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CentrePiece Article
Why immigration is no reason to leave the EU
Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
June 2016
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CentrePiece 21 (1) Summer 2016


Tags: immigration; eu referendum; jobs; wages; uk economy; brexit

A major argument of Brexit campaigners is that leaving the European Union would give the UK more control over the flow of immigrants, who they claim hurt the jobs and pay of native-born workers. CEP research shows that EU immigration is at worst neutral and at best, an economic benefit of membership.

This article summarises ‘Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK’, CEP Brexit Analysis No. 5 by Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth, May 2016.