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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Milan airport empty March 2020

Bold policies needed to counter the coronavirus recession

VoxEU
18 March 2020
The 2008 financial crisis was a global economic catastrophe. Millions of people lost their jobs, their homes, their savings or their businesses as banks collapsed and creditdried up.

Building 'European champions': An effective way to fend off Chinese competition?

EUBulletin
17 March 2020
In February, Germany, France, Italy and Poland proposed a review of EU competition policy, demanding that the European Commission “introduce more justified and reasonable flexibility” to its decisions about mergers between European companies, to “take better account of third countries’ state intervention”.
Milan airport empty March 2020

CER podcast: How to contain the coronavirus fall-out

11 March 2020
The new coronavirus has been spreading rapidly in Europe, and Italy has imposed strict constraints on movement to contain the outbreak there.

Wie sich die Coronavirus-Rezession eindämmen lässt

Makronom
10 March 2020
Die Covid-19-Krise ist ernst und wird kurzfristig schwerwiegende wirtschaftliche Folgen haben. Aber wenn die Fiskal- und Geldpolitik mutig und entschlossen gegenhält, lassen sich die langfristigen Schäden begrenzen.

CER podcast: A 'sovereign' EU needs a stable economy

26 February 2020
The EU’s economic size is its main source of global power. But what are the consequences of the eurozone’s economic instability – and its large current account surplus – for the EU’s ability to act on the global stage? John Springford and Christian Odendahl discuss.

Brexit will undermine Johnson's plans for poorer regions

Prospect
22 January 2020
In September, Boris Johnson told cabinet colleagues that he was “basically a Brexity Hezza.” 

CER podcast: Reviewing 2019

18 December 2019
CER researchers review the year 2019, and discuss what to expect in 2020. The conversation spans the future UK-EU relationship; the fraying of the transatlantic link; China; the state of Franco-German relations; and the EU economy.

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit to June 2019

06 November 2019
The UK economy is 2.9 per cent smaller as a result of the vote to leave the EU. John Springford talks to Beth Oppenheim about his final analysis in this series.

Bloomberg: CER's Springford: Court judgementmakes deal harder for Johnson

25 September 2019
Boris Johnson’s authority has been badly damaged by the Supreme Court verdict, according to John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, and that makes EU leaders less likely to make concessions in the negotiations. He tells Daybreak Europe’s Nejra Cehic and Roger Hearing an extension beyond October 31 to get a deal from Brussels is now a bit more likely.

CER podcast: Negotiations after no-deal Brexit

11 September 2019
John Springford deciphers what has been happening in Westminster over the past week, and talks to Beth Oppenheim about what this means for the chances of a no-deal Brexit.

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