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CEP Discussion Paper
Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-Out of Television Felix Koenig
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1663:
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JEL Classification: J31; J23; O33; D31


Tags: superstar effect; inequality; top incomes; technical change

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The Intellectual Spoils of War? Defense R&D, Productivity and International Spillovers Enrico Moretti, Claudia Steinwender and John Van Reenen November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1662:
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Tags: defense; r&d; productivity

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Measuring the Gains from Labor Specialization Decio Coviello, Andrea Ichino and Nicola Persico
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1661:
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JEL Classification: J0; K0; M5


Tags: labor specialization; productivity of workers; judges

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Spillover Effects from New Housing Supply Nicolás González-Pampillón
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1660:
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JEL Classification: R23; R30; R58


Tags: housing supply; house prices; neighborhood change; crime; difference-in-differences; housing policies

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Economic Insecurity and the Rise of the Right Walter Bossert, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Anthony Lepinteur
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1659:
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JEL Classification: D63; D72; I32


Tags: economic index numbers; insecurity; political participation; conservatism; right-leaning political parties; trump; brexit

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A Happy Choice: Wellbeing as the Goal of Government Andrew E. Clark, Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1658:
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JEL Classification: D60; D70; H11; I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; public policy; political economy; social welfare

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The Heterogeneous Impact of Market Size on Innovation: Evidence from French Firm-Level Exports Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Matthieu Lequien and Marc Melitz October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1657:
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JEL Classification: D21; F13; F14; F41; O30; O47


Tags: innovation; export; demand shocks; patents

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Measuring and Explaining Management in Schools: New Approaches Using Public Data Clare Leaver, Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1656:
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JEL Classification: M5; I2; J3


Tags: management; teacher selection; teacher incentives; cross-country

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Does Employee Happiness Have an Impact on Productivity? Clément S. Bellet, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1655:
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JEL Classification: D03; J24; M5; I31


Tags: happiness; productivity

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Industry Concentration in Europe and North America Matej Bajgar, Giuseppe Berlingieri, Sara Calligaris, Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1654:
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JEL Classification: D4; L11; L25


Tags: industry concentration; business dynamics; measurement

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Neighbors' Effects on University Enrollment Andrés Barrios Fernandez
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1653:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; R23; R28


Tags: neighbors’ effects; university access; spatial spillovers

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When Income Effects are Large: Labor Supply Responses and the Value of Welfare Transfers Giulia Giupponi
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1651:
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JEL Classification: H55; I38; J22


Tags: income effect; labor supply; valuation of welfare transfers

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Understanding Day Care Enrolment Gaps Jonas Jessen, Sophia Schmitz and Sevrin Waights
September 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1650:
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JEL Classification: I24; J13


Tags: child care; early education; inequality; socio—economic status; discrimination; synthetic control

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Trade Shocks and Credit Reallocation Stefano Federico, Fadi Hassan and Veronica Rappoport
September 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1649:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F65; G21


Tags: trade liberalisation; china shock; bank credit; resource reallocation; gains from trade

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Does Light Touch Cluster Policy Work? Evaluating the Tech City Programme Max Nathan
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1648:
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JEL Classification: L53; L86; O31; R30; R50


Tags: cities; clusters; technology; economic development; synthetic controls

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Inequalities in Student to Course Match: Evidence from Linked Administrative Data Stuart Campbell, Lindsey Macmillan, Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1647:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; educational economics; college choice; mismatch; undermatch

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The Best versus the Rest: Divergence across Firms During the Global Productivity Slowdown Dan Andrews, Chiara Criscuolo and Peter N. Gal August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1645:
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JEL Classification: O30; O40; M13


Tags: firm dynamics; regulation; knowledge diffusion; technological change; productivity

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Building a Productive Workforce: The Role of Structured Management Practices Christopher Cornwell, Ian M. Schmutte and Daniela Scur August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1644:
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JEL Classification: D22; M11; J31


Tags: labor allocation; managers; management practices; productivity

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Quantifying the Intangible Impact of the Olympics Using Subjective Well-Being Data Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1643:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; intangible effects; olympic games; sport events; quasi-natural experiment

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What are the Price Effects of Trade? Evidence from the US and Implications for Quantitative Trade Models Xavier Jaravel and Erick Sager August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1642:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14

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Vertical Integration and Foreclosure: Evidence from Production Network Data Johannes Boehm and Jan Sonntag
August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1641:
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JEL Classification: L14; L42


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; market foreclosure; vertical integration; production networks

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Innovation Union: Costs and Benefits of Innovation Policy Coordination Teodora Borota, Fabrice Defever and Giammario Impullitti August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1640:
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JEL Classification: O41; O31; O38; F12; F42 F43


Tags: optimal innovation policy; growth theory; international policy coordination; eu integration; fdi spillovers

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Residential Mobility and Unemployment in the UK Monica Langella and Alan Manning
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1639:
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JEL Classification: Z1; J01; R10; J21


Tags: residential mobility; regional inequality; unemployment

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Competition and Pass-Through: Evidence from Isolated Markets Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1638:
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JEL Classification: H22; L1


Tags: pass-through; tax incidence; gasoline; market structure; competition

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Voting With Their Money: Brexit and Outward Investment by UK Firms Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1637:
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JEL Classification: F15; F21; F23


Tags: brexit; foreign direct investment; synthetic control method

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Retail Shocks and City Structure Maria Sánchez-Vidal
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1636:
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JEL Classification: D2; J22; L81; R1


Tags: retail shocks; city structure; small stores; commercial activity

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Dirty Density: Air Quality and the Density of American Cities Felipe Carozzi and Sefi Roth
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1635:
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JEL Classification: Q53; R11; I10


Tags: air pollution; urban congestion; density; health

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A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen and Heidi Williams
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1634:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32


Tags: innovation; r&d; intellectual property; tax; competition

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Economic Geography Aspects of the Panama Canal Stephan E. Maurer and Ferdinand Rauch
July 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1633:
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JEL Classification: F1; R1; O1; N72


Tags: market access; panama canal; trade shock; gravity

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Ease Versus Noise: Long-Run Changes in the Value of Transport (Dis)amenities Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Volker Nitsch and Nicolai Wendland June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1631:
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JEL Classification: R12; R14; R41; N73; N74


Tags: accessibility; spatial differencing; noise; difference-in-differences; income elasticity; land price

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Individual Consequences of Occupational Decline Per-Anders Edin, Tiernan Evans, Georg Graetz, Sofia Hernnäs and Guy Michaels
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1629:
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JEL Classification: O33; J24; J62


Tags: technological change; occupations; inequality

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Between Communism and Capitalism: Long-Term Inequality in Poland, 1892-2015 Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1628:
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JEL Classification: D31; E01; J3; N34


Tags: income inequality; transformation; poland

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Technology Gaps, Trade and Income Thomas Sampson
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1627:
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JEL Classification: F11; F43; O14; O41


Tags: technology gaps; trade; technology investment; ricardian comparative advantage; international income inequality

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Economic Incentives, Home Production and Gender Identity Norms Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson, Barbara Petrongolo and Peter Skogman Thoursie June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1626:
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JEL Classification: D13; H24; J22


Tags: home production; taxes; gender identity; gender gaps

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Why Unions: Understanding How Unions Overcome the Free-Rider Problem Richard Murphy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1625:
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JEL Classification: J51; J45; J32


Tags: unions; teachers; media; insurance

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Vehicle Currency Pricing and Exchange Rate Pass-Through Natalie Chen, Wanyu Chung and Dennis Novy
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1624:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F41


Tags: cpi; dollar; euro; exchange rate pass-through; inflation; invoicing; sterling; uk; vehicle currency pricing

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Commuting, Migration and Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1623:
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JEL Classification: J21; J61; J64; R23


Tags: spatial inequality; commuting; migration

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Trade and Worker Deskilling Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1622:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F66; J24; J31


Tags: exchange rate depreciation; trade; wages; training; deskilling; brexit

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How to Improve Tax Compliance? Evidence from Population-wide Experiments in Belgium Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Clement Imbert, Maarten Luts, Johannes Spinnewijn and Teodora Tsankova May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1621:
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JEL Classification: C93; D91; H20


Tags: tax compliance; field experiments; simplification; enforcement

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Trade Blocs and Trade Wars during the Interwar Period David S. Jacks and Dennis Novy
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1620:
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JEL Classification: F1; F3; N7


Tags: commonwealth; distance; gravity; interwar period; trade blocs; trade wars

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Tales of the City: What Do Agglomeration Cases Tell Us About Agglomeration in General? Giulia Faggio, Olmo Silva and William C. Strange May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1619:
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JEL Classification: R10; R12; L52; L60


Tags: agglomeration; microfoundations; heterogeneity; industrial clusters

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Trainspotting: 'Good Jobs', Training and Skilled Immigration Andrew Mountford and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1618:
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JEL Classification: J6


Tags: immigration; training; income distribution

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Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences across Countries Marta De Philippis and Federico Rossi
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1617:
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JEL Classification: O15; J24; E24; I25

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Education and Geographical Mobility: The Role of the Job Surplus Michael Amior
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1616:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


Tags: geographical mobility; job search; education

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Jihadi Attacks, Media and Local Hate Crime Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Stephen Machin
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1615:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: islamophobic hate crime; jihadi terror attacks; media

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The Comparative Advantage of Firms Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1614:
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JEL Classification: F11; L25; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; firm capabilities; vertical input linkages; comparative advantage; economies of scope; size-based policies

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A Tale of Comprehensive Labor Market Reforms: Evidence from the Italian Jobs Act Tito Boeri and Pietro Garibaldi
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1613:
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JEL Classification: J10; J23


Tags: labor mobility; jobs act

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Does Evaluation Distort Teacher Effort and Decisions? Quasi-experimental Evidence from a Policy of Retesting Students Esteban Aucejo, Teresa Romano and Eric S. Taylor April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1612:
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JEL Classification: I2; M5

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Affordability, Financial Innovation and the Start of the Housing Boom Jane K. Dokko, Benjamin J. Keys and Lindsay E. Relihan
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1611:
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JEL Classification: G22; R21; R22


Tags: housing policy; mortgage loans; subprime mortgage

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Geography, Competition and Optimal Multilateral Trade Policy Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1610:
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JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


Tags: international trade policy; monopolistic competition; firm heterogeneity; pricing to market; multilateralism

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Childhood Circumstances and Young Adulthood Outcomes: The Role of Mothers' Financial Problems Marta Barazzetta, Andrew E. Clark and Conchita D'Ambrosio March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1609:
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JEL Classification: I31; I32; D60


Tags: income; financial problems; child outcomes; subjective well-being; behaviour; education; alspac

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The Urban Wage Premium in Imperfect Labour Markets Boris Hirsch, Elke J. Jahn, Alan Manning and Michael Oberfichtner
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1608:
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JEL Classification: R23; J42; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; imperfect labour markets; monopsony; search frictions

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Innovative Events Max Nathan and Anna Rosso
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1607:
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JEL Classification: C55; L86; O81


Tags: innovation; productivity; ict; data science

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Missing Trade in Tasks: Employer Outsourcing in the Gig Economy Christopher T. Stanton and Catherine Thomas
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1606:
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Tags: gig economy; outsourcing; hiring

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Employee Wellbeing, Productivity and Firm Performance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1605:
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JEL Classification: I31; J24; J25


Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

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Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Canals Using House Prices Stephen Gibbons, Cong Peng and Cheng Keat Tang
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1604:
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JEL Classification: Q51; R3; R2


Tags: canals; waterways; house prices; environment; valuation

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The Impact of the 2018 Trade War on U.S. Prices and Welfare Mary Amiti, Stephen J. Redding and David Weinstein
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1603:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14


Tags: international trade; tariffs; trade war

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Making Smart Meters Smarter the Smart Way Quentin Coutellier, Greer Gosnell, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Goran Strbac, Mingyang Sun and Simon Tindermans February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1602:
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JEL Classification: D12; Q48; Q54


Tags: behavioural intervention; household energy demand; randomised controlled trial; information

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Searching for Carbon Leaks in Multinational Companies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Caterina Gennaioli, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Thomas Stoerk February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1601:
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JEL Classification: D22; F23; Q56; Q58


Tags: carbon leakage; eu ets; multinationals

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New Media and Competition: Printing and Europe's Transformation after Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1600:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; N0; N8; O3; O4


Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics

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Discrimination, Managers, and Firm Performance: Evidence from “Aryanizations” in Nazi Germany Kilian Huber, Volker Lindenthal and Fabian Waldinger January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1599:
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JEL Classification: J71; M21; N84


Tags: discrimination; antisemitism; firms; managers; stock prices; nazi germany

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International Buyers' Sourcing and Suppliers' Markups in Bangladeshi Garments Julia Cajal-Grossi, Rocco Macchiavello and Guillermo Noguera January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1598:
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JEL Classification: L11; L14; D23; F63


Tags: markups; sourcing strategies; global buyers; buyer-driven value chains

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Do Tax Cuts Produce More Einsteins? The Impacts of Financial Incentives vs. Exposure to Innovation on the Supply of Inventors Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1597:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: inventors; innovation; tax policy

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The Public Sector and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in India Matthew Baird, A.V. Chari, Shanthi Nataraj, Alexander Rothenberg, Shqiponja Telhaj and L. Alan Winters January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1596:
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JEL Classification: J2


Tags: labor; public sector; india

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Aggregation and the Gravity Equation Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1595:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; C43


Tags: gravity equation; trade; aggregation

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Skill Biased Management: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms Andy Feng and Anna Valero
January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1594:
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24; L2; M2


Tags: management practices; human capital; universities; complementarities

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Globalization and State Capitalism: Assessing Vietnam's Accession to the WTO Leonardo Baccini, Giammario Impullitti and Edmund J. Malesky January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1593:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F14; P31; P33


Tags: state-owned enterprises; state capitalism; heterogeneous firms; gains from trade; wto; vietnam

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The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach Andrew B. Bernard, Emmanuel Dhyne, Glenn Magerman, Kalina Manova and Andreas Moxnes January 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1592:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F16


Tags: production networks; productivity; firm size heterogeneity

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The Changing Geography of Intergenerational Mobility Brian Bell, Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1591:
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JEL Classification: J62; R23; R31; I24

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Monetary Policy, Product Market Competition and Growth Phillipe Aghion, Emmanuel Farhi and Enisse Kharroubi
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1590:
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JEL Classification: E32; E43; E52


Tags: growth; financial conditions; firm leverage; competition

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Innovation and Trade Policy in a Globalized World Ufuk Akcigit, Sina T. Ates and Giammario Impullitti
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1589:
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JEL Classification: F13; F43; F60; O40


Tags: economic growth; short- and long-run gains from globalization; foreign technological catching-up; innovation policy; trade policy; competition

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The Inverted-U Relationship between Credit Access and Productivity Growth Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Gilbert Cette, Rémy Lecat and Hélène Maghin December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1588:
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Tags: inverted-u relationship; credit; eurosystem

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Technology, Market Structure and the Gains from Trade Giammario Impullitti, Omar Licandro and Pontus Rendahl
December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1587:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O31; O41


Tags: gains from trade; heterogeneous firms; oligopoly; innovation; endogenous markups; endogenous market structure

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The Effect of the Brexit Referendum Result on Subjective Well-being Georgios Kavetsos, Ichiro Kawachi, Ilias Kyriopoulos and Sotiris Vandoros December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1586:
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JEL Classification: D72; I30; I31; I38


Tags: subjective well-being; happiness; brexit; referendum; election

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Subsidizing Labor Hoarding in Recessions: The Employment & Welfare Effects of Short Time Work Giulia Giupponi and Camille Landais December 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1585:
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JEL Classification: H20; J20; J65


Tags: short-time work; employment; reallocation; social insurance; optimal policy

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Rent Sharing and Inclusive Growth Brian Bell, Pawel Bukowski and Stephen Machin
November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1584:
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JEL Classification: J30


Tags: rent sharing; inclusive growth

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Organizing Global Supply Chains: Input-Output Linkages and Vertical Integration Giuseppe Berlingieri, Frank Pisch and Claudia Steinwender November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1583:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; L16; L23; O14


Tags: vertical integration; supply chains; direct requirements; input output relationship; intrafirm trade

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The Contribution of Foreign Migration to Local Labor Market Adjustment Michael Amior
November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1582:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23


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

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Preferential Trade Agreements and Global Sourcing Grant Bickwit, Emanuel Ornelas and John L. Turner
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1581:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15; D23; D83; L22


Tags: regionalism; hold-up problem; sourcing; trade diversion; matching; incomplete contracts

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Labor Specialization as a Source of Market Frictions Maria Molina-Domene
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1580:
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JEL Classification: J24; J42; J63


Tags: labor specialization; market frictions; division of labor; human capital

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In-House and Arm's Length: Productivity Heterogeneity and Variation in Organizational Form Arturs Kalnins, Stephen F. Lin and Catherine Thomas October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1579:
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JEL Classification: D23; F12; L23; D22


Tags: firm heterogeneity; firm structure; incomplete contracts; outsourcing

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The Not-So-Generalized Effects of the Generalized System of Preferences Emanuel Ornelas and Marcos Ritel
October 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1578:
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JEL Classification: F13; F14; F15; F55; F63; O19; O24


Tags: trade preferences; gravity equation; trade policy; nonreciprocity; gsp

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Fiscal and Education Spillovers from Charter School Expansion Matthew Ridley and Camille Terrier
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1577:
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JEL Classification: C10; C36; H23; H39; H75; I21; I22; I28


Tags: charter school; competition; fiscal spillover; achievement; synthetic control

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Increasing Differences Between Firms: Market Power and the Macro-Economy John Van Reenen
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1576:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: firm differences; concentration; market power; policy

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Incubators, Accelerators and Regional Economic Development Margarida Madaleno, Max Nathan, Henry Overman and Sevrin Waights
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1575:
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JEL Classification: L26; O32; R30; R58


Tags: incubators; accelerators; entrepreneurship; clusters; cities; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teacher Effectiveness and Classroom Composition Esteban M. Aucejo, Patrick Coate, Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, Sean Kelly and Zachary Mozenter September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1574:
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JEL Classification: I2; I20; I21


Tags: teacher; practices; peer effects; effectiveness

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London Stephan Heblich, Stephen J. Redding and Daniel M. Sturm
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1573:
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JEL Classification: O18; R12; R40


Tags: agglomeration; urbanization; transportation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production Johannes Boehm and Ezra Oberfield
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1572:
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JEL Classification: E23; O11; F12


Tags: production networks; intermediate inputs; misallocation; productivity; contract enforcement; value chains

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CEP Discussion Paper
How do Households Value the Future? Evidence from Property Taxes Hans R. A. Koster and Edward W. Pinchbeck
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1571:
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JEL Classification: G10; R30


Tags: housing; property taxes; discount rate; capitalisation rate; undervaluation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Effects of Brexit - Evidence From the Stock Market Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy, Thomas Sampson and Ahmed Usman September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1570:
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JEL Classification: F15; F23; G14


Tags: brexit; depreciation; event study; recession; stock market; tariffs

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Urban Economic Density J. Vernon Henderson, Sebastian Kriticos and Dzhamilya Nigmatulina
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1569:
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Tags: cities; economic density; africa

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CEP Discussion Paper
History Dependence in the Housing Market Philippe Bracke and Silvana Tenreyro
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1568:
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JEL Classification: E30; R21; R31


Tags: housing market; fluctuations; down-payment effects; reference dependence; anchoring; loss aversion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Expansion, Competition and Bank Risk Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte and Gianmarco Ottaviano
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1567:
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JEL Classification: G21; G32; L13


Tags: banks' risk-taking; systemic risk; geographical expansion; gravity; diversification; competition; regulatory arbitrage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why Does Education Reduce Crime? Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1566:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime age profiles; school dropout; compulsory schooling laws

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CEP Discussion Paper
Who Teaches the Teachers? A RCT of Peer-to-Peer Observation and Feedback in 181 Schools Richard Murphy, Felix Weinhardt and Gill Wyness August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1565:
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JEL Classification: I21; I28; M53


Tags: education; teachers; rct; peer mentoring

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Political Economy of Trade and Migration: Evidence from the U.S. Congress Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini, Max F. Steinhardt and Maurizio Zanardi August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1564:
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JEL Classification: F1; F22


Tags: trade reforms; immigration reforms; roll-call votes

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Spatial Impacts of a Massive Rail Disinvestment Program: The Beeching Axe Stephen Gibbons, Stephan Heblich and Ted Pinchbeck August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1563:
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JEL Classification: H54; R1; R4


Tags: rail; infrastructure; beeching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teaching Assistants, Computers and Classroom Management: Evidence from a Randomised Control Trial Helen Johnson, Sandra McNally, Heather Rolfe, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Robert Savage, Janet Vousden and Clare Wood August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1562:
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JEL Classification: I21


Tags: literacy; ict; teaching assistants

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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
Diffusion of Social Values Through the Lens of US Newspapers Alan Manning and Paolo Masella
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1559:
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JEL Classification: B55


Tags: social attitudes; gay marriage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Of Mice and Merchants: Trade and Growth in the Iron Age Jan David Bakker, Stephan Maurer, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Ferdinand Rauch July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1558:
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JEL Classification: F14; N7; O47


Tags: urbanization; locational fundamentals; trade

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CVER Briefing Note
Apprenticeships in England: what does research tell us? Sandra McNally
July 2018
Paper No' CVERBRF008:
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Tags: apprenticeship; labour market;

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Impacts of Constraining Home Investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1556:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; housing policy; house prices; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Markets and the Allocation of Capital: The Role of Productivity Filippo Di Mauro, Fadi Hassan and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1555:
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JEL Classification: G10; G21; G31; D92; F3; O16


Tags: bank credit; capital allocation; productivity; credit constraints

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CEP Discussion Paper
Geography, Ties and Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Citations in Mathematics Keith Head, Yao Amber Li and Asier Minondo
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1554:
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JEL Classification: F1; O3; R1


Tags: knowledge diffusion; distance; borders; networks; academic genealogy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Managing Trade: Evidence from China and the US Nicholas Bloom, Kalina Manova, Stephen Teng Sun, John Van Reenen and Zhihong Yu
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1553:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F23; L20; O19; O32


Tags: management; exports; product quality; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Generation Gap in Direct Democracy Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Steffen Q. Mueller
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1552:
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JEL Classification: D7; H3


Tags: age; cohort; direct democracy; generation gap; status quo; referendum; reform; utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Brands in Motion: How Frictions Shape Multinational Production Keith Head and Thierry Mayer
June 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1551:
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Tags: trade agreements; brexit; tariffs; non-tariff barriers

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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 Role of Demand in Land Re-Development Felipe Carozzi
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1549:
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JEL Classification: R14; R31


Tags: re-development; supply elasticity; brownfields

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CEP Discussion Paper
Have R&D Spillovers Changed? Nick Bloom, Brian Lucking and John Van Reenen
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1548:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; O33; F23


Tags: innovation; rd; patents; productivity and spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Come Together: Firm Boundaries and Delegation Laura Alfaro, Nick Bloom, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Patrick Legros, Andrew F. Newman, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1547:
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JEL Classification: D2; L2


Tags: vertical integration; decentralization; real options; supply assurance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Medical Marijuana Laws and Mental Health in the United States Jörg Kalbfuß, Reto Odermatt and Alois Stutzer
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1546:
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JEL Classification: H75; I12; I18; I31; K42


Tags: medical marijuana laws; cannabis regulation; mental health; chronic pain; prescription drug monitoring

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CEP Discussion Paper
Specialization Matters in the Firm Size-Wage Gap Maria Molina-Domene
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1545:
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JEL Classification: J31; L23


Tags: firm size-wage gap; specialization; division of labor

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CEP Discussion Paper
Weather, Labor Reallocation and Industrial Production: Evidence from India Jonathan Colmer
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1544:
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JEL Classification: O13; Q54; J62


Tags: labor reallocation; agricultural productivity; labor regulation; industrial production

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CEP Discussion Paper
Firm-to-Firm Connections in Colombian Imports Andrew B. Bernard, Esther Ann Bøler and Swati Dhingra
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1543:
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JEL Classification: F14


Tags: exporters; importers; gravity; export growth; margins of trade; heterogeneous firms

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Networks and Trade Andrew B. Bernard and Andreas Moxnes
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1541:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14; L11; L21


Tags: international trade; production networks; offshoring; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Gentrification Displace Poor Households? An 'Identification-Via-Interaction' Approach Sevrin Waights
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1540:
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JEL Classification: R21; R23; R31; C20


Tags: neighbourhood change; mobility; turnover; causality; cities; urban; housing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Poorly Measured Confounders Are More Useful On the Left than On the Right Zhuan Pei, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1539:
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JEL Classification: C31; C52


Tags: balancing; variable addition; robustness checks; specification testing; hausman test

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fast Track to Growth? Railway Access, Population Growth and Local Displacement in 19th Century Switzerland Konstantin Büchel and Stephan Kyburz April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1538:
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JEL Classification: N33; N73; O18


Tags: railway access; population growth; displacement effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Bedroom Tax Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Maria Sánchez-Vidal
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1537:
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JEL Classification: H55; H2; R21; R28


Tags: social housing; social rents; bedroom tax; housing benefits

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CEP Discussion Paper
Pension Shocks and Wages Pawel Adrjan and Brian Bell
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1536:
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JEL Classification: J31; J32; G32


Tags: wages; pensions; frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi and Robert Witt March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1535:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: metal crime; metal prices; commodity prices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Guns, Environment and Abortion: How Single-Minded Voters Shape Politicians Decisions Laurent Bouton, Paola Conconi, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1534:
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JEL Classification: D72; I18; K38; Q00


Tags: electoral incentives; environment; gun control; reproductive rights

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CEP Discussion Paper
Changing the Structure of Minimum Wages: Firm Adjustment and Wage Spillovers Giulia Giupponi and Stephen Machin
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1533:
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JEL Classification: J23; J31


Tags: minimum wage structure; employment; wage spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Beyond Tariff Reductions: What Extra Boost From Trade Agreement Provisions? Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Eleonora Mavroeidi March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1532:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F15


Tags: trade agreements; integration agreements; eias; trade policy; provisions; non-tariff barriers

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cohesion Policy Incentives for Collaborative Industrial Research. The Evaluation of a Smart Specialisation Forerunner Programme Riccardo Crescenzi, Mara Giua and Guido de Blasio February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0231:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; smart specialisation; policy evaluation; innovation; european union

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
One or Many Cohesion Policies of the European Union? On the Diverging Impacts of Cohesion Policy across Member States Riccardo Crescenzi and Mara Giua February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0230:
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JEL Classification: O18; R11; R58


Tags: cohesion policy; european union; regions; growth; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Minimum Wages on Low-Wage Jobs: Evidence from the United States Using a Bunching Estimator Doruk Cengiz, Arindrajit Dube, Attila Lindner and Ben Zipperer February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1531:
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JEL Classification: J31; J38; J88


Tags: minimum wage policy; bunching estimator; labor demand elasticity; wage distribution

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Interaction of Public and Private Employment: Evidence from a German Government Move Giulia Faggio, Teresa Schlüter and Philipp vom Berge February 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0229:
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JEL Classification: R58; R23; J61; O1


Tags: regional government policy; regional labor markets; job displacement; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teacher Turnover: Does it Matter for Pupil Achievement? Stephen Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1530:
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JEL Classification: H4; I2; J24


Tags: teachers; turnover; student attainment; schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
Higher Education Funding Reforms: A Comprehensive Analysis of Educational and Labour Market Outcomes in England Ghazala Azmat and Stefania Simion February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1529:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I29; J30


Tags: higher education; tuition fees; means-tested support; career choices; career outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
All in the Family? CEO Choice and Firm Organization Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1528:
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JEL Classification: M11; L2


Tags: ceo; family firms; organisation; emerging economies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1527:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; discipline; exclusion

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Public Employment: Evidence from Bonn Sascha O. Becker, Stephan Heblich and Daniel M. Sturm
January 2018
Paper No' SERCDP0228:
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JEL Classification: F15; J45; N44; R12


Tags: economic geography; public employment; place-based policies; german division

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CEP Discussion Paper
Oil Discoveries and Education Spending in the Postbellum South Stephan E. Maurer
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1526:
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JEL Classification: I2; N3; Q3


Tags: oil; education; race; rosenwald; local public finances; resource booms; teachers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton and Nathan Shekita
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1524:
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JEL Classification: I11; I13; I18; L14


Tags: health care; emergency care; us; hospital; politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Politics, Hospital Behaviour and Health Care Spending Zack Cooper, Amanda Kowalski, Eleanor Neff Powell and Jennifer Wu
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1523:
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JEL Classification: I10; I18; H51; D72; P16


Tags: health care; us; hospital; politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Social Origins of Inventors Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1522:
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JEL Classification: O31; I24; J18


Tags: inventors; innovation; social mobility; iq; education; parental background


This paper has been published as:
'On the Returns to Invention within Firms: Evidence from Finland', Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Ari Hyytinen and Otto Toivanen, AEA Papers and Proceedings, Volume 108, May 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time Andrés Barrios Fernandez and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20


Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Productivity Puzzle and Misallocation: An Italian Perspective Sara Calligaris, Massimo Del Gatto, Fadi Hassan, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1520:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; O11; O47


Tags: misallocation; tfp; productivity puzzle; italy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1519:
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Tags: inventor; america; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Integration, Foreign Investment and International Trade: The Effects of Membership of the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1518:
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JEL Classification: F17; F21; F36


Tags: special economic integration effects; foreign direct investment; international trade; european union; gravity model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Special Economic Zones and WTO Compliance: Evidence from the Dominican Republic Fabrice Defever, Jose-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riaño and Miguel Eduardo Sánchez-Martín November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1517:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: special economic zones; export share requirements; export subsidies; agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures; dominican republic

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Matthieu Lequien and Stefanie Stantcheva
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1516:
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JEL Classification: H21


Tags: self-employment; taxation; entrepreneurship

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Highways, Market Access and Spatial Sorting Stephan Fretz, Raphaël Parchet and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0227:
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JEL Classification: D31; O18; H54; R11; R23


Tags: transportation; highway; market access; income sorting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Supplier Search and Re-Matching in Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from China Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1515:
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JEL Classification: F23; D23; L23


Tags: input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search

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CEP Discussion Paper
Missing Growth from Creative Destruction Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Timo Boppart, Peter J. Klenow and Huiyu Li
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1514:
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Tags: growth

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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregating from Micro to Macro Patterns of Trade Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1513:
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JEL Classification: F11; F12; F14


Tags: comparative advantage; trade; prices; quality; variety

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early-Life Correlates of Later-Life Well-Being: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Andrew E. Clark and Tom Lee
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1512:
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JEL Classification: I31; I38


Tags: life-course; well-being; eudaimonia; health; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender and Promotions: Evidence from Academic Economists in France Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes and Cecilia García-Peñalosa November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1511:
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JEL Classification: J16; J7; I23


Tags: gender gaps; promotions; academic labour markets

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Interconnections between Services and Goods Trade at the Firm-Level Andrea Ariu, Holger Breinlich, Gregory Corocs and Giordano Mion November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1510:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; L60; L80


Tags: trade in services; trade in goods; complementarity; firm-level analysis; discrete choice models

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Diversification in Indian Manufacturing Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1509:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; product diversity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Colonial Legacies: Shaping African Cities Neeraj Baruah, J. Vernon Henderson and Cong Peng
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0226:
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JEL Classification: H7; N97; O1; O43; P48; R5


Tags: colonialism; persistence; africa; sprawl; urban form; urban planning; leapfrog

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CEP Discussion Paper
Structural Adjustments and International Trade: Theory and Evidence from China Hanwei Huang, Jiandong Ju and Vivian Z. Yue
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1508:
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JEL Classification: F12; L16


Tags: structural adjustments; comparative advantage; heterogeneous firm

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CEP Discussion Paper
Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis Laura Alfaro, Paul Antràs, Davin Chor and Paola Conconi
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1507:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23; D23; L20


Tags: global value chains; sequential production; incomplete contracts

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CEP Discussion Paper
Twin Peaks Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1505:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; C12; O50


Tags: exports; export intensity distribution; bimodality; firm heterogeneity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn and Forhad Shilpi October 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0225:
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JEL Classification: O18; J22; J24; J61; J64


Tags: matching; labour; job-search; firms; recruitment; experiment

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Productivity Slowdown and the Declining Labor Share: A Neoclassical Exploration Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1504:
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JEL Classification: O40; E25


Tags: neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity; labor share; capital share

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CEP Discussion Paper
Risk-Based Selection in Unemployment Insurance: Evidence and Implications Camille Landais, Arash Nekoei, Peter Nilsson, David Seim and Johannes Spinnewijn October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1503:
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JEL Classification: H40; J65


Tags: adverse selection; unemployment insurance; mandate; subsidy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Efficiency in Large markets with Firm Heterogeneity Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1502:
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JEL Classification: F1; L1; D6


Tags: efficiency; productivity; limit theorem; market expansion; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The End of Free College in England: Implications for Quality, Enrolments and Equity Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1501:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; tuition fees; inequality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin and Simon Quinn October 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0224:
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JEL Classification: O18; J22; J24; J61; J64; M53

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Decomposing the Impact of Immigration on House Prices Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0223:
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JEL Classification: J61; R12; R21


Tags: immigration; housing; spain; instrumental variables

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CEP Discussion Paper
Healthy Business? Managerial Education and Management in Healthcare Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1500:
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JEL Classification: M1; I1


Tags: management; hospitals; mortality; education

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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CEP Discussion Paper
Equity Crowdfunding and Early Stage Entrepreneurial Finance: Damaging or Disruptive? Saul Estrin, Daniel Gozman and Susanna Khavul September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1498:
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JEL Classification: G3; G21; L26; M21


Tags: equity crowdfunding; early stage entrepreneurial finance; financial regulation; investor choices

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CEP Discussion Paper
Robot Arithmetic: Can New Technology Harm All Workers or the Average Worker? Francesco Caselli and Alan Manning
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1497:
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JEL Classification: J31; O33


Tags: technology; wages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Speed Cameras Save Lives? Cheng Keat Tang
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0221:
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JEL Classification: H23; I18; R41


Tags: accidents; injuries; fatalities; speed camera; speeding

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find? Nicholas Bloom, Charles I Jones, John Van Reenen and Michael Webb
September 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1496:
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Tags: economic growth; ideas; research effort; research productivity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Housing Allowance and Rents: Evidence from a Stepwise Subsidy Scheme Essi Eerola and Teemu Lyytikäinen
August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0220:
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JEL Classification: H22


Tags: housing demand subsidies; housing allowance; incidence; rents

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CEP Discussion Paper
Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement Lorenzo Caliendo, Luca David Opromolla, Fernando Parro and Alessandro Sforza August 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1494:
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JEL Classification: F16; F22; F13; J61; R13; E24


Tags: international trade; factor mobility; market integration; eu enlargement; welfare

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Local Economic Impacts of Regeneration Projects: Evidence from UK's Single Regeneration Budget Stephen Gibbons, Henry Overman and Matti Sarvimäki August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0218:
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JEL Classification: R11; J08; H50


Tags: single regeneration budget; regeneration; employment; neighbourhoods; urban policy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Energy Costs of Historic Preservation Christian A. L. Hilber, Charles Palmer and Edward W. Pinchbeck
July 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0217:
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JEL Classification: Q48; Q54; R38; R52


Tags: preservation policies; land use regulation; energy efficiency; energy consumption; climate change

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Lasting Effects of Family and Childhood on Adult Wellbeing: Evidence from British Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1493:
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JEL Classification: A12; D60; I31


Tags: life satisfaction; cohort data; childhood; adult outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
Specialization in Bank Lending: Evidence from Exporting Firms Daniel Paravisini, Veronica Rappoport and Philipp Schnabl
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1492:
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JEL Classification: F14; F34; G21


Tags: banking; export finance; specialization

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results Michael A. Clemens and Jennifer Hunt
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1491:
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JEL Classification: J61; O15; R23


Tags: refugees; immigration; instrumental variables

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Functioning of Online Drugs Markets V. Bhaskar, Robin Linacre and Stephen Machin
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1490:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: dark web; drugs

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CEP Discussion Paper
War, Migration and the Origins of the Thai Sex Industry Abel Brodeur, Warn N. Lekfuangfu and Yanos Zylberberg
July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1489:
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JEL Classification: O17; O18; N15; J46; J47; I28


Tags: persistence; industry location; sex industry; hiv; aids

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Great Divergence(s) Giuseppe Berlingieri, Patrick Blanchenay and Chiara Criscuolo
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1488:
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JEL Classification: D2; J3


Tags: dispersion; productivity; sorting; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
UK Trade and FDI: A Post-Brexit Perspective Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Veronica Rappoport, Thomas Sampson and Catherine Thomas June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1487:
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JEL Classification: F02; F13


Tags: brexit; uk trade; uk fdi; negotiations

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Compact City in Empirical Research: A Quantitative Literature Review Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
June 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0215:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; sustainability; urban

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CEP Discussion Paper
Evaluating Market Consolidation in Mobile Communications Christos Genakos, Tommaso Valletti and Frank Verboven
June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1486:
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JEL Classification: K20; L10; L40; L96


Tags: mobile telecommunications; market structure; prices; investments; mergers

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Road Infrastructure: The Effects on Firms Stephen Gibbons, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Henry Overman and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
May 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0214:
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JEL Classification: D24; O18; R12


Tags: productivity; employment; accessibility; transport

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reallocation and Secularization: The Economic Consequences of the Protestant Reformation Davide Cantoni, Jeremiah Dittmar and Noam Yuchtman May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1483:
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JEL Classification: N13; N33; J24; E02


Tags: protestant reformation; secularization; sectoral allocation; human capital

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Using Micro-Geography Data to Identify Town-Centre Space in Great Britain Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner May 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0213:
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JEL Classification: L81; R12; R52


Tags: town centre; planning; retail sector; land use


This paper has been published as:
'Take me to the centre of your town! Using micro-geographical data to identify town centres', Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber, Piero Montebruno and Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, CESifo Economic Studies Journal, March 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence F. Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1482:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: labour share; concentration; superstar firms

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Expansion and Riskiness of Banks Irene Sanchez Arjona, Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1481:
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JEL Classification: F23; F65; G21; G32


Tags: banks' risk; systemic risk; global expansion; diversification; regulation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Who Voted for Brexit? A Comprehensive District-Level Analysis Sascha O. Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1480:
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JEL Classification: D72; N44; R23; Z13


Tags: political economy; voting; referendum; migration; austerity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1479:
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JEL Classification: O31; 032; 033; F23


Tags: decentralization; growth; turbulence; great recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU: Trade Effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1478:
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JEL Classification: F13;F15;F17


Tags: trade; brexit; general equilibrium

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CEP Discussion Paper
What’s in a Name? Expectations, Heuristics and Choice During a Period of Radical School Reform Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1477:
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; C23; D03


Tags: school reform; choice and autonomy; parental preferences; heuristic-based decision making

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1475:
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JEL Classification: L82; D72; Z13


Tags: entertainment tv; voting; cognitive abilities; civic engagement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Happiness at Work Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1474:
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JEL Classification: I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; employment; job type; job characteristics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1473:
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JEL Classification: D23; M11


Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; distance; organisations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Banking: Risk Taking and Competition Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1471:
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JEL Classification: G21; G32; L13


Tags: global bank; oligopoly; oligopsony; endogenous risk taking; expectation of rents extraction; appetitefor leverage

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CEP Discussion Paper
What Drives Differences in Management? Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1470:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; competition; learning

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multi-Product Firms and Product Quality Kalina Manova and Zhihong Yu
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1469:
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JEL Classification: D22; F10; F12; F14; L10; L11; L15


Tags: trade; trade reforms; multi-product firms; product quality; export prices

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Distributive Politics Inside the City? The Political Economy of Spain's Plan E Felipe Carozzi and Luca Repetto
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0212:
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JEL Classification: R53; H76; D72


Tags: political economy; distributive politics; core voters; turnout; partisan alignment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quality in Early Years Settings and Children’s School Achievement Jo Blanden, Kirstine Hansen and Sandra McNally
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1468:
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JEL Classification: J13; I20


Tags: childcare quality; educational attainment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Parental Sleep and Employment: Evidence from a British Cohort Study Joan Costa-Font and Sarah Flèche
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1467:
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JEL Classification: J13; J22; I18; J28


Tags: child sleep; sleep; maternal employment; working hours; job satisfaction; alspac

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Airports, Market Access and Local Economic Performance: Evidence from China Stephen Gibbons and Wenjie Wu
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0211:
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JEL Classification: H54; O21; P25; R41


Tags: airports; infrastructure; productivity; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
January 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0210:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; elasticity; urban

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CEP Discussion Paper
Home Ownership and Social Mobility Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1466:
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JEL Classification: R31; J11; J62


Tags: housing; intergenerational mobility; cohorts

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CEP Discussion Paper
Tenure in Office and Public Procurement Decio Coviello and Stefano Gagliarducci
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1465:
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JEL Classification: D44; D72; D73; H57; H70


Tags: tenure in office; procurement auctions; public works; term limit

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CEP Discussion Paper
Fertility and Mothers' Labor Supply: New Evidence Using Time-to-Conception Claudia Hupkau and Marion Leturcq
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1463:
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JEL Classification: J13; J21; J22


Tags: labor force supply of women; infertility shocks; time-to-conception; causal impact

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Paradox of the Joneses: Superstar Houses and Mortgage Frenzy in Suburban America Clement Bellet
January 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1462:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; I30; R20


Tags: inequality; social preferences; subjective well-being; housing; household debt

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Social Capital Within the Workplace: Evidence from Britain Thomas Breda and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1460:
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JEL Classification: M5


Tags: trust; identity; diversity; workplace

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversity and Neighbourhood Satisfaction Monica Langella and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1459:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Diffusion of Knowledge via Managers' Mobility Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Alessandro Sforza
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1458:
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JEL Classification: M2; L2; F16; J31


Tags: managers; knowledge diffusion; firm performance; job mobility export experience

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distorted Monopolistic Competition Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Suedekum
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1457:
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JEL Classification: D43; D50; L13


Tags: monopolistic competition; welfare distortion; intersectoral distortions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Larrikin Youth: New Evidence on Crime and Schooling Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar
November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1456:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: youth crime; schooling


This paper has been published as:
'Larrikin Youth: Crime and Queensland's Earning or Learning Reform', Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipanwita Sarkard, Labour Economics, November 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
Unexpected School Reform: Academisation of Primary Schools in England Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1455:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; pupil performance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Stimulative Effect of an Unconditional Block Grant on the Decentralized Provision of Care Mark Kattenberg and Wouter Vermeulen November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0209:
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JEL Classification: H42; H51; H71; H75


Tags: intergovernmental transfers; flypaper effect; decentralization of health care

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CEP Discussion Paper
On the Comparative advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution Rabah Arezki, Thiemo Fetzer and Frank Pisch November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1454:
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JEL Classification: Q33; O13; N52; R11; L71


Tags: manufacturing; exports; energy prices; shale gas

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting Stephan Heblich, Alex Trew and Yanos Zylberberg
November 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0208:
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JEL Classification: R23; Q53; N90


Tags: neighborhood sorting; historical pollution; deprivation; persistence; environmental disamenity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho and Christopher Timmins October 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0207:
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JEL Classification: Q5; Q42; Q51


Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom

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CVER Research Paper
Labour Market Returns to Vocational Qualifications in the Labour Force Survey Steven McIntosh and Damon Morris
October 2016
Paper No' CVERDP002:
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JEL Classification: I26; I24; J31


Tags: vocational education; wages; labour market

CEP Discussion Paper
Foreign Direct Investment and the Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union Randolph Bruno, Nauro Campos, Saul Estrin and Meng Tian October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1453:
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Tags: foreign direct investment; gravity; smc; european union

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quantitative Spatial Economics Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1452:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; R12; R23; R41


Tags: agglomeration; cities; economic geography; quantitative models; spatial economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from the German Empire Marcus Biermann
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1450:
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JEL Classification: F14; F15


Tags: firm size distribution; firm heterogeneity; technology adoption; german empire

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CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregate Recruiting Intensity Alessandro Gavazza, Simon Mongey and Giovanni L. Violante
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1449:
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Tags: aggregate matching efficiency; firm dynamics; macroeconomic shocks; recruiting intensity; unemployment; vacancies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial System Architecture and the Patterns of International Trade Emmanuel Amissah, Spiros Bougheas, Fabrice Defever and Rod Falvey September 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1448:
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JEL Classification: F10; G20; G21


Tags: financial systems; trade patterns; banks; direct finance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Austerity States, Institutional Dismantling and the Governance of Sub-National Economic Development: The Demise of the Regional Development Agencies in England Mike Coombes, Peter O'Brien, Andy Pike and John Tomaney August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0206:
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JEL Classification: H70; O10; O20; R58


Tags: austerity; institutions; the state; governance; economic development; regional development agencies; england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Traffic Externalities and Housing Prices: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge Cheng Keat Tang
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0205:
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JEL Classification: R21; R31; R38; R41; Q25


Tags: housing prices; capitalization effects; congestion charge; traffic externalities; marginal willingness to pay; difference-in-difference

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Housing Market Impacts of Constraining Second Home Investments Christian A. L. Hilber and Olivier Schöni
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0204:
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JEL Classification: D63; G12; R11; R21; R31; R52


Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; house prices; homeownership; real estate investments

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CEP Discussion Paper
Colocation and Knowledge Diffusion: Evidence from Million Dollar Plants Christian Fons-Rosen, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Katalin Szemeredi August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1447:
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JEL Classification: O3; R11; R12


Tags: productivity; innovation; knowledge diffusion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1446:
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JEL Classification: J16; J4


Tags: occupational choice; job content; gender; preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Unified Approach to Estimating Demand and Welfare Stephen J. Redding and David E. Weinstein
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1445:
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JEL Classification: D11; D12; E01; E31


Tags: elasticity of substitution; price index; consumer valuation bias; new goods; welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1444:
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JEL Classification: I23; I25; J24; O10; O31


Tags: universities; growth; human capital; innovation

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CEP Discussion Paper
STEM Graduates and Secondary School Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? Marta De Philippis
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1443:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; I28; I21


Tags: university education; high school curriculum; stem

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Impact of Structural Reforms on Regional Growth: Distance to the Frontier Matters Sabine D'Costa, Enrique Garcilazo and Joaquim Oliveira Martins July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0203:
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JEL Classification: R11; R58; O18


Tags: structural reforms; regional growth; lagging regions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Mix and Firm Productivity Responses to Trade Competition Thierry Mayer, Marc J. Melitz and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1442:
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Tags: productivity; trade; competition

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is it Worth it? Sevrin Waights
July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0202:
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JEL Classification: H89; L51; L74; D62; R21; R31; R38; R52; R58


Tags: housing; planning; regulation; historic preservation; construction; land


This paper has been published as:
'The Preservation of historic districts - is it worth it?', Sevrin Waights, Journal of Economic Geography, February 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Geography of City Liveliness and Land Use Configurations: Evidence from Location-Based Big Data in Beijing Chengyu Li, Mark Wang, Jianghao Wang and Wenjie Wu July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0201:
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JEL Classification: C14; P25


Tags: big data; gtwr; local linear estimator; city liveliness; land use; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
CEO Pay and the Rise of Relative Performance Contracts: A Question of Governance? Brian Bell, Simone Pedemonte and John Van Reenen July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1439:
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JEL Classification: J33; J31; G30


Tags: ceo; pay; incentives; equity plans

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CEP Discussion Paper
Powering Education Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1438:
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JEL Classification: O12; I25; C93


Tags: randomised controlled trial; solar lamps; education; energy access; spillover effects; randomised saturation design

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CEP Discussion Paper
Local and Sectoral Import Spillovers in Sweden Evangelia Leda Pateli
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1437:
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JEL Classification: J; R


Tags: importers; spillovers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Without My medal on My Mind: Counterfactual Thinking and Other Determinants of Athlete Emotions Paul Dolan, Chloe Foy, Georgios Kavetsos and Laura Kudrna June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1436:
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JEL Classification: D60; I31


Tags: counterfactual thinking; close calls; relative status; happiness; olympic games

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CEP Discussion Paper
Production Networks, Geography and Firm Performance Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes and Yukiko U. Saito
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1435:
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JEL Classification: F14; D22; D85; L10; L14; R12


Tags: production networks; trade; productivity; infrastructure

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Highways, Market Access and Urban Growth in China Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Loren Brandt, J. Vernon Henderson, Matthew A. Turner and Qinghua Zhang June 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0200:
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JEL Classification: F10; N65


Tags: construction; china; ricardian trade models

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management as a Technology? Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1433:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Switching and the Business Cycle Andrew B. Bernard and Toshihiro Okubo
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1432:
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JEL Classification: L11; E32; L21; L25; L60


Tags: product adding; product dropping; multi-product firms; trapped factors

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies in Addis Ababa Simon Franklin May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0199:
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JEL Classification: J64; C93; J61; O18


Tags: job search; spatial mismatch; unemployment; cash constraints; urban; transpor

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protectionism through Exporting: Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1431:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: export share requirements; export subsidies; trade policy; heterogeneous firms; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Enabled to Work: The Impact of Government Housing on Slum Dwellers in South Africa Simon Franklin
May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0197:
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JEL Classification: P14; J22; O18; D13


Tags: housing; labour supply; time allocation; home production

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CEP Discussion Paper
Exporter Dynamics and Partial-Year Effects Andrew B. Bernard, Renzo Massari, Jose-Daniel Reyes and Daria Taglioni
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1430:
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JEL Classification: F14; C81; D22


Tags: export entry; export growth; margins of trade; heterogeneous firms

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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
The Elusive Employment Effect of the Minimum Wage Alan Manning
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1428:
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JEL Classification: J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Quantitative Easing of an International Financial Centre: How Central London Came So Well Out of the Post-2007 Crisis Ian Gordon September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0193:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; E58; E32


Tags: spatial imbalance; regional economic fluctuation; financial centre; monetary

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Building the City: Urban Transition and Institutional Frictions J. Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan and Anthony J. Venables
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0196:
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JEL Classification: O14; O18; R1; R3; H


Tags: city; urban; urban growth; slums; urban structure; urban form; housing investment; capital durability

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Matthew A. Turner
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0195:
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JEL Classification: L91; R4; R11; R14


Tags: subways; public transit; urban growth; urban decentralization

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Discretion on Procurement Performance Decio Coviello, Andrea Guglielmo and Giancarlo Spagnolo
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1427:
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JEL Classification: D02; D44; C31; L11


Tags: procurement; restricted auctions; regression discontinuity; regulatory discretion

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0194:
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JEL Classification: O12; Q15; D74; Q23


Tags: property rights; land titling; conflict; deforestation


This paper has been published as:
'Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict', Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 601, May 2017
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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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CEP Discussion Paper
"Teaching to Teach" Literacy Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1425:
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JEL Classification: I21;I28


Tags: literacy; phonics


This paper has been published as:
'Changing how literacy is taught: evidence on synthetic phonics', Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 10, Issue 2, May 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
Rethinking Deindustrialization Andrew B. Bernard, Valerie Smeets and Frederic Warzynski
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1423:
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JEL Classification: D22; F61; L25


Tags: manufacturing firms; industry switching; employment; skill composition; firm performance; job separation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Politics in the Family: Nepotism and the Hiring Decisions of Italian Firms Stefano Gagliarducci and Marco Manacorda
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1422:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; H72; J24; J30; M51


Tags: nepotism; family connections; politics; rent appropriation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Team Adaptation Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Marc Möller
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1421:
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JEL Classification: D02; D23; L29


Tags: teams; organizations; communication; disclosure; adaptation; motivation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Global Firms Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1420:
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JEL Classification: L11; L21; L25; L60


Tags: firm heterogeneity; international trade; multinationals; multi-product firms


This paper has been published as:
'Global Firms', Andrew B Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J Redding and Peter K Schott, Journal of Economic Literature, Volumn 56, Issue 2, June 2018
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CEP Discussion Paper
Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa Marco Manacorda and Andrea Tesei
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1419:
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JEL Classification: D74; F50; O55; L96


Tags: protests; politics; africa; mobile phones

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CEP Discussion Paper
State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional change, Human Capital and Growth in Early Modern Germany Jeremiah Dittmar and Ralph R. Meisenzahl March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1418:
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JEL Classification: I25; N13; O11; O43


Tags: state capacity; institutions; growth; education; human capital; persistence

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CEP Discussion Paper
How have EU's Trade Agreements Impacted Consumers? Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra and Gianmarco Ottaviano
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1417:
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Tags: trade agreements; eu; consumers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Management Practices, Workforce Selection and Productivity Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen and Stefanie Wolter March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1416:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management practices; productivity; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Sovereign-Bank Diabolic Loop and ESBies Markus K. Brunnermeier, Luis Garicano, Philip R. Lane, Marco Pagano, Ricardo Reis, Tano Santos, David Thesmar, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Dimitri Vayanos March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1414:
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Tags: ‘diabolic loop’; sovereign debt crisis; esbies

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32


Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Knowledge Transfers Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1412:
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JEL Classification: IO; LE


Tags: general human capital; international joint ventures; relational contracts


This paper has been published as:
'Relational Knowledge Transfers', Luis Garicano and Luis Rayo, American Economic Review, 107(9), September 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
International Competition and Labor Market Adjustment Joao Paulo Pessoa
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1411:
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JEL Classification: F16; J62; J64


Tags: trade; unemployment; earnings; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Industrialized Countries Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1410:
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JEL Classification: E24; J16; J31


Tags: female employment; gender gaps; industry structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
One Mandarin Benefits the Whole Clan: Hometown Favoritism in an Authoritarian Regime Quoc-Anh Do, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and Anh N. Tran February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1409:
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JEL Classification: O12; D72; H72


Tags: favoritism; patronage; authoritarian regime; political connection; hometown; infrastructure; distributive politics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Models of Affective Decision-making: How do Feelings Predict Choice? Caroline J. Charpentier, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Jonathan P. Roiser and Tali Sharot February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1408:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D81


Tags: decision-making; feelings; subjective well-being; value; utility; prospect theory

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CEP Discussion Paper
Swimming Upstream: Input-output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1407:
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JEL Classification: L1; L2; M2; O3


Tags: multiproduct firms; product adoption; vertical linkages; horizontal linkages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Reservation Wages and the Wage Flexibility Puzzle Felix Koenig, Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1406:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E24


Tags: job search; reservation wages; wage cyclicality; reference dependence

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Taking Care of the Budget? Practice-level Outcomes during Commissioning Reforms in England Ted Pinchbeck
February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0192:
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JEL Classification: H51; I11; I18; J44; C33


Tags: nhs reforms; commissioning; primary care; health care budgets

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The (Displacement) Effects of Spatially Targeted Enterprise Initiatives: Evidence from UK LEGI Elias Einiö and Henry G. Overman February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0191:
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JEL Classification: R11; H25; J20; O40


Tags: place-based policy; programme evaluation; displacement; employment; industrial policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Stagnation Traps Gianluca Benigno and Luca Fornaro
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1405:
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JEL Classification: E32; E43; E52; O42


Tags: secular stagnation; liquidity traps; growth traps; endogenous growth; multiple equilibria

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CEP Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Firm Value Brian Bell and Stephen Machin
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1404:
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JEL Classification: J23; L25


Tags: minimum wages; firm value

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse' Neil Lee
January 2016
Paper No' SERCPP014:
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JEL Classification: R1; R12; R58


Tags: agglomeration; rebalancing; northern powerhouse; north-south divide

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Why Does Birthplace Matter So Much? Sorting, Learning and Geography Clément Bosquet and Henry G. Overman
January 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0190:
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JEL Classification: J61; J62; R23; J31


Tags: place of birth; spatial sorting; lifetime mobility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1403:
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JEL Classification: J2; E1; O1; O4


Tags: demand; neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity


This paper has been published as:
'Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa', Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson, American Economic Review, Volume 107, No. 4, April 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity Emanuele Forlani, Ralf Martin, Giordano Mion and Mirabelle Muûls January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1402:
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; L25; F14


Tags: demand; productivity; markups; production function estimation; export status; firm size

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CEP Discussion Paper
Top Incomes and Human Well-Being Around the World Richard V. Burkhauser, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Nattavudh Powdthavee
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1400:
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JEL Classification: D63; I3


Tags: top income; life evaluation; well-being; income inequality; world top income database; gallup world poll

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CEP Discussion Paper
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1398:
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JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and Organization in Portuguese Firms Lorenzo Caliendo, Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1397:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; L23; F16; J24; J31


Tags: productivity; organization; wages; managers; layers; tfp; firm size

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CEP Discussion Paper
Testing Means-Tested Aid Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1396:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; degree completion

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Price Ain't Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor and John Van Reenen December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1395:
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JEL Classification: Ill; L10; L11


Tags: health care; health spending; hospitals; prices; price dispersion; competition; market structure; mergers

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CEP Discussion Paper
The youngest Get the Pill: ADHD Misdiagnosis and the Production of Education in Germany Hannes Schwandt and Amelie Wuppermann December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1394:
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JEL Classification: I1; I2; J1


Tags: adhd; misdiagnosis; age cut-off; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China Yatang Lin, Yu Qin and Zhuan Zie December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1393:
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JEL Classification: O25; O33; O38


Tags: innovation; foreign technology transfer; knowledge spillover; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade and Frictional Unemployment in the Global Economy Céline Carrère, Anja Grujovic and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
December 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0189:
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JEL Classification: F15; F16; F17; J64


Tags: labor market frictions; unemployment; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do People Seek to Maximize Their Subjective Well-Being? Marc Fleurbaey and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1391:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; life goals; utility

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Frictions and Adverse Selection: Policy Interventions in Health Insurance Markets Benjamin R. Handel, Jonathan T. Kolstad and Johannes Spinnewijn November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1390:
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JEL Classification: D80; I13


Tags: information frictions; adverse selection; policy interventions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of a Banking Crisis Kilian Huber
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1389:
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JEL Classification: D22; D53; E24; E44; G01; G21; J01; J23; J30; O16; O40; O47


Tags: banking crisis; financial frictions; lending; gdp; growth; employment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Diversification through Trade Francesco Caselli, Miklos Koren, Milan Lisicky and Silvana Tenreyro
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1388:
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JEL Classification: E32; F4; F41; F44; F6; F62


Tags: international trade; diversification; gdp

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CEP Discussion Paper
Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1387:
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JEL Classification: J6; J11; J12; J13


Tags: fertility; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Multitask Agents and Incentives: The Case of Teaching and Research for University Professors Marta De Philippis
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1386:
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JEL Classification: I2; J41; M5


Tags: multitasking; incentives; teaching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities Ferdinando Monte, Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1385:
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JEL Classification: F16; J6; J61; R0


Tags: commuting; migration and local employment elasticities

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Unbearable Divergence of Unemployment in Europe Tito Boeri and Juan Francisco Jimeno
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1384:
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JEL Classification: J3; J5


Tags: okun's law; institutions; financial shocks

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distaste for Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland Sarah Flèche
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1383:
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JEL Classification: H11; H40; I31


Tags: decentralization; life satisfaction; public spending; procedural utility

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Spatial Decay in Commuting Probabilities: Employment Potential vs. Commuting Gravity Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nicolai Wendland November 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0188:
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JEL Classification: R12; R28; R38; R48


Tags: accessibility; commuting; employment; gravity; potential

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CEP Discussion Paper
Contracting and the Division of the Gains from Trade Andrew B. Bernard and Swati Dhingra
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1381:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; F14


Tags: heterogeneous firms; exporters; importers; vertical integration; contracts; consumer welfare

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early Maternal Employment and Non-cognitive Outcomes in Early Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from British Birth Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Warn N. Lekfuangfu, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1380:
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JEL Classification: D1; I3; J6


Tags: child outcomes; maternal employment; well-being; conduct; alspac

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CEP Discussion Paper
Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1379:
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JEL Classification: D80; E22; E66; G18; L50


Tags: economic uncertainty; policy uncertainty; business cycles; fluctuations


This paper has been published as:
'Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty', Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 131, Issue 4, November 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Merger Policy in a Quantitative Model of International Trade Holger Breinlich, Volker Nocke and Nicolas Schutz
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1378:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; L13; L44


Tags: mergers and acquisitions; merger policy; trade policy; oligopoly; international trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Firms Export: Processing vs. Ordinary Trade with Financial Frictions Kalina Manova and Zhihong Yu
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1377:
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JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F23; F34; G32


Tags: china; trade regime; processing trade; global value chain; credit constraints; heterogeneous firms

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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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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1375:
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JEL Classification: D23; L23; F23


Tags: firm organization; input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search; processing trade; china

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses Benjamin Faber, Rosa Sanchis-Guarner and Felix Weinhardt
October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0186:
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JEL Classification: F66; I20; D83


Tags: education; information and communication technology; internet

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Offshoring and the Geography of Jobs in Great Britain Luisa Gagliardi, Simona Iammarino and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
October 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0185:
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JEL Classification: F21; F66; J42; J23; J24


Tags: offshoring; local labour markets; job creation and destruction; routine and non-routine occupations

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Role of Education for Amenity Based Sorting in British Cities Luisa Gagliardi and Teresa Schlüter
September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0184:
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JEL Classification: R23; R22; J24


Tags: neighborhood characteristics; sorting; amenities; skills; local labour markets; hedonic pricing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime, Compulsory Schooling Laws and Education Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1374:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime; education; compulsory schooling laws

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CEP Discussion Paper
Loss Aversion on the Phone Christos Genakos, Costas Roumanias and Tommaso Valletti
September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1373:
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JEL Classification: D03; D12; D81; L96


Tags: loss aversion; consumer switching; tariff plans; risk aversion; mobile telephony

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Credit Constraints and the Composition of Housing Sales. Farewell to First-Time Buyers? Felipe Carozzi
July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0183:
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JEL Classification: R30; G21


Tags: housing markets; housing tenure; credit constraints

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CEP Discussion Paper
Intrafirm Trade and Vertical Fragmentation in U.S. Multinational Corporations Natalia Ramondo, Veronica Rappoport and Kim J. Ruhl September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1371:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; L11; L25


Tags: intrafirm trade; multinational corporations; international value chains

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CEP Discussion Paper
Academies 2: The New Batch Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
September 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1370:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; pupil intake

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Introduction of Academy Schools to England's Education Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1368:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Consumption Smoothing and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty Yonas Alem and Jonathan Colmer
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1369:
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JEL Classification: I131; O13; Q12; Q56


Tags: uncertainty; consumption smoothing; subjective well-being; rainfall variability

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CEP Discussion Paper
Media, Markets and Institutional Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1367:
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JEL Classification: D02; O3; N33; N94; P48; Z12; L82; C55


Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics; high-dimensional data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Would You Choose to be Happy? Tradeoffs between Happiness and the Other Dimensions of Life in a Large Population Survey Matthew D. Adler, Paul Dolan and Georgios Kavetsos August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1366:
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JEL Classification: D6; H00; I00; I31


Tags: happiness; subjective well-being; preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Media, Competition and Growth: European Cities After Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1365:
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JEL Classification: L1; N13; N33; N93; O11; O18; O33


Tags: information technology; io; media; growth; history; business education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Loss at Home: Children's School Performance During the Great Recession in Spain Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1364:
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JEL Classification: I20; I24; J63; J65


Tags: parental job loss; school performance; great recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
Booms and Busts in Asset Prices Klaus Adam and Albert Marcet
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1059:
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JEL Classification: G12; D84


Tags: asset price fluctuations; boom and bust cycles

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Homeownership and NIMBYism: A Spatial Analysis of Airport Effects Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Wolfgang Maennig
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0085:
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JEL Classification: D61; D62; H41; H71; L83; I18; R41; R58


Tags: noise; rents; referendum; real estate prices; airports; berlin

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Valuing Iconic Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Oak Park, Illinois Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Alexandra Mastro
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0084:
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JEL Classification: R21; Z11


Tags: frank lloyd wright; hedonic analysis; iconic architecture; property prices

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Whether to Hire Local Contract Teachers? Trade-off Between Skills and Preferences in India Sonja Fagernäs and Panu Pelkonen
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0083:
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JEL Classification: H75; J24; J41; J45


Tags: discrete choice experiment; education; para-teachers; preferences; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Role of Worker Flows in the Dynamics and Distribution of UK Unemployment Michael W. L. Elsby, Jennifer C. Smith and Jonathan Wadsworth July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1058:
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JEL Classification: E24; J6


Tags: labour market; unemployment; worker flows

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incomplete Contracts and the Impact of Globalization on Consumer Welfare Fabrice Defever
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1057:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: consumer welfare; incomplete contracts; hold-up problem

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Tax Competition Among Local Governments: Evidence from a Property Tax Reform in Finland Teemu Lyytikäinen
June 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0082:
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JEL Classification: H20; H71; H77


Tags: property tax; tax competition; fiscal interaction; instrumental variables; spatial econometrics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Recursive Contracts Albert Marcet and Ramon Marimon
June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1055:
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JEL Classification: D80; L14


Tags: transactional relationships; contracts and reputation; recursive formulation; participation constraint

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CEP Discussion Paper
Success and Failure of African Exporters Olivier Cadot, Leonardo Iacovone, Denisse Pierola and Ferdinand Rauch
June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1054:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; O55


Tags: africa; export survival

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Post-16 Educational Choices and Institutional Value Added at Key Stage 5 Claire Crawford, Elena Meschi and Anna Vignoles
April 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0124:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Economic Growth in Cities: Issues for Central Government Henry G. Overman
June 2011
Paper No' SERCPP007:
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effects of Agglomeration on Wages: Evidence from the Micro-Level Bernard Fingleton and Simonetta Longhi
June 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0081:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; C33; D1; O18; R20; R12


Tags: urban economics; new economic geography; household panel data

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender, Productivity and the Nature of Work and Pay: Evidence from the Late Nineteenth-Century Tobacco Industry Björn Eriksson, Tobias Karlsson, Tim Leunig and Maria Stanfors June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1053:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; J33; J40; L25


Tags: gender; productivity; discrimination; piece-rates; time-rates; labour markets; firm survival

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration in the Periphery Matti Sarvimäki
May 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0080:
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JEL Classification: R12; J61; N94


Tags: agglomeration externalities; natural advantages; migration

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance Hartmut Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1052:
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JEL Classification: H00; J00


Tags: chernobyl; health; labour market performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1051:
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JEL Classification: D1; J31


Tags: life satisfaction; well-being

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Tracking Unemployment in Wales through Recession and into Recovery Michael Artis and Marianne Sensier
April 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0079:
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JEL Classification: C22; E32; E37; E40


Tags: classical business cycles; forecasting

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Investigating Agglomeration Economies in a Panel of European Cities and Regions Michael Artis, Declan Curran and Marianne Sensier April 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0078:
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JEL Classification: C22; E32; E37; E40


Tags: agglomeration; system dynamic panel data estimations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Mental Wellbeing Francesca Cornaglia and Andrew Leigh
April 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1049:
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JEL Classification: I18; K14; R28


Tags: neighbourhood effects; health; mental health; fear of crime

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Changing School Autonomy: Academy Schools and their Introduction to England's Education Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
April 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0123:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: academies; pupil intake; pupil performance

CEP Discussion Paper
Portfolio Allocation and International Risk Sharing Gianluca Benigno and Hande Küçük-Tuger
April 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1048:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: portfolio choice; incomplete financial markets; international risk sharing; consumption-real exchange rate anomaly

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
House Prices and Credit Constraints: Making Sense of the U.S. Experience John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0077:
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JEL Classification: R31; G21; E51; C51; C52


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Shifting Credit Standards and the Boom and Bust in U.S. House Prices John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0076:
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JEL Classification: R31; G21; E51; C51; C52


Tags: house prices; credit standards; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
If We Build, Will They Pay? Predicting Property Price Effects of Transport Innovations Gabriel Ahlfeldt
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0075:
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JEL Classification: H43; R40; R58


Tags: property prices; hedonic analysis; transport innovations; gravity equation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Amenity Value of English Nature: A Hedonic Price Approach Steve Gibbons, Susana Mourato and Guilherme Resende
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0074:
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JEL Classification: R11; R29


Tags: amenity value; hedonic price method (hpm); environmental amenities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
R&D, Innovation and Exporting Richard Harris and John Moffat
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0073:
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JEL Classification: C35; O32; R11


Tags: r&d; innovation; exporting; endogeneity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Priors and Desires Guy Mayraz
March 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1047:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D80; D81; D83; D84


Tags: wishful thinking; cognitive dissonance; reference-dependent beliefs; referencedependent preferences

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Industry and the Urge to Cluster: A Study of the Informal Sector in India Megha Mukim
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0072:
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JEL Classification: R12; R3; O17


Tags: agglomeration economies; informal sector; location choice

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Where is the Economics in Spatial Econometrics? Luisa Corrado and Bernard Fingleton
March 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0071:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; R0


Tags: spatial econometrics; endogenous spatial lag; exogenous spatial lag; spatially dependent errors; network dependence; externalities; the w matrix; panel data with spatial effects; multilevel models with spatial effects

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Modelling and Forecasting with County Court Data: Regional Mortgage Possession Claims and Orders in England and Wales Janine Aron and John Muellbauer February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0070:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Does High Involvement Management Lead to Higher Pay? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1046:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; J33; M12; M50; M52; M53; M54


Tags: wages; high involvement management; high performance work system; incentive pay; training; team working; information sharing; propensity score matching

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CEP Discussion Paper
Seesaw in the Air: Interconnection Regulation and the Structure of Mobile Tariffs Christos Genakos and Tommaso Valletti
February 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1045:
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JEL Classification: L13; L51


Tags: interconnection; network competition; regulation; mobile phones

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Super-Diversity: Findings from British Cities, 2001-2006 Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0068:
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JEL Classification: JI; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; demography; migration; culture; cultural diversity; super-diversity; urban economies; growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Long Term Impacts of Migration in British Cities: Diversity, Wages, Employment and Prices Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0067:
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JEL Classification: D24; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; migration; cultural diversity; labour markets; productivity; urban economics

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Strategies for Underperforming Places Paul Lawless, Henry G. Overman and Peter Tyler
February 2011
Paper No' SERCPP006:
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CEP Discussion Paper
Immigration and the Occupational Choice of Natives: A Factor Proportions Approach Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
January 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1043:
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JEL Classification: J15; J31


Tags: immigration; occupations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Did Vietnam Veterans Get Sicker in the 1990s? The Complicated Effects of Military Service on Self-Reported Health Joshua D. Angrist, Stacey H. Chen and Brigham R. Frandsen December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1041:
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JEL Classification: H55; H59; I12; I38; J22


Tags: public economics; social security and public pensions; health; education; welfare; labour; demographic economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Management Matter? Evidence from India Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
January 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1042:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O14; O32; O33


Tags: management; organization; it; productivity and india

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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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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Real Earnings Disparities in Britain Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Guilherme Resende
January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0065:
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JEL Classification: J60; R23


Tags: britain; spatial equilibrium; labour market; housing market

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006 Richard Harris and John Moffat
January 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0064:
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JEL Classification: C23; D24; R12


Tags: productivity; plant level tfp; spatial ‘place’ effects; foreign-owned plants

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CEP Discussion Paper
Anatomy of a Paradox: Management Practices, Organisational Structure and Energy Efficiency Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Ulrich J. Wagner and Laure B. de Preux December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1039:
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JEL Classification: M20; M14; D22; Q41; Q54; Q58


Tags: climate policy; energy efficiency; firm behavior; management practices; manufacturing; microdata; organizational structure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Import Competition from and Outsourcing to China: A Curse or Blessing for Firms? Giordano Mion and Linke Zhu
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1038:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; L25


Tags: import competition; outsourcing; china; skill upgrading; technological change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Individualisation and Growing Diversity of Employment Relationships William Brown and David Marsden
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1037:
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JEL Classification: J53


Tags: labour-management relations; individual and collective voice

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Competition Raise Productivity Through Improving Management Quality? John Van Reenen
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1036:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: management; productivity; organization

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CEP Discussion Paper
School Proximity and Child Labor Evidence from Rurul Tanzania Florence Kondylis and Marco Manacorda
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1035:
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JEL Classification: J22; J82; O12; O55


Tags: distance to school; child labor; school enrolment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Communal Responsibility and the Coexistence of Money and Credit Under Anonymous Matching Lars Boerner and Albrecht Ritschl
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1034:
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JEL Classification: E41; D51; N2


Tags: communal responsibility; anonymous matching; money demand; credit; bills of exchange

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CEP Discussion Paper
Second-Order Approximation of Dynamic Models with Time-Varying Risk Gianluca Benigno, Pierpaolo Benigno and Salvatore Nisticò
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1033:
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JEL Classification: C63


Tags: stochastic volatility; second order approximation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Crises and Macro-Prudential Policies Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Christopher Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric R. Young December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1032:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: capital controls; crises; financial frictions; macro prudential policies; bailouts; overborrowing

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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
The Evolution of the Modern Worker: Attitudes to Work Alex Bryson and John Forth
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1030:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J53


Tags: wages; job security; employee engagement; employment relations; recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms Fabrice Defever
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1029:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: functional fragmentation; vertical linkages; location choice

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Labor Market Outcomes Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1028:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; J64


Tags: inequality; unemployment; trade; labour market policy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0063:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
Explaining Job Polarization in Europe: The Roles of Technology, Globalization and Institutions Maarten Goos, Alan Manning and Anna Salomons November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1026:
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JEL Classification: J210; J230; J240


Tags: labor demand; technology; globalization; institutions

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment David H. Autor, Alan Manning and Christopher L. Smith November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1025:
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JEL Classification: E24; J3; J31


Tags: wage structure; inequality; minimum wage

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Matching Frictions Explain Unemployment? Not in Bad Times Pascal Michaillat
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1024:
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JEL Classification: E24; E32; J64


Tags: unemployment; matching frictions; job rationing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Bank Bailouts, International Linkages and Cooperation Friederike Niepmann and Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1023:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: portfolio choice; international transmission of shocks; monetary policy

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0122:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
Monetary Policy Rules and Foreign Currency Positions Bianca De Paoli, Hande Küçük-Tuger and Jens Søndergaard
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1022:
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JEL Classification: F31; F41


Tags: portfolio choice; international transmission of shocks; monetary policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is the WTO Article XXIV Bad? Monika Mrázová, David Vines and Ben Zissimos
November 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1021:
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JEL Classification: F02; F13; F15


Tags: coalition formation game; customs union; protection; trade block; trade liberalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Revisiting Overborrowing and Its Policy Implications Gianluca Benigno, Huigang Chen, Chris Otrok, Alessandro Rebucci and Eric Young October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1020:
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JEL Classification: E52; F37; F41


Tags: bailouts; financial frictions; macro prudential policies; overborrowing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Salaries Improve Worker Performance? Alex Bryson, Babatunde Buraimo and Rob Simmons
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1019:
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JEL Classification: J33; M52


Tags: incentives; salaries; productivity; sports

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
In Search of the 'Economic Dividend' of Devolution: Spatial Disparities, Spatial Economic Policy and Decentralisation in the UK Andy Pike, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, John Tomaney, Gianpiero Torrisi and Vassilis Tselios October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0062:
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JEL Classification: D53; R51


Tags: economic dividend; devolution; spatial disparities; spatial economic policy; decentralisation; uk

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CEP Discussion Paper
I'd Rather be Hanged for a Sheep than a Lamb The Unintended Consequences of 'Three-Strikes' Laws Radha Iyengar
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1017:
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JEL Classification: J88; K14


Tags: three strikes; deterrence; sentencing

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CEP Discussion Paper
How Big (Small?) are Fiscal Multipliers? Ethan Ilzetzki, Enrique G. Mendoza and Carlos A. Végh
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1016:
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JEL Classification: E2; E6; F41; H5


Tags: government expenditure; macroeconomic policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team-Based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Kerry L. Papps October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1015:
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JEL Classification: L23; L25; L83; M51


Tags: skill dispersion; baseball; firm performance

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Starting School And Leaving Welfare: The Impact of Public Education on Lone Parents' Welfare Receipt Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0121:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

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CEP Discussion Paper
Adjusting to Capital Account Liberalization Kosuke Aoki, Gianluca Benigno and Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1014:
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JEL Classification: F32


Tags: credit frictions; capital account liberalization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Mostly Pointless Spatial Econometrics? Steve Gibbons and Henry G. Overman
October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0061:
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JEL Classification: C1; C12; C21; R000; R15


Tags: statistical methods; spatial; modeling

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Wage Disparities in Britain: People or Place? Steve Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen
October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0060:
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JEL Classification: R11; J31


Tags: wage; disparities; labour


This paper has been published as:
Area Disparities in Britain: Understanding the Contribution of People vs. Place Through Variance Decompositions, Stephen Gibbons, Henry G. Overman and Panu Pelkonen, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Early view, July 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does the Rotten Child Spoil His Companion? Spatial Peer Effects Among Children in Rural India Christian Helmers and Manasa Patnam October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0059:
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JEL Classification: C21; O15; R23


Tags: children; peer effects; cognitive skills; india

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Bank Location and Financial Liberalization Reforms: Evidence from Microgeographic Data Marieke Huysentruyt, Eva Lefevere and Carlo Menon October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0058:
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JEL Classification: G21; L1; L22; O16; R12


Tags: location; retail-banking; liberalization; poverty; spatial statistics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Police and Thieves in the Stadium: Measuring the (Multiple)Effects of Football Matches on Crime Olivier Marie
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1012:
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JEL Classification: K10; K42


Tags: football; police; crime

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CEP Discussion Paper
Do Higher Wages Come at a Price? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1011:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J81


Tags: worker wellbeing; job stress; job anxiety; job satisfaction; wages; compensating differentials

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CEP Discussion Paper
Discussion Sessions Coupled with Microfinancing May Enhance the Roles of Women in Household Decision-Making in Burundi Giulia Ferrari and Radha Iyengar October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1010:
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JEL Classification: J12; J18


Tags: domestic violence; microfinance; burundi

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Timing of Parental Income and Child Outcomes: The Role of Permanent and Transitory Shocks Emma Tominey
October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0120:
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JEL Classification: D12; J13


Tags: income; pupil outcomes; shocks

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CEP Discussion Paper
Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1009:
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JEL Classification: D72; H11; H70; N12; O11


Tags: political competition; competition; government; us; economic development

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CEP Discussion Paper
Industrial Structure and Child Labor: Evidence from the Brazilian Population Census Furio Camillo Rosati and Marco Manacorda
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1008:
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JEL Classification: J21; J24; O15; O18


Tags: child labour; shift-share analysis; brazil

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
When do Better Schools Raise Housing Prices? Evidence from Paris Public and Private Schools Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet
October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0119:
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JEL Classification: H41;I21;I28;R21


Tags: school attendance zones; private schools; housing markets; residential segregation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employment, Inequality and the UK National Minimum Wage over the Medium-Term Peter Dolton, Chiara Rosazza-Bondibene and Jonathan Wadsworth October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1007:
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JEL Classification: J0; J2; J3


Tags: minimum wage; employment; wages; inequality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Capitalization of Central Government Grants into Local House Prices: Panel Data Evidence from England Christian A. L. Hilber, Teemu Lyytikäinen and Wouter Vermeulen September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0057:
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JEL Classification: H2; H3; H7; H81; R21; R31


Tags: local public finance; house prices; supply constraints; central government grants

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Geography or Economics? A Micro-Level Analysis of the Determinants of Degree Choice in the Context of Regional Economic Disparities in the UK Philip Wales September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0056:
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JEL Classification: C25; I2; J24; R23


Tags: education; human capital; skills; regional labour markets

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Mortgage Interest Deduction and its Impact on Homeownership Decisions Christian A. L. Hilber and Tracy M. Turner
September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0055:
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JEL Classification: H22; H24; H71; R21; R31; R52


Tags: homeownership; mortgage interest deduction; tax subsidies; land use regulation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of University Research on Corporate Patenting Christian Helmers and Mark Rogers
September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0054:
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JEL Classification: L22; L26; O34


Tags: patents; universities; knowledge transfer; spillover; uk

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Towards the Resilient Region?: Policy Activism and Peripheral Region Development Stuart Dawley, Andy Pike and John Tomaney
September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0053:
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JEL Classification: O10; R00


Tags: resilience; adaptability; adaptation

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CEP Discussion Paper
There Will Be Money Luis Araujo and Bernardo Guimaraes
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1004:
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JEL Classification: E40; D83


Tags: fiat money; autarky; equilibrium selection

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Union Membership and Influence 1999-2009 Alex Bryson and John Forth
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1003:
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JEL Classification: J51; J31; L25


Tags: trade unions; wages; holidays; workplace performance

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Market Entry on Innovation: Evidence from UK University Incubators Christian Helmers
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1002:
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JEL Classification: L22; L26; O34


Tags: patents; market entry; incubators; spillover

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CEP Discussion Paper
To Join or Not to Join? Factors Influencing Employee Share Plan Membership in a Multinational Corporation Alex Bryson and Richard Freeman September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1001:
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JEL Classification: D83; H3; I22; J33; J54


Tags: share plans; share contributions; risk aversion; peer effects; social norms

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade as an Engine of Creative Destruction: Mexican Experience with Chinese Competition Leonardo Iacovone, Ferdinand Rauch and L. Alan Winters September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0999:
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JEL Classification: F14; L11


Tags: china; mexico; multi-product-firm; trade shock

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CEP Discussion Paper
The End of National Models in Employment Relations? David Marsden
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0998:
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JEL Classification: J5; M55


Tags: labor-management relations; labor contracting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity Spreads, Market Power Spreads and Trade Ralf Martin
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0997:
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JEL Classification: C81; D24; L11; L25


Tags: trade policy; productivity measurement; imperfect competition; productivity dispersion; productivity spread

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Map of Mental Health Rachel Smithies
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0996:
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JEL Classification: H51; I19


Tags: mental health; nhs; mental health services; mental health staff; public health; expenditure

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Crisis? What Trade Crisis? Kristian Behrens, Gregory Corcos and Giordano Mion
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0995:
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JEL Classification: F01; F10; F14.


Tags: trade crisis; trade collapse; margins of trade; firm-level analysis; belgium.

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies Across Countries and of Schools within Countries Richard Freeman, Stephen Machin and Martina Viarengo August 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0117:
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JEL Classification: H5;I20;J24;J68;O15;P5


Tags: educational attainment; schools; inequality

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Modelling and Forecasting UK Mortgage Arrears and Possessions Janine Aron and John Muellbauer
August 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0052:
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JEL Classification: G21; G28; G17; R28; R21; C51; C53; E27


Tags: foreclosures; mortgage possessions; mortgage payment delinquencies; mortgage arrears; uk mortgage market; defaults; unobserved components model

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CEP Discussion Paper
Theories of Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Stephen Redding
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0994:
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JEL Classification: F12; F16; L22


Tags: heterogeneous firms; international trade; within-industry reallocation; selection into exporting

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CEP Discussion Paper
Revolving Door Lobbyists Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Mirko Draca and Christian Fons-Rosen
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0993:
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JEL Classification: H11; J24; J45


Tags: lobbying; revolving door; us congress; political connections; political elites

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter? Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0991:
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JEL Classification: O33; L60; C23


Tags: r&d spillovers; geographic proximity; technological proximity; horizontal proximity; spatial econometrics


This paper has been published as:
Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter?, Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen, The Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 64, Issue 2, June 2016
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CEP Discussion Paper
Towards a New Architecture for Financial Stability: Seven Principles Luis Garicano and Rosa Lastra
July 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0990:
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JEL Classification: E61; G21


Tags: banks; international financial markets; systematic risk

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Hospital Competition Improve Efficiency? An Analysis of the Recent Market-Based Reforms to the English NHS Zack Cooper, Steve Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0988:
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JEL Classification: C21; I18; L1; R0


Tags: hospital competition; market structure; prospective payment; incentive structure

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Kuznets Curve of Education: A Global Perspective on Education Inequalities Christian Morrisson and Fabrice Murtin
June 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0116:
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JEL Classification: D31; E27; F02; N00; O40


Tags: inequality; human capital; economic history; kuznets curve.

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
Currency Unions in Prospect and Retrospect J. M. C. Santos Silva and Silvana Tenreyro
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0986:
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JEL Classification: F00; F02; F15; F31; F42


Tags: currency union; integration; exchange rage; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Quality Matters - the Expulsion of Professors and Ph.D. Student Outcomes in Nazi Germany Fabian Waldinger
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0985:
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JEL Classification: I2; I21; J24; N34


Tags: phd students; university quality; faculty quality; nazi germany; dismissal of professors

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves Brian Bell, Francesco Fasani and Stephen Machin
June 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0984:
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JEL Classification: F22; K42


Tags: crime; immigration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Fiscal Decentralization Harmful for Economic Growth? Evidence from the OECD Countries Roberto Ezcurra and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose May 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0051:
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JEL Classification: H40; H52


Tags: fiscal decentralization; political decentralization; administrative decentralization; economic growth; oecd

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Schooling: Evidence from the UK's Introduction of a National Minimum Wage Patricia Rice
May 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0050:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24; J38


Tags: minimum wages; enrolment in schooling; natural experiment approach

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0983:
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JEL Classification: J45; F12; I18; J31


Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity


This paper has been published as:
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals, Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen, The Review of Economic Studies, January 2015
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CEP Discussion Paper
Human Resource Management and Productivity Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0982:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: human resource management; productivity; personnel economics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Imperfect Competition in the Labour Market Alan Manning
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0981:
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JEL Classification: J0; J42; J63; J64


Tags: imperfect competition; labour markets; rents; search; matching; monopsony

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Determinants of Vertical Integration in Export Processing: Theory and Evidence from China Ana Fernandes and Heiwai Tang
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0980:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23; L14; L33


Tags: intrafirm trade; vertical integration; export processing; outsourcing

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Crime Reducing Effect of Education Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0979:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime; education; offenders


This paper has been published as:
Youth Crime and Education Expansion, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic, German Economic Review, Volume 13, Issue 4, November 2012
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CEP Discussion Paper
Intra-Firm Trade and Product Contractibility (Long Version) Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0978:
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JEL Classification: F10; F23; L14; L23


Tags: related party trade; imports; contract theory; contractibility; intermedication; human capital; physical capital

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crisis? What Crisis? Currency vs. Banking in the Financial Crisis of 1931 Albrecht Ritschl and Samad Salferaz
May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0977:
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JEL Classification: N12; N13; E37; E47; C53


Tags: great depression; 1931 financial crisis; international business cycle transmission; bayesian factor analysis; currency; banking

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design is taking the Con out of Econometrics Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke May 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0976:
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JEL Classification: C01


Tags: research design; natural experiment; quasi-experiment; structural models

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Housing Markets and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009: Lessons for the Future John V. Duca, John Muellbauer and Anthony Murphy April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0049:
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JEL Classification: R21; G18; E51; E21; C51; C52


Tags: financial crisis; house prices; credit crunch; subprime mortgages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Economic Geographers and the Limelight: The Reaction to the 2009 World Development Report Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0048:
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JEL Classification: R0; R19


Tags: economic geography

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Self-Reinforcing Shocks: Evidence from a Resettlement Policy Aki Kangasharju and Matti Sarvimäki
April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0047:
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JEL Classification: F12; J10; R12; N94


Tags: economic geography; agglomeration; migration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Regional Manufacturing Wages: Dancing to the Tune of Trade Shocks Filipe Lage de Sousa
April 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0046:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; R12


Tags: economic geography; trade shocks; manufacturing wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Sequential Exporting Facundo Albornoz, Hector Calvo-Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas
March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0974:
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JEL Classification: F10; D21; F13


Tags: export dynamics; trade liberalization; experimentation; uncertainty

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CEP Discussion Paper
Slip Sliding Away: Further Union Decline in Germany and Britain John T. Addison, Alex Bryson, André Pahnke and Paulino Teixeira March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0971:
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JEL Classification: J50; J51


Tags: union recognition; union coverage; worker representation in works councils; joint consultative committees; patterns of erosion; behavioural and composition effects; shift share analysis

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Interest Subsidies on Student Loans: A Better Class of Drain Nicholas Barr and Alison Johnston
March 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0114:
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Tags: student loans;

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Individual Teacher Incentives, Student Achievement and Grade Inflation Pedro Martins
March 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0112:
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Tags: teacher incentives; pupil attainment

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Measuring the Returns to Lifelong Learning Jo Blanden, Franz Buscha, Patrick Sturgis and Peter Urwin
March 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0110:
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Tags: lifelong learning; earnings; social status

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CEP Discussion Paper
Recent Advances in the Empirics of Organizational Economics Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0970:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: productivity; organization; management; decentralization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
City-Region Governance, Policy Variation and Economic Performance Paul Steeples
February 2010
Paper No' SERCPP005:
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Predicting the Geography of House Prices Bernard Fingleton
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0045:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; O18; R12; R31


Tags: new economic geography; real estate prices; spatial econometrics; panel data; prediction

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Moving into the Projects: Social Housing Neighbourhoods and School Performance in England Felix Weinhardt
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0044:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24


Tags: neighbourhood effects on education

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CEP Discussion Paper
New Approaches to Measuring Management and Firm Organization Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen
February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0969:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: surveys; data; organization; management

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wholesalers and Retailers in U.S. Trade (Long Version) Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott February 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0968:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14


Tags: wholesaler; retailer; intermediary; international trade

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Agglomeration Elasticities and Firm Heterogeneity Daniel J. Graham and David C. Maré
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0043:
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JEL Classification: L25; R12; R3


Tags: agglomeration; urban density; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Depression Econometrics: A FAVAR Model of Monetary Policy During the Great Depression Pooyan Amir Ahmadi and Albrecht Ritschl January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0967:
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JEL Classification: N12; E37; E47; E52; C11; C53


Tags: great depression; monetary policy; friedman; schwartz hypothesis; bayesian favar; dynamic factor model; gibbs sampling

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Product Market Competition Lead Firms to Decentralize? Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
January 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0966:
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JEL Classification: L2; M2; O32; O33


Tags: decentralization; management practices

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
New Housing Supply and the Dilution of Social Capital Christian A. L. Hilber
January 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0042:
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JEL Classification: D71; R21; R31


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