economy

  • brexit
    Permalink Gallery

    David Davis has demonstrated a decidedly muddled understanding of trade policy

David Davis has demonstrated a decidedly muddled understanding of trade policy

One of the arguments made by the Leave campaign during the UK’s referendum was that Brexit would allow Britain to negotiate trade deals globally more quickly than would be possible via the EU. Mark Manger writes that the plans outlined so far by David Davis, the UK’s new ‘Brexit Secretary’, indicate this is likely to be a key priority […]

  • mentions_of_economy
    Permalink Gallery

    Experts and the referendum: why we need to rethink economics and challenge ‘econocracy’

Experts and the referendum: why we need to rethink economics and challenge ‘econocracy’

The economy features prominently in the public debate, even though the jargon and decision-making behind it is completely inaccessible to much of the public. As a result, and to articulate their economic grievances, many use the language of nationalism and immigration – something that was particularly evident in the Brexit debate. The way we use economics must therefore be […]

  • money
    Permalink Gallery

    Brexit and the UK economy – when will we know the impact? Dates for the diary

Brexit and the UK economy – when will we know the impact? Dates for the diary

Although reports about the impact of the Brexit vote appear daily in the media – usually about FTSE 100 fluctuations – it is not until the end of the year that data will start being made available. Until then, any stories you read can only be considered speculations, writes Dimitri Zenghelis. Here, he gives some dates to note in […]

  • graph
    Permalink Gallery

    Delaying talks with the rest of the EU is fraught with economic risk

Delaying talks with the rest of the EU is fraught with economic risk

Last week it was all about hypotheticals, scenarios and speculation. Now, it’s real and it will rapidly become clear whether those who foresaw short term damage to the British economy from Brexit were correct, writes Iain Begg. But it is alarming to hear Brexiteers who forecast only a short-term shock calling for a delay in invoking Article 50 – […]

  • 5165377895_ccd93e6654_b
    Permalink Gallery

    Attacking the roots of inequality: a sharing economy and how to achieve it

Attacking the roots of inequality: a sharing economy and how to achieve it

Britain’s model of corporate capitalism and the increasing private ownership of capital lie at the root of growing inequality, writes Stewart Lansley; and so despite the political rhetoric against inequality, the problem can only be tackled through a “deconcentration” of wealth. Here, and drawing on examples used in his new book, he sets out the case for social wealth […]

  • 3064351634_82d09f0e14_o
    Permalink Gallery

    Instincts vs. Politics: the state of Labour’s fiscal debate

Instincts vs. Politics: the state of Labour’s fiscal debate

Should Labour oppose George Osborne’s surplus rule? On the one hand are those within the Party who see the rule as bad economics; on the other are those who point out Labour was defeated on the economy in May 2015, and so are ready to sign up to a fiscal rule they don’t believe in. Gavin Kelly assesses the […]

  • business
    Permalink Gallery

    Responding to the recession: smaller businesses reduced labour costs; larger firms reduced their workforce

Responding to the recession: smaller businesses reduced labour costs; larger firms reduced their workforce

Looking at the experiences of British businesses during the financial crisis, Yanqing Lai, George Saridakis, Robert Blackburn and Steward Johnstone find that small and medium-sized firms were more likely to have responded with cutting pay and work hours. They also find that large firms were more likely to have responded with personnel layoffs, mainly due to having less flexible […]

  • stats
    Permalink Gallery

    Lies, damned lies and statistics on the UK’s EU membership

Lies, damned lies and statistics on the UK’s EU membership

How would leaving the European Union affect the UK’s economy? Iain Begg writes that with pro-EU and anti-EU campaigning groups now officially up and running ahead of the UK’s planned referendum, British voters will undoubtedly be confronted with a series of contradictory claims and counter-claims on the costs and benefits of membership. He argues that it would be unwise […]

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
This work by British Politics and Policy at LSE is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.