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Restructuring and Productivity Growth in UK Manufacturing
We analyse productivity growth in UK manufacturing 1980-92 using the newly available ARD panel of establishments drawn from the Census of Production. We examine the relative importance of 'internal'Expand
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Entry, Exit and Establishment Survival in UK Manufacturing
We study entry, exit and survival of UK manufacturing establishments from 1986 to 1991 using the newly released ARD database. We document patterns of entry and exit across industries and over time.Expand
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Intangible Capital and Growth in Advanced Economies: Measurement Methods and Comparative Results
We present a harmonized data set on intangible investment for a number of EU countries and an analysis of growth.
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Global Engagement and the Innovation Activities of Firms
Globally engaged firms (multinational enterprises or exporters) tend to have higher productivity than their purely-domestic counterparts. We examine a UK firm data set where we have measures ofExpand
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Returns to Education: Evidence from UK Twins
We use a new sample of UK female identical twins to estimate private economic returns to education. We report findings in three areas. First, we use identical twins, to control for family effects andExpand
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Does Inward Foreign Direct Investment Boost the Productivity of Domestic Firms?
Are there productivity spillovers from FDI to domestic firms, and, if so, how much should host countries be willing to pay to attract FDI? To examine these questions we use a plant-level panelExpand
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What Happened to the Knowledge Economy? ICT, Intangible Investment, and Britain's Productivity Record Revisited
Despite the apparent importance of the “knowledge economy,” U.K. macroeconomic performance appears unaffected: investment rates are flat, and productivity has slowed. We investigate whetherExpand
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How Much Does the UK Invest in Intangible Assets?
We attempt to replicate for the UK the Corrado, Hulten and Sichel (2005, 2006) work on spending on intangible assets in the US. Their work suggests private sector expenditure (investment) onExpand
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Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, thanExpand
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Trade, Technology and UK Wage Inequality
The U.K. skill premium fell from the 1950s to the late 1970s and then rose very sharply. This paper examines the contributions to these relative wage movements of international trade and technicalExpand
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