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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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Tags: political economy; distributive politics; core voters; turnout; partisan alignment
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Airports, Market Access and Local Economic Performance: Evidence from China
Stephen Gibbons and Wenjie Wu
February 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0211:
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Tags: airports; infrastructure; productivity; china
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The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
January 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0210:
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Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; elasticity; urban
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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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Tags: intergovernmental transfers; flypaper effect; decentralization of health care
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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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Tags: neighborhood sorting; historical pollution; deprivation; persistence; environmental disamenity
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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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Tags: shale gas; fracturing; property valuation; housing prices; consumer expectation; hedonic price; united kingdom
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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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Tags: austerity; institutions; the state; governance; economic development; regional development agencies; england
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Traffic Externalities and Housing Prices: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge
Cheng Keat Tang
August 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0205:
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Tags: housing prices; capitalization effects; congestion charge; traffic externalities; marginal willingness to pay; difference-in-difference
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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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Tags: second homes; wealth inequality; land use regulation; house prices; homeownership; real estate investments
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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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Tags: structural reforms; regional growth; lagging regions
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Friday  24 February 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Colocation and Knowledge Diffusion: Evidence from Million Dollar Plants

Vincenzo Scrutino (CEP)

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Tuesday 31 January 2017

Vox: On the spatial distribution of development: the roles of nature and history

Economists point to three factors to explain how population is distributed: geographical characteristics, agglomeration, and history. This column, taken from a new Vox eBook, examines how economic and technological development have changed the ways in which two first-nature characteristics – suitability for growing food and suitability for engaging in trade – impact population distribution. 

This column first appeared as a chapter in the Vox eBook, The Long Economic and Political Shadow of History, Volume 1, available to download here.


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Vox - On the spatial distribution of development: the roles of nature and history

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