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[Photo: Mirko DRACA] Dr Mirko DRACA
Associate - Growth
Email: m.draca@lse.ac.uk

University of Warwick
Tel: +44 24 765 23472
Email: m.draca@warwick.ac.uk
Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Labour Economics, Political Economy

Biography:

I am a Lecturer ('Assistant Professor') at Warwick and a Research Associate at both CEP and CAGE (Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy). My main research area is applied microeconomics, with applications to crime, political economy, the labour market and technical change. Current projects include work on the 'returns to crime', the impact of targeted economic sanctions on firms, and further work on lobbying.

Education:

  • Phd University College London

Selected Publications:

  • "Panic on the Streets of London" (with Steve Machin and Robert Witt), Accepted for Publication, American Economic Review.

  • "Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability" (with Steve Machin and John Van Reenen), Accepted for Publication, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Changing Returns to Crime: Do Criminals Respond to Prices? Mirko Draca, Theodore Koutmeridis and Stephen Machin
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1355:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: crime; goods prices; metal crime; commodity prices

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CentrePiece Article
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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CentrePiece Article
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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CEP Discussion Paper
Revolving Door Lobbyists Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Mirko Draca and Christian Fons-Rosen
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0993:
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JEL Classification: H11; J24; J45


Tags: lobbying; revolving door; us congress; political connections; political elites

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CEP Discussion Paper
Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime and the July 2005 Terror Attacks Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Robert Witt
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0852:
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JEL Classification: H00; H5; K42


Tags: crime; police; terror attacks

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CentrePiece Article
Panic on the Streets of London Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Rober Witt
October 2006
Paper No' CEPCP207:
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CentrePiece 11 (2) Autumn 2006

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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
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 Discussion Paper
The Employment Effects of the October 2003 Increase in the National Minimum Wage Richard Dickens and Mirko Draca
June 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0693:
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JEL Classification: J31; J63


Tags: minimum wages; employment transitions; wages