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CEP occasional paper
Regional Differences in UK Transport BCRs: An Empirical Assessment Nicolás González-Pampillón and Henry G. Overman
September 2020
Paper No' CEPOP53:
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JEL Classification: R40; R42


Tags: transport appraisal; value for money; benefit to cost ratio; spatial disparities

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CEP occasional paper
When to release the lockdown: A wellbeing framework for analysing costs and benefits Andrew Clark, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt, Nancy Hey, Christian Krekel, Richard Layard and Gus O'Donnell April 2020
Paper No' CEPOP049:
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JEL Classification: D6; D61; H12; I31


Tags: covid-19; wellbeing economics; cost-benefit analysis; health policy

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CEP discussion paper
Exchange Rates and Consumer Prices: Evidence from Brexit Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1667:
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JEL Classification: E31; F15; F31


Tags: brexit; exchange rate pass-through; import costs; inflation

Journal article
Quantifying Wider Economic Impacts of agglomeration for transport appraisal: Existing evidence and future directions Daniel J. Graham and Stephen Gibbons September 2019
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Tags: agglomeration; cost benefit analysis; transport;

Journal article
Hospital prices grew substantially faster than physician prices for hospital-based care in 2007-14 Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor, Nir J. Harish, Harlan M. Krumholz and John Van Reenen February 2019
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Tags: cost growth; costs and spending; elderly patients; hospital referral; hospitals; inpatient care; insurance claims; organization of care; physician payment; regions;

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Variation in health spending growth for the privately insured from 2007 to 2014 Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor, Charles Gray and John Van Reenen February 2019
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Tags: cost growth; costs and spending; fee-for-service; hospital referral regions; insurance claims; medicare; medicare advantage; medicare savings programs; traditional medicare;

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Market Potential and Global Growth over the Long Twentieth Century David S. Jacks and Dennis Novy
September 2018
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Tags: economic geography; market potential; structural gravity; trade costs;

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CEP discussion paper
Quantifying Wider Economic Impacts of Agglomeration for Transport Appraisal: Existing Evidence and Future Directions Stephen Gibbons and Daniel J. Graham July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1561:
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JEL Classification: R1; R4


Tags: agglomeration; transport; cost benefit analysis

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CEP discussion paper
Market Potential and Global Growth over the Long Twentieth Century David S. Jacks and Dennis Novy
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1560:
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JEL Classification: F1; N7


Tags: economic geography; market potential; structural gravity; trade costs

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CEP discussion paper
Currency Unions, Trade and Heterogeneity Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1550:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15; F33


Tags: currency unions; euro; gravity; heterogeneity; trade costs; trade elasticity; translog

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CEP discussion paper
The Billion Pound Drop: The Blitz and Agglomeration Economies in London Gerard H. Dericks and Hans R. A. Koster
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1542:
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JEL Classification: R14; R33; R38


Tags: regulatory costs; office rents; agglomeration economies; london blitz bombings

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Identity, non-take-up and welfare conditionality Claudia Hupkau and François Maniquet
March 2018
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Tags: identity cost; non-take-up; reflected appraisals; welfare conditionality;

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CEP discussion paper
Estimating Border Effects: The Impact of Spatial Aggregation Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1429:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15; R12


Tags: gravity; geography; borders; trade costs; heterogeneity; home bias; spatial attenuation; modifiable areal unit problem (maup)

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CEP discussion paper
Two-sided heterogeneity and Trade Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1426:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; sourcing costs; trade elasticity


This paper has been published as:
'Two-Sided Heterogeneity and Trade', Andrew B Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe, Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 100, Issue 3, July 2018
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Distortion on the Housing or Labor Market? Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0187:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


Tags: transfer taxes; stamp duty; transaction costs; homeownership; household mobility

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Industry Compensation under Relocation Risk: A Firm-Level Analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux August 2014
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Tags: taxation and subsidies; externalities; redistributive effects; environmental taxes and subsidies; pollution control adoption costs; distributional effects; employment effects; air pollution; water pollution; noise; hazardous waste; solid waste; recycling; climate; natural disasters; global warming; environmental economics: government policy

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CEP discussion paper
Because I'm Worth It: A Lab-Field Experiment on the Spillover Effects of Incentives in Health Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1286:
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JEL Classification: C91; C93; D03; I10


Tags: incentives in health; spillover effects; licensing; hidden costs of incentives

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CentrePiece article
Lessons from the economics of crime Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP410:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


JEL Classification: I2; K42; H00; J65


Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis


This article introduces Lessons from the Economics of Crime edited by Philip J Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Giovanni Mastrobuoni, published by MIT Press
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
'Iconic Design' as Deadweight Loss: Rent Acquisition by Design in the Constrained London Office Market Paul Cheshire and Gerard Dericks January 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0154:
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JEL Classification: H3; J6; Q15; R52


Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; rent-seeking; office markets

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Lessons from the Economics of Crime
October 2013
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Tags: crime; offenders; crime control; cost-benefit analysis

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Long Distance Moves Discourage Homeownership? Evidence from England Sejeong Ha and Christian A. L. Hilber
September 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0141:
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JEL Classification: J61; R21; R23


Tags: residential mobility; distance of residential relocation; information cost; investment risk; homeownership; tenure choice

CEP discussion paper
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1239:
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JEL Classification: I10; I14; I18


Tags: mental illness; welfare benefits; healthcare costs; life-satisfaction

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CEP discussion paper
Is the International Border Effect Larger than the Domestic Border Effect? Evidence from U.S. Trade Cletus C. Coughlin and Dennis Novy September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1162:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: international border; intranational home bias; domestic border; gravity; trade costs; distance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effect of the UK Stamp Duty Land Tax on Household Mobility Christian A. L. Hilber and Teemu Lyytikäinen
July 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0115:
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JEL Classification: D23; H21; H27; J61; R21; R31; R38


Tags: stamp duty; real estate transfer tax; transaction costs; household mobility

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CEP discussion paper
Intermediaries in International Trade: Direct Versus Indirect Modes of Export Andrew B. Bernard, Marco Grazzi and Chiara Tomasi March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1137:
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JEL Classification: D22; F12; F14; L22; L23


Tags: heterogeneous firms; international trade; intermediation; wholesalers; export entry costs; product adding and dropping; exchange rates

Journal article
Americans do IT better: US multinationals and the productivity miracle Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
February 2012
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JEL Classification: D24;E23;F23;M10;M16;O30


Tags: production; cost; capital; total factor; and multifactor productivity; capacity; macroeconomics: production; multinational firms; international business; business administration; international business administration; technological change; research and development; intellectual property rights

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
External Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment: An Applied Urban General Equilbirum Analysis Niels Vermeer and Wouter Vermeulen January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0099:
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JEL Classification: R13; R21; R52


Tags: brownfield redevelopment; land use externalities; urban general equilibrium; benefit-cost analysis

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CEP discussion paper
Gravity Redux: Measuring International Trade Costs with Panel Data Dennis Novy
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1114:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: trade costs; gravity; multilateral resistance; ricardian trade; heterogeneous firms

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Evaluating the Effects of Planning Policies on the Retail Sector: Or do Town Centre First Policies Deliver the Goods? Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber and Ioannis Kaplanis January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0066:
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JEL Classification: D2; L51; L81; R32


Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; firm productivity; retail

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CEP discussion paper
International Trade Without CES: Estimating Translog Gravity Dennis Novy
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1031:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F15


Tags: translog; gravity; trade costs; distance; trade cost elasticity

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CEP discussion paper
Recovering the Sunk Costs of R&D: the Moulds Industry Case Carlos Daniel Santos
November 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0958:
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JEL Classification: C61; D21; D92; L11; L22; O31


Tags: aggregate state; industry dynamics; markov equilibrium; moulds industry; r&d; structural estimation; sunk costs

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CEP discussion paper
How to Measure Living Standards and Productivity Nicholas Oulton
September 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0949:
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JEL Classification: C43; D11; D12; E31; D24; I31; O47


Tags: consumer price index; konüs; cost of living; measurement of welfare change; quadratic almost ideal demand system; producer price index; homothetic; productivity

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CEP discussion paper
International Trade Integration: A Disaggregated Approach Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy
January 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0908:
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JEL Classification: F10; F15


Tags: trade integration; gravity; trade costs; multilateral resistance; industries; disaggregation; european union

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CEP discussion paper
Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Initial Evaluation of the Two Demonstration Sites David M. Clark, Richard Layard and Rachel Smithies November 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0897:
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JEL Classification: I12


Tags: cognitive behavioural therapy; cbt; psychological therapy; evaluation; cost benefit analysis; iapt

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CEP discussion paper
Private Sector Employment Growth, 1998-2004: A Panel Analysis of British Workplaces Alex Bryson and Satu Nurmi
April 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0861:
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JEL Classification: J21; J23


Tags: employment growth; workplace survival; workplace age; workplace size; human capital; sunk costs

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CEP discussion paper
Competing for Contacts: Network Competition, Trade Intermediation and Fragmented Duopoly Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0854:
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JEL Classification: F10;C78;D43;D82;D83;L10


Tags: international trade; pairwise matching; information cost; intermediation; networks

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CEP discussion paper
Information Costs, Networks and Intermediation in International Trade Dimitra Petropoulou
February 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0848:
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JEL Classification: F10; C78; D43; D82; D83; L10


Tags: international trade; pairwise matching; information cost; intermediation; networks

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CEP discussion paper
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Psychological Therapy David Clark, Martin Knapp, Richard Layard and Guy Mayraz
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0829:
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JEL Classification: H5; I1


Tags: depression; anxiety; cost-benefit analysis; cognitive behavioural therapy; psychological therapists


This paper has been published as:
National Institute Economic Review No.202 October 2007
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CEP discussion paper
Measuring Organization Capital in Japan: An Empirical Assessment Using Firm-Level Data YoungGak Kim and Tsutomu Miyagawa
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0817:
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JEL Classification: L21; L23; L25


Tags: adjustment cost of investment; intangible asset; organizational capital; tobin's q; total factor productivity.

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CEP discussion paper
Entry and Asymmetric Lobbying: Why Governments Pick Losers Richard E. Baldwin and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
May 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0791:
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JEL Classification: H32; P16


Tags: lobbying; sunset industries; sunk costs

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CEP discussion paper
Off-Shoring of Business Services and De-Industrialization: Threat or Opportunity - and for Whom? Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
July 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0734:
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JEL Classification: F02; F12; L22; R11


Tags: outsourcing; wage inequality; communication costs

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CEP discussion paper
Ex Post Versus Ex Ante Measures of the User Cost of Capital Nicholas Oulton
July 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0698:
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JEL Classification: O470; E010; C430; E220


Tags: user cost; capital; ex post; ex ante; growth accounting

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CEP discussion paper
Rising Trade Costs? Agglomeration and Trade with Endogenous Transaction Costs Gilles Duranton and Michael Storper
April 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0683:
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JEL Classification: D23; D24; R12


Tags: transaction costs; trade costs; transport costs; agglomeration; vertically linked industries

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CEP discussion paper
Crime and Police Resources: The Street Crime Initiative Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie
March 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0680:
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JEL Classification: H00; H5; K42


Tags: street crime; police resources; cost effectiveness

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CEP discussion paper
Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
August 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0643:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; L11


Tags: heckscher-ohlin; international trade; inter-industry trade; intra-industry trade; trade costs; entry and exit

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CEP discussion paper
Threshold Effects and Firm Size: the Case of Firing Costs Fabiano Schivardi and Roberto Torrini
May 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0633:
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JEL Classification: J65; D21; L11


Tags: firm size distribution; employment protection; firing costs

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CEP discussion paper
Product Choice and Product Switching Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0594:
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JEL Classification: L11; D21; L60


Tags: heterogeneous firms; product differentiation; sunk costs; entry and exit

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CEP discussion paper
Why Do Voice Regimes Differ? Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and P Willman
November 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0591:
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JEL Classification: J5; J50; J51; L5


Tags: trade unions; voice; transaction cost economics; switching costs

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CEP discussion paper
Falling Trade Costs, Heterogeneous Firms and Industry Dynamics Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen and Peter K. Schott
September 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0585:
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JEL Classification: F10


Tags: plant deaths; survival; exit; exports; employment; tariffs; freight costs; transport costs

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CEP discussion paper
Segmentation, Switching Costs and the Demand for Unionization in Britain Alex Bryson and Rafael Gomez
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0568:
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JEL Classification: J31; J50;J51


Tags: union membership; switching costs; supply and demand for unionization

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CEP discussion paper
Labour Market Performance and Start-Up Costs: OECD Evidence Paloma Lopez-Garcia
October 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0565:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; J65; E24; K2


Tags: macroeconomics of unemployment; panel data; startup costs.

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CEP discussion paper
Company Start-Up Costs and Employment Christopher A. Pissarides
March 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0520:
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Tags: start-up costs; regulation; employment; oecd unemployment; search and matching.

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CEP discussion paper
Financial Integration and Asset Returns P Martin and H Rey
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0451:
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Tags: financial integration; asset trade; transaction costs; cross-listing