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#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election

Ghazala  Azmat,  Brian  Bell,  Jonathan  Colmer,  Antoine  Dechezleprêtre,  Swati  Dhingra,  Christian  Hilber,  Stephen  Machin,  Alan  Manning,  Ralf  Martin,  Alistair  McGuire,  Sandra  McNally,  Gianmarco  Ottaviano,  Henry  Overman,  Isabelle  Roland,  Thomas  Sampson,  Anna  Valero,  John  Van Reenen,  Jonathan  Wadsworth,  Gill  Wyness,  Gabriel  Zucman,  April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034: | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)
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Keywords: 2015 UK General Election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; NHS; education; higher education; immigration; Brexit; EU; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; UK housing; environment; climate change; UK cities; infrastructure; taxation

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Please see the CEP #ElectionEconomics report(Paper 1)and the Executive Summary (Paper 2) that cover all the election 2015 briefings, discussing the research evidence on 15 of the UK's key policy battlegrounds: immigration, austerity, real wages and living standards, productivity and business, Europe, the NHS, schools, tuition fees, gender gaps, urban and regional policy, top tax rates, inequality, housing and planning, crime, climate change and energy.