Have EU funds benefited the UK – and which aspects of EU Cohesion Policy should be maintained if they are replaced? Marco Di Cataldo and Vassilis Monastiriotis (LSE) argue that the funds have significantly contributed to regional growth in the UK, particularly in poorer areas. Strategic investments have played a distinct role in the economic growth of UK regions, and […]
The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force at the start of this month, but it is unclear whether the UK can retain the benefits of the agreement after it leaves the EU. Han Dorussen writes that the UK risks being excluded from what Brexiteers want: a free trade area ‘beyond Europe’ and greater ‘global influence’.
On February 1st, the EU-Japan […]
What socio-economic characteristics were associated with a Leave vote? Leonardo S. Alaimo (far left) and Luigi M. Solivetti (Sapienza University of Rome) use Local Government District data and find that voters with GCSE-level education, and manufacturing workers in particular, were most likely to support Brexit.
Uncertainties still remain about what drove the Leave vote in the EU referendum. Our research […]
Paula Hill, Adriana Korczak and Piotr Korczak (University of Bristol) analyse which firms and sectors have been most affected by the political uncertainty associated with Brexit. They discuss how those results can help understand corporate decisions made since the referendum.
As of early March 2019, we still do not know the terms on which Britain will leave the EU, and […]
The UK would like to export more to Australia and New Zealand after Brexit. Malcolm Abbott (Swinburne University of Technology) looks at the history of trade between the three countries and the prospects for growth in the future.
How might the UK increase its trade and other economic links with parts of the world outside the Union after Brexit? Among […]
London was to have played a central role in the EU’s Capital Markets Union, which was launched by a British commissioner. Andy Mullineux (Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham) explains the purposes of the project and why the UK’s departure could lead to a fragmentation of capital markets.
In preparation for Brexit, banks and other financial […]