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[Photo: Ralf MARTIN] Dr Ralf MARTIN
Programme Director - Growth
Tel:  020 7955 6975
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)


Latest from LSE Research Online

  • Do tax incentives for research increase firm innovation? An RD design for R&D

    Dechezlepretre, Antoine and Einiö, Elias and Martin, Ralf and Nguyen, Kieu-Trang and Reenen, John Van (2016) Do tax incentives for research increase firm innovation? An RD design for R&D. CEP Discussion Paper, No 1413. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Unraveling firms: demand, productivity and markupsheterogeneity

    Forlani, Emanuele and Martin, Ralf and Mion, Giordano and Muuls, Mirabelle (2016) Unraveling firms: demand, productivity and markupsheterogeneity. CEP Discussion Paper, No 1402. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Carbon taxes, path dependency and directed technical change: evidence from the auto industry

    Aghion, Philippe and Dechezlepretre, Antoine and Hemous, David and Martin, Ralf and Van Reenen, John (2015) Carbon taxes, path dependency and directed technical change: evidence from the auto industry. Journal of Political Economy, 124 (1). pp. 1-51. ISSN 0022-3808
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    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
    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 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