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“Gender-sensitive trade”: buzzword or basic principle of post-Brexit trade policy?

Brexit could provide an opportunity to create a more gender equitable global trading system, but immediate and potentially radical action will be needed As political leaders mull over the road ahead in the wake of another Brexit summit (on October 17th) that seemed to deliver little in the way of progress, Theresa May‘s Government is eager to send positive messages … Continue reading

25 October 2018 by
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Finance fragmented? New SPERI research on EU financial centres post-Brexit published

When the UK leaves the European Single Market, financial firms domiciled in the City of London will lose their ‘passporting rights’. Ahead of the UK’s departure many UK-based banks and other financial institutions are considering whether to relocate parts of their operations to alternative financial centres inside the EU. Frankfurt and Paris are two of the main ‘rivals’ to the City … Continue reading

22 October 2018 by
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‘Global Britain’ equals Osbornomics squared

Craig Berry

The tussle over Brexit within the Conservative Party is actually a debate about the UK’s future place in the global capitalist order. Boris Johnson is merely taking remainer George Osborne’s vision to its logical conclusion, while in pinning her hopes on continental capitalism, Theresa May is arguably the real fantasist Since the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis, ostensibly … Continue reading

27 July 2018 by
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Book review: Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union

Owen Parker

Harold D. Clarke, Matthew Goodwin and Paul Whiteley’s new book provides a nuanced picture of why people voted as they did in 2016 There are many stories seeking to explain the outcome of the 2016 referendum on UK membership of the EU. These include stories that focus on the long-term status of the UK as an “awkward partner” since it … Continue reading

24 July 2018 by
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Making the unpolishable Brexit turd sparkle?

The economic logic of hard Brexit has always been a chimera, and our political class is finally waking up to the impossibility of delivering it in any meaningful sense During the New Labour years, Peter Mandelson was regularly maligned for the infamous quote about being ‘intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich’. This statement was often taken out of context, … Continue reading

13 July 2018 by
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The Political Economy of Brexit and the Future of British Capitalism

Two symposia in New Political Economy bring together academic experts to examine the implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in key economic policy areas In March 2017, the British government invoked article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, officially beginning the negotiations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) – the so-called ‘Brexit’. … Continue reading

2 July 2018 by
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Frankfurt and Paris as financial centres after Brexit

Scott Lavery

The City of London is likely to remain as Europe’s pre-eminent financial centre after the UK leaves the EU, but new research shows how Frankfurt and Paris seek to ‘capitalise’ on the fall-out from Brexit Brexit creates an opportunity for alternative European financial centres such as Frankfurt, Paris Luxembourg and Dublin. However, no comprehensive academic research on the emerging competition between … Continue reading

26 June 2018 by
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What will Brexit mean for UK climate action?

Our research reveals that the UK is at risk of letting climate change slip off the agenda at a time when attention and action has never been as important With the ‘Brexit day’ deadline, at the end of March 2019, rapidly approaching, many are still puzzling over what exiting the European Union (EU) will actually mean for the UK. One … Continue reading

21 June 2018 by
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The politics and economics of Brexit

Brexit may dominate in the UK but it is just one of several challenges to governance and integration facing the EU The British referendum on continuing membership of the European Union (EU) in June 2016 represented a turning point in the relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the EU. In March 2017, the British government under Prime Minister Theresa … Continue reading

25 May 2018 by
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The UK, EU and the distance effect on trade

Despite the notion of hyper-globalisation, most trade happens with countries in close geographic proximity. Tendencies towards regionalisation and the UK’s strong dependence on EU imports seem to have been forgotten in the Brexit debate A persistent feature of the Brexit debate is the conviction among Brexiteers that the UK will be able to offset any losses from trade with its … Continue reading

20 February 2018 by
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New shocks and old sins: economic adjustment in the age of automation and Brexit

Success or failure in responding to economic adjustment will shape not just the economics, but also the politics, of the post-Brexit era Every week we hear about new threats — via trade, tech, or shifts in consumer preferences — that will put the careers of one group of workers or another on the line. People and places are always being told they will need to adjust … Continue reading

31 January 2018 by
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How the government’s pro-remain leaflet shaped the EU referendum

New research shows how the official government leaflet successfully changed voting behaviour in the referendum Since the 2016 EU referendum, ‘who voted for Brexit?’ has quickly become a compelling area of study for academics and the media alike. In spite of the growing attention, the impact of the government’s pro-remain leaflet on individual voting intentions is unaddressed. My new research … Continue reading

26 January 2018 by
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New SPERI research brief on Frankfurt, financial services and Brexit

When the UK leaves the European Single Market, financial firms domiciled in the City of London will lose their ‘passporting rights’. This means that many UK-based banks and other financial institutions will need to relocate a significant portion of their operations, capital and staff to alternative financial centres inside the EU. Frankfurt has consistently been identified as one of the … Continue reading

16 January 2018 by
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Will Frankfurt become Europe’s leading financial centre after Brexit?

Frankfurt views its ‘stability’ as a key advantage in the battle for jobs and investment with other European financial centres after Brexit When the UK leaves the European Single Market, financial firms domiciled within the City of London will lose their ‘passporting rights’. This means that many UK-based banks and other financial institutions will need to relocate a significant portion … Continue reading

16 January 2018 by
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The next Brexit

The path to ‘soft Brexit’ has now been firmly established. But the real disjuncture between the UK and the EU may be yet to come The divorce deal between the UK and the European Union (EU) agreed earlier this month has effectively averted the immediate prospect of a ‘hard Brexit’. After the UK’s capitulation on a range of key sticking … Continue reading

19 December 2017 by
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Budget 2017: Facilitating Homeownership to build political support

James Wood

The recent Budget showed the Conservatives following Thatcher’s example of facilitating homeownership as a means to build political support The 2017 Budget introduced a series of policy measures aimed at tackling Britain’s growing owner-occupied housing crisis, which, at its core, is a crisis of affordability. Since the 1980s, house prices have increased in Britain at a faster rate than in … Continue reading

11 December 2017 by
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Understanding migrant trajectories through the lens of differentiated embedding

In the evolving context of Brexit, a new framework can help explain the factors that shape migrants’ choices to stay in the UK or to leave Over the last decade or so it has become increasingly apparent that despite initial claims to transience, temporariness and short term stays, many EU migrants have stayed longer in the UK than originally planned. … Continue reading

9 November 2017 by
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Capitalising on Brexit? Charting the next phase of European Capital Markets Union

Scott Lavery

Although the UK embraced Capital Markets Union (CMU) in its early stages, it also strongly resisted attempts to enhance EU-level supervisory powers. Brexit could now see the CMU agenda develop further – but not in the way the UK had initially anticipated Since its launch in 2014, Capital Markets Union (CMU) has become a flagship initiative of the European Union. … Continue reading

25 October 2017 by
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Diverging Capitalisms workshop 4: Inequality, Growth and Social Democratic futures in a dividing Europe

On Wednesday 11 October, many of the SPERI team gathered in Brussels to participate in a one-day workshop entitled ‘Inequality, Growth and Social Democratic futures in a dividing Europe’. They were joined by an esteemed assortment of policy-makers, political advisers, think tank colleagues and fellow scholars. The workshop, organised jointly by SPERI, Policy Network and the Foundation for European Progressive … Continue reading

13 October 2017 by
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The strange still-birth of ‘Milimayism’

Tony Payne

Britain just can’t generate the politics with which to build the new reformist consensus its political economy so badly needs A key problem for Britain at the moment is that it can’t give birth to the politics that its political economy needs.  Marxists used to think this was impossible, believing that the sub-structure (political economy) would always determine the super-structure … Continue reading

11 September 2017 by
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