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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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Tags: cohesion policy; smart specialisation; policy evaluation; innovation; european union
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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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Tags: cohesion policy; european union; regions; growth; employment
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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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Tags: regional government policy; regional labor markets; job displacement; economic development
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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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Tags: economic geography; public employment; place-based policies; german division
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Highways, Market Access and Spatial Sorting
Stephan Fretz, Raphaël Parchet and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0227:
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Tags: transportation; highway; market access; income sorting
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Colonial Legacies: Shaping African Cities
Neeraj Baruah, J. Vernon Henderson and Cong Peng
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0226:
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Tags: colonialism; persistence; africa; sprawl; urban form; urban planning; leapfrog
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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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Tags: matching; labour; job-search; firms; recruitment; experiment
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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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Decomposing the Impact of Immigration on House Prices
Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0223:
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Tags: immigration; housing; spain; instrumental variables
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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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Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa
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Thursday 14 May 2020

The Daily Telegraph: Economy still in limbo as working parents continue to juggle childcare; With schools remaining closed, productivity levels will continue to suffer, writes Russell Lynch

But the short-term productivity hit of a workforce partly hamstrung by childcare, could be dwarfed by the longer-run economic blow to the children missing school and the wider economy, according to education experts. Stephen Machin, an LSE professor who heads the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), says there will be "a significant output loss" in the short term and is critical of the Government's strategy, saying: "I'm not sure the interaction between the labour market and the schooling market has been thought out. They are being treated as if they were two separate distinct things."

But those short-run concerns are outweighed by the prospect of the longer term damage to pupils, with the brunt felt by poorer children.

The CEP's studies, based on previous stoppages such as teachers' strikes, warn the effect of the lost learning could push a mid-ranking child into the bottom 30pc.


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The Daily Telegraph - Economy still in limbo as working parents continue to juggle childcare; With schools remaining closed, productivity levels will continue to suffer, writes Russell Lynch

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