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Research Papers
2019

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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CEP Discussion Paper
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