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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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In brief...Prejudice in a time of recession David Johnston and Grace Lordan detect a widening of racial inequalities in the UK labour market when the economy is weak David W. Johnston and Grace Lordan
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP453:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: prejudice; attitudes; recessions; racism; discrimination


This article summarises 'Racial Prejudice and Labour Market Penalties during Economic Downturns' by David Johnston and Grace Lordan, forthcoming in the European Economic Review
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The upside of London Tube strikes Ferdinand Rauch and colleagues find that many commuters benefit from forced experimentation on routes to work Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP455:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: experimentation; learning; optimization; rationality; search


This article summarises 'The Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network' by Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1372
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Regulatory reform in Greece: the benefits of removing maximum mark-ups Christos Genakos and colleagues analyse the impact of deregulating the market for fresh fruit and vegetables Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP456:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: markup regulation; focal point; collusion; ex-post policy evaluation


This article summarises 'The Impact of Maximum Mark-up Regulation on Prices' by Christos Genakos, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1310
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Wage stagnation and the legacy costs of employment Brian Bell reveals the downside of special payments to fund deficit gaps in 'defined benefit' company pension schemes Brian Bell
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP458:
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Tags: decoupling; wages; productivity; compensation; labour income share

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Immigration: the link to international trade in services Gianmarco Ottaviano and colleagues explore the relationship between two notable features of globalisation Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP459:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: immigration; services trade


This article summarises 'Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms' by Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1353