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CEP Election Analysis

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Objective, brief and non-technical, CEP Election Analysis is a series of background briefings on the UK government's record since 1997.


The series will discuss the research evidence on some of the key policy battlegrounds of the 2010 General Election, including macroeconomic policy, immigration, health, education, crime, poverty and inequality, labour market policy, regional policy, energy and the environment, financial regulation and bankers' bonuses, and foreign aid.

These analyses are provided by some of our expert researchers and draw on some of our past and current research.

We will try to answer enquiries relating to this work whenever possible.
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Read current briefings in our Policy Analysis series, examining key issues in the news.
Papers listed most recent first. Authors listed in alphabetical order, unless otherwise specified.

CEP Election Analysis 2010 - The complete Series, discussing research on some of the key policy battlegrounds of the 2010 General Election
April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA017: Full paper (pdf)

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Climate Change: Consensus on the Long-Run Targets - But Will We Get Policies that Deliver?
Ralf  Martin,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA016: Full paper (pdf)

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Inequality: Still Higher, But Labour's Policies Kept it Down
Stephen  Machin,  John  Van Reenen,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA015: Full paper (pdf)

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Urban Renewal and Regional Growth: Muddled Objectives and Mixed Progress
Henry  Overman,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA014: Full paper (pdf)

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Macroeconomics and Public Finances: The worst is yet to come
Tom  Cunningham,  Ethan  Ilzetzki,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA013: Full paper (pdf)

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Jobs and Youth Unemployment: It's bad, but not as bad as you might think
Barbara  Petrongolo,  John  Van Reenen,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA012: Full paper (pdf)

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Financial Regulation: Can We Avoid Another Great Recession?
Luis  Garicano,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA011: Full paper (pdf)

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Bankers' Bonuses
Brian  Bell,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA010: Full paper (pdf)

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Health: Higher Spending has Improved Quality, But Productivity Must Increase
Zack  Cooper,  Alistair  McGuire,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA009: Full paper (pdf)

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Evaluating Education Policies: The Evidence from Economic Research
Sandra  McNally,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA008: Full paper (pdf)

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Reducing Crime: More Police, More Prisons or More Pay?
Olivier  Marie,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA007: Full paper (pdf)

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Immigration and the UK Labour Market: The Evidence from Economic Research
Jonathan  Wadsworth,  April 2010
Paper No' CEPEA006: Full paper (pdf)

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Immigration: The Evidence from Economic Research
Jonathan  Wadsworth,  April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA005: Full paper (pdf)
Life Opportunities: The Evidence on the UK’s Declining Social Mobility
Jo  Blanden,  April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA004: Full paper (pdf)
Macroeconomic Assessment: Interest Rates, Taxes and Spending
Christopher  Crowe,  April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA003: Full paper (pdf)
Reducing Crime: More Police, More Prisons or More Pay?
Olivier  Marie,  April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA002: Full paper (pdf)
Health Care: Evidence on the Impact of Increased Spending and Patient Choice
Alistair  McGuire,  John  Van Reenen,  April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA001: Full paper (pdf)
Welfare to Work: The Evidence on Labour’s New Deal Policies
John  Van Reenen,  April 2005
Paper No' CEPEA000: Full paper (pdf)