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[Photo: Alan MANNING] Professor Alan MANNING
Associate - Community
Tel:  020 7955 6078
Email: a.manning@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.36 A  



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Expertise: labour markets in general monopsony, job polarization, minimum wages, gender pay gap, immigration

Biography:

Professor of Economics, London School of Economics Former Editor of Journal of Labor Economics Fellow of Society of Labor Economists

Current Areas of Research:

My current research is in a number of areas: 1. the impact of minimum wages on wage inequality in the UK and the US 2. the impact of immigration on wages in the UK 3. the cyclicality in wages and reservation wages 4. the migration response to local shocks 5. admiration 6. intermarriage

Education:

  • BSc Economics, University of Cambridge
  • DPhil Economics, University of Oxford

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diffusion of Social Values Through the Lens of US Newspapers Alan Manning and Paolo Masella
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1559:
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JEL Classification: B55


Tags: social attitudes; gay marriage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Robot Arithmetic: Can New Technology Harm All Workers or the Average Worker? Francesco Caselli and Alan Manning
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1497:
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JEL Classification: J31; O33


Tags: technology; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Social Capital Within the Workplace: Evidence from Britain Thomas Breda and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1460:
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JEL Classification: M5


Tags: trust; identity; diversity; workplace

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Neighbourhood Satisfaction Monica Langella and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1459:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation

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CentrePiece Article
Who voted Leave? Monica Langella and Alan Manning
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP479:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


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

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Elusive Employment Effect of the Minimum Wage Alan Manning
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1428:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reservation Wages and the Wage Flexibility Puzzle Felix Koenig, Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1406:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E24


Tags: job search; reservation wages; wage cyclicality; reference dependence

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CentrePiece Article
In brief... American Idol: 65 years of admiration Alan Manning and Amar Shanghavi
July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP449:
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CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: admiration; trust

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1357:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: local labor markets; unemployment; inactivity; internal migration; commuting


This paper has been published as:
'The Persistence of Local Joblessness', Michael Amior and Alan Manning, American Economic Review, 108(7), July 2018
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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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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
Top Rate of Income Tax Alan Manning
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA029:
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Tags: top rate of income tax

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CEP Discussion Paper
'American Idol' - 65 years of Admiration Alan Manning and Amar Shanghavi
December 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1320:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: admiration; trust

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Volatility of Earnings: Evidence from High-Frequency Firm-Level Data Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
August 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1290:
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JEL Classification: E24; J30


Tags: wages; wage flexibility

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CentrePiece Article
Minimum wages: the economics and the politics Alan Manning
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP419:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


JEL Classification: J31;J38; J41


Tags: national minimum wage; employment; living wage; politics; public policy

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Immigration and the Access to Social Housing in the UK Diego Battiston, Richard Dickens, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1264:
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JEL Classification: F22; R21; H75


Tags: immigration; social housing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Wage Inequality: Some Theory and an Application to the UK Tim Butcher, Richard Dickens and Alan Manning
November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1177:
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JEL Classification: J38


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Steady-State Equilibrium in a Model of Short-Term Wage-Posting Alan Manning
July 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1158:
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JEL Classification: J31; J42


Tags: wage-posting; search

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CentrePiece Article
The letters page Alan Manning
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP363:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

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Explaining Job Polarization in Europe: The Roles of Technology, Globalization and Institutions Maarten Goos, Alan Manning and Anna Salomons
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1026:
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JEL Classification: J210; J230; J240


Tags: labor demand; technology; globalization; institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment David H. Autor, Alan Manning and Christopher L. Smith
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1025:
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JEL Classification: E24; J3; J31


Tags: wage structure; inequality; minimum wage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Imperfect Competition in the Labour Market Alan Manning
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0981:
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JEL Classification: J0; J42; J63; J64


Tags: imperfect competition; labour markets; rents; search; matching; monopsony

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The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany and the United Kingdom Yann Algan, Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz and Alan Manning
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0951:
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JEL Classification: J30; J61; J64


Tags: immigration; earnings; employment; education; france; germany; uk

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CentrePiece Article
Big ideas: The UK's National Minimum Wage Alan Manning
October 2009
Paper No' CEPCP290:
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CentrePiece 14 (2) Autumn 2009

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CEP Discussion Paper
One Nation Under a Groove? Identity and Multiculturalism in Britain Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0944:
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JEL Classification: D71; Z13


Tags: identity; multiculturalism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Theory of Values Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0943:
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JEL Classification: D63; Z13


Tags: values; pro-social behaviour

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Change and Continuity Among Minority Communities in Britain Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0903:
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JEL Classification: J15; J61; F22


Tags: immigration; assimilation

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Understanding the Gender Pay Gap: What's Competition Got to Do with It? Alan Manning and Farzad Saidi
November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0898:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33


Tags: gender pay gap; performance pay

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In Brief: Spend it like Beckham Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
October 2008
Paper No' CEPCP262:
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CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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Spend It Like Beckham? Inequality and Redistribution in the UK, 1983-2004 Andreas Georgiadis and Alan Manning
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0816:
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JEL Classification: H20; D72


Tags: taxation; inequality; redistribution

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Respect Alan Manning
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0793:
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JEL Classification: D51; I31


Tags: respect; status; pro-social preferences

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Culture Clash or Culture Club? The Identity and Attitudes of Immigrants in Britain Alan Manning and Sanchari Roy
April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0790:
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JEL Classification: J61


Tags: immigration; identity; assimilation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Plant Size-Place Effect: Agglomeration and Monopsony in Labour Markets Alan Manning
January 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0773:
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JEL Classification: J21; J42; R23


Tags: agglomeration; labour markets; monopsony

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The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain Marco Manacorda, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
October 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0754:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: wages; wage inequality; immigration

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Comprehensive Versus Selective Schooling in England and Wales: What Do We Know? Alan Manning and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
June 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0066:
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Tags: education; secondary schools; comprehensive schooling; selective schooling; tracking

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The Gender Gap in Early Career Wage Growth Alan Manning and Joanna Swaffield
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0700:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J7


Tags: gender pay gap; wage growth

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You Can't Always Get What You Want: the Impact of the Jobseeker's Allowance Alan Manning
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0697:
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JEL Classification: J64


Tags: unemployment insurance; job search; labour supply

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Part-Time Pay Penalty Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0679:
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JEL Classification: D12; H31; J16; J18; J2


Tags: employment transitions; part-time work; motherhood; eu; equality


This paper has been published as:
'The Part-time Pay Penalty' by Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo, published by the Women and Equality Unit of the Department of Trade and Industry
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We Can Work It Out: the Impact of Technological Change on the Demand for Low Skill Workers Alan Manning
June 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0640:
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JEL Classification: J210


Tags: labor demand and technology; inequality

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Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries Ghazala Azmat, Maia Güell and Alan Manning
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0607:
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JEL Classification: J16; J64


Tags: gender gap; unemployment rates

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CEP Discussion Paper
Lousy and Lovely Jobs: the Rising Polarization of Work in Britain Maarten Goos and Alan Manning
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0604:
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JEL Classification: J210


Tags: labor demand and technology; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Incidence of UK Housing Benefit: Evidence from the 1990s Reforms Steve Gibbons and Alan Manning
December 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0597:
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JEL Classification: H22; R31


Tags: housing subsidies; tax incidence

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Real Thin Theory: Monopsony in Modern Labour Markets Alan Manning
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0564:
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Where the Minimum Wage Bites Hard: the Introduction of the UK National Minimum Wage to a Low Wage Sector Stephen Machin, Alan Manning and Lupin Rahman
September 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0544:
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Has The National Minimum Wage Reduced UK Wage Inequality? Richard Dickens and Alan Manning
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0533:
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: minimum wage; wage inequality

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The Structure of Wages in What Should be a Competitive Labour Market Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
June 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0532:
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JEL Classification: J5


Tags: wage dispersion; competitive model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monopsony and the Efficiency of Labour Market Interventions Alan Manning
November 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0514:
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JEL Classification: J0


Tags: labour market policy; monopsony

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Generalised Model of Monopsony Alan Manning
July 2001
Paper No' CEPDP0499:
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JEL Classification: J63


Tags: labour turnover

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CEP Discussion Paper
Labour Supply, Search and Taxes Alan Manning
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0449:
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Tags: labour supply; taxes; search

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Pretty Vacant: Recruitment in Low Wage Labour Markets Alan Manning
March 1999
Paper No' CEPDP0418:
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Just Can't Get Enough:More On Skill-Biassed Change and Labour Market Performance Marco Manacorda and Alan Manning
January 1999
Paper No' CEPDP0412:
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The Causes and Consequences of Long-Term Unemployment in Europe Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
July 1998
Paper No' CEPDP0400:
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CentrePiece Article
The Third Way? Alan Manning
June 1998
Paper No' CEPCP049:
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Something in the way She Movcs: A Fresh Look at an Old Gap Alan Manning and Helen Robinson
May 1998
Paper No' CEPDP0389:
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Mighty Good Thing: The Returns to Tenure Alan Manning
March 1998
Paper No' CEPDP0383:
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Movin On Up: Interpreting the Earnings Experience Profile Alan Manning
January 1998
Paper No' CEPDP0380:
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A Simple Test of the Shirking Model Alan Manning and J Thomas
November 1997
Paper No' CEPDP0374:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Labour Markets with Company Wage Policies Alan Manning
December 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0214:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Minimum Wages on UK Agriculture Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, David Metcalf, Jonathan Wadsworth and S Woodland
August 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0204:
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Estimating the Effect of Minimum Wages on Employment from the Distribution of Wages: A Critical View Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
August 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0203:
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How do we Know that Real Wages are Too High? Alan Manning
May 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0195:
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The Effects of Minimum Wages on Employment: Theory and Evidence from Britain Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
January 1994
Paper No' CEPDP0183:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Workers Paid their Marginal Product? Evidence from a Low Wage Labour Market Stephen Machin, Alan Manning and S Woodland
July 1993
Paper No' CEPDP0158:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Equal Pay Act as an Experiment to Test Theories of the Labour Market Alan Manning
June 1993
Paper No' CEPDP0153:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Endogenous Labour Market Segmentation in a Matching Model Alan Manning
March 1993
Paper No' CEPDP0126:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Wage Setting and the Tax System: theory and Evidence for the UK Ben Lockwood and Alan Manning
January 1993
Paper No' CEPDP0115:
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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Pre-Strike Ballots Alan Manning
September 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0098:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
June 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0080:
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The Employer Size-Wage Effect: Is Monopsony the Explanation? Francis Green, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
June 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0079:
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CEP Discussion Paper
How Robust is the Microeconomic theory of the Trade Union? Alan Manning
March 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0065:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Growth, Wage Setting and the Equilibrium Rate of Unemployment Alan Manning
March 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0063:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Wage Bargaining and the Phillips Curve: The Identification and Specification of Aggregate Wage Equations Alan Manning
February 1992
Paper No' CEPDP0062:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Authority in Employment Contracts: A Bilateral Bargaining Model Alan Manning
February 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0021:
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effects of union Density of Wages and Employment: A Dynamic Monopoly Union Model Alan Manning
February 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0020:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Pre-Strike Ballots and Wage-Employment Bargaining Alan Manning
February 1991
Paper No' CEPDP0019:
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