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   Techies, trade, and skill-biased productivity
VoxEU - Vox Talks
23-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/techies-trade-and-skill-biased-productivity

Economists have studied the nexus between labour demand, globalisation, and technology adoption for decades, but quantifying the relative importance of these factors is challenging. Using firm-level data from France, this column proposes a new measure of productivity based on the number of workers ....
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   The impact of regularising migrant workers
VoxEU - Vox Talks
24-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/impact-regularising-migrant-workers

Legalisation of immigrant workers is a simple policy to implement and can be very effective in reducing undeclared labour, yet economists know relatively little about how host economies are affected. This column analyses Italy's largest ever legalisation to examine how the policy affects firms’ ....
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   Negative interest rate policy and the bank lending channel
VoxEU - Vox Talks
24-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/negative-interest-rate-policy-and-bank-lending-channel

Several central banks implemented negative policy rates in response to the financial crisis, but there is little consensus on the overall effect of this policy. This column examines the transmission of policy rates to bank lending rates, focusing on the case of Sweden. While the first two cuts in ne....
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   Productivity effects of internationalisation through the domestic supply chain
VoxEU - Vox Talks
24-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/productivity-effects-internationalisation-through-domestic-supply-chain

Studies of the implications of trade openness for local economies rarely address the domestic supply chain. This column examines whether indirect effects of internationalisation affect the domestic supply chain. Micro-level data for manufacturing firms across 19 EU countries, combined with input-out....
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   Subsidising labour hoarding in recessions
VoxEU - Vox Talks
25-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/subsidising-labour-hoarding-recessions

Labour hoarding – the practice of retaining excess employees during a negative shock – could potentially help firms avoid re-hiring and training costs when economic conditions improve and act as a form of insurance for workers. This column uses Italian micro data to show how labour hoarding in t....
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   Work in transition, part 2
VoxEU - Vox Talks
25-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/vox-talks/work-transition-part-2

In our second podcast on the The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's report on Work in Transition, Tim Phillips talks to Nate Young about how the growth of large cities in EBRD regions affects economic growth and wellbeing. ....
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   The ideas of James Mirrlees, 1936-2018
VoxEU - Vox Talks
25-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/ideas-james-mirrlees-1936-2018

Sir James Mirrlees, co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, passed away in August 2018. This column outlines how his work has transformed economists’ understanding of their discipline – from the principles of tax design to the theory of contracts and beyond. By concei....
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   Economic uncertainty and fertility cycles
VoxEU - Vox Talks
26-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/economic-uncertainty-and-fertility-cycles

Between the early 1940s and the late 1960s, the secular decline in fertility that started at the turn of the 19th century in most developed countries was interrupted by a massive baby-boom. This column argues that although much attention has focused on this boom, fertility rates preceding it were ....
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   How prices, incomes, and discrimination affect the ways we use time
VoxEU - Vox Talks
26-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/how-prices-incomes-and-discrimination-affect-ways-we-use-time

People combine goods and time in household production, and theory suggests that as their wage rates rise, they will substitute goods-intensive for time-intensive activities. However, it is not clear how activities that take essentially no, or minimal, amounts of spending, such as sleeping or watchin....
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   Health responses to the Great Recession in Iceland
VoxEU - Vox Talks
27-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/health-responses-great-recession-iceland

Studies on the relationship between business cycles and health have come up with conflicting results. This column uses the case of Iceland’s economic collapse in 2008 to argue that the context and nature of macroeconomic fluctuations are key. Looking at the Icelandic business cycle in general sugg....
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   Assortative matching in cities
VoxEU - Vox Talks
6-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/assortative-matching-cities

Large internal wage disparities between cities are a common feature in countries around the world. Using data from Germany, this column argues that one key driver of this is rising assortative matching of high-quality workers and plants in large cities. One promising strategy to reduce spatial wage ....
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   The short-run effects of GDPR on technology venture investment
VoxEU - Vox Talks
7-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/short-run-effects-gdpr-technology-venture-investment

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation was a landmark piece of legislation stipulating how businesses approach consumers’ privacy with regards to data. Using EU and US data, this column explores how the legislation impacted technology venture investment. The implementation of GDPR had an im....
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   The return on information technology
VoxEU - Vox Talks
7-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/return-information-technology

Although information technology has reshaped the way businesses operate, measuring IT capital in firms is challenging. Using an exceptionally rich firm-level dataset from Belgium, this column finds that large firms benefit more from IT than small firms, and that IT explains about 10% of the producti....
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   The role of high deductibles in healthcare spending growth
VoxEU - Vox Talks
8-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/role-high-deductibles-healthcare-spending-growth

Both healthcare spending levels and growth in the US have exceeded other developed countries for many years. With healthcare costs rising at an unsustainable pace, a greater percentage of workers in the US are being enrolled in high-deductible health plans. This column estimates the relationship bet....
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   The economics of cryptocurrency pump and dump schemes
VoxEU - Vox Talks
9-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/economics-cryptocurrency-pump-and-dump-schemes

The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies has been accompanied by a proliferation of fraud, largely in the form of pump and dump schemes. This column provides the first measure of the scope of such schemes across cryptocurrencies. The results suggest that the phenomenon is widespread and often quite....
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   Retail investors are not noise traders
VoxEU - Vox Talks
9-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/retail-investors-are-not-noise-traders

Retail investors are generally considered to be uninformed noise traders, but a recent literature suggests that such investors accumulate novel information about smaller stocks. Using new data from Thailand, this column argues that retail investors systematically outperform institutions, especially ....
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   The powers and pitfalls of quantitative easing
VoxEU - Vox Talks
9-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/powers-and-pitfalls-quantitative-easing

The effects of quantitative easing are poorly understood, in part because standard models of monetary policy predict that it doesn't work. This column uses a model in which households can be unequal and hold assets with different degrees of liquidity to show that quantitative easing can provide a po....
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   Leverage, financial shocks, and firm growth in the US
VoxEU - Vox Talks
9-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/leverage-over-lifecycle-firm-growth-and-shock-responsiveness

The financing behaviour of private US firms has been somewhat neglected in the firm dynamics literature. This column presents a new dataset for studying these firms’ behaviour and explores how the Great Recession affected their growth. The results show substantial heterogeneity in leverage by firm....
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   Banking integration in the EMU: Let’s get real!
VoxEU - Vox Talks
10-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/banking-integration-emu-let-s-get-real

Bank-to-bank lending in the euro area has increased, direct cross-border lending has not. The column shows that dependence on domestic banks reduces risk-sharing in a crisis, reducing GDP growth in affected country-sectors. Benefits from banking integration are only robust to global shocks if bankin....
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   Inequality in the joint distribution of consumption and time use
VoxEU - Vox Talks
10-Jan-2019
https://voxeu.org/article/inequality-joint-distribution-consumption-and-time-use

Economic wellbeing depends on the consumption of not just goods and services, but also the consumption of time. This column looks at leisure and consumption together for the same families by imputing the amount of leisure families consume in the Consumer Expenditure Survey, and finds a negative rel....
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   Foreign expansion, competition, and bank risk
VoxEU - Vox Talks
20-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/foreign-expansion-competition-and-bank-risk

There is a general consensus that lax monetary policy and banking globalisation were two critical factors behind the Global Crisis. This column explores how banks’ decisions to enter foreign markets impacted their individual and systemic risk. Results from a sample of European banks suggest that b....
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   Strikes and local politics
VoxEU - Vox Talks
20-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/strikes-and-local-politics

Conflicts in the labour market are detrimental to economic growth and welfare. Sweden was among the countries with the highest incidents of industrial disputes in the 1920s, but experienced declining levels from the 1930s onward. Using Swedish data from 1919 to 1938, this column shows that towns wit....
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   Cross-country differences in risk attitudes towards financial investment
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/cross-country-differences-risk-attitudes-towards-financial-investment

Despite a considerable premium on equity compared to risk-free assets, many households do not own any financial investments. Personal risk preferences play a crucial role in understanding this economic behaviour. This column analyses financial risk attitudes across 15 countries and identifies releva....
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   Immigrant entrepreneurship in America
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/immigrant-entrepreneurship-america

There is a contentious global debate surrounding the impact of immigrants on local labour markets. One less contentious aspect has been the notion that immigrant entrepreneurs can have major positive effects for the host economy. This column uses novel US data to explore how immigrant entrepreneurs ....
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   The costs of macroprudential policy
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/costs-macroprudential-policy

Central banks have increasingly relied on macroprudential measures to manage the financial cycle, but their effects on the core objectives of monetary policy to stabilise output and inflation are largely unknown. This column shows that the output costs of changes in maximum loan-to-value ratios are ....
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