Journal article/book/chapter

Productivity growth in Europe and the US: A sectoral study

This paper describes recent trends in productivity growth in the EU and the US. By adopting a sectoral perspective, we achieve a deeper understanding of the compositional patterns of aggregate growth and shed light on the reasons why the EU productivity has lagged behind the US during the period 1995-2007. This may be of use for policy makers in order to design policies to close the gap.

Methodologies for surveys of employers and employees

This chapter of the Guidelines discusses in detail some of the practicalities of administering linked surveys of employers and employees within a multi-country, European context. It draws upon the survey methods literature and the experience of the MEADOW consortium in order to identify methodological options and best practice. Recommendations for the design of a multi-country survey are put forward.

Antecedents and outcomes of information disclosure to employees in the UK, 1990-2004: The role of employee voice

We map changes in the pattern of information disclosure by management to employees over 14 years in the UK, using the Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) panels for 1990-8 and 1998-2004. We use time-lagged probit regression to explore antecedents and outcomes of disclosure over the two periods, focusing on the effects of voice mechanisms on disclosure and on the impact of disclosure on performance. The results show a significant increase in disclosure over the first period but a levelling off in the second.

EU enlargement and migration: Assessing the macroeconomic impacts

Enlargement of the European Union in May 2004 was followed by an increase in migration from the poorest of the central and eastern European New Member States (NMS) to other Member States. We consider the macroeconomic impacts of these migration flows across Europe, highlighting impacts in receiving and sending countries.