Trade, Investment & Productivity

| Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity
This project will provide timely evidence on the activities and effects of trade unions in Britain, so as to inform discussions surrounding the Trade Union Bill 2015-16*. The Bill puts forward a range of measures affecting the activities of trade unions, and its merits have already been hotly...
Publication date: 5 Jan 2016 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Forth, J | External authors: Willman, P., Bryson, A. | Project: Union resources
Paper presented at the 2016 LERA Conference, San Francisco, 4th January 2016. This paper updates the empirical literature on trade union resources in the UK. We argue that British unions lack resources effectively to manage first and second order collective action problems, and that the resource...
Publication date: 27 May 2015 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Venturini, F | External authors: Aristei, D., Sterlacchini, A.
Using homogenous firm-level data for the largest Member States of the EU over the period 2007-2009, we test whether manufacturing firms receiving R&D public supports (subsidies and/or tax incentives) spent more on R&D. The analysis is performed by means of both non-parametric (Propensity...
Publication date: 22 Mar 2015 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Venturini, F | External authors: Aristei, D., Vecchi, M. | Journal: Journal of Technology Transfer No. Forthcoming | Publisher: Springer-Verlag, London
This paper investigates the determinants of firms’ decision to cooperate in R&D with universities and the intensity of the cooperation effort, in relation to the engagement in inter-firm R&D collaborations. Using novel survey data for seven EU countries between 2007 and 2009, our analysis...
Publication date: 30 Sep 2014 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Venturini, F | External authors: Sterlacchini, A. | Journal: Industry & Innovation No. 21 Vol. 5 | Pages: 359-379
Using data for twelve manufacturing industries over the period 1980-2006, we perform for Italy and Spain a dynamic panel estimation of the long-run elasticity of TFP with respect to R&D capital. In spite of recording a level of R&D capital lower than Italian industries, the technology-based...
Publication date: 17 Dec 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Rincon-Aznar, A, Forth, J, Mason, G, O'Mahony, M | Report to: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
A nation's prosperity depends largely on its ability to raise the level of its productivity. The education level of its workforce, and how effectively the skills are used in the production processes, are considered important factors in this process. In this report we investigate the extent to which...
Publication date: 5 Nov 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Rincon-Aznar, A, Mason, G
Report to the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Select Committees, House of Commons, 26 October 2015
Publication date: 5 Nov 2015 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Dolton, P, Stops, M | JEL classification: J21, J38, R19 | Journal: Labour Economics Vol. 37 Issue December 2015 | Pages: 54-76 | Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford
This paper assesses the impact of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) on employment in the UK over the 1999–2010 period explicitly modelling the effect of the 2008–2010 recession. Identification of invoking a NMW is possible by reference to a pre-period (prior to 1999) without a NMW. Separate...
Publication date: 1 Jan 2009 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Van de Ven, Justin | NIESR discussion paper number: 324
The importance of contemporary trends in fertility and female labour supply is well recognised. Unfortunately, our understanding of these inter-related phenomena has been hampered by the difficulties that are associated with formulating a structural model of behaviour that reflects the joint nature...

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