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Why immigration is no reason to leave the EU


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.


Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth

9 June 2016     Paper Number CEPCP471

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Labour markets programme, Trade programme, Growth programme.