John Springford

John Springford

Deputy director
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.

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Brexit isn't going away

Encompass
26 January 2023
It’s frustrating and boring, but economists must endlessly repeat themselves about Brexit. That’s because Brexiters continue to deny its obvious economic costs.

CER podcast: Brexit and the labour market

25 January 2023
In this week’s episode of the CER podcast Jonathan Portes and John Springford discuss their recent post-Brexit labour market analysis.

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit

11 January 2023
In this week’s episode of the CER podcast Helmi Pillai interviews John Springford about his most recent cost of Brexit analysis.

Can UK science and technology recover from Brexit?

Encompass
09 January 2023
When Boris Johnson agreed the Brexit divorce package with the EU, he promised it would unleash innovation, turning Britain into an agile “science superpower”. But rather than boost UK science and technology, Brexit has – so far – damaged it.

ITV News: Brexit costs government £40 billion a year in lost tax revenue

20 December 2022
The difference in performance between his “doppelgänger UK economy” and the real thing is stark. Mr Springford’s latest update estimates that Brexit reduced Britain’s GDP by 5.5% by the second quarter of 2022.

Der Austritt hatte vorhersehbare okonomische Folgen

Die Presse
29 November 2022
Die britische Wirtschaft geht auf Talfahrt, immer mehr Briten halten den Brexit für einen Fehler, und die Regierung erwägt offenbar eine Annäherung an die EU. Ein Gespräch mit dem Brexit-Experten John Springford vom Centre for European Reform.

Brexit is hurting UK innovation

Times Higher Education
28 November 2022
German-style political stability and long-term science funding could help mitigate the damage, say Zach Meyers and John Springford.

CER podcast: Will the Commission's fiscal rules plan work?

18 November 2022
In this week’s Centre for European Reform podcast, John Springford, our deputy director, and Sander Tordoir, senior economist at the CER, discuss the EU’s fiscal rules.

En defensa del endeudamiento por la acción climática

ES Global
04 November 2022
Los tipos de interés están subiendo a nivel mundial, pero, aun así, los gobiernos europeos deberían endeudarse por sumas importantes para financiar proyectos “verdes”. En algunos casos, la UE debería ayudar.

Ask CER - Episode 6: The EU's China challenge, its plans for tax reform, and the unfinished banking union

24 August 2022
You asked, we answered: the sixth episode of our 'Ask CER' podcast series.

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