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Economy 2030 Inquiry

Trading places: what does Brexit mean for the UK's economic strategy?

Various speakers

Thursday 14 October 2021 09:30 - 10:45

This event is both online and in person

Off Campus

About this event

In-person event and live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link.

The UK's political and policy debate on trade has become preoccupied with the nuts and bolts of individual trade deals - some real, some imaginary. Meanwhile bigger questions about the future path of the UK economy post-Brexit are ignored. Trade shapes our economic strengths and weaknesses, the jobs we do, and where we do them. More focus is needed on how trade fits into the UK's wider economic plan - and how that in turn fits into a changing world economy.

What does wanting to be an open economy mean after Britain's divorce from its biggest trading partner? Amid the immediate, direct effects of Brexit, can we see signs of the longer-lasting changes it might bring? How should a trade strategy align with other aspects of a new economic agenda, from 'levelling up' to the Prime Minister's wish to move away from a low wage, low productivity labour market? And where does Britain fit in a new world order dominated by the EU, the US and China?

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Soumaya Keynes Britain economics correspondent at The Economist
Swati Dhingra Associate Professor of Economics at the LSE
Sophie Hale Principal Economist at the Resolution Foundation
Torsten Bell (chair) Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation

Economy 2030 Inquiry Nuffield Foundation Resolution Foundation

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This event will take place Off Campus.