Trade, Investment & Productivity

Publication date: 5 Sep 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Van de Ven, J | External authors: Lucchino, P.
This report describes the tasks that have been undertaken to adapt an existing model developed at the National Institute for use as part of the JRF programme to develop anti-poverty strategies for the UK. Discussion focusses upon LINDA, a structural dynamic microsimulation model of the UK...
Publication date: 5 Sep 2016 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Van de Ven, J
This paper describes how the parameters of the Lifetime INcome Distributional Analysis (LINDA) microsimulation model were defined to reflect survey data for the UK. LINDA is a dynamic programming model of savings and labour supply decisions that has been developed for use by UK policy makers. The...
Publication date: 3 Aug 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Disney, R, Dolton, P | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 237 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Relatively generous provision of incomes for old people is among the main achievements of modern westernised economies. Historically, the state entered and expanded the market for pension provision in order to eliminate old-age poverty and to overcome diverse types of market failures. However,...
Publication date: 16 May 2016 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Van de Ven, J | JEL classification: C51, C61, C63, H31 | NIESR discussion paper number: 459
This paper describes a structural dynamic microsimulation model that generates individual-specifi…c data over a range of demographic and economic characteristics at discrete intervals through-out a simulated time horizon. The model is designed to analyse the distributional implications of policy...
Publication date: 12 May 2016 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Danzer, A, Dolton, P | JEL classification: J32, H55, J45 | NIESR discussion paper number: 457
Radical changes have been implemented to pension schemes across the UK public sector from April 2015. This paper simulates how these changes will affect the lifetime pension and how the negotiated pension changes compare across six public sector schemes by level of education. Specifically, we...
| Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity
Industrial clusters are regarded as an interesting laboratory for economic research and a useful concept to guide industrial and labour-market policies. The indefiniteness of cluster boundaries generates interesting opportunities for empirical exploration, both from a geographical and an industry...
| Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity
Despite an increase in labour market participation amongst older people little is known about where they work, the effects of workplace policies and practices on their working experiences, or their impact on workplace performance. This study will provide robust evidence on the employment of older...
Publication date: 22 Mar 2016 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Forth, J, Stokes, L | External authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J33 | Journal: International Journal of Manpower Vol. 37 Issue 2 | Project: The Prevalence and Effects of Performance-Related Pay in Britain | Publisher: Emerald
We use nationally-representative, monthly data on the total wage bill and employment of around 8,500 firms to investigate fluctuations in the economic importance of performance bonuses in Britain over the past 15 years. We decompose the share of the total economy-wide wage bill that is accounted...
| Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy
This short project aims to scope out options for the design and administration of a possible seventh wave of the Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) series. The project will outline the motivations for a new survey and identify some of the potential innovations that could be made to its...

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