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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Public Employment: Evidence from Bonn
Sascha O. Becker, Stephan Heblich and Daniel M. Sturm
January 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0228:
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Tags: economic geography; public employment; place-based policies; german division
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Oil Discoveries and Education Spending in the Postbellum South
Stephan E. Maurer
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1526:
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Tags: oil; education; race; rosenwald; local public finances; resource booms; teachers
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From Final Goods to Inputs: The Protectionist Effect of Rules of Origin
Paola Conconi, Manuel García-Santana, Laura Puccio and Roberto Venturini December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1525:
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Tags: trade agreements; rules of origin; input-output linkages
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Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States
Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton and Nathan Shekita
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1524:
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Tags: health care; emergency care; us; hospital; politics
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Politics, Hospital Behaviour and Health Care Spending
Zack Cooper, Amanda Kowalski, Eleanor Neff Powell and Jennifer Wu
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1523:
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Tags: health care; us; hospital; politics
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The Social Origins of Inventors
Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1522:
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Tags: inventors; innovation; social mobility; iq; education; parental background
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It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time
Andrés Barrios F. and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools
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The Productivity Puzzle and Misallocation: An Italian Perspective
Sara Calligaris, Massimo Del Gatto, Fadi Hassan, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1520:
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Tags: misallocation; tfp; productivity puzzle; italy
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Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation
Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1519:
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Tags: inventor; america; innovation
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Economic Integration, Foreign Investment and International Trade: The Effects of Membership of the European Union
Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1518:
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Tags: special economic integration effects; foreign direct investment; international trade; european union; gravity model
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Friday  26 January 2018  13:00 - 14:30

Is Online Retail Killing Coffee Shops? Estimating the Winners and Losers of Online Retail using Customer Transaction Microdata

Lindsay Relihan (Wharton)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Urban and Regional Economics Seminar
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Monday 22 January 2018

The Mental Elf: The Origins of Happiness: can we predict life satisfaction?

 

The prospect of this book did make me happy. The idea that a group of well-respected, eminent economists would be making the case that government should focus its efforts on increasing the happiness and life satisfaction of the population, rather than just focussing on money and Gross Domestic Product, is something to warm the heart on a cold winters evening. The book begins by quoting Thomas Jefferson “the care of human life and happiness… is the only legitimate object of good government” and the authors then set out their main purpose as to “lay out in quantitative terms what is known about the causes of well-being”. The authors do this by undertaking a series of analyses of data from longitudinal studies of human development (mostly from the UK), and they base their conclusions predominantly on this form of evidence. Related publications

The Origins of Happiness by Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Natavudh Powdthavee and George Ward is published by Princeton University Press, January 2018

 

   


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The Mental Elf - The Origins of Happiness: can we predict life satisfaction?

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