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Wid.World - World Wealth & Income Database

New paper on inequality in Poland 1983-2015

New paper by Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet Inequality in Poland: Estimating the Whole Distribution by g-percentile 1983-2015” combines national accounts, survey and tax data in order to provide consistent series on income distribution in Poland from 1983 to 2015.

It is accompanied by the paper Top Incomes during Wars, Communism and Capitalism: Poland 1892-2015”, by the same authors, which focuses on  the long-run evolution of income concentration in the country.

 



News Posted: 29/11/2007      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

What witch doctors?

Article refers to the study Management Practice and Productivity: Why They Matter, conducted by academics including John Van Reenen, professor of economics and director of the Centre for Economic Performance at London School of Economics.

This article appeared in The Economist on November 13, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
Management Practice and Productivity: Why they Matter. Report by CEP and McKinsey & Co. Authors: Nick Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Countries by Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.716, March 2006
What Drives Good Management Around the World? by Nick Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, CentrePiece Volume 12, Issue 2, Autumn 2007

Related links
Nick Bloom webpage
Christos Genakos webpage
Raffaella Sadun webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Management Practice and Productivity Research webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures Research webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/11/2007      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

Use IT or lose it

Nick Bloom, of Stanford University, and Rafaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, of the London School of Economics, find that British factories of American multinationals are more productive than the country's other foreign-owned establishments, which in turn are sharper than locally owned rivals. The Americans not only use much more IT per worker, but they also exploit it more effectively: even for a given amount of IT capital, their productivity is higher.

This article appeared in the Economist on May 17, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
It Ain't What You Do It's the Way That You Do I.T. by Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen in CentrePiece Volume 10, Issue 3, Winter 2005/6
It Ain't What You Do It's the Way That You Do I.T. - Testing Explanations of Productivity Growth Using US Affiliates by Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Office for National Statistics
'Americans do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle’ by Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No 788, April 2007

Related Links
Nick Bloom webpage
Raffaella Sadun webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/05/2007      [Back to the Top]