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    The referendum is not the only thing that matters to British business

The referendum is not the only thing that matters to British business

For a few months now, all eyes in Westminster have been trained on the EU referendum. To the exclusion of almost everything else, talk has focused on what may happen when the British people make their historic choice on 23 June. But many of the risks facing the UK economy stem from longstanding, home-grown structural issues, writes Adam Marshall, […]

What is Brexit-related uncertainty doing to UK growth?

The UK will soon vote on whether to end its 43-year membership in the European Union. Opinion polls suggest the vote is too close to call, with the “stay” and “leave” side switching leads on a regular basis, and this uncertainty is reflected in swings in the stock market, explains Nicholas Bloom. Using data from the Economic Policy Uncertainty […]

HM Treasury v Economists for Brexit: whom to believe?

Two recent assessments of the economics of Brexit, from the Treasury and a new group calling itself Economists for Brexit, come to diametrically opposed conclusions, writes Iain Begg. They add to an array of claims and counter-claims, many of which come up with apparently firm predictions, but have subtle differences that make direct comparisons difficult. Voters are entitled to be […]

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    Danny Dorling on Brexit, empire, inequality…and Eurovision.

Danny Dorling on Brexit, empire, inequality…and Eurovision.

At a recent LSE talk, Danny Dorling argued that we should stay in the European Union. He unpicks the absurdity of some arguments against our EU membership. Those for Brexit are not only likely to come from areas with few immigrants, but they want highly-skilled lowly-paid young Europeans out of the country, all while British expat pensioners rely on someone else’s […]

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    Immigration from the EU is not a ‘necessary evil’ and does not drag down wages

Immigration from the EU is not a ‘necessary evil’ and does not drag down wages

A major argument of the Leave campaign is that Brexit would give the UK more control over the flow of EU immigrants, who have supposedly hurt the jobs and pay of British workers. Research by Jonathan Wadsworth, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and John van Reenen shows that far from EU immigration being a ‘necessary evil’ of being in the […]

How to cope with Brexit: an employers’ guide

Migrants are now 11 per cent of the workforce and one in 20 workers is from the EU, writes Heather Rolfe of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research(NIESR). Their presence in low skilled work is particularly marked. We asked employers in low skilled sectors what free movement means to them and what they would do if the supply of […]

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    The geography of the Brexit vote – what difference will turnout make?

The geography of the Brexit vote – what difference will turnout make?

In their recent analysis, Ron Johnston, Kelvyn Jones and David Manley used a large body of YouGov polling data to explore which social groups are most likely to vote Leave in the upcoming EU Referendum and where they live, producing a clear geography of support for Brexit. Here, they explore how differential turnout rates across those groups could alter […]

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    Aberystwyth et son amour: talking to locals in the UK’s most Europhile town

Aberystwyth et son amour: talking to locals in the UK’s most Europhile town

Is Aberystwyth, a small town in West Wales, really as Europhile as the recent YouGov polling suggests? Sarah Trotter and Nick Morgan, two PhD researchers who grew up there, returned to the town to ask locals about the prospect of a Brexit.

Aberystwyth, a small town nestled away on the coast of West Wales, has recently been making a […]

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