The Economic Consequences of Brexit



Date: Monday 17 October 2016, 19:30

Topic: The Economic Consequences of Brexit

Guests: Jonathan Portes (NIESR), Swati Dhingra (LSE), David Blake (City)

Location: Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, room B04 (click here for map)

Admission: Free



Jonathan Portes is Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Previously he was Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office, where he advised the Cabinet Secretary and Number 10 Downing Street on economic and financial issues.  Before that he held a number of other senior economic policy posts in the UK government. His particular interests include immigration, labour markets and poverty. He began his civil service career in HM Treasury in 1987.  He regularly blogs and tweets about Brexit and other issues.

swatidhingraSwati Dhingra is Lecturer at the Department of Economics at LSE. Her research interests are international economics, globalization and industrial policy, and her work has studied the impact of trade agreements, firms in international trade and industrial development in India. She has received the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award by the European Trade Study Group. As a member of the Globalization group at the Centre for Economic Performance she makes regular contributions to economic policy. She co-authored LSE’s Life after Brexit report and is active on Twitter.

davidblakeDavid Blake is Professor of Pension Economics at Cass Business School, City University, Director of the Pensions Institute, and Chairman of Square Mile Consultants. He co-founded the LifeMetrics Indices with JPMorgan and Towers Watson. Formerly Director of the Securities Industry Programme at City; Research Fellow at both the London Business School and the London School of Economics; and Professor of Financial Economics at Birkbeck. He is a member of the Economists for Brexit advisory group and has conducted an independent review of the Treasury’s reports on the economic consequences of Brexit.