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First, a further conditional increase in the grace period, so that Greece does not have to service any debt, for example for the next five years and then only if Greece is growing at 3 per cent or more, and until Greece has recovered at least 50 per cent of the gross domestic product it has lost since 2008.
This article appeared in the Financial Times on 23 January 2015 link to article
Christopher Pissarides webpage
Macro Programme webpage
Christopher Pissarides CEP publications webpage
During Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced his plan to expand paid leave for workers, starting with the federal government. Even with three months available to them, few Americans can take that much leave without pay. And as Baby Boomers age, more and more Americans will need to provide care for elderly family members. ''[Obama] is also proposing $2 billion in new funds to encourage states to develop paid family and medical leave programs,'' Stevenson says. At the same time, Obama is using his authority over the federal workforce to extend more benefits.
Businesses that adopt paid leave policies often see positive results: A study of more than 700 firms by the Centre for Economic Performance, a London-based think tank, found that companies with work-life balance policies had higher productivity. Other research suggests that it can even boost corporate profits.This article was published online by PRI (Public Radio International) on January 21, 2015
Link to article here
Work Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity, Nicholas Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Report, January 2006.
Work-Life Balance: the Links with Management Practices and Productivity, Nicholas Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen. Article in CentrePiece Volume 11, Issue 1, Summer 2006
Nicholas Bloom webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
''According to LSE professor Paul Cheshire, new build houses are about 40 per cent bigger in the Netherlands and 38 per cent bigger in Germany than they are in England. And yet housing goes for 45 per cent less per square metre in the Netherlands and, in Germany, prices did not rise throughout the entire 1971 to 2002 period ''
This article was published online by Conservativehome on January 21, 2015
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Turning houses into gold: the failure of British planning, Paul Cheshire. Article in CentrePiece, Volume 19, Issue 1, Spring 2014
Paul Cheshire webpage
Spatial Economics Research Centre webpage
The 2015 CEPR Annual Public Economics Symposium will take place on 14-15 May at the London School of Economics. It will be hosted by STICERD and co-funded by the International Growth Centre.
The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region.
This year's symposium features a keynote talk by Professor Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley. The symposium will also include a number of sessions devoted specifically to the theme of "public economics and development". The event provides a unique opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It is also a great opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists.
For more information about this event please go to http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/_new/events/cepr/default.asp
CASE/SPCC Special Event
Wednesday 28th January 2015
|08:30-09:00||Light breakfast available|
|09:00-10:15||Overview Briefing on the Coalition's record overall|
(Ruth Lupton and John Hills)
|10:15-10:45||Short break for coffee and networking|
|10:45-11:45||Choice of optional breakout groups covering more detailed evidence around: