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    UK economy since the Brexit vote: slower GDP growth, lower productivity, and a weaker pound

UK economy since the Brexit vote: slower GDP growth, lower productivity, and a weaker pound

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 argue that the impact of the Brexit vote on the health of the economy can now be evaluated […]

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    What kind of relationship with the EU is best for the UK economy post-Brexit?

What kind of relationship with the EU is best for the UK economy post-Brexit?

The UK has voted to leave the EU, but not in favour of any specific alternative to EU membership. This poses a challenge for UK policy makers and the new Prime Minister. What should the UK’s relations with the EU be, following Brexit? The UK should join the EEA and remain part of the single market, write Swati Dhingra […]

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Scenarios of a new UK-EU relationship: A ‘soft’ Brexit

What consequences will Britain’s EU referendum have for both the UK and the rest of Europe? In a series of papers published as a collaboration between EUROPP and CIDOB (the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), LSE authors analyse the prospects for three scenarios – a Bremain, a ‘soft’ Brexit and a ‘harsh’ Brexit. Swati Dhingra discusses what would happen in the case […]

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    The ‘Britain Alone’ scenario: how Economists for Brexit defy the laws of gravity

The ‘Britain Alone’ scenario: how Economists for Brexit defy the laws of gravity

There is a degree of consensus among economists that a Brexit will make us worse off. The exception is recent work by Economists for Brexit. Their forecast of income gains from Brexit contrasts with all other economic analysis, explain Thomas Sampson, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and John Van Reenen.

The possibility of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) has […]

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India is getting a raw deal on the EU-India Trade Agreement

Indian PM Narendra Modi is in Europe this week and will be attending the thirteenth India-EU summit taking place in Brussels today, 30 March. The hottest item on the agenda is likely to be the EU-India broad-based trade and investment agreement. LSE’s Swati Dhingra contends that this is a one-sided agreement, favouring foreign investors while leaving Indian consumers vulnerable, […]

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    The ‘leave’ campaigns are ignoring the last 40 years of economic data

The ‘leave’ campaigns are ignoring the last 40 years of economic data

One of the key debates in the context of the UK’s EU referendum is whether a Brexit would help or hinder the British economy. Swati Dhingra argues that while both sides of the referendum campaign have a tendency to exaggerate figures, the last 40 years of data demonstrate clear economic benefits from the UK’s EU membership.

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    Should the UK stay or go? The economic consequences of Britain leaving the EU

Should the UK stay or go? The economic consequences of Britain leaving the EU

How would a British exit from the EU affect the UK’s economy? Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson outline the economic consequences of a Brexit, writing that reduced integration with EU countries is likely to cost the UK economy far more than is gained from lower contributions to the EU budget.

The direction of UK trade policy with its biggest trade […]

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