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CEP discussion paper
The Economics of Skyscrapers: A Synthesis
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Jason Barr
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1704:
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Tags: density; economics; history; skyscraper; urban
CEP discussion paper
Gravity in International Finance: Evidence from Fees on Equity Transactions
Luke Milsom, Vladimír Pažitka, Isabelle Roland and Dariusz Wójcik July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1703:
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Tags: gravity; international trade; international finance; equity securities underwriting; multinational business networks; financial geography
CEP discussion paper
Why are Pollution Damages Lower in Developed Countries? Insights from High Income, High-Particulate Matter Hong Kong
Jonathan Colmer, Dajun Lin, Siying Liu and Jay Shimshack July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1702:
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Tags: particulate matter; marginal damages; infant health
CEP occasional paper
Labour markets in the time of Coronovirus: Measuring excess
Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2020
Paper No' CEPOP52:
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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Strategy, Investment and Policy for a Strong and Sustainable Recovery: An Action Plan
Nick Robins, James Rydge, Nicholas Stern, Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero and Dimitri Zenghelis July 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-005:
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Tags: sustainable recovery; investment; productivity; infrastructure; net zero greenhouse emissions; 'building back better'
CEP occasional paper
Preserving job matches during the COVID-19 pandemic: firm-level evidence on the role of government aid
Morten Bennedsen, Berthe Larsen, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur July 2020
Paper No' CEPOP51:
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Tags: covid-19; aid packages; firm labor responses
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CEP discussion paper
Offices Scarce but Housing Scarcer: Estimating the Premium for London Office Conversions
Paul Cheshire and Katerina Kaimakamis June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1701:
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Tags: housing supply; restrictive regulation; office markets
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CEP discussion paper
Immigrant Inventors and Diversity in the Age of Mass Migration
Francesco Campo, Mariapia Mendola, Andrea Morrison and Gianmarco Ottaviano June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1700:
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Tags: international migration; cultural diversity; innovation
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CEP discussion paper
Bank Default Risk Propagation along Supply Chains: Evidence from the U.K.
Ali Kabiri, Vlad Malone, Isabelle Roland and Mariana Spatareanu June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1699:
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Tags: default risk; propagation of banking crises; supply chains
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CEP occasional paper
The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Local Commerce: Changes in Spend Across Neighborhoods and Online
Diana Farrell, Lindsay E. Relihan, Marvin W. Ward Jr. and Chris W. Wheat June 2020
Paper No' CEPOP50:
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Thursday 02 July 2020

The Independent: 'Screaming and smashing around': Surge in neighbours and family members reporting domestic abuse to police in lockdown

A new study, carried out by the London School of Economics, said police have seen around 380 more domestic violence calls per week on average as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Finding the cause is “almost exclusively” due to a rise in calls from third parties such as neighbours or family members who are not directly witnessing the incident.

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The Independent - 'Screaming and smashing around': Surge in neighbours and family members reporting domestic abuse to police in lockdown

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Tom Kirchmaier webpage

Tuesday 30 June 2020

European Association of Labour Economists: Felix Koenig wins the EALE Young Labour Economists Prize 2020

Congratulations to Dr Felix Koenig on winning the 2020 Young Labour Economist Prize from the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE).

The prize was awarded for his CEP discussion paper: Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the roll-out of television.

The prize jury described the paper as very innovative saying that it uses the launch of television as a natural experiment for studying superstar effects in the entertainment sector.

The jury said: “The data collection effort, knowledge of the industry and the historical context is very impressive. The identification strategy is very clear and has a strong underlying framework.

“The findings show that the increase in production scalability has profound effects on inequality. In this setting, the share of income going to the top 1% nearly doubles, whereas many workers further down the ‘talent distribution’ end up out of work.

“In this original, well-written paper, Felix shows how great scholarship can contribute to understanding of important contemporary issues.”

Dr Koenig is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and an incoming assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an associate of the CEP Labour Markets programme.

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European Association of Labour Economists - Felix Koenig wins the EALE Young Labour Economists Prize 2020

Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-Out of Television

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Felix Koenig webpage