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BREXIT 2016
Policy analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance

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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK
Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
May 2016
Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
Press Release | Full Paper (pdf)
| Technical Paper (pdf)

Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

Abstract:

A reduction in immigration from the European Union (EU) following a vote for Brexit would not lead to any improvement in living standards for those born in the UK. Cuts in EU immigration would not offset the big fall in UK living standards caused by the reduction in trade and investment that would result from Brexit. These are among the conclusions of new research published in the series of #CEPBrexit reports.