Stephen Machin

Department of Economics
and Centre for Economic Performance
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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Institutional Affiliation: London School of Economics

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2019Trade and Worker Deskilling
with Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra: w25919
August 2010Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies across Countries and of Schools within Countries
with Richard B. Freeman, Martina Viarengo: w16293

Published: 'Inequality of Educational Outcomes: International Evidence From PISA', Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Special Issue on PISA, (with R. F reeman and M. Viarengo), 11, 5-20 (2011)

July 2010Crime Displacement and Police Interventions: Evidence from London's "Operation Theseus"
with Mirko Draca, Robert Witt
in The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America, Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky, editors
May 2008Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability
with Mirko Draca, John Van Reenen: w13996

Published: Mirko Draca & Stephen Machin & John Van Reenen, 2011. "Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 129-51, January. citation courtesy of

June 2004Mobility and Joblessness
with Paul Gregg, Alan Manning
in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000, David Card, Richard Blundell and Richard B. Freeman, editors
January 2000Child Development and Success or Failure in the Youth Labor Market
with Paul Gregg
in Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries, David G. Blanchflower and Richard B. Freeman, editors
September 1997Implications of Skill-Biased Technological Change: International Evidence
with Eli Berman, John Bound: w6166

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 113, no. 4 (November 1998): 1245-1280. citation courtesy of

May 1994Trade Unions and the Dispersion of Earnings in British Establishments, 1980-90
with Amanda Gosling: w4732

Published: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 57, no. 2 (May 1995): pp. 167-184. citation courtesy of

The Effects of Minimum Wages on Employment: Theory and Evidence from the US
with Richard Dickens, Alan Manning: w4742

Published: Published as "The Effects of Minimum Wages on Employment: Theory and Evidence from Britain", JLE, Vol. 17, no. 1 (January 1999): 1-22.

British Unions in Decline: An Examination of the 1980s Fall in Trade Union Recognition
with Richard Disney, Amanda Gosling: w4733


  • Published as "British Unions in Decline: Determinants of the 1980's Fallin Union Recognition", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 48, no. 3 (1995): 403-419. Published as "What Has Happened to Union Recognition in Britain?",
  • Economica, Vol. 63, no. 249 (February 1996): 1-18.

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