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[Photo: Stephen MACHIN] Professor Stephen MACHIN
CEP Director
Tel:  020 7955 7443
Email: cep.director@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.06 A  


Email: S.J.Machin@lse.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitae PDF  Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Labour Market Inequality; Economics of Education; Economics of Crime.

Biography:

Professor of Economics, London School of Economics; Director, Centre for Economic Performance

Current Areas of Research:

Labour market inequality: Wage inequality trends; Falling real wages; Trends in assortative matching in earnings; Skill bias in consumption.

Economics of education: Academy schools; Phonics programmes for reading; Postgraduates and within-graduate wage inequality; Foreign student increases.

Economics of crime: Crime scars and the making of career criminals; Prolific offenders; Prices and returns to crime; Technology and illegal drugs markets.

Education:

  • BSc(Econ), Wolverhampton Polytechnic
  • PhD Economics, University of Warwick
  • Honorary PhD Social Science, University of Wolverhampton

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • London School of Economics - Professor of Economics
  • Royal Economic Society - Council Member (2014-2019)
  • European Economic Association - Council Member (2014-2018)
  • Education Select Committee on Academies and Free Schools - Special Adviser
  • British Academy - Fellow

Selected Publications:

  • ‘Real Wages and Unemployment in the Big Squeeze’, Economic Journal, 124, 408-32 (with P. Gregg and M. Fernandez-Salgado) (2014)

  • 'Panic on the Streets of London: Crime, Police and the July 2005 Terror Attacks', American Economic Review, 101, 2157-81 (with M. Draca and R. Witt) (2011)

  • 'Crime and Immigration: Evidence From Large Immigration Waves', Review of Economic and Statistics, 95, 1278-90 (with B. Bell and F. Fasani), (2013)


Latest from LSE Research Online

  • The Brexit vote has caused a significant rise in prices, especially food

    De Lyon, Josh and Dhingra, Swati and Machin, Stephen (2017) The Brexit vote has caused a significant rise in prices, especially food. LSE Brexit (03 Nov 2017). Blog Entry.
  • The Brexit vote has caused a significant rise in UK prices, especially food

    De Lyon, Josh and Dhingra, Swati and Machin, Stephen (2017) The Brexit vote has caused a significant rise in UK prices, especially food. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Nov 2017), pp. 1-4. Blog Entry.
  • Dark web: The economics of online drugs markets

    Bhaskar, V and Linacre, Robin and Machin, Stephen (2017) Dark web: The economics of online drugs markets. LSE Business Review Blog (06 Nov 2017). Blog Entry.
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    CEP Publications

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    In brief ... Brexit: the impact on prices Josh De Lyon, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
    October 2017
    Paper No' CEPCP518:
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    CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


    Tags: brexit; food prices; wages

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    CentrePiece Article
    Dark web: the economics of online drugs markets V. Bhaskar, Robin Linacre and Stephen Machin
    October 2017
    Paper No' CEPCP514:
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    CentrePiece 22 (3) Autumn 2017


    Tags: dark web; drugs

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Economic Functioning of Online Drugs Markets V. Bhaskar, Robin Linacre and Stephen Machin
    July 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1490:
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    JEL Classification: K42


    Tags: dark web; drugs

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The Local Economic Effects of Brexit Swati Dhingra, Stephen Machin and Henry G. Overman
    July 2017
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT10:
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    Tags: brexit; trade; uk economy; uk politics; north and south divide; uk living standards; local authorities

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    The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
    May 2017
    Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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    CEP Real Wages Update
    The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
    May 2017
    Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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    Tags: real wages; wages; growth

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    The Return of Falling Real Wages David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
    May 2017
    Paper No' CEPRWU006:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Home Ownership and Social Mobility Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
    January 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1466:
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    JEL Classification: R31; J11; J62


    Tags: housing; intergenerational mobility; cohorts

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Larrikin Youth: New Evidence on Crime and Schooling Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar
    November 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1456:
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    JEL Classification: I2; K42


    Tags: youth crime; schooling

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Unexpected School Reform: Academisation of Primary Schools in England Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
    November 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1455:
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    JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


    Tags: academies; pupil performance

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    "Teaching to Teach" Literacy Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo
    April 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1425:
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    JEL Classification: I21;I28


    Tags: literacy; phonics

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    CEP Real Wages Update
    The Current 2% UK Wage Growth Norm David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
    March 2016
    Paper No' CEPRWU005:
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    CEP Real Wages Update
    Slowing UK Wage Growth David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
    February 2016
    Paper No' CEPRWU004:
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    Tags: uk wage growth; labour market; government policy; average weekly earnings (awe); inflation; unemployment

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Minimum Wages and Firm Value Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
    January 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1404:
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    JEL Classification: J23; L25


    Tags: minimum wages; firm value

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    CentrePiece Article
    Academy schools and pupil outcomes Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin assess the effects of an unprecedented educational reform Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
    November 2015
    Paper No' CEPCP452:
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    CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


    Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance


    Further reading: Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva (2015) 'Academies 2: The New Batch', CEP Discussion Paper No. 1370
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Crime, Compulsory Schooling Laws and Education Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
    October 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1374:
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    JEL Classification: I2; K42


    Tags: crime; education; compulsory schooling laws

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Academies 2: The New Batch Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    September 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1370:
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    JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


    Tags: academies; pupil intake

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Introduction of Academy Schools to England's Education Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
    August 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1368:
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    JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


    Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance

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    CentrePiece Article
    Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals? Brian Bell and colleagues reveal that recessions have a disturbing and substantial impact in launching criminal careers Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
    July 2015
    Paper No' CEPCP451:
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    CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer 2015


    JEL Classification: J64; K42


    Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment


    This article summarises ‘Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals’ by Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1284.
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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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    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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    | Executive Summary (pdf)

    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 Real Wages Update
    UK real wages: a long way to go David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
    December 2014
    Paper No' CEPRWU003:
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    Tags: real wages; wages; growth

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    CEP Real Wages Update
    Real wages continue to fall in the UK David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
    September 2014
    Paper No' CEPRWU001:
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    Tags: real wages; wages

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
    September 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1299:
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    JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


    Tags: overseas students; crowding out

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin
    July 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1284:
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    JEL Classification: J64; K42


    Tags: crime; recessions; unemployment

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    CentrePiece Article
    Falling real wages David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
    May 2014
    Paper No' CEPCP422:
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    CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


    Tags: wage inequality; real wage growth; unemployment; usa; uk; great recession

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    CentrePiece Article
    Lessons from the economics of crime Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
    February 2014
    Paper No' CEPCP410:
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    CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


    JEL Classification: I2; K42; H00; J65


    Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis


    This paper has been published as:
    Lessons from the Economics of Crime (2013) edited by Philip J Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni. Published by MIT Press, October.
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Crime and Immigration: New Evidence from England and Wales Laura Jaitman and Stephen Machin
    September 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1238:
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    JEL Classification: F22;K42


    Tags: crime; immigration; enclaves; a8.

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    CEP Special Report
    Education in a Devolved Scotland: A Quantitative Analysis Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
    May 2013
    Paper No' CEPSP30:
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    Tags: scotland; education policy; devolution

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    CEP Special Report
    School Structure, School Autonomy and the Tail Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    March 2013
    Paper No' CEPSP29:
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    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    January 2012
    Paper No' CEEDP0132:
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    JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


    Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Immigrant Enclaves and Crime Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
    December 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1104:
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    JEL Classification: F22; J15; K42


    Tags: crime; immigrant segregation; enclaves

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    The Evaluation of English Education Policies Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
    December 2011
    Paper No' CEEDP0131:
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    JEL Classification: I2


    Tags: educational inequality; evaluation; school policies

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Rising Wage Inequality and Postgraduate Education Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin
    September 2011
    Paper No' CEPDP1075:
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    JEL Classification: J24; J31


    Tags: wage inequality; postgraduate education; computers


    This paper has been published as:
    The Rising Postgraduate Wage Premium, Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin, Economica, Volume 83, Issue 330, April 2016
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    CEP Occasional Paper
    Houses and Schools: Valuation of School Quality through then Housing Market - EALE 2010 Presidential Address Stephen Machin
    May 2011
    Paper No' CEPOP29:
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    JEL Classification: H4;R21


    Tags: house prices; school quality

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Changing School Autonomy: Academy Schools and their Introduction to England's Education Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
    April 2011
    Paper No' CEEDP0123:
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    JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


    Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Special Paper
    Research on the Intergenerational Links in the Every Child Matters Outcomes.Report to the Department of Children, Schools and Families Jo Blanden, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Emma Tominey August 2010
    Paper No' CEESP05:
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    Tags: every child matters; ecm; education

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies Across Countries and of Schools within Countries Richard Freeman, Stephen Machin and Martina Viarengo
    August 2010
    Paper No' CEEDP0117:
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    JEL Classification: H5;I20;J24;J68;O15;P5


    Tags: educational attainment; schools; inequality

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    CEP Policy Analysis
    A Note on Academy School Policy Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
    July 2010
    Paper No' CEPPA011:
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    Tags: schools; education; academies

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    In brief: The educational background of postgrad students Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
    July 2010
    Paper No' CEPCP316:
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    CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


    Tags: education; social mobility

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Special Paper
    CEE Special Report: The Children's Workforce: A Data Scoping Study. A Report for the Department of Children, School and Family (DCSF) Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Dongshu Ou July 2010
    Paper No' CEESP02:
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    Tags: children's services; national child strategy; education

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves Brian Bell, Francesco Fasani and Stephen Machin
    June 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0984:
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    JEL Classification: F22; K42


    Tags: crime; immigration

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Crime Reducing Effect of Education Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic
    May 2010
    Paper No' CEPDP0979:
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    JEL Classification: I2; K42


    Tags: crime; education; offenders


    This paper has been published as:
    Youth Crime and Education Expansion, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic, German Economic Review, Volume 13, Issue 4, November 2012
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    CEP Election Analysis
    Inequality: Still Higher, But Labour's Policies Kept it Down Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    April 2010
    Paper No' CEPEA015:
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    Tags: inequality


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    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
    April 2010
    Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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    JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


    Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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    CentrePiece Article
    Academy schools and pupil performance Stephen Machin and Joan Wilson
    June 2009
    Paper No' CEPCP280:
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    CentrePiece 14 (1) Spring 2009


    This article summarises 'Public and Private Schooling Initiatives in England' by Stephen Machin and Joan Wilson, a chapter in School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships edited by Rajashri Chakrabarti and Paul E. Peterson, MIT Press, 2008.
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    SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
    Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    March 2009
    Paper No' SERCDP0018:
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    JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


    Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Education and Mobility Stephen Machin, Panu Pelkonen and Kjell Salvanes
    December 2008
    Paper No' CEEDP0100:
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    JEL Classification: I28;J24;J61


    Tags: education; mobility; labour market.

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    CentrePiece Article
    A continuing downward trend in intergenerational mobility? Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
    October 2008
    Paper No' CEPCP263:
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    CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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    CentrePiece Article
    Big ideas: rising wage inequality Stephen Machin
    October 2008
    Paper No' CEPCP260:
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    CentrePiece 13 (2) Autumn 2008

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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

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Competition for private and state school teachers Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
    January 2008
    Paper No' CEEDP0094:
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    Tags: private schools; state schools; independent schools; teachers' labour markets

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    CEP Special Report
    Changes in Wage Inequality Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    April 2007
    Paper No' CEPSP18:
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    JEL Classification: L32;L33;J30


    Tags: wage inequality; institutions; technology; trade

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Resources and Standards in Urban Schools Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Costas Meghir
    February 2007
    Paper No' CEEDP0076:
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    JEL Classification: I21; H52; C52


    Tags: education; resources; evaluation; disadvantage

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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

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    The Mobility of English School Children Stephen Machin, Shqiponja Telhaj and Joan Wilson
    May 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0067:
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    JEL Classification: 12


    Tags: school children; mobility


    This paper has been published as:
    Fiscal Studies, 27, 253-280 (2006)
    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Education Policy in the UK Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
    March 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0057:
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    Tags: education policy; participation; higher education


    This paper has been published as:
    CESifo DICE Report, 4, 64-74 (2005)
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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

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Gender and Student Achievement in English Schools Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
    February 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0058:
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    Tags: gender; educational achievement


    This paper has been published as:
    Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 21, 357-372 (2005)
    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Competition, Choice and Pupil Achievement Steve Gibbons, Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
    January 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0056:
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    JEL Classification: I20; H70; R5


    Tags: competition; choice; primary schools; pupil achievement

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    New Technology in Schools: Is There a Payoff? Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Olmo Silva
    January 2006
    Paper No' CEEDP0055:
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    JEL Classification: H52; I20; I28; J24


    Tags: information and communication technology (ict); pupil achievement


    This paper has been published as:
    New Technology in Schools, Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Olmo Silva, The Economic Journal, Volume 117, Issue 522, July 2007
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    New Survey Evidence on Recent Changes in UK Union Recognition Jo Blanden, Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen
    May 2005
    Paper No' CEPDP0685:
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    JEL Classification: J51; K31; L25


    Tags: unions; productivity; employment legislation

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Crime and Police Resources: The Street Crime Initiative Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie
    March 2005
    Paper No' CEPDP0680:
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    JEL Classification: H00; H5; K42


    Tags: street crime; police resources; cost effectiveness

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    CentrePiece Article
    Social Mobility in Britain: Low and Falling Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin
    February 2005
    Paper No' CEPCP172:
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    CentrePiece 10 (1) Spring 2005


    More details on the research discussed here are in 'Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America' by Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin - a report supported by the Sutton Trust
    This paper has been published as:
    Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Educational Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility' in Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles (eds.) What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK, Princeton University Press, 2005.
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    What's the Good of Education? Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
    February 2005
    Paper No' CEPCP171:
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    CentrePiece 10 (1) Spring 2005


    What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK edited by Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles is published by Princeton University Press (2005).
    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    The Literacy Hour Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
    December 2004
    Paper No' CEEDP0043:
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    Tags: education literacy

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Paying for primary schools: supply constraints, school popularity or congestion? Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
    December 2004
    Paper No' CEEDP0042:
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    This paper has been published as:
    Economic Journal, 116, 77-92 (2006)
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Crime and Benefit Sanctions Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie
    August 2004
    Paper No' CEPDP0645:
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    JEL Classification: H00; J65


    Tags: crime; benefit sanctions; jobseekers allowance

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    CentrePiece Article
    Large Benefits, Low Cost Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
    February 2004
    Paper No' CEPCP152:
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    CentrePiece 9 (1) Spring 2004


    This article is based on research published in 'The Literacy Hour' CEE Discussion Paper No'43, December 2004
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Valuing Rail Access Using Transport Innovations Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
    January 2004
    Paper No' CEPDP0611:
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    JEL Classification: R4


    Tags: house prices; transport innovations

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Looking for HRM/Union Substitution: Evidence from British Workplaces Stephen Machin and Stephen Wood
    January 2004
    Paper No' CEPDP0605:
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    JEL Classification: J51


    Tags: human resource management; trade unions

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    CentrePiece Article
    Unto Them That Hath... Stephen Machin
    February 2003
    Paper No' CEPCP138:
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    CentrePiece 8 (1) Spring 2003


    This paper draws on research from Jo Blanden, Alissa Goodman, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Changes in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain' CEE Discussion Paper No. 26, June 2002
    This paper has been published as:
    Jo Blanden, Alissa Goodman, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Changes in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain' in Miles Corak (ed.), Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2004
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Factors of Convergence and Divergence in Union Membership Stephen Machin
    November 2002
    Paper No' CEPDP0554:
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Cross-Generation Correlations of Union Status For Young People in Britain Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
    November 2002
    Paper No' CEPDP0553:
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    JEL Classification: J130;J510;C250;J620


    Tags: young people; union member; union at work; relative risk ratio; intergenerational links

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CEP Discussion Paper
    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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    CentrePiece Article
    Upgrading the Workers Stephen Machin
    June 2002
    Paper No' CEPCP129:
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    CentrePiece 7 (2) Summer 2002

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Changes in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain Jo Blanden, Alissa Goodman, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin
    January 2002
    Paper No' CEPDP0517:
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    JEL Classification: J62; I2; D31


    Tags: intergenerational mobility; earnings; family income; education.

    CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
    Valuing Primary Schools Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin
    September 2001
    Paper No' CEEDP0015:
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    The Relationship between Resource Allocation and Pupil Attainment: A Review Rosalind Levacic , Stephen Machin, David Reynolds, Anna Vignoles and James Walker
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    What Will the New Centre Do? The new Centre for the Economics of Education Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
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    Does Crime Pay Better? Stephen Machin and Costas Meghir
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    Minimum Wage: Maximum Impact? Richard Dickens and Stephen Machin
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    The Causes and Consequences of Long-Term Unemployment in Europe Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
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    Implications of Skill-Biased Technological Change: International Evidence E Berman, J Bound and Stephen Machin
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    Blighted Lives: Disadvantaged Children and Adult Unemployment Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin
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    Technology and Changes in Skill Structure: Evidence from an International Panel of Industries Stephen Machin, A Ryan and John Van Reenen
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    Product Market Competition Wages and Productivity: International Evidence from Establishment-Level Data David Blanchflower and Stephen Machin
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    Intergenerational Mobility in Britain Lorraine Dearden, Stephen Machin and H Reed
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    Trade Unions and Training Practices in British Workplaces Francis Green, Stephen Machin and D Wilkinson
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    Executive Pay: Are the Fat Cats Getting Fatter Stephen Machin
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    The Changing Distribution of Male Wages in the UK A Gosling and Stephen Machin
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    Trade Unions and Financial Performance Stephen Machin and M Stewart
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    Changes in the Relative Demand for Skills in the UK Labour Market Stephen Machin
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    The Effect of Minimum Wages on UK Agriculture Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, David Metcalf, Jonathan Wadsworth and S Woodland
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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
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    The Effects of Minimum Wages on Employment: Theory and Evidence from Britain Richard Dickens, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
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    Are Workers Paid their Marginal Product? Evidence from a Low Wage Labour Market Stephen Machin, Alan Manning and S Woodland
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    Trade Unions and the Dispersion of Earnings in UK Establishments A Gosling and Stephen Machin
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    What has Happened to Union Recognition in Britain? R Disney, A Gosling and Stephen Machin
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    Minimum Wages Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
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    The Employer Size-Wage Effect: Is Monopsony the Explanation? Francis Green, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning
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    The Economic Effects of Multiple Unionism: Evidence from the 1984 Workplace Industrial Relations Survey Stephen Machin, M Stewart and John Van Reenen
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    Signals and Cycles Productivity Growth and Changes in Union Status in British Companies Paul Gregg, Stephen Machin and David Metcalf
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    The Decline of the Male Breadwinner: Changing Shares of Husbands' and Wives' Earnings in Family Income Stephen Machin and Jane Waldfogel

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    Evaluating the Pin Money Hypothesis: The relationship between women's labour market activity, family income and poverty in Britain Susan Harkness, Stephen Machin and Jane Waldfogel
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