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[Photo: Alan MANNING] Professor Alan MANNING
Programme Director - 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:


Latest from LSE Research Online

  • How local are labor markets? Evidence from a spatial job search model

    Manning, Alan and Petrongolo, Barbara (2017) How local are labor markets? Evidence from a spatial job search model. American Economic Review. ISSN 0002-8282 (In Press)
  • The slowdown in the economic progress of women

    Manning, Alan (2013) The slowdown in the economic progress of women. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Aug 2013). Blog Entry.
  • How to make the National Minimum Wage young again

    Manning, Alan (2013) How to make the National Minimum Wage young again. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Jun 2013). Blog Entry.
  • ...Read More from LSE Research Online


    CEP Publications

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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

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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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    How Local Are Labour Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
    December 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1101:
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    JEL Classification: J61; J63; J64; R12


    Tags: job search; local labour markets; location-based policies; ripple effects

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CentrePiece Article
    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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    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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    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    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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    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CentrePiece 3 (2) Summer 1998

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Mighty Good Thing: The Returns to Tenure Alan Manning
    March 1998
    Paper No' CEPDP0383:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Movin On Up: Interpreting the Earnings Experience Profile Alan Manning
    January 1998
    Paper No' CEPDP0380:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    How do we Know that Real Wages are Too High? Alan Manning
    May 1994
    Paper No' CEPDP0195:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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