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CentrePiece Article
Foreign investors love Britain - but Brexit would end the affair
Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen June 2016
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CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


Tags: brexit; productivity; foreign direct investment; uk economy; eu referendum

Investment from overseas brings many benefits to the UK economy, including higher pay and productivity. According to CEP research, leaving the European Union could lead to a fall in inward foreign direct investment in the UK of close to a quarter. This would damage productivity and could lower people's real incomes by more than 3%.

This article summarises ‘The Impact of Brexit on Foreign Investment in the UK’, CEP Brexit Analysis No. 3 by Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, April 2016.