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[Photo: Ralf MARTIN] Dr Ralf MARTIN
Programme Director - Growth
Tel:  020 7955 7063
Email: r.martin@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.02 B  

Imperial
Tel: 020 7594 2615 Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Firm level productivity analysis; Climate Change Policy;

Biography:

PhD London School of Economics (LSE); MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics (LSE); Master's in International Economic Studies (Maastricht University); Undergraduate degree (Vordiplom) Humboldt University, Berlin

Current Areas of Research:

Econometric evaluation of climate change policies; econometric evaluation of industrial policies

Education:

  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics
  • MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, LSE

Selected Publications:

  • The Impacts of the Climate Change Levy on business: Evidence from Microdata (joint with Laure de Preux and Ulrich Wagner, March 2009 CEP Discussion Paper No 0917, http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp0917.pdf)

CEP Publications

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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 Discussion Paper
Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity Emanuele Forlani, Ralf Martin, Giordano Mion and Mirabelle Muûls
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1402:
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; L25; F14


Tags: demand; productivity; markups; production function estimation; export status; firm size

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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
Energy and the Environment: a cold climate for climate change policies? Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Ralf Martin
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA032:
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Tags: energy; climate change; environment; #electioneconomics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Knowledge Spillovers from Clean and Dirty Technologies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin and Myra Mohnen
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1300:
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JEL Classification: O30; O44; Q54; Q55; Q58; H23


Tags: innovation spill-overs; climate change; growth; patents; clean technology; optimal climate policy

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CentrePiece Article
The polluter-doesn't-pay principle Ralf Martin, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
May 2012
Paper No' CEPCP369:
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CentrePiece 17 (1) Spring 2012


JEL Classification: H23; H25; Q52; Q54


Tags: industry compensation; industrial relocation; emissions trading; permit allocation; eu ets; firm data

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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
Some 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 Occasional Paper
Climate Change Policy and Business in Europe. Evidence from Interviewing Managers Barry Anderson, Jorg Leib, Ralf Martin, Marty McGuigan, Mirabelle Muûls, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
March 2011
Paper No' CEPOP27:
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JEL Classification: M20; M14; D21; Q54; Q58


Tags: climate policy; firm behaviour; europe

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CEP Discussion Paper
Anatomy of a Paradox: Management Practices, Organisational Structure and Energy Efficiency Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1039:
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JEL Classification: M20; M14; D22; Q41; Q54; Q58


Tags: climate policy; energy efficiency; firm behavior; management practices; manufacturing; microdata; organizational structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Spreads, Market Power Spreads and Trade Ralf Martin
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0997:
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JEL Classification: C81; D24; L11; L25


Tags: trade policy; productivity measurement; imperfect competition; productivity dispersion; productivity spread

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CentrePiece Article
Europe's emissions trading scheme: taxpayers versus sthe industry lobby Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Ulrich J. Wagner
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP311:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: industry; r&d; carbon policy; carbon trading

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why is the US so Energy Intensive? Evidence from US Multinationals in the UK Ralf Martin
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0965:
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JEL Classification: Q41; Q48; Q54; D21


Tags: energy efficiency; multinationals; energy demand elasticity; climate change

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impacts of the Climate Change Levy on business: Evidence from Microdata Ralf Martin, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux
March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0917:
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JEL Classification: Q41; Q48; Q54; D21


Tags: climate policy; carbon tax; united kingdom; manufacturing; impact assessment

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Saving the economy and the planet Ralf Martin
March 2009
Paper No' CEPCP276:
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CentrePiece 13 (3) Winter 2009

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CEP Discussion Paper
Modern Management: Good for the Environment or Just Hot Air? Nick Bloom, Christos Genakos, Ralf Martin and Raffaella Sadun
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0891:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33; Q40; Q50


Tags: management; energy efficiency; energy intensity and productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multinationals and US Productivity Leadership: Evidence from Great Britain Chiara Criscuolo and Ralf Martin
January 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0672:
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JEL Classification: F230; L600


Tags: multinational firms; productivity; foreign ownership; us leadership; double fixed- effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
Globalisation, ICT and the Nitty Gritty of Plant Level Datasets Ralf Martin
September 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0653:
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JEL Classification: C1 F00 L25 L6


Tags: productivity growth decomposition; micro data; random sampling; globalisation; ict