John Springford

John Springford

Director of research
Areas of expertise 

Britain and Europe, migration and labour markets, the single market and supply side reform, international trade, the euro, fiscal and monetary policy.

Twitter 
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The 10 Brexit compromises Theresa May won't talk about

The Guardian
19 June 2017
Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn said much about the substance of the Brexit negotiations during the election campaign.

PBS Newshour: John Springford

09 June 2017
John Springford, director of research at the CER, talks to PBS Newshour about the UK election result and what this means for Brexit negotiations with the EU.
CER podcast: Why no deal is not better than a bad deal

CER podcast: Why no deal is not better than a bad deal

05 June 2017
Simon Tilford and John Springford lay out in detail how leaving the EU without a deal would damage the British economy.

CER podcast: Why the UK voted to leave, and lessons for the EU 27

23 May 2017
CER podcast on the reasons the UK voted to leave, how these political trends played out in the French elections, and lessons for the EU 27.
RTÉ News: Theresa May meets Jean-Claude Juncker

RTÉ News: Theresa May meets Jean-Claude Juncker

26 April 2017
John Springford talks to RTÉ News about the likely topics of discussion when Theresa May meets Jean-Claude Juncker in London (from 27.03).

CER podcast: What UK-EU trade deal after Brexit?

25 April 2017
John Springford talks to Sophia Besch about about the best possible trade deal between the UK and the EU after Brexit. Based on new empirical research into the costs of trade barriers he argues for a ‘Swiss style’ Brexit.

Theresa May needs to compromise with the technocrats

E!Sharp
15 February 2017
As British prime minister, Theresa May has the right – and the power – to interpret the referendum result as she sees fit.

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode three

30 November 2016
In this episode, Martin Hellwig and Agnès Bénassy-Quéré discuss ‘Has trade liberalisation and financial globalisation gone too far?’
La caduta della sterlina non salverà l’economia britannica

La caduta della sterlina non salverà l’economia britannica

Il sole 24 Ore
28 October 2016
Per capire se una sterlina più debole potrà dare una spinta alle esportazioni britanniche, dobbiamo andare a vedere l’impatto che hanno avuto i precedenti deprezzamenti sulla domanda estera di beni e servizi del Regno Unito, e anche sulla struttura dell’export britannico.

CER podcast: What the fall of sterling means for the British economy and post-Brexit politics

21 October 2016
Simon Tilford and John Springford discuss the value of sterling and the impact on the economy and British politics.

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