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Papers presented at CEP seminars:
CEP Labour Market Workshop

This lists all papers available to download in PDF format that were presented in this seminar series since 2001. Listed in descending order - most recent first.

A full list of seminar presentations (including those without PDF copies to download) is available.



03 May 2016  12:45 - 14:00
Vacancies in Housing and Labor Markets
Yannis Ioannides (Tufts)
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02 June 2015  12:45 - 14:00
Giving a Little Help to Girls? Evidence on Grade Discrimination and its Effect on Students' Achievement
Camille Terrier (LSE)
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12 May 2015  12:45 - 14:00
Information Frictions and Observable Experience
Christopher Stanton (LSE (DoM))
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01 July 2014  12:45 - 14:00
Labour market transitions and the informal sector in Russia
Fabian Slonimczyk (ICEF, NRU Higher School of Economics) , joint with Vladimir Gimpelson
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27 May 2014  12:45 - 14:00
In a Small Moment: Moral Hazard and Class Size in the Italian Mezzogiorno
Erich Battistin (QMUL)
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18 June 2013  12:45 - 14:00
Family Welfare Cultures
Gordon Dahl (UC San Diego)
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07 May 2013  12:45 - 14:00
The Political Legacy of Commercial Television: Evidence from the Rise (and Fall) of Berlusconi
Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary)
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19 March 2013  12:45 - 14:00
Relocation of Public Sector Workers: The local labour market impact of the Lyons Review
Giulia Faggio (CEP)
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26 February 2013  12:45 - 14:00
Online Job Search and Unemployment Insurance during the Great Recession
Ioana Marinescu (University of Chicago)
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05 February 2013  12:45 - 14:00
The new workplace employment relations study: first findings
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP)
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04 December 2012  12:45 - 14:00
The Capitalists, the Workers, the Bread, and the Galleons
Pascal Michaillat (LSE)
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20 November 2012  12:45 - 14:00
Using Federal Minimum Wages to Identify the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment and Earnings across the U.S. States
Yona Rubinstein (CEP & LSE)
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06 March 2012  12:45 - 14:00
CEO Pay in China
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP)
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14 February 2012  12:45 - 14:00
Are Union Representatives Discriminated?
Thomas Breda (CEP)
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31 January 2012  12:45 - 14:00
Decreasing wage inequalities in France, 1967-2008
Mathilde Gaini (CEP, Paris School of Economics, CREST)
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15 November 2011  12:45 - 14:00
The Careers of Immigrants
Ana Matos (CEP & LSE)
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04 November 2011  11:30 - 13:00
Public Sector Hospital Competition, New Private Market Entrants and Their Combined Impact on Incumbent Providers’ Efficiency: Evidence from the English NHS
Zack Cooper (CEP, LSE) , joint with S. Gibbons, S. Jones & A. McGuire
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17 May 2011  12:45 - 14:00
Why are migrants paid more?
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP)
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15 February 2011  12:45 - 14:00
Optimal Unemployment Insurance over the Business Cycle
Pascal Michaillat (LSE)
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08 February 2011  12:45 - 14:00
The Contribution of Dispersion across Plants to the Increase in US Earnings Dispersion
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP) , joint with Erling Barth, James C. Davis and Richard Freeman
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01 February 2011  12:45 - 14:00
Citizenship, Fertility and Parental Investmnets
Irma Clots-Figueras (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
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25 January 2011  12:45 - 14:00
Has Income Mobility in Britain Changed Over the Last two Decades?
Stephen Jenkins (Social Policy, LSE)
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07 December 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Mother Schooling, Fertility and Children’s Education: Evidence from Arabs in Israel
Victor Lavy (RHUL & Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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16 November 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Getting teachers to remote locations: Hiring practices, skills and preferences
Panu Pelkonen (CEP)
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09 November 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Selective Trials: A Principal-Agent Approach to Randomized Controlled Experiment
Gerard Padro (LSE)
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19 October 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Authority, Incentives and Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper
Yanhui Wu (CEP & LSE)
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12 October 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Stairway to Heaven: Social Connections and Promotions in the Catholic Church
Timothee Carayol (CEP & LSE)
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05 October 2010  12:45 - 14:00
The Marriage Premium Revisited: The Case of Professional Baseball
Naomi Feldman (Ben-Gurion University) , joint with Francesca Cornaglia
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01 June 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption
Leonardo Felli (LSE)
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25 May 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Incentives, Markets and Knowledge Based Hierarchies
Radoslawa Nikolowa (LSE)
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16 March 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Do higher wages come at a price?
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP)
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09 March 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Wage effects from changes in local human cpaital in Britain
Ioannis Kaplanis (LSE & SERC)
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23 February 2010  12:45 - 14:00
The effect of job displacements on couples' fertility decisions
Jenni Kellokumpu (LSE & CEP)
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16 February 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Optimal Monitoring and Sanctioning Systems
Conny Wunsch (University of St Gallen & UCL visitor)
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02 February 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Crime and immigration: evidence from large immigrant waves in the UK
Brian Bell (LSE & CEP)
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26 January 2010  12:45 - 14:00
Have information and communication technologies polarized skill demand? Evidence from eleven countries over 25 years
Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP)
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08 December 2009  12:45 - 14:00
The Effect of Instructional Time on Achievements in Math, Science and Reading: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries
Victor Lavy (RHUL & Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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17 November 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Fiscal policy and the labour market: the effects of public sector employment and wages
Pedro Gomes (PEP, STICERD)
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10 November 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Moving into the Projects: Social Housing Neighborhoods and School Performance in England
Felix Weinhardt (CEP & LSE)
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13 October 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Optimal Policy in a Dyanamic Search Model with Risk Aversion
Jean-Baptiste Michau (CEP)
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06 October 2009  12:45 - 14:00
The Timing of Parental Income on Child Outcomes: The Role of Permanent and Transitory Shocks
Emma Tominey (University of York)
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23 June 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Long-Term Earnings Losses due to Mass Layoffs During the 1982 Recession: An Analysis Using U.S. Administrative Data from 1974 to 2004
Till Von Wachter (Columbia University)
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02 June 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Chernobyl, Health and Labour Market Performance in the Ukraine
Jonathan Wadsworth (CEP and Royal Holloway)
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12 May 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Immigration, Wage Inequality and unobservable skills in the U.S. and UK
Cinzia Rienzo (CEP & Royal Holloway, University of London)
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05 May 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Collective agreements, employment restructuring in transition and wages in Central Europe
Simone Moriconi (Universita del Piemonte Orientale & CEP)
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28 April 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Parental Background and the Transition to Secondary School: Evidence from Germany
Georg Graetz (Uppsala University & CEP)
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17 March 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Does decentralized organization improve individual performance? Evidence from journalists.
Yanhui Wu (CEP & LSE)
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10 March 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Tournaments without Prizes: Evidence from Personnel Records
Jordi Blanes i Vidal (LSE) , joint with Mareike Nossol
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24 February 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Long-term health effects on the next generation of Ramadan fasting during pregnancy.
Reyn Van Ewijk (University of Amsterdam (UVA))
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17 February 2009  12:45 - 14:00
Separate Effects of Sibling Gender and Family Size on Educational Achievements – Methods and First Evidence from Population Birth Registry
Stacey Chen (Royal Holloway)
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03 February 2009  12:45 - 14:00
'Every Child Matters': Is This Reflected by Effectiveness of Special Action Programes'?
Francois Keslair (CEP)
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02 December 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Education and Mobility
Panu Pelkonen (CEP)
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11 November 2008  13:30 - 14:30
Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration
Matti Sarvimaki (SERC, LSE)
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04 November 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Pride and Prejudice: Evidence from the 'Promised Land'
Wenya Cheng (CEP/LSE)
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28 October 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Peer Effects in Science – Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany
Fabian Waldinger (CEP)
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14 October 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Railroads and the Raj: The Economic Impact of Transportation Infrastructure
Dave Donaldson (MIT)
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07 October 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Gender differences in market competitiveness in a real workplace: evidence from performance-based pay tournaments among teachers
Victor Lavy (RHUL & Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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01 July 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Childcare Regulation, Licensing, and Educational Outcomes
Morris Kleiner (University of Minnesota)
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11 March 2008  12:45 - 14:00
A Tale of Two Countries: Unions, Closures and Growth in Britain and Norway
Harald Dale-Olsen (Institute for Social Research, Norway) , joint with Alex Bryson
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26 February 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence from Subprime Loans 2001-2006
Vikrant Vig (London Business School) , joint with Benjamin Keys, Tanmoy Mukherjee and Amit Seru
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19 February 2008  16:00 - 17:30
Political Dynasties (please note seminar start time)
Pedro dal Bo (Brown University)
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15 January 2008  12:45 - 14:00
Taxation and family labour supply (JMP)
Alexander Gelber (Berkeley)
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27 November 2007  12:45 - 14:00
Inside the Black Box of Ability Peer Effects: Evidence from Variation in High and Low Achievers in the Classroom
Victor Lavy (RHUL & Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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13 November 2007  13:00 - 14:00
Information Technology, Organization and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments
Luis Garicano (LSE Department of Management & CEP)
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06 November 2007  12:45 - 14:00
Identifying the Source of Catholic School Effects on Wages and Earnings
Youngjoo Kim (LSE)
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19 June 2007  12:45 - 14:00
Why so unhappy? The effects of unionisation on job satisfaction
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP) , joint with Lorenzo Cappellari & Claudio Lucifora
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01 May 2007  12:45 - 14:00
The ins and outs of cyclical unemployment
Gary Solon (University of Michigan) , joint with Mike Elsby & Ryan Michaels
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06 March 2007  12:45 - 14:00
How Should we Organise Schooling to Further Children with Migration Background?
Nicole Schneeweis (CEP)
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13 February 2007  12:00 - 13:30
Understanding international prices: customers as capital
Lukasz Drozd (University of Minnesota)
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30 January 2007  12:45 - 14:00
International Commodity Taxation in the Presence of Unemployment
Simone Moriconi (Universita del Piemonte Orientale & CEP)
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16 January 2007  12:45 - 14:00
Labour Supply Effects of the Recent Social Security Benefit Cuts: Empirical Estimates Using Cohort Discontinuities
Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
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14 November 2006  12:45 - 14:00
Productivity, Aggregate Demand and Unemployment Fluctuations
Regis Barnichon (CEP)
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31 October 2006  12:45 - 14:00
The Marginal Utility of Income
Guy Mayraz (CEP, London School of Economics) , joint with Richard Layard & Steve Nickell
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10 October 2006  12:45 - 14:00
The Division of Labour, Coordination, and the Demand for Information Processing
Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP)
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03 October 2006  12:45 - 14:00
Are Program Participants Good Evaluators?
Alexander Whalley (UC Merced) , joint with Jeffrey Smith and Nathaniel Wilcox
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06 June 2006  12:45 - 14:00
Early Quantitive Evidence on the Impact of the Pathways to Work Pilots
Carl Emmerson (IFS) , joint with Alissa Goodman (IFS)
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28 February 2006  13:30 - 14:45
Patterns of intergenerational transmission of education : the case of Senegal
Christelle Dumas (DESTIN) , joint with S. Lambert
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24 January 2006  12:45 - 14:00
Peer effects in European primary schools: evidence from PIRLS
Andreas Ammermueller (ZEW, Mannheim University) , joint with Steve Pischke, CEP & LSE
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08 November 2005  12:45 - 14:00
Intertemporal Substitution and Labour Supply in the UK: Estimates from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)
Guillermo Felices (Bank of England)
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01 November 2005  12:45 - 14:00
Does Tracking Affect the Importance of Family Background on Student’s Test Scores?
Fabian Waldinger (CEP)
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25 October 2005  12:45 - 14:00
The Incidence of an Earned Income Tax Credit: Evaluating the Impact on Wages in the UK
Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po)
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11 October 2005  12:45 - 14:00
The Macro-Foundations of Microeconomics: Initial Labor Market Conditions and Long-Term Outcomes for Economists and MBAs
Paul Oyer (Stanford)
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15 February 2005  12:30 - 14:00
Identifying Social Interactions Through Excess Variance Contrasts
Bryan Graham (UC Berkeley & NYU)
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01 February 2005  12:45 - 14:00
Borrowing Constraints, the Cost of Precautionary Saving and Unemployment Insurance
Thomas Crossley (McMaster University) , joint with Hamish Low (Cambridge University & IFS)
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18 January 2005  12:45 - 14:00
Politics, Schools and Markets: Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Autonomy and Competition from a Truly Revolutionary UK Reform
Damon Clark (University of Florida)
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11 January 2005  12:45 - 14:00
Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Austria: Evidence from Failed Firms
Steve Pischke (CEP) , joint with Josef Fersterer & Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
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07 December 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Reallocation, Firm Turnover and Efficiency: Selection on Productivity or Profitability?
John Haltiwanger (University of Maryland) , joint with Lucia Foster (Bureau of the Census) and Chad Syverson (Chicago & NBER)
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16 November 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Well-Being and Social Capital:Does Suicide Pose a Puzzle?
John Helliwell (UBC & NBER )
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05 October 2004  12:45 - 14:00
The Effect of Compulsory Schooling in Germany
Steve Pischke (CEP)
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22 June 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Estimating the Probability of Leaving Unemployment Using Uncompleted Spells From Repeated Cross-section Data
Maia Guell (Edinburgh) , joint with Luojia Hu (Northwestern University)
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15 June 2004  12:45 - 14:00
The Riddle of the Sands? Intertemporal Substitution of Labour for Archaeological Workers in Syria in 1938
Peter Dolton (Royal Holloway UoL & CEP)
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25 May 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Cooperative Behaviour in the Workplace
Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS)
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11 May 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Employers' search and the efficiency of matching
Michele Pellizzari (IGIER-Bocconi & IZA)
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09 March 2004  12:45 - 14:00
What do unions do? A 20th Anniversary Retrospective
Bruce Kaufman (Georgia State University)
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17 February 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Firm size distribution and EPL in Italy
Roberto Torrini (Bank of Italy & LSE)
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03 February 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Evaluating the Effects on Test Scores of an Educational Reform in Brazil
Naercio Menezes (University of Sao Paulo & LSE)
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27 January 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Does competition improve the Public Employment Service?
David Grubb (OECD)
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20 January 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Self selection of migrant workers: migration premium and (no) returns to skills
Eran Yashiv (Tel-Aviv)
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13 January 2004  12:45 - 14:00
Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries
Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po) , joint with Maia Guell and Alan Manning
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18 November 2003  12:45 - 14:00
Do friends and relatives really help in getting a good job?
Michele Pellizzari (IGIER-Bocconi & IZA)
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04 November 2003  12:45 - 14:00
What difference does it make: vocational education for unqualified school-leavers
Steve McIntosh (CEP)
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21 October 2003  12:45 - 14:00
Connective Capital and Labor Productivity Within Firms
Kathryn Shaw (Stanford)
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14 October 2003  12:45 - 14:00
Does product market competition increase wage inequality?
Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD)
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07 October 2003  12:45 - 14:00
The Impact of Menu-Based Price Discrimination on Poverty: Evidence from US Auto-Prices, 1930-2002
Giles Keating (CEP)
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25 March 2003  12:45 - 14:00

Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)
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11 March 2003  12:45 - 14:00
The impact of length of the school year on student performance and earnings: evidence from the German short school years
Steve Pischke (CEP)
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11 February 2003  12:45 - 14:00
The impact of employment on the timing of cohabitation and births: a European comparison
Maria Gutierrez-Domenech (CEP and LSE)
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21 January 2003  12:45 - 14:00
The Labor Demand Curve Is Downward Sloping: Re-examining the Impact of Immigration on the Labor Market
George Borjas (Harvard)
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14 January 2003  12:45 - 14:00
Working-Time Regulation, Firm Heterogeneity, and Efficiency
Javier Ortega (Toulouse & LSE)
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05 November 2002  12:45 - 14:00
A matching model of crowding-out and on-the-job (with an application to Spain)
Juan Dolado (Madrid) , joint with Marcel Jansen and Juan F Jimeno
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22 October 2002  12:45 - 14:00
New Zealand's neo-liberal revolution: why has it failed?
Tim Hazeldine (Auckland University)
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15 October 2002  12:45 - 14:00
Performance pay and productivity: not motivation but renegotiation of the effort bargain
David Marsden (CEP)
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05 March 2002  12:45 - 14:00
Unemployment Insurance and Social Assistance: Interactions and the Need for Joint Policy Design
Michele Pellizzari (IGIER-Bocconi & IZA)
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26 February 2002  12:45 - 14:00
Social Security Expectations and Retirement Savings Decisions
Charles F. Manski (Northwestern University)
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19 February 2002  12:45 - 14:00
Job Penalty after Motherhood: a Spanish Case in a European Context
Maria Gutierrez-Domenech (CEP and LSE)
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22 January 2002  12:45 - 14:00
You can't always get what you want: frustrated demand for union membership and union representation in Britain
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP) , joint with Raphael Gomez (LSE)
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