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The Irish Examiner

Northern farmers 'hardest hit' by Brexit fallout

Professor Michael Curran, an economist at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, said that while the UK's decision to leave the EU was ''unambiguously bad'' for Ireland and the UK as a whole, Northern Ireland would be hardest hit. ... Prof Curran also warned that the potential reintroduction of border and custom controls would significantly dent Northern Ireland's GDP: ''Some research has shown... that just these non-tariff barriers could raise costs for NI farmers by between 2% and 4% and a recent study by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) found that a 2% increase in non-tariff barriers could actually reduce [the North's] GDP by 1.4% in the long-run.''

This article was published online by The Irish Examiner on July 27, 2016
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Related publications
The complete series of Brexit Papers are available online here

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



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Independent

It turns out that companies don't do better when bosses have very high pay - but this will have to change after Brexit

Brian Bell and John Van Reenen of the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance have carried out a similar exercise looking at top bosses' pay at 500 large listed UK companies between 1999 and 2014. Unlike in the MSCI study, the two researchers did find that executive pay was correlated with stock market performance over the period.

This article was published online by the Independent on July 27, 2016
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Related publications
Bankers and their bonuses, Brian Bell and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Occasional Paper No.35, February 2013
Extreme Wage Inequality: Pay at the Very Top, Brian Bell and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Occasional Paper No.34, February 2013

Related links
Brian Bell webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Growth Programme webpage



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Royal Economic Society - Media Briefings

Misery of work second only to illness: UK evidence

British people are at their least happy while at work - except when they are sick in bed - according to a study forthcoming in the Economic Journal. The researchers Alex Bryson and George MacKerron analysed more than a million responses uploaded to a smartphone app, called Mappiness, that sporadically asks users questions such as how they are feeling, where they are and what they are doing.

This media briefing was published online by the Royal Economic Society on July 27, 2016
Link to the briefing here

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

Related links
Alex Bryson webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage



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BBC News

Brexit migrant 'spike' warning from MPs

There could be a spike in UK migration ahead of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and the possible end to free movement rights, MPs have warned.
Dr Swati Dhingra, from the London School of Economics, told BBC 5 live the rise in the national living wage in the UK might encourage people to travel to the country. She also said if there was a cut-off date ''a lot of people might think, if they want to move to the UK - now is the time''.

This article was published online by BBC News on July 27, 2016
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Related publications
Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth, CEP Brexit Analysis Series Paper No.05, May 2016
Technical Appendix to 'Brexit and the impact of immigration on the UK'
See the whole series of CEP Brexit Analysis papers here

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage


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