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Wednesday 27 April 2016

CEP Public Lecture

To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Moderator: Dr Thomas Sampson | Chair: Professor Lord Stern

Listen to the podcast of the event recorded Wednesday 27 April 2016.

A copy of Angel Gurría's speech is available to download (pdf).

View the OECD analysis on the economic consequences of Brexit.

In the run up to the referendum of 23 June on membership of the EU, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría will address one of the most momentous decisions facing Britain in modern times. CEP's Thomas Sampson (co-author or our BREXIT analyses series) will act as moderator.

Angel Gurría (@A_Gurria) was appointed Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2006 following a distinguished career in public service in Mexico. He was previously Mexico's Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 1994 to January 1998. From January 1998 to December 2000 he was Mexico’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit. Mr Gurría holds a BA in Economics from UNAM (Mexico), and an MA in Economics from the University of Leeds.

Thomas Sampson joined the Centre for Economic Performance in 2011. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at LSE and is a lead contributor to the CEP's BREXIT analyses which discuss the research evidence on some of the key issues in the referendum including living standards in the UK and overseas, trade, immigration, investment, inequality and regulation.

Nick Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics. He is President of the British Academy (from July 2013), and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (June 2014).

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