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Brexit Effect: The Economic Story So Far
September 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The vote to leave the European Union was a shock event economically and for many personally too. If Brexit does happen, it will have profound effects upon the lives of many UK and EU citizens – but it has already caused changes to the economy and to people’s lives.
Economists have always suggested that Brexit will adversely impact the UK economy. Two years on from the referendum and only seven months left until we are due to leave, there is still considerable uncertainty as to when there will be any meaningful changes in the relationship between the UK and the EU. Will we remain in the single market? Will there be a long transition period? Will we have a hard Brexit?
With two years of data now available following the referendum, and a growing body of literature on the effects of the Leave vote on the economy, economists can now begin to assess the impact of the announcement of Brexit on the economy, if not the impact of Brexit itself.
In an engaging manner, Christian Soegaard will present the evidence so far and translate technical econometrics into language which can be understood by those with no background in economics. He will assess claims made during the referendum campaign and subsequently by VoteLeave and Brexit supporters.
Dr Christian Soegaard is a lecturer in economics at the University of Warwick. His research area is in international trade, and he teaches Macroeconomic Policy in the EU. He is writing a paper about the trade effects of the Brexit announcement shock.
Doors will open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start and the event will end by 9.00 pm. Admission is FREE but by ticket only. Reserved Admission tickets need to be booked in advance from Eventbrite via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-effect-the-economic-story-so-far-tickets-49165664827