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Brexit: the economics of international disintegration


Pro-Brexit rhetoric mixes up two distinct interpretations of what made people vote to Leave the European Union – and they have very different policy implications. As Thomas Sampson explains, those voters wanting to reclaim sovereignty may view the likely negative economic impact as a price worth paying. But ‘left-behind’ voters blaming Europe for their economic problems will need policies other than Brexit to address the underlying causes of their discontent.


Thomas Sampson

1 March 2018     Paper Number CEPCP526

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