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Discussion and Occasional papers feature our first draft of research, written for a more technical academic audience.
CEP discussion paper
Dream Jobs Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1705:
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JEL Classification: J30; M12; J62; F16


Tags: good jobs; international experience; managers; sorting; wage growth wage premium

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The Economics of Skyscrapers: A Synthesis Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Jason Barr
July 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1704:
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JEL Classification: R3; N9


Tags: density; economics; history; skyscraper; urban

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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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JEL Classification: F14; F23;;F65; G15; G24


Tags: gravity; international trade; international finance; equity securities underwriting; multinational business networks; financial geography

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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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JEL Classification: Q53; Q56; I15


Tags: particulate matter; marginal damages; infant health

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CEP occasional paper
Labour markets in the time of Coronovirus: Measuring excess Jonathan Wadsworth
July 2020
Paper No' CEPOP52:
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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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JEL Classification: H12; J38; J63; M54


Tags: covid-19; aid packages; firm labor responses

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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'

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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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JEL Classification: R310; R330; R380


Tags: housing supply; restrictive regulation; office markets

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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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JEL Classification: F22; J61; O31


Tags: international migration; cultural diversity; innovation

CVER Research Paper
Where versus What: College Value-Added and Returns to Field of Study in Further Education Esteban Aucejo, Claudia Hupkau and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela June 2020
Paper No' CVERDP030:
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JEL Classification: 75; I21; J24; J45


Tags: value-added; returns to education; returns to college; field of study; further education; vocational education and training

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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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JEL Classification: G21; G34; O16; O30


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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Family Background and the Responses to Higher SAT Scores Georg Graetz, Oskar Nordström Skans and Björn Öckert
June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1698:
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JEL Classification: I21; I23; J62


Tags: educational choice; intergenerational transmission of education; regression discontinuity design

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International Financial Flows and Misallocation Federico Cingano and Fadi Hassan
June 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1697:
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JEL Classification: F30; F43; G21


Tags: international financial flows; misallocation; productivity

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Automation, Globalization and Vanishing Jobs: A Labor Market Sorting View Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte, Maximilian Mayer and Gianmarco Ottaviano May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1695:
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JEL Classification: O33; O47; F16; F66; J64


Tags: automation; offshoring; two-sided heterogeneity; positive assortativity; wage inequality; horizontal specialization; core-task-biased technological change

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CEP discussion paper
Damned by Dams? Infrastructure and Conflict Ulrich J. Eberle
May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1694:
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JEL Classification: D74; H54; N40; O13; O18; Z18


Tags: dams; infrastructure; conflict; civil war; ethnicity; fractionalization; inequality

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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Covid-19 and social mobility Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-004:
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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Self-employment in the Covid-19 crisis Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-003:
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Tags: self-employed workers; unemployment; seiss; cjrs

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COVID-19, Lockdowns and Well-being: Evidence from Google Trends Abel Brodeur, Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Nattavudh Powdthavee May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1693:
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JEL Classification: I12; I31; J22


Tags: boredom; covid-19; loneliness; well-being

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