Evidence of the UK’s economic performance since the EU Referendum is clear: GDP growth has slowed down, productivity has suffered, the pound has depreciated and purchasing power has gone down, and investments have declined. In this blog, Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra (LSE Centre for Economic Performance) argue that the impact of the Brexit vote on the health of […]
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 […]
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is intended to provide finance and expertise for investment projects that further EU policy objectives. But as Daniel Mertens and Matthias Thiemann explain, a steady expansion of the bank’s operations over the last two decades has prompted greater political debate over its governance and activities. They highlight three recent developments that underline this politicisation […]
Wherever one stands on the question of Brexit, it undoubtedly presents opportunities, denied to Britain for almost half a century, to embrace its historic role as a global trading power. Britain can once again be the master of its own trading destiny, argues George Brandis QC (Australian High Commissioner).
A short distance from Australia House on the Strand, a commemorative plaque marks […]