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[Photo: John VAN REENEN] Professor John VAN REENEN
Associate - Growth
Email: vanreenen@MIT.edu


Tel: +1 617 253 2932
Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Innovation, productivity, Industrial organisation, labour economics, public policy, competition policy

Biography

Tenured Professor MIT Department of Economics and Applied Economics Group, Sloan School of Management

Editorial Board of Quantitative Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association and Management Science

Winner of the 2014 European Investment Bank Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research

Winner of the 2009 Yrjö Jahnsson Award (European equivalent to the Bates Clark Medal)

Fellow of the British Academy, Econometric Society and the Society of Labour Economists

Other Recent Positions:

I have extensive experience working as an economist for various private and public sector organisations including:

  1. Full Professor in the Department of Economics, London School of Economics.
  2. Director Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.
  3. Professor, Department of Economics, University College London (1994-2003)
  4. Senior Policy Analyst in the Strategy Unit at the Department of Health (2000-01), reporting directly to the Secretary of State
  5. Visiting Professor, Department of Economics University of California at Berkeley, January 1998-January 1999
  6. Policy advisor to No.10 Downing Street, 1999-2000, education, enterprise and tax.
  7. Research Fellow in the Corporate Sector, Institute for Fiscal Studies (September 1992-February 1999). Founded the productivity and innovation program at IFS
  8. Editorial Board - Economic Policy (2000-2003), European Economic Review (1999-2003), The Review of Economic Studies (1997-2003), Editorial Board of Journal of Industrial Economics (1996-2008)
  9. Partner, Lexecon Ltd 2001-2002
  10. Denning Visiting Professor of Global Business and Economics (2008-2009), Stanford University

Education:

  • 1990-92 University College London PhD
  • 1988-89 London School of Economics MSc (Distinction with Prize)
  • 1986-88 Queens College, University of Cambridge BA (First Class, Joshua King prize, College prize and Subject prizes)
  • 1978-84 Kelsey Park Comprehensive School

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Teaching:

Management and the Wealth of Nations, Kutsu Yrjö Jahnsson Lectures, Helsinki, 27-28 May 2015

Harvard Public Finance PhD course in Management and Innovation


NBER Entrepreneurship Bootcamp


EC486 - Economics and Management MSc Econometric Methods


MIT/Harvard PhD, Organizational Economics , Winter 2013


Stanford GSB, MGTECON 591
Lectures about core modern management practices and firm organization


Selected Publications:

(See also FULL LIST of Publications)

Selected Working Papers:

(See also FULL LIST of Publications)

Recent Presentations:


Latest from LSE Research Online

  • The costs and benefits of leaving the EU: trade effects

    Dhingra, Swati and Huang, Hanwei and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P. and Pessoa, Joćo Paulo and Sampson, Thomas and Van Reenen, John (2017) The costs and benefits of leaving the EU: trade effects. Economic Policy. ISSN 0266-4658 (In Press)
  • The long-term effect of digital innovation on bank performance: An empirical study of SWIFT adoption in financial services

    Scott, Susan V. and Van Reenen, John and Zachariadis, Markos (2017) The long-term effect of digital innovation on bank performance: An empirical study of SWIFT adoption in financial services. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0992. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Turbulence, firm decentralization and growth in bad times

    Aghion, Philippe and Bloom, Nick and Lucking, Brian and Sadun, Raffaella and Van Reenen, John (2017) Turbulence, firm decentralization and growth in bad times. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1479. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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    CEP Publications

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    CEP Special Report
    Brexit and the Future of Globalization? John Van Reenen
    September 2017
    Paper No' CEPSP35:
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    JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


    Tags: brexit; globalization; populism

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Healthy Business? Managerial Education and Management in Healthcare Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    September 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1500:
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    JEL Classification: M1; I1


    Tags: management; hospitals; mortality; education

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find? Nicholas Bloom, Charles I Jones, John Van Reenen and Michael Webb
    September 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1496:
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    Tags: economic growth; ideas; research effort; research productivity

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen
    May 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1482:
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    JEL Classification: J3


    Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    April 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1479:
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    JEL Classification: O31; 032; 033; F23


    Tags: decentralization; growth; turbulence; great recession

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU: Trade Effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    April 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1478:
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    JEL Classification: F13;F15;F17


    Tags: trade; brexit; general equilibrium

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    What Drives Differences in Management? Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen
    March 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1470:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: management; productivity; competition; learning

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
    August 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1444:
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    JEL Classification: I23; I25; J24; O10; O31


    Tags: universities; growth; human capital; innovation

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    CEO Pay and the Rise of Relative Performance Contracts: A Question of Governance Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
    July 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1439:
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    JEL Classification: J33; J31; G30


    Tags: ceo; pay; incentives; equity plans

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Management as a Technology? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    June 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1433:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: management practices; productivity; competition

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    CentrePiece Article
    Brexit: the final assessment John Van Reenen
    June 2016
    Paper No' CEPCP477:
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    CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


    Tags: eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; brexit

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    BREXIT 2016: Policy Analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
    June 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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    Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    Who Bears the Pain? How the costs of Brexit would be distributed across income groups Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    June 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT07:
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    Tags: brexit; referendum

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    ‘ECONOMISTS FOR BREXIT’: A critique Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    May 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT06:
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    Tags: brexit; referendum

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
    May 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
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    | Technical Paper (pdf)

    Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The UK Treasury analysis of 'The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives': CEP Commentary Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    April 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT04:
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    Tags: brexit; hm treasury; eu referendum; uk politics; uk economy; europe; trade; canada

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    April 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT03:
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    | Technical Paper (pdf)

    Tags: #cepbrexit; foreign direct investment; manufacturing; european single market; brexit; eu; trade

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Management Practices, Workforce Selection and Productivity Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen and Stefanie Wolter
    March 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1416:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: management practices; productivity; wages

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Do Tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen
    March 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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    JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32


    Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    March 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT02:
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    | Technical Paper (pdf)
    Data Files associated with this paper.

    Tags: #cepbrexit; trade; brexit; eu; european union; welfare

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    CEP Occasional Paper
    International Data on Measuring Management Practices Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen
    January 2016
    Paper No' CEPOP46:
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    Tags: management practices; international data

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Price Ain't Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor and John Van Reenen
    December 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1395:
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    JEL Classification: Ill; L10; L11


    Tags: healthcare; health spending; hospitals; prices; price dispersion; competition; market structure

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    CEP Election Analysis
    #ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
    April 2015
    Paper No' CEPEA034:
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    | Executive Summary (pdf)

    Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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    CEP Election Analysis
    Health: How Will the NHS Fare in a Cold Climate? Alistair McGuire and John Van Reenen
    April 2015
    Paper No' CEPEA028:
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    Tags: hospital competition; market structure; 2015 general election; government policy; nhs

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information and Disruption in a Welfare Reform Nitika Bagaria, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
    April 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1347:
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    JEL Classification: H51; I13; J18


    Tags: incentives; public sector; unemployment benefits; performance standards

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Does Management Matter In Schools? Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    November 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1312:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; I2


    Tags: management; pupil achievement; autonomy; principals

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    CEP Election Analysis
    The Scottish Referendum: Breaking Up is Hard – and expensive - to Do John Van Reenen
    September 2014
    Paper No' CEPEA018:
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    Tags: scottish referendum; uk economy

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    CentrePiece Article
    In brief: Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen
    May 2014
    Paper No' CEPCP423:
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    CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


    JEL Classification: M1


    Tags: it; management; productivity; organization


    This article summarises 'IT and Management in America' by Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynfolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1258, February 2014.
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    CEP Occasional Paper
    The New Empirical Economics of Management Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen
    April 2014
    Paper No' CEPOP41:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


    Tags: management; organization; productivity


    This paper has been published as:
    JEEA-FBBVA Lecture 2013: The New Empirical Economics of Management, Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 12, Issue , August 2014
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Trapped Factors and China's Impact on Global Growth Nicholas Bloom, Paul Romer, Stephen Terry and John Van Reenen
    March 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1261:
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    Data Files associated with this paper.

    JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


    Tags: innovation; trade; china; endogenous growth

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    IT and Management in America Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen
    February 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1258:
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    JEL Classification: M1


    Tags: it; management; productivity; organization

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Decoupling of Wage Growth and Productivity Growth? Myth and Reality Joao Paulo Pessoa and John Van Reenen
    October 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1246:
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    JEL Classification: E24; J20; J30


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

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    What are the Channels for Technology Sourcing? Panel Data Evidence from German Companies Dietmar Harhoff, Elisabeth Mueller and John Van Reenen
    March 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1193:
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    JEL Classification: O32; O33


    Tags: technology sourcing; knowledge spillovers; productivity; open innovation


    This paper has been published as:
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2014, 204-224
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    CEP Occasional Paper
    Bankers and their bonuses Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
    February 2013
    Paper No' CEPOP35:
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    Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses


    This paper has been published as:
    The Economic Journal V124, F1-F21 (February 2014)
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    A Trapped Factors Model of Innovation Nicholas Bloom, Paul Romer, Stephen Terry and John Van Reenen
    February 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1189:
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    JEL Classification: O33; F16; O38; J33


    Tags: trade; innovation; china

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    CEP Special Report
    Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation Philippe Aghion, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Christopher Pissarides, Nick Stern and John Van Reenen
    January 2013
    Paper No' CEPSP28:
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    Tags: gdp; innovation; infrasstructure; uk economy; skills; apprenticeships; education; government policy

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    CEP US Election Analysis
    Economic Recovery and Policy Uncertainty Scott R. Baker, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis and John Van Reenen
    October 2012
    Paper No' CEPUSA002:
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    Tags: us elections; uncertainty; recession


    One page summary (available in Adobe PDF)
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    CEP Special Report
    Fiscal Consolidation During a Depression Nitika Bagaria, Dawn Holland and John Van Reenen
    August 2012
    Paper No' CEPSP27:
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    Tags: fiscal consolidation; economy; unemployment; financial crisis


    This paper has been published as:
    National Institute Economic Review No. 221 July 2012
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France Luis Garicano, Claire Lelarge and John Van Reenen
    February 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1128:
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    Data Files associated with this paper.

    JEL Classification: L11; L51; J8; L25.6


    Tags: firm size; productivity; labor regulation; power law

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Why Has China Grown So Fast? The Role of International Technology Transfer John Van Reenen and Linda Yueh
    February 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1121:
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    JEL Classification: O32; O33


    Tags: china; technology transfer; joint ventures; productivity

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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman and John Van Reenen
    January 2012
    Paper No' SERCDP0098:
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    JEL Classification: H25; L52; L53; O47


    Tags: industrial policy; regional policy; employment; investment; productivity

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman and John Van Reenen
    January 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1113:
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    JEL Classification: R11; H25; L52; L53; O25


    Tags: industrial policy; regional policy; employment; investment; productivity

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    December 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1109:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


    Tags: management; organization; and productivity

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Firm Performance and Wages: Evidence from Across the Corporate Hierarchy Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
    November 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1088:
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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Land that Lean Manufacturing Forgot? Management Practices in Transition Countries Nicholas Bloom, Helena Schweiger and John Van Reenen
    July 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1065:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; P21


    Tags: management; firm performance; transition economies

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Leveraging Monopoly Power by Degrading Interoperability: Theory and Evidence from Computer Markets Christos Genakos, Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen
    July 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1060:
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    JEL Classification: C3; D43; L1; L4


    Tags: foreclosure; anti-trust; demand estimation; interoperability

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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Occasional Paper
    Wage Inequality,Technology and Trade: 21st Century Evidence John Van Reenen
    May 2011
    Paper No' CEPOP28:
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    JEL Classification: J23;J24;O33


    Tags: wage inequality; technology; trade; polarization

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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Does Competition Raise Productivity Through Improving Management Quality? John Van Reenen
    December 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP1036:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: management; productivity; organization

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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Occasional Paper
    Why do Management Practices Differ Across Firms and Countries? Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
    September 2010
    Paper No' CEPOP26:
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    JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O33


    Tags: organization; management

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter? Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen
    August 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0991:
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    Data Files associated with this paper.

    JEL Classification: O33; L60; C23


    Tags: r&d spillovers; geographic proximity; technological proximity; horizontal proximity; spatial econometrics


    This paper has been published as:
    Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter?, Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen, The Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 64, Issue 2, June 2016
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen
    May 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0983:
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    Data Files associated with this paper.

    JEL Classification: J45; F12; I18; J31


    Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity


    This paper has been published as:
    The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals, Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen, The Review of Economic Studies, January 2015
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Human Resource Management and Productivity Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
    May 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0982:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: human resource management; productivity; personnel economics

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    CEP Special Report
    Bankers' Pay and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK Brian Bell and John Van Reenen
    April 2010
    Paper No' CEPSP21:
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    Tags: wage inequality; financial services; bonuses

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    CEP Election Analysis
    Inequality: Still Higher, But Labour's Policies Kept it Down Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    April 2010
    Paper No' CEPEA015:
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    Tags: inequality


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    CEP Election Analysis
    Jobs and Youth Unemployment: It's bad, but not as bad as you might think Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
    April 2010
    Paper No' CEPEA012:
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    Tags: jobs; unemployment; youth


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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    February 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0970:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: productivity; organization; management; decentralization

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    New Approaches to Measuring Management and Firm Organization Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
    February 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0969:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: surveys; data; organization; management

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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Does Product Market Competition Lead Firms to Decentralize? Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    January 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0966:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: decentralization; management practices

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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Occasional Paper
    Do Private Equity Owned Firms Have Better Management Practices? Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    July 2009
    Paper No' CEPOP24:
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    JEL Classification: L2;M2;O32;O3


    Tags: management practices and private equity

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Organization of Firms Across Countries Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    June 2009
    Paper No' CEPDP0937:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: decentralization; trust; rule of law; social capital; theory of the firm


    This paper has been published as:
    Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(4): 1663-1705
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    What if Congress Doubled R&D Spending on the Physical Sciences? Richard Freeman and John Van Reenen
    May 2009
    Paper No' CEPDP0931:
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    JEL Classification: J23; J45; O30


    Tags: basic science; r&d; labor markets for scientists; globalization

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization Nick Bloom, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    May 2009
    Paper No' CEPDP0927:
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    JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


    Tags: organization; delegation; information technology; communication technology; the theory of the firm

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Innovation and Institutional Ownership Philippe Aghion, John Van Reenen and Luigi Zingales
    February 2009
    Paper No' CEPDP0911:
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    JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; G20; G32


    Tags: innovation; institutional ownership; career concerns; r&d; productivity


    This paper has been published as:
    American Economic Review 2013, 103(1): 277–304
    EDS Discussion Paper
    Interoperability and Market Foreclosure in the European Microsoft Case Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen
    November 2008
    Paper No' EDSDP017:
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    EDS Discussion Paper
    Americans do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    October 2008
    Paper No' EDSDP015:
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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Special Report
    Interoperability and Market Foreclosure In the European Microsoft Case Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen
    February 2008
    Paper No' CEPSP20:
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    JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


    Tags: leverage; interoperability; abuse of a dominant position; innovation

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Evolution of Inequality in Productivity and Wages: Panel Data Evidence Giulia Faggio, Kjell Salvanes and John Van Reenen
    August 2007
    Paper No' CEPDP0821:
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    JEL Classification: D24; J24; J31; O31


    Tags: wage inequality; productivity dispersion; technology


    This paper has been published as:
    Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 19(6): 1919-1951
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Is Distance Dying at Last? Falling Home Bias in Fixed Effects Models of Patent Citations Rachel Griffith, Sokbae Lee and John Van Reenen
    August 2007
    Paper No' CEPDP0818:
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    JEL Classification: O32; O33; F23


    Tags: fixed effects; home bias; patent citations; knowledge spillovers

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Privatization, Entry Regulation and the Decline of Labor's Share of GDP: A Cross-Country Analysis of the Network Industries Ghazala Azmat, Alan Manning and John Van Reenen June 2007
    Paper No' CEPDP0806:
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    JEL Classification: E25; E22; E24; L32; L33; J30


    Tags: profit share; wages; privatization; entry regulation

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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    CEP Special Report
    Changes in Wage Inequality Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    April 2007
    Paper No' CEPSP18:
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    JEL Classification: L32;L33;J30


    Tags: wage inequality; institutions; technology; trade

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Americans Do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    April 2007
    Paper No' CEPDP0788:
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    JEL Classification: E22; O3; O47; O52


    Tags: productivity; information technology; multinationals; organization

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Productivity and ICT: A Review of the Evidence Mirko Draca, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    August 2006
    Paper No' CEPDP0749:
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    JEL Classification: E22; E23; F1; O11


    Tags: ict; productivity; organisation

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Uncertainty and Investment Dynamics Nick Bloom, Stephen Bond and John Van Reenen
    August 2006
    Paper No' CEPDP0739:
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    JEL Classification: D92; E22; D8; C23


    Tags: investment; uncertainty; real options; panel data


    This paper has been published as:
    'Uncertainty and Company Investment Dynamics: Empirical Evidence for UK firms' Nick Bloom Steve Bond and John Van Reenen, Review of Economic Studies (2007) 74, 391-415
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge, John Van Reenen and Fabrizio Zilibotti
    May 2006
    Paper No' CEPDP0722:
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    JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


    Tags: decentralization; heterogeneity; learning; the theory of the firm

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Countries Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
    March 2006
    Paper No' CEPDP0716:
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    JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


    Tags: management practices; productivity; competition; family firms


    This paper has been published as:
    'Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Nations', Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007) 122 (4), 1351-1408.
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    February 2006
    Paper No' CEPDP0715:
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    JEL Classification: J23; L25


    Tags: minimum wage; profitability; exit

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    CEP Special Report
    Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen
    January 2006
    Paper No' CEPSP16:
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    Tags: work-life balance; management practices; productivity; family-friendly workplaces; competition

    EDS Discussion Paper
    Information Technology and Productivity: It ain't what you do it's the way that you do I.T. Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
    October 2005
    Paper No' EDSDP002:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Growth of Network Computing: Quality Adjusted Price Changes for Network Servers John Van Reenen
    July 2005
    Paper No' CEPDP0702:
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    JEL Classification: O3; L1; L4


    Tags: hedonic prices; network servers; computers

    CEP Special Report
    Management Practices Across Firms and Nations Nick Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Tom Rippin and John Van Reenen
    June 2005
    Paper No' CEPSP17:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    New Survey Evidence on Recent Changes in UK Union Recognition Jo Blanden, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    May 2005
    Paper No' CEPDP0685:
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    JEL Classification: J51; K31; L25


    Tags: unions; productivity; employment legislation

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    CEP Election Analysis
    Health Care: Evidence on the Impact of Increased Spending and Patient Choice Alistair McGuire and John Van Reenen
    April 2005
    Paper No' CEPEA001:
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    Tags: healthcare; patient choice; nhs

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    CEP Election Analysis
    Welfare to Work: The Evidence on Labour’s New Deal Policies John Van Reenen
    April 2005
    Paper No' CEPEA000:
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    Tags: new deal; welfare

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Identifying Technology Spillovers and Product Market Rivalry Nicholas Bloom, Mark Schankerman and John Van Reenen
    February 2005
    Paper No' CEPDP0675:
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    JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


    Tags: spillovers; r&d; market value; patents; productivity

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Impact of Training on Productivity and Wages: Evidence from British Panel Data Lorraine Dearden, Howard Reed and John Van Reenen
    February 2005
    Paper No' CEPDP0674:
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    JEL Classification: J31; C23; D24


    Tags: productivity; training; wages; panel data

    Economics of Industry Paper
    Identifying technology spillovers and product market rivalry Nick Bloom, Mark Schankerman and John Van Reenen
    January 2005
    Paper No' EI 40:
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    JEL Classification: 031; 032; 033; F23


    Tags: spillovers; r&d; market value; patents.

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Internationalisation of Public Welfare Policy James Banks, R Disney, Alan Duncan and John Van Reenen
    November 2004
    Paper No' CEPDP0656:
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    JEL Classification: C25; H31; J22


    Tags: welfare policy; internationalisation; globalisation; public policy; policy transfer; oecd

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    CentrePiece Article
    Working Better John Van Reenen
    June 2004
    Paper No' CEPCP157:
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    CentrePiece 9 (2) Summer 2004


    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Corporate R&D and Productivity in Germany and the United Kingdom Stephen Bond, Dietmar Harhoff and John Van Reenen
    December 2003
    Paper No' CEPDP0599:
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    JEL Classification: L13; O31; C25


    Tags: corporate governance; r&d; productivity; financial constraints; panel data

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Investment, R&D and Financial Constraints in Britain and Germany Stephen Bond, Dietmar Harhoff and John Van Reenen
    December 2003
    Paper No' CEPDP0595:
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    JEL Classification: L13; O31; C25


    Tags: investment; r&d; cash flow; financial constraints; panel data

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of an R&D Tax Credit for the UK Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen
    September 2001
    Paper No' CEPDP0509:
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    JEL Classification: H20; O32; O47


    Tags: growth; innovation; r&d; tax credit; total factor productivity (tfp)

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Technological Innovation and Performance in the United Kingdom Stephen Nickell and John Van Reenen
    January 2001
    Paper No' CEPDP0488:
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    Tags: innovation; technology; productivity growth

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    The Returns to Education: A Review of the Macro-Economic Literature Barbara Sianesi and John Van Reenen
    November 2000
    Paper No' CEEDP0006:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Mapping the Two Faces of R&D: Productivity Growth in a Panel of OECD Industries Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen
    May 2000
    Paper No' CEPDP0458:
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    Tags: r and d; human capital; total factor productivity; convergence

    CentrePiece Article
    Bridging the Productivity Gap Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen
    October 1999
    Paper No' CEPCP080:
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    CentrePiece 4 (3) Autumn 1999

    CEP Discussion Paper
    Technology and Changes in Skill Structure: Evidence from an International Panel of Industries Stephen Machin, A Ryan and John Van Reenen
    May 1996
    Paper No' CEPDP0297:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Economic Effects of Multiple Unionism: Evidence from the 1984 Workplace Industrial Relations Survey Stephen Machin, M Stewart and John Van Reenen
    February 1992
    Paper No' CEPDP0066:
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