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CEP Policy Analysis

[Westminster] Objective, brief and non-technical, Policy Analysis is a series of background briefings on key policy issues raised in the news.

These analyses are provided by some of our expert researchers and draw on some of our past and current research.

We will try to answer inquiries relating to this work whenever possible.Press inquiries to Romesh Vaitilingam (Tel: 07768-661095 Email:, or Helen Durrant (Tel: 020 7955 7395 Email:
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The Impact of 'Clean Innovation' on Economic Growth: Evidence from the Transport and Energy Industries'
Ralf  Martin,  November 2014
Paper No' CEPPA017: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union
G.I.P.  Ottaviano,  Joao Paulo  Pessoa,  Thomas  Sampson,  John  Van Reenen,  May 2014
Paper No' CEPPA016: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

More details on the research discussed here are in the technical paper 'The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU', Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo, May 2014.
Immigration, the European Union and the UK Labour Market
Jonathan  Wadsworth,  May 2014
Paper No' CEPPA015: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Immigration and the UK Labour Market: The latest evidence from economic research
Jonathan  Wadsworth,  June 2012
Paper No' CEPPA014: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Apprenticeship Policy in England: Increasing Skills versus Boosting Young People's Job Prospects
Hilary  Steedman,  December 2011
Paper No' CEPPA013: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Reducing Crime: More Police, More Prisons or More Pay?
Olivier  Marie,  July 2010
Paper No' CEPPA012: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

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A Note on Academy School Policy
Stephen  Machin,  James  Vernoit,  July 2010
Paper No' CEPPA011: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Still time to reclaim the European Union Emissions Trading System for the European tax payer
Ralf  Martin,  Mirabelle  Muûls,  Ulrich J.  Wagner,  May 2010
Paper No' CEPPA010: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The National Minimum Wage: The Evidence of its Impact on Jobs and Inequality
September 2008
Paper No' CEPPA006: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Doha Round: Freer and Fairer Trade?
July 2008
Paper No' CEPPA001: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
UK Productivity During The Blair Era
June 2007
Paper No' CEPPA009: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Boosting Innovation and Productivity Growth in Europe: The hope and the realities of the EU's 'Lisbon agenda'
October 2006
Paper No' CEPPA007: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Incapacity Benefit Reform: Tackling the Rise in Labour Market Inactivity
March 2006
Paper No' CEPPA005: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inherited Family Firms and Management Practices: The Case for Modernising the UK's Inheritance Tax
March 2006
Paper No' CEPPA004: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Climate Change: Economic Sense and Non-sense of Carbon Mitigation Policies
February 2006
Paper No' CEPPA003: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Fighting over Peanuts? The European Union Budget
December 2005
Paper No' CEPPA002: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)