Trade, Investment & Productivity

Publication date: 1 Jan 2002 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: O'Mahony, M | External authors: Valerie Jarvis and Hans Wessels
NIESR's Occasional Paper Series, number 55 The determinants of cross-country differences in economic performance have been much described, but remain ill-understood. This project builds on the considerable experience of the NIESR team in carrying out detailed case-study analysis, based on...
Publication date: 26 Oct 2005 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: O'Mahony, M
Presented at University of Birmingham Business School
Publication date: 3 Aug 1998 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | NIESR discussion paper number: 141
This paper studies physical investment in UK manufacturing from the viewpoint of the individual establishment, i.e. business or plant. It uses the new longitudinal database of the Census of Production, the ARD. I construct a sample of 1,752 establishments which survived over 1973-93 and estimate...
Publication date: 30 Jun 2006 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Kirby, S, Riley, R | NIESR discussion paper number: 274
This paper examines the effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the return paid to two different types of skill: general skills, acquired through schooling and work experience, and job-specific skills, acquired by experience in a particular job. Using the UK Labour Force...
Publication date: 1 Jul 2002 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Davis, P | External authors: Byrne, J | NIESR discussion paper number: 198
In this paper we assess the impact of a comprehensive range of macroeconomic and financial measures of uncertainty on business investment in the major industrial countries using Pooled Mean Group Panel Estimation. We discover a significant negative long run effect from both nominal and real...
Publication date: 1 Dec 2001 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Rolfe, H | NIESR discussion paper number: 190
This paper uses qualitative data from interviews with university lecturers to examine the effect of tuition fees on students' demands and expectations. Lecturers identified four main changes: a higher proportion of students enter higher education for career reasons than in the past; students...
Publication date: 14 May 2003 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Davis, P | External authors: Byrne, J | JEL classification: E22, F31 | NIESR discussion paper number: 208
We estimate the impact of exchange rate uncertainty on investment, using panel estimation featuring a decomposition of exchange rate volatility derived from the components GARCH model of Engle and Lee (1999). For a poolable subsample of EU countries, it is the transitory and not the permanent...
Publication date: 12 May 2003 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Britain & Finance | Authors: Riley, R, Weale, M | JEL classification: D91, E21 | NIESR discussion paper number: 206
We use successive datasets from the U.K. Family Expenditure Survey to estimate a closed form consumption function for households facing uncertain future income. The closed form is derived from a model of absolute risk aversion modified to reflect differences in consumers' circumstances (quasi-...

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