Brexit views: Portes, Dhingra, Blake

On Monday 17 October EFS had the pleasure of welcoming Jonathan Portes (NIESR), Swati Dhingra (LSE) and David Blake (City) for a discussion on the economic consequences of Brexit. Our guests covered many aspects of what a departure from the European Union and its Single Market entails.

Jonathan focused on immigration. Specifically, the prospects for migration flows in the short term, transitional issues for EU citizens already in the UK and the parameters of a new system.

Swati talked about the Single Market experience, trade with the EU, foreign direct investment, the current regulatory framework, future policies and interim solutions.

David criticised the Treasury’s models. He argued that the long-term gravity model is inconsistent, while the short-term vector autoregressive model makes extreme assumptions.

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Photos from the event

 

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Jonathan's past IT experiences made him start by giving EFS full marks!
Jonathan’s past IT experiences made him start by giving EFS full marks!

 

Immigration affects the economy. How to deal with it after Brexit?
Immigration affects the economy. How to deal with it after Brexit?

 

Swati breaks down a complicated issue to its essence.
Swati breaks down a complicated issue to its essence.

 

What does it mean to participate in EU's Single Market?
What does it mean to participate in the Single Market?

 

David criticises the Treasury's models.
David criticises the Treasury’s models.

 

He is also worried about the EU's direction.
He is also worried about the EU’s direction.

 

Our distinguished guests take questions from the audience.
Our distinguished guests take questions from the audience.

 

Who said economic analysis can't be fun?
Who said economic analysis can’t be fun?

 


 

EFS would like to reiterate its thanks to our wonderful guests, the Students’ Union, the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, and the School of Business, Economics and Informatics. The team is also grateful to attendees, our professors and those that laid out the foundation for EFS.

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