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Cambridge Working Papers in Economics (CWPE) is a new series of papers from the Faculty of Economics and the Department of Applied Economics. It supersedes the DAE Working Paper series.

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• The Emergence of Enforcement ﻿

(Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, 2022-08-30)
We ask how enforcement can endogenously emerge in a landscape in which only raw power iron ﬁsts, govern the interaction of agents. If two agents are ranked in terms of power, the more powerful one can expropriate, at a ...
• Labor Supply and the Pension Contribution-Benefit Link ﻿

(Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, 2022-08-22)
We estimate the impact of public pension systems on labor supply far from the normal retirement age by exploiting Poland's switch from a Defined Benefit to a Notional Defined Contribution scheme for men born after 1948. ...
• How Should We Fund End-of-Life Care in the USA? ﻿

(Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, 2022-08-22)
Dying is expensive in America. Healthcare expenditures from all payors (public and private) total $80,000 in the last 12 months of life and$155,000 in the last 3 years. Although most end-of-life expenses are paid by ...
• Measuring the effects of power system reform in Jiangsu province, China from the perspective of Social Cost Benefit Analysis ﻿

(Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, 2022-09-13)
The paper uses a social cost benefit analysis (SCBA) approach to measure the effects of the power system reform starting from 2015 in Jiangsu province, China. We review the background of Jiangsu power system and summarize ...