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The end of globalisation?

Jeremy Green

Proclamations of the ‘death’ of globalisation are premature Globalisation is in critical condition. It may even be ‘dead’. This is the emerging consensus among many commentators. Economically, the claim is based on the observed decline in global trade growth and cross-border investment flows since the financial crisis. Politically, the argument is grounded in the plethora of stalled trade deals, from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 by
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UK regions, the European Union and manufacturing exports

Craig Berry

New analysis of the trade in goods between the UK’s regions and the EU sheds new light on the potential regional implications of Brexit It is too simplistic to claim that the UK has a single relationship with the EU. Yet the regional dimension of UK/EU relations has received relatively little attention in the public debate around the implications of … Continue reading

26 May 2016 by
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership – A Bridge Too Far?

Richard Stubbs

Differences between national capitalisms may mean that successful completion of the negotiations over TPP proves elusive Despite the positive spin that has accompanied negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), reaching an agreement that would satisfy all 12 partners was always going to be difficult. The differences to be bridged are considerable. The TPP originated with an agreement among four of … Continue reading

24 April 2014 by
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Export-led growth and the failure of economic rebalancing

Craig Berry

The trade deficit is growing – and the Transatlantic trade deal is unlikely to rectify this The Conservative Party’s general election manifesto could not have been clearer: ‘A sustainable recovery must be driven by growth in exports’. A preceding speech by George Osborne specified ‘net exports’, explaining that rising exports had to be matched by falling imports, as Britain once … Continue reading

19 November 2013 by
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