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Intellectual Property and the Organization of the Global Value Chain Stefano Bolatto, Alireza Naghavi, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Katja Zajc Kejzar January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1673:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; F21; F23; D23; L22; L23; L24; O34


Tags: sequential production; intellectual property; intangible assets; appropriability; stage complementarity; upstreamness; firm organization; outsourcing; vertical integration

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The Aggregate Consequences of Default Risk: Evidence from Firm-Level Data Timothy Besley, Isabelle Roland and John Van Reenen
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1672:
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JEL Classification: D24; E32; L11; O47


Tags: productivity; default risk; credit frictions; misallocation

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A Local Community Course That Raises Mental Wellbeing and Pro-Sociality Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1671:
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JEL Classification: C93; I12; I31


Tags: wellbeing; pro-social behaviour; communities; intervention; rct

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Globalization and Conflicts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Corporations in Africa Tommaso Sonno
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1670:
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JEL Classification: C23; D74; F23; L70; O13


Tags: multinationals; civil conflict; fdi; ethnic minority

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Immigration, Local Crowd-Out and Undercoverage Bias Michael Amior
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1669:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: immigration; geographical mobility; local labor markets; employment

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Trade, Productivity and (Mis)allocation Antoine Berthou, John Jong-Hyun Chung, Kalina Manova and Charlotte Sandoz Dit Bragard
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1668:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F43; F62; O24; O40; O47


Tags: international trade; export demand; import competition; productivity; allocative efficiency; misallocation

CVER Research Paper
Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice Alice Battiston, Sophie Hedges, Thomas Lazarowicz and Stefan Speckesser January 2020
Paper No' CVERDP025:
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JEL Classification: I2; J24


Tags: peer effects; instrumental variables; educational choice; heterogeneous effects

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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

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Trade Liberalization, Input Intermediaries and Firm Productivity: Evidence from China Fabrice Defever, Michele Imbruno and Richard Kneller December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1666:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13


Tags: firm heterogeneity; trade liberalization; intermediate inputs; productivity; intermediaries; china

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The Innovation Premium to Soft Skills in Low-Skilled Occupations Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith December 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1665:
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JEL Classification: O33; L23; J31


Tags: innovation; skill-based technological change; wage; complementarity

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CEP Election Analysis
Policing and Crime Tom Kirchmaier
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA055:
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Tags: violent crime; austerity; budget cuts

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Energy and Climate Change Ralf Martin, Petra Sarapatkova and Dennis Verhoeven
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA054:
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Tags: greenhouse gas emissions; committee on climate change; offshore wind power

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Health and Social Care Michael Anderson, Alistair McGuire and Elias Mossialos
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA053:
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Tags: nhs; waiting times; adult social care

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CEP Election Analysis
Housing Paul Cheshire and Christian Hilber
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA051:
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Tags: housing crisis; affordability; substantive reforms; starter homes

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The Motivational Cost of Inequality: Pay Gaps Reduce the Willingness to Pursue Rewards Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Filip Gesiarz and Tali Sharot November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1664:
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JEL Classification: D31; D91; J22


Tags: inequality; pay-gaps; motivation; effort; affect; reward

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CEP Occasional Paper
Immigration Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2019
Paper No' CEPOP47:
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CEP Election Analysis
Immigration Jonathan Wadsworth
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA052:
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Tags: immigration policy; taxes; state benefits; economy


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Education and Skills Jo Blanden, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA050:
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Tags: education; skills; international rankings; austerity; poor performing schools


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The UK Economy: Policies for Investment and Productivity Growth Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA049:
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Tags: productivity; brexit; low investment; earnings


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