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CEP Brexit Analyses

‘ECONOMISTS FOR BREXIT': A critique

The latest in a series of #CEPBrexit reports, published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, explains how the 'Economists for Brexit' fail to grasp basic facts about the nature of regulation, product standards and international trade.

This article appeared in CEP Brexit Analyses on 27 May 2016. Link to article

Related publications
‘Economists for Brexit: A Critique’ Thomas Sampson, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.06, May 2016 The complete series of Brexit Papers are available online here

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/05/2016      [Back to the Top]

Left Foot Forward

European freedom of movement is a class issue

Last week yet another report, this time from the London School of Economics, concluded that there is no evidence of an overall negative impact of immigration on jobs or wages.

This article apperaed in Left Foot Forward on 27 May 2016 Link to article

Related publications
‘Immigration and the UK Labour Market’, Jonathan Wadsworth, CEP Election Analysis No.19, May 2015

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Jonathan Wadsworth webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/05/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Washington Post

Scientists have figured out exactly how much fun it is to get drunk

In other words, most people get drunk because it's fun. This is why some new research from Britain is so important: It attempts to quantify exactly how much happiness we derive from that glass of wine or bottle of beer. And it does so using a massive real-time data set — the Mappiness app, a free iPhone app that pings people a few random times a day and asks them how happy they are on a scale of 1 to 100.

This article appeared in the Washington Post on 24 May 2016. Link to article

Related Publications
Are you happy while you work? Alex Bryson and George MacKerron. Article in CentrePiece Volume 18, Issue 1, Summer 2013
This article summarises Are you happy while you work? by Alex Bryson and George MacKerron. Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1187, February 2013

Related links
Alex Bryson CEP Alumni
Labour Markets Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/05/2016      [Back to the Top]

CEPS

Brexit - A last testament

There has been an impressive wealth of serious studies on the macroeconomic consequences of secession in the short, medium and long term (UK Treasury, Bank of England, London School of Economics, OECD, IMF), all of which point to significant damage to the UK economy.

This article appeared on CEPS on 23 May 2016. Link to article

Related Publications
See the complete set of CEP Brexit Analysis research papers here.

Related Links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Hanwei Huang webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage


News Posted: 23/05/2016      [Back to the Top]