This article summarises 'Child Labour and the Labour Supply of Other Household Members: Evidence from 1920 America' by Marco Manacorda, CEP Discussion Paper No. 590 and forthcoming in the American Economic Review.
This paper has been published as:
'Child Labor and the Labor Supply of Other Household Members: Evidence from 1920 America,' American Economic Review, vol. 96(5), December 2006, pages 1788-1801.
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Gay Pay in the UK Reza Arabsheibani, A Marin and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP201:
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CentrePiece 11 (1) Summer 2006


This paper has been published as:
G. Reza Arabsheibani, Alan Marin and Jonathan Wadsworth, 'Variations in gay pay in the USA and in the UK' in Lee Badgett and Jefferson Frank (eds.), Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective, Routledge, 2006.
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What Future for European Jobs? Christopher A. Pissarides
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP198:
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This is an edited version of the keynote address by Christopher Pissarides delivered at the Austrian Presidency conference on Innovations in Labour Market Policies: Challenges in Times of Globalisation,Vienna, 16-17 February 2006.
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Urban Sprawl Marcy Burchfield, Henry Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP197:
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This paper has been published as:
Marcy Burchfield, Henry Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner, 'Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space', Quarterly Journal of Economics 121:2 (May 2006)
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Understanding Labour Markets Christopher A. Pissarides
December 2005
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Skills for All Hilary Steedman
December 2005
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Small Isn't Beautiful: the Cost Disadvantages of Small Remote Economies Pedro Martins and L. Alan Winters
June 2005
Paper No' CEPCP186:
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This paper has been published as:
'When Comparative Advantage is Not Enough: Business Costs in Small Remote Economies' by L Alan Winters and Pedro Martins,World Trade Review 3(3).
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In brief: Performance Pay for Teachers: Is it Working? Richard Belfield and David Marsden
June 2005
Paper No' CEPCP183:
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In brief: From the Webbs to the Web: a New Union Form? Richard Freeman
June 2005
Paper No' CEPCP182:
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This paper has been published as:
Richard Freeman, 'From the Webbs to the Web:The Contribution of the Internet to Reviving Union Fortunes' in Susan Fernie and David Metcalf (eds.), Trade Unions: Resurgence or Demise?, Routledge, 2005
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In brief: Unions in Germany: Better Placed than their British Counterparts? Claus Schnabel
June 2005
Paper No' CEPCP181:
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This paper has been published as:
Claus Schnabel, 'Trade Unions in Germany: On the Road to Perdition?' in Susan Fernie and David Metcalf (eds.) Trade Unions: Resurgence or Demise?, Routledge, 2005.
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In brief: Public Service Unions: Challenges of the Reform Agenda Stephen Bach and Rebecca Kolins Givan
June 2005
Paper No' CEPCP180:
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This paper has been published as:
Stephen Bach and Rebecca Kolins Givan, 'Union Responses to Public-Private Partnerships in the NHS' in Susan Fernie and David Metcalf (eds.), Trade Unions: Resurgence or Demise?, Routledge, 2005
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In brief: Circling the Wagons: Unions' Part in their Own Decline P Willman
June 2005
Paper No' CEPCP179:
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This paper has been published as:
Paul Willman 'Circling the Wagons: Endogeneity in Union Decline' in Susan Fernie and David Metcalf (eds.), Trade Unions: Resurgence or Demise?, Routledge, 2005
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In brief: New Opportunities for Britain's Trade Unions? John Kelly and P Willman
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP176:
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Union Organisation and Activity edited by John Kelly and Paul Willman (Routledge, 2004) is published in CEP's series on the future of trade unions in Britain.
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Tackling Unemployment: Europe's Successes and Failures Richard Jackman, Richard Layard and Stephen Nickell
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP175:
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Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market by Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell and Richard Jackman is published by Oxford University Press (second edition, 2005; first edition, 1991).
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In brief: What's Wrong with Europe's Economy? A Turner
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP173:
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This paper has been published as:
Adair Turner, Chapter 1: 'What's Wrong with Europe's Economy?' in Hugh Stephenson (ed.), Challenges for Europe, Palgrave, 2004 - a collection of the eight public lectures delivered at LSE to celebrate CEP's award of the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2002.
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Social Mobility in Britain: Low and Falling Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP172:
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More details on the research discussed here are in 'Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America' by Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin - a report supported by the Sutton Trust
This paper has been published as:
Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Educational Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility' in Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles (eds.) What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK, Princeton University Press, 2005.
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What's the Good of Education? Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP171:
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What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK edited by Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles is published by Princeton University Press (2005).
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Multinationals: Heroes or Villains of the Global Economy? Anthony J. Venables
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP167:
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Multinational Firms in the World Economy by Giorgio Barba Navaretti and Anthony J Venables (with Frank G Barry, Karolina Ekholm, Anna M Falzoni, Jan I Haaland, Karen Helene Midelfart and Alessandro Turrini) is published by Princeton University Press (2005).
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Seeking a Premier Economy Hugh Stephenson
October 2004
Paper No' CEPCP166:
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The article summarises Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms 1980-2000 edited by David Card, Richard Blundell and Richard B Freeman (The University of Chicago Press).
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Jobless Recovery: Whatever Happened to the Great American Jobs Machine? Richard Freeman and William Rodgers
October 2004
Paper No' CEPCP165:
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Teacher Shortage: Another Impending Crisis? Arnaud Chevalier and Peter Dolton
October 2004
Paper No' CEPCP164:
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This article summarises 'The Labour Market for Teachers' by Arnaud Chevalier and Peter Dolton, chapter 3 of What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK edited by Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles (Princeton University Press,2005).
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Understanding Institutions Daron Acemoglu
June 2004
Paper No' CEPCP161:
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See also 'Understanding Institutions', the 2004 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures delivered by Daron Acemoglu
This paper has been published as:
Daron Acemoglu, Root Causes: A historical approach to assessing the role of institutions in economic development, Finance & Development, IMF, June 2003.
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Ideas are Not Like Other Assets Danny Quah
June 2004
Paper No' CEPCP159:
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This article is an edited version of Danny Quah's Clifford Barclay Memorial Lecture delivered at the LSE in November 2003.
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Working Better John Van Reenen
June 2004
Paper No' CEPCP157:
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This article is an edited version of a speech John Van Reenen made at a seminar on productivity in London on 15 March 2004, jointly hosted by McKinsey & Co and the LSE.
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Value for Money David Marsden
February 2004
Paper No' CEPCP154:
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This paper has been published as:
David Marsden,'The role of performance related pay in renegotiating the 'effort bargain': The case of the British public service.' Industrial and Labor Relations Review 57, no. 3 (2004), pp. 350-370.
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Lessons from the Seven Years War Isabel Schnabel and Hyun Song Shin
October 2003
Paper No' CEPCP150:
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This paper has been published as:
Isabel Schnabel and Hyun Song Shin, 'Liquidity and Contagion: The Crisis of 1763', Journal of the European Economic Association (Vol2 Issue 6) December 2004
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Five Years of the ECB Peter B. Kenen
June 2003
Paper No' CEPCP147:
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This article is an edited version of his Queen's Anniversary Prize Lecture 'Reassessing the Euro: expectations and achievements' delivered at the LSE on 18 February 2003
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Unto Them That Hath... Stephen Machin
February 2003
Paper No' CEPCP138:
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This paper draws on research from Jo Blanden, Alissa Goodman, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Changes in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain' CEE Discussion Paper No. 26, June 2002
This paper has been published as:
Jo Blanden, Alissa Goodman, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Changes in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain' in Miles Corak (ed.), Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Cause for Celebration Richard Layard
February 2003
Paper No' CEPCP137:
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To Peg or Not to Peg Ellen E. Meade
October 2002
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Staying On Damon Clark
October 2002
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Bubbling Along Laurence Meyer
October 2002
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Consulting the Workers Howard Gospel and P Willman
October 2002
Paper No' CEPCP133:
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Patterns of Growth Stephen Nickell, Stephen Redding and Joanna Swaffield
October 2002
Paper No' CEPCP132:
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Arbitrary Rights John Kay
June 2002
Paper No' CEPCP131:
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Do Owners Make Good Managers? Elisabeth Müller and Alexandra Spitz
June 2002
Paper No' CEPCP130:
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Upgrading the Workers Stephen Machin
June 2002
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Mobility Has Fallen Jo Blanden
June 2002
Paper No' CEPCP128:
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In Place of Strife Sian Moore and Stephen Wood
June 2002
Paper No' CEPCP127:
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The Status Quo Is Not An Option Richard Layard
February 2002
Paper No' CEPCP126:
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Quality Time Ana Lasaosa, Stephen Wood and Lillian de Menezes
February 2002
Paper No' CEPCP125:
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In the Long Term... S Wadhwani
February 2002
Paper No' CEPCP124:
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Are We Being Serious About Apprenticeship? Hilary Steedman
February 2002
Paper No' CEPCP123:
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By Choice or by Chance Arnaud Chevalier and Tarja K. Viitanen
February 2002
Paper No' CEPCP122:
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The Rate for the Job David Marsden
October 2001
Paper No' CEPCP121:
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Low Pay Richard Dickens
October 2001
Paper No' CEPCP120:
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After the Ball Was Over... Clive Hollick
October 2001
Paper No' CEPCP119:
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Why Do Jobless Rates Differ? Stephen Nickell, Luca Nunziata, Wolfgang Ochel and Glenda Quintini
October 2001
Paper No' CEPCP118:
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It Pays To Be Family-Friendly Helen Gray
October 2001
Paper No' CEPCP117:
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Distance Still Matters Anthony J. Venables
June 2001
Paper No' CEPCP116:
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TRIPping Through the Third World Louise C. Keely
June 2001
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Non-Working Classes Richard Dickens, Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2001
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Turning the Tide David Metcalf
June 2001
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Four Into One Hugh Stephenson
June 2001
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Letter to the Editor: Reply to Alan Budd's column in previous issue Giles Radice
February 2001
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Brain Development and Childhood. Report on conference at CEP L Feinstein
February 2001
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The Internet: report on CEP's new internet research programme Richard Freeman
February 2001
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Mind the Gap. How Much Does Britain's North-South Divide Matter? Gilles Duranton and V Monastiriotis
February 2001
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Corporate Demergers: or is Divorce More Attractive than Marriage? Thomas Kirchmaier
February 2001
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Crisis in Southern Africa. The Economic Implications of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Markus Haacker
February 2001
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What Goes Where: Integration and Industrial Specialisation in the European Union Anthony J. Venables
February 2001
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Reform in Russia. A Good News Story Richard Jackman
October 2000
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The Right to Know: What Should Employers Tell Their Workers? Howard Gospel, G Lockwood and P Willman
October 2000
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Guest Column: More Transparency Please! Alan Budd
October 2000
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Getting the Balance Right L Feinstein
October 2000
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Time to Educate the Criminals? K Hansen
October 2000
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The Economics of Crime R Lagos
October 2000
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How Are the Mightly Fallen Stephen Machin
June 2000
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Fighting for Equality David Metcalf
June 2000
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Guest Column: TUC General Secretary on vision of unions in 21st Century John Monks
June 2000
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Preparing to Perform David Marsden
June 2000
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Bad News for British Unions? John Logan
June 2000
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A Sword of Damocles Peter N Davies and Stephen Wood
June 2000
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Women - What Unions Can Do For You Sue Fernie and Helen Gray
June 2000
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What Will the New Centre Do? The new Centre for the Economics of Education Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
February 2000
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The Weightless Economy: implications of high-tech revolution Danny Quah
February 2000
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Shared Capitalism or Apartheid Economy Richard Freeman
February 2000
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Women's Pay Joanna Swaffield
February 2000
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Putting the Cart Before the Horse Stephen Wood
February 2000
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Overeducation: a Tough Nut to Crack Francis Green, Steven McIntosh and Anna Vignoles
February 2000
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Mirage or Miracle? Stephen Nickell and Jan Van Ours
February 2000
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Can I Help You? Sue Fernie and David Holman
February 2000
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The Weightless Economy: trade-offs on the Net Danny Quah
October 1999
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CentrePiece 4 (3) Autumn 1999

Does Crime Pay Better? Stephen Machin and Costas Meghir
October 1999
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Breaking the Link David Marsden
October 1999
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Bridging the Productivity Gap Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen
October 1999
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Guest Column: after Cologne Summit what are, Prospects for new international financial architecture Peter B. Kenen
October 1999
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A Path to Profit J Dawson, M Patterson and M West
October 1999
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From Empire to Europe Geoffrey Owen
October 1999
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The Weightless Economy: Information and Privacy Danny Quah
June 1999
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Hopes and Disillusions Veronique Kessler and Christopher A. Pissarides
June 1999
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Guest Column: the impact of Thatcherism twenty years after she came to power Douglas McWilliams
June 1999
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Nations, Firms and their Workers Howard Gospel
June 1999
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CentrePiece Special: The Euro Debate Janet Bush and Christopher Johnson
June 1999
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The Elderley: A Burden on the Economy? Howard Glennerster
June 1999
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The Fruits of Learning Patricia Tracy Jones
June 1999
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The Weightless Economy: a look at intellectual property Danny Quah
February 1999
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Does Inequality Mean Slow Growth? Timothy Besley and Robin Burgess
February 1999
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Guest Column: Riding the Global Financial Storm: how global financial turmoil might affect UK Kate Barker
February 1999
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The Way Out? David Metcalf
February 1999
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Brave New World? Sue Fernie
February 1999
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A Levels: Does Less Mean More? Anna Vignoles
February 1999
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CentrePiece 4 (1) Spring 1999

Holding the Bank to Account C Bean
February 1999
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The Weightless Economy: what does it mean for jobs? Danny Quah
October 1998
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CentrePiece 3 (3) Autumn 1998

Book Review: A World Gone Mad review of 'Mad Money' by Susan Strange Nicholas Bayne
October 1998
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Getting People Back to Work Richard Layard
October 1998
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Reinventing Apprenticeship Howard Gospel
October 1998
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Guest Column: The Future of Work: A Challenge for Partnership Bill Callaghan
October 1998
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What It Costs to Lose Your Job Paul Gregg, Genevieve Knight and Jonathan Wadsworth
October 1998
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Minimum Wage: Maximum Impact? Richard Dickens and Stephen Machin
October 1998
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West Meets East: Will Japan Convert to Capitalism? Ron Dore
October 1998
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People Power M Patterson and M West
October 1998
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Honey, I Shrunk the Government Graham Ingham
June 1998
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The Weightless Economy: history points to it as the next logical stage in economic development Danny Quah
June 1998
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A Lot of Hot Air: the Kyoto Deal and Emissions Trading Daniel M. Sturm
June 1998
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Guest Column: New Principles for Government Edward Balls
June 1998
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The Third Way? Alan Manning
June 1998
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An End of Term Report Nicholas Crafts
June 1998
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End of the Job for Life? Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 1998
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Gearing Up For a Fight: the Euro and the Dollar H Rey
June 1998
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The Weightless Economy: on Globalisation Kathleen Tyson Quah
February 1998
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Why Are Part-Time Women Workers Losing Out? Susan Harkness
February 1998
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What Do I Get? D Brown
February 1998
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Tackling the Skills Gap: Are We Qualified? Hilary Steedman
February 1998
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Guest Column: argue about the economic case for Britain joining the single European currency Ruth Lea and Bridget Rosewell
February 1998
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Hanging on the Telephone Sue Fernie
February 1998
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Another Crisis in Britain's Car Industry? M. Sako
February 1998
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The Weightless Economy: Europe in the Weightless Economy Danny Quah
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Guest Column: Black Wednesday: Five Years On Alan Walters
October 1997
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A Raw Deal for the Young David Blanchflower and Richard Freeman
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Politics Special: On Britain's Future in Europe Edwina Currie and Austin Mitchell
October 1997
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Recipe for Reform: Regional Policy for an Enlarging, European Union Diego Puga
October 1997
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EMU: Convergence or Divergence? Richard Jackman
October 1997
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Mapping the New European Structure Michael Emerson
October 1997
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Book Review: of 'The Ownership of Enterprise' by Henry Hansmann Ansgar Richter
June 1997
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The Weightless Economy: the Impact of Weightlessness on the Global Economy Danny Quah
June 1997
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Taxing Performance Stephen French and David Marsden
June 1997
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Guest Column: Signed Sealed and Delivered John Philpott
June 1997
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Statutory Recognition: Time to Lay Down the Law? Stephen Wood
June 1997
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Steeling Ideas Christopher Beauman
June 1997
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Do Return and Unemployment Go Hand in Hand? Richard Jackman
June 1997
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The Weightless Economy Column: the Significance of Dematerialisation Danny Quah
February 1997
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Guest Column: Stakeholding John Kay
February 1997
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Does Money Talk and Is It Pursuasive? Andrew Scott
February 1997
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Blighted Lives: Disadvantaged Children and Adult Unemployment Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin
February 1997
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The Skills Audit: Who's Winning the Race? Hilary Steedman
February 1997
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Foreign Aid: Money Down the Drain Peter Boone
February 1997
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Free to Choose D Brown, P Ingram and Jonathan Wadsworth
February 1997
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Growth and Dematerialisation Danny Quah
October 1996
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Reform Off the Rails Peter Boone
October 1996
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Growth and Corporate Behaviour Richard Freeman
October 1996
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The Future of Global Growth Rudiger Dornbusch and P Krugman
October 1996
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Economic Growth: How Much Does Education Count Christopher A. Pissarides
October 1996
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Whatever Happened to Neo-Classical Endogenous Growth? Nicholas Crafts
June 1996
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The Rise of the No-Job Household Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 1996
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The Education Debate: Have We Got Our Priorities Right? Peter Robinson
June 1996
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Russia: Should the West be Worried? John Parker
June 1996
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Long-Termism v Short-Termism Geoffrey Owen
June 1996
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It's Not What You Pay, It's the Way That You Pay It Sue Fernie and David Metcalf
June 1996
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Will a Single European Currency Lead to Higher Unemployment? C Bean
February 1996
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Keeping the Lid on Inflation: Central Europe's Dilemma Stanislaw Gomulka
February 1996
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The Promise of Team-Working Rebecca Lawthorn and M West
February 1996
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Targeting Inflation: the British Experience Alex Bowen
February 1996
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Executive Pay: Are the Fat Cats Getting Fatter Stephen Machin
February 1996
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How to Cut Unemployment Richard Layard
February 1996
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