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Research Papers
2019

CEP Discussion Paper
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

CEP Discussion Paper
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

CEP Discussion Paper
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

CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CentrePiece Article
In brief...Globalisation and its discontents Josh De Lyon and Elsa Leromain
July 2019
Paper No' CEPCP554:
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CentrePiece 24 (2) Summer 2019


Tags: trade; protectionism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Ease Versus Noise: Long-Run Changes in the Value of Transport (Dis)amenities Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Volker Nitsch and Nicolai Wendland June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1631:
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JEL Classification: R12; R14; R41; N73; N74


Tags: accessibility; spatial differencing; noise; difference-in-differences; income elasticity; land price

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CEP Discussion Paper
Individual Consequences of Occupational Decline Per-Anders Edin, Tiernan Evans, Georg Graetz, Sofia Hernnäs and Guy Michaels
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1629:
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JEL Classification: O33; J24; J62


Tags: technological change; occupations; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Between Communism and Capitalism: Long-Term Inequality in Poland, 1892-2015 Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1628:
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JEL Classification: D31; E01; J3; N34


Tags: income inequality; transformation; poland

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CEP Discussion Paper
Technology Gaps, Trade and Income Thomas Sampson
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1627:
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JEL Classification: F11; F43; O14; O41


Tags: technology gaps; trade; technology investment; ricardian comparative advantage; international income inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Incentives, Home Production and Gender Identity Norms Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson, Barbara Petrongolo and Peter Skogman Thoursie June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1626:
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JEL Classification: D13; H24; J22


Tags: home production; taxes; gender identity; gender gaps

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Unions: Understanding How Unions Overcome the Free-Rider Problem Richard Murphy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1625:
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JEL Classification: J51; J45; J32


Tags: unions; teachers; media; insurance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Vehicle Currency Pricing and Exchange Rate Pass-Through Natalie Chen, Wanyu Chung and Dennis Novy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1624:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F41


Tags: cpi; dollar; euro; exchange rate pass-through; inflation; invoicing; sterling; uk; vehicle currency pricing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Commuting, Migration and Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1623:
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JEL Classification: J21; J61; J64; R23


Tags: spatial inequality; commuting; migration

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Trade and Worker Deskilling: How the post-Brexit pound has hurt Britain’s workers Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT15:
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Tags: brexit; eu; trade; wages; jobs; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Worker Deskilling Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1622:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F66; J24; J31


Tags: exchange rate depreciation; trade; wages; training; deskilling; brexit

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CEP Discussion Paper
How to Improve Tax Compliance? Evidence from Population-wide Experiments in Belgium Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Clement Imbert, Maarten Luts, Johannes Spinnewijn and Teodora Tsankova May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1621:
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JEL Classification: C93; D91; H20


Tags: tax compliance; field experiments; simplification; enforcement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Blocs and Trade Wars during the Interwar Period David S. Jacks and Dennis Novy
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1620:
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JEL Classification: F1; F3; N7


Tags: commonwealth; distance; gravity; interwar period; trade blocs; trade wars

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tales of the City: What Do Agglomeration Cases Tell Us About Agglomeration in General? Giulia Faggio, Olmo Silva and William C. Strange May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1619:
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JEL Classification: R10; R12; L52; L60


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; industrial clusters

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trainspotting: 'Good Jobs', Training and Skilled Immigration Andrew Mountford and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1618:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; training; income distribution

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CEP Discussion Paper
Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences across Countries Marta De Philippis and Federico Rossi
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1617:
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JEL Classification: O15; J24; E24; I25

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CEP Discussion Paper
Education and Geographical Mobility: The Role of the Job Surplus Michael Amior
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1616:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: geographical mobility; job search; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Jihadi Attacks, Media and Local Hate Crime Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Stephen Machin
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1615:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: islamophobic hate crime; jihadi terror attacks; media

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Comparative Advantage of Firms Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1614:
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JEL Classification: F11; L25; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; firm capabilities; vertical input linkages; comparative advantage; economies of scope; size-based policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Tale of Comprehensive Labor Market Reforms: Evidence from the Italian Jobs Act Tito Boeri and Pietro Garibaldi
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1613:
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JEL Classification: J10; J23


Tags: labor mobility; jobs act

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Evaluation Distort Teacher Effort and Decisions? Quasi-experimental Evidence from a Policy of Retesting Students Esteban Aucejo, Teresa Romano and Eric S. Taylor April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1612:
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JEL Classification: I2; M5

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CEP Discussion Paper
Affordability, Financial Innovation and the Start of the Housing Boom Jane K. Dokko, Benjamin J. Keys and Lindsay E. Relihan
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1611:
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JEL Classification: G22; R21; R22


Tags: housing policy; mortgage loans; subprime mortgage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Geography, Competition and Optimal Multilateral Trade Policy Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1610:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: international trade policy; monopolistic competition; firm heterogeneity; pricing to market; multilateralism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Childhood Circumstances and Young Adulthood Outcomes: The Role of Mothers' Financial Problems Marta Barazzetta, Andrew E. Clark and Conchita D'Ambrosio March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1609:
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JEL Classification: I31; I32; D60


Tags: income; financial problems; child outcomes; subjective well-being; behaviour; education; alspac

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Economic Performance since the EU Referendum Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra
March 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT14:
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Tags: brexit; #cepbrexit; productivity; growth; fdi

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Urban Wage Premium in Imperfect Labour Markets Boris Hirsch, Elke J. Jahn, Alan Manning and Michael Oberfichtner
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1608:
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JEL Classification: R23; J42; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; imperfect labour markets; monopsony; search frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Innovative Events Max Nathan and Anna Rosso
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1607:
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JEL Classification: C55; L86; O81


Tags: innovation; productivity; ict; data science

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CEP Discussion Paper
Missing Trade in Tasks: Employer Outsourcing in the Gig Economy Christopher T. Stanton and Catherine Thomas
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1606:
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Tags: gig economy; outsourcing; hiring

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Wellbeing, Productivity and Firm Performance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1605:
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JEL Classification: I31; J24; J25


Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Canals Using House Prices Stephen Gibbons, Cong Peng and Cheng Keat Tang
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1604:
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JEL Classification: Q51; R3; R2


Tags: canals; waterways; house prices; environment; valuation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of the 2018 Trade War on U.S. Prices and Welfare Mary Amiti, Stephen J. Redding and David Weinstein
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1603:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14


Tags: international trade; tariffs; trade war

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CEP Discussion Paper
Making Smart Meters Smarter the Smart Way Quentin Coutellier, Greer Gosnell, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Goran Strbac, Mingyang Sun and Simon Tindermans February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1602:
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JEL Classification: D12; Q48; Q54


Tags: behavioural intervention; household energy demand; randomised controlled trial; information

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CEP Discussion Paper
Searching for Carbon Leaks in Multinational Companies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Caterina Gennaioli, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Thomas Stoerk February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1601:
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JEL Classification: D22; F23; Q56; Q58


Tags: carbon leakage; eu ets; multinationals

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Voting with their Money: Brexit and Outward Investment by UK Firms Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson February 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT13:
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Tags: brexit; investment; firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Media and Competition: Printing and Europe's Transformation after Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1600:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; N0; N8; O3; O4


Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Discrimination, Managers, and Firm Performance: Evidence from “Aryanizations” in Nazi Germany Kilian Huber, Volker Lindenthal and Fabian Waldinger January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1599:
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JEL Classification: J71; M21; N84


Tags: discrimination; antisemitism; firms; managers; stock prices; nazi germany

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Buyers' Sourcing and Suppliers' Markups in Bangladeshi Garments Julia Cajal-Grossi, Rocco Macchiavello and Guillermo Noguera January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1598:
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JEL Classification: L11; L14; D23; F63


Tags: markups; sourcing strategies; global buyers; buyer-driven value chains

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Tax Cuts Produce More Einsteins? The Impacts of Financial Incentives vs. Exposure to Innovation on the Supply of Inventors Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1597:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: inventors; innovation; tax policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Public Sector and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in India Matthew Baird, A.V. Chari, Shanthi Nataraj, Alexander Rothenberg, Shqiponja Telhaj and L. Alan Winters January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1596:
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JEL Classification: J2


Tags: labor; public sector; india

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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregation and the Gravity Equation Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1595:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; C43


Tags: gravity equation; trade; aggregation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Skill Biased Management: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms Andy Feng and Anna Valero
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1594:
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24; L2; M2


Tags: management practices; human capital; universities; complementarities

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalization and State Capitalism: Assessing Vietnam's Accession to the WTO Leonardo Baccini, Giammario Impullitti and Edmund J. Malesky January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1593:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F14; P31; P33


Tags: state-owned enterprises; state capitalism; heterogeneous firms; gains from trade; wto; vietnam

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The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach Andrew B. Bernard, Emmanuel Dhyne, Glenn Magerman, Kalina Manova and Andreas Moxnes January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1592:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F16


Tags: production networks; productivity; firm size heterogeneity