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CEP Brexit analysis

Brexit and the impact of immigration on the UK


A reduction in immigration from the European Union (EU) following a vote for Brexit would not lead to any improvement in living standards for those born in the UK. Cuts in EU immigration would not offset the big fall in UK living standards caused by the reduction in trade and investment that would result from Brexit. These are among the conclusions of new research published in the series of #CEPBrexit reports.


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

11 May 2016     Paper Number CEPBREXIT05

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This CEP Brexit analysis is published under the centre's Labour markets programme, Trade programme, Growth programme.