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CASE Paper
Inequality and the Capability Approach Tania Burchardt and Rod Hick
January 2017
Paper No' CASE/201:
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JEL Classification: I31; I32; D31


Tags: capability approach; inequality; distribution; advantage; measurement; poverty; income; wealth; multidimensional

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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Pareto models, top incomes, and recent trends in UK income inequality Stephen P Jenkins
August 2016
Paper No' PEP 30:
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JEL Classification: C46; C81; D31


Tags: inequality; top incomes; pareto distribution; generalized pareto distribution; survey under-coverage; hbai; spi

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CASE Paper
The Coalition’s Record on Employment: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015 Abigail McKnight
March 2015
Paper No' CASE/187:
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JEL Classification: J21; J68; J08


Tags: employment policy; evaluation of labour policies; unemployment; wages

Development Discussion Paper
Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
November 2013
Paper No' EOPP 047:
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Tags: social enterprise; motivated agents; non-profits

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CASE Paper
A question of quality: Do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early years education and care in England? Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart and Jane Waldfogel March 2013
Paper No' CASE/171:
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JEL Classification: I24, I38, J13


Tags: early childhood; pre-school; childcare; quality; disadvantaged families

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CASE Paper
Accounting for cross-country differences in wealth inequality Frank A Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight
March 2013
Paper No' CASE/168:
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JEL Classification: C81, D31, D63, I24, I31


Tags: household wealth; wealth inequality; debt; housing assets; educational loans; age-wealth profiles; decomposition

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CASE Paper
Mapping and measuring the distribution of household wealth: A cross-country analysis Frank A Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight November 2012
Paper No' CASE/165:
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JEL Classification: C81, D31, D63, I24, I31


Tags: household wealth; wealth inequality; debt; housing assets; educational loans; age-wealth profiles

Development Discussion Paper
The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics Robin Burgess, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin Olken, Peter Potapov, Stefanie Sieber and April 2012
Paper No' EOPP 037:
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JEL Classification: D73,L73


Tags: political economy; corruption; deforestation; cournot competition; satellite imagery; environmental monitoring; illegal logging; climate change; biodiversity

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CASE Paper
The Impact of School Context: What headteachers say Martin Thrupp and Ruth Lupton
December 2011
Paper No' CASE/158:
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JEL Classification: I24


Tags: schools; educational inequalities; deprivation; disadvantage; context

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CASE Paper
Pathways and penalties: Mothers’ employment trajectories and wage growth in the Families and Children Study Francesca Bastagli and Kitty Stewart December 2011
Paper No' CASE/157:
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JEL Classification: J22, J24, J31


Tags: maternal employment; wages; mothers; employment trajectories

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CASE Paper
Towards the ‘Big Society’: What role for neighbourhood working? Evidence from a comparative European study Catherine Durose, Jonathan France, Liz Richardson and Ruth Lupton October 2011
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JEL Classification: H70


Tags: big society; local government; neighbourhood; neighbourhood management; community

Theoretical Economics Paper
Sales and Collusion in a Market with Storage Francesco Nava and Pasquale Schiraldi
July 2011
Paper No' TE/2011/549:
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JEL Classification: L11, L12, L13, L41


Tags: storage; sales; collusion; cartel size; repeated games

CASE Report
An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK - Report of the National Equality Panel The report looks at the relationship between people’s economic outcomes and their characteristics and finds that inequalities in people's economic positions are also related to their characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion and education. John Hills
January 2010
Paper No' CASEreport 60:
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Tags: inequality; economic inequalities in the uk; educational outcomes; employment status; wages and earnings; individual income; incomes on a household basis; household wealth; distributions of economic outcomes; education; employment; wages and earnings; gender; age; ethnicity and religion; disability; sexual orientation; social class; housing tenure; nation and region; area deprivation;

Development Discussion Paper
Bad Apples: Political Paralysis and the Quality of Politicians Gabriel Leon
August 2009
Paper No' EOPP 013:
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JEL Classification: H1, H54, D7, O10


Tags: political agency; corruption; elections; term limits; economic reform; politician quality

Econometrics Paper
An Alternative Way of Computing Efficient Instrumental Variable Estimators Xiaohong Chen, David T. Jacho-Chávez and Oliver Linton June 2009
Paper No' EM/2009/536:
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JEL Classification: C12, C13, C14.


Tags: instrumental variables; minimum distance; semiparametric efficiency; two-stage least squares

Development Discussion Paper
Do Small States Get More Federal Monies? Myth and Reality About the US Senate Malapportionment Valentino Larcinese, Leonzio Rizzo and Cecilia Testa April 2009
Paper No' EOPP 007:
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JEL Classification: D72; H61; H77


Tags: federal budget; malapportionment; small state advantage; overrepresentation

Economics of Industry Paper
Motivation and Sorting in Open Source Software Innovation Sharon Belenzon and Mark Schankerman
October 2008
Paper No' EI 47:
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JEL Classification: L14; L17; L41; O31;O32


Tags: open source software; innovation; incentives; intrinsic motivation; motivated agents; reputation; reciprocity.

Econometrics Paper
Smoothness Adaptive Average Derivative Estimation Marcia M Schafgans and Victoria Zinde-Walshyz
August 2008
Paper No' EM/2008/529:
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JEL Classification: C14


Tags: nonparametric estimation; density weighted average derivative estimator; combined estimator.

Econometrics Paper
Efficient Estimation of a Semiparametric Characteristic-Based Factor Model of Security Returns Gregory Connor, Matthias Hagmann and Oliver Linton October 2007
Paper No' EM/2007/524:
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JEL Classification: G12; C14


Tags: additive models; arbitrage pricing theory; factor model; fama-french; kernel estimation; nonparametric regression; panel data.

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CASE Paper
Employment trajectories for mothers in low-skilled work: Evidence from the British Lone Parent Cohort Kitty Stewart
May 2007
Paper No' CASE/122:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24; J31


Tags: maternal employment; employment trajectories; wage progression


This paper has been revised and updated May 2008
Econometrics Paper
Selectivity and the gender wage gap decomposition in the presence of a joint decision process Marcia M Schafgans and Morton Stelcnery December 2006
Paper No' EM/2006/513:
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JEL Classification: C34; J71; D13; J31


Tags: sample selection model; gender wage differences; oaxaca wage decomposition; ‘discrimination’.

DARP Paper
Hierarchic contracting Rafael Hortala-Vallve and Miguel Sanchez
September 2005
Paper No' DARP 073:
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JEL Classification: D80; J30; L22; M12


Tags: principal-multi-agent relationships; moral hazard; team production; decentralisation; hierarchies; contract design

Econometrics Paper
A method of moments estimator for semiparametric index models Bas Donkers and Marcia M Schafgans
July 2005
Paper No' EM/2005/493:
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JEL Classification: C14; C31; C52


Tags: semiparametric estimation; multiple index models; average derivative functionals; generalized methods of moments estimator; rank testing

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CASE Paper
Parental Investment in Childhood and Later Adult Well-Being: Can More Involved Parents Offset the Effects of Socioeconomic Disadvantage? This paper uses analysis from the longitudinal National Child Development Study to aim to investigate whether the social capital produced by greater parental involvement can counteract some of the harmful effects of less financial capital? Darcy Hango May 2005
Paper No' CASE 098:
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JEL Classification: I21;I32;J13;Z13


Tags: parental involvement; socioeconomic disadvantage; social capital; education; national child development study

Econometrics Paper
The Bootstrap and the Edgeworth Correction for Semiparametric Averaged Derivatives Yoshihiko Nishiyama and Peter M Robinson
January 2005
Paper No' EM/2005/483:
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JEL Classification: C14; C24


Tags: bootstrap; edgeworth correction; semiparametric averaged derivatives

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CASE Paper
Teenage Expectations and Desires about Family Formation in the United States Robert D. Plotnick
December 2004
Paper No' CASE 090:
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JEL Classification: J1


Tags: family formation; marriage; childbearing; nonmarital childbearing

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CASE Paper
Income Mobility in Old Age in Britain and Germany Asghar Zaidi, Joachim R. Frick and Felix Büchel
December 2004
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Tags: income mobility; old age; pensions; britain and germany

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CASE Paper
Employment, Family Union, and Childbearing Decisions in Great Britain Arnstein Aassve, Simon Burgess, Matt Dickson and Carol Propper April 2004
Paper No' CASE 084:
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JEL Classification: J12; J13; J22


Tags: demographic transitions; marriage; divorce; birth; employment

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CASE Paper
Disability and Disadvantage: Selection, onset and duration effects Stephen P Jenkins and John A. Rigg
November 2003
Paper No' CASE 074:
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JEL Classification: J15;J18;J21


Tags: disability; selection; disadvantage; work; employment

Theoretical Economics Paper
Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
November 2003
Paper No' TE/2003/465:
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Tags: motivated agents; incentives in the public sector; school competition.

Econometrics Paper
LARCH, Leverage and Long Memory Liudas Giraitis, Remigijus Leipus, Peter M Robinson and Donatas Surgailis
October 2003
Paper No' EM/2003/460:
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Tags: leverage; long memory; linear arch; larch; finiteness of moments.

DARP Paper
Who Bore the Burden of Wage Arrears in the Kyrgyz Republic? Ceema Zahra Namazie
November 2002
Paper No' DARP 064:
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Tags: transition; wage arrears; labour demand.

Theoretical Economics Paper
The Wrong Kind of Transparency Andrea Prat
October 2002
Paper No' TE/2002/439:
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Tags: transparency; career concerns; expert agents.

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CASE Paper
Growing Up: School, family and area influences on adolescents' later life chances Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner and Carol Propper September 2001
Paper No' CASE 049:
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Tags: family background; poverty; wages; impact of schooling; area effects

Theoretical Economics Paper
Continuity of the Equilibrium Price Density and its Uses in Peak-Load Pricing Anthony Horsley and Andrew J Wrobel
May 2001
Paper No' TE/2001/417:
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Tags: price density; continuous-time peak-load pricing; pumped storage.

Econometrics Paper
The Averaged Periodogram for Nonstationary Vector Time Series D Marinucci and Peter M Robinson
December 2000
Paper No' EM/2000/408:
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Tags: averaged periodogram; nonstationary processes; fractional brownian motion.

Theoretical Economics Paper
Efficiency Rents of Storage Plants in Peak-Load Pricing, II: Hydroelectricity Anthony Horsley and Andrew J Wrobel
October 1999
Paper No' TE/1999/372:
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Tags: storage hydro; rental valuation; peak-load pricing; linear programming.


This paper has been published as:
'Efficiency rents of hydroelectric storage plants in continuous-time peak-load pricing', in The Current State of Economic Science, by S B Dahiya (ed.), vol.1, pp.453-480 (Spellbound Publications, Rohtak, 1999).
Development Economics Paper
Investigating Rationality in Wage-Setting Sonia R Bhalotra
February 1998
Paper No' DEDPS 10:
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Tags: efficiency wage; near-rationality; panel data; india.

Development Economics Paper
Inequality, Unemployment and Contemporary Europe Amartya Sen
November 1997
Paper No' DEDPS 07:
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Tags: unemployment; individuality; social exclusion; ageging population; self-help; social responsibility.

Theoretical Economics Paper
Weakening the Sure-Thing Principle: Decomposable Choice under Uncertainty Simon Grant, Atsushi Kajii and Ben Polak
October 1997
Paper No' TE/1997/339:
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Tags: sure-thing principle; decomposable choice; savage; subjective betweenness; ellsberg paradox

Econometrics Paper
Gender Wage Differences in Malaysia: Parametric and Semiparametric Estimation Marcia M Schafgans
March 1997
Paper No' EM/1997/325:
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Tags: malaysia; gender wage differences; gender discrimination; wage determining characteristics; parametric and semiparametric estimation.

Econometrics Paper
Modelling Nonlinearity and Long Memory in Time Series - (Now published in 'Nonlinear Dynamics and Time Series', C D Cutler and D T Kaplan (eds), Fields Institute Communications, 11 (1997), pp.61-170.) Peter M Robinson and Paolo Zaffaroni January 1997
Paper No' EM/1997/319:
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Tags: long memory; arch; nonlinear moving average. jel no.: c22

DARP Paper
Workers or Employers: Who is Shaping Wage Inequality in Portugal? Ana Rute Cardosa
August 1996
Paper No' DARP 022:
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Tags: wage structure; inequality decomposition; portugal; firm

DARP Paper
Public Pension Reform, Demographics ,and Inequality Robert K von Weizsäcker
June 1995
Paper No' DARP 011:
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Tags: income distribution; population ageing; old-age insurance reform; fiscal-demographic policy conflicts; social policy design.

Econometrics Paper
Galton's Fallacy and Tests of the Convergence Hypothesis (Now published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics 95 (4), 1993, pp.427-443.) Danny Quah  1993
Paper No' EM/1993/265:
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Tags: convergence hypothesis; regressing average growth rates; galton's fallacy; coefficients of arbitrary signs; divergence of cross-country incomes.

Econometrics Paper
Conditions for Strong and Uniform Mixing in Linear Processes James Davidson
 1992
Paper No' EM/1992/251:
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Tags: strong mixing; uniform mixing; moving avrage process

Japanese Studies Programme Paper
Wage Differentials in Japan: 1958-85 Michio Morishima
September 1989
Paper No' JS/1989/203:
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Tags: japan; wage differentials; commodity; market; labour market; manual labour; non-manual labour; education; sex; wage payment; seniority.