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Reuters

Brexit referendum spurs British companies into investing in EU - research

The referendum result led to a 12 percent increase in foreign direct investment transactions from Britain into the EU between mid-2016 and September 2018, researchers from the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance said.
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Voting with their Money: Brexit and Outward Investment by UK Firms

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News Posted: 11/02/2019      [Back to the Top]

Pro Market (Blog)

Rents and Inclusive Growth: A Decline in Rent Sharing Implies Growing Income Inequalities

A new study looks at the long-run evolution of rent sharing between companies and workers in the UK and finds that rent sharing has significantly decreased between 2001 and 2016, particularly among companies that enjoy monopolistic markups.

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News Posted: 08/02/2019      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

Brexit already hitting UK household finances due to higher prices, study shows

The average worker has had to spend more than £404, equivalent to more than a week's wages, in the first year after the Brexit vote, according to a report by the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). The findings suggested the average household had to spend £7.74 more per week to afford the same purchases the year after the referendum.

Economics professor Dennis Novy, who contributed to the report, said: "It is clear that the average UK household is already paying the price for voting to leave the EU".

Troeger, Vera E. and Egerton-Warburton, Diana (eds.) (2019), Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval: A CAGE Policy Report (London: Social Market Foundation)

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The Brexit Vote, Inflation and UK Living Standards

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News Posted: 08/02/2019      [Back to the Top]

The Atlantic

How Globalization Saved the World and Damned the West

MGI was putting its finishing touches on the report in early 2016, but held its publication for the Brexit vote in March. "We weren't surprised by the outcome," Manyika told me. "We had been sitting on this research showing widespread resentment toward globalization as a result of people feeling like they were being left behind." In June, MGI published the paper under the title "Poorer Than Their Parents." That same week, the labor economists Brian Bell and Stephen Machin published a separate analysis of the Brexit outcome. The economic statistic most closely aligned with "Leave" votes wasn’t unemployment or income at the local level. It was poor wage growth.

'Brexit Beckons: Thinking ahead by leading economists.' VoxEU eBook , June 2016.

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News Posted: 07/02/2019      [Back to the Top]