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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LBC: The economic impact of Brexit

10 June 2022
John Springford discussed the economic impact of Brexit on the UK with Martin Stanford. Short of re-joining the single market or the EU as a whole, John said the UK needs to invest in boosting productivity, improve transport infrastructure & streamline trade policy as much as possible.

ITV News: Brexit cost the UK billions in lost trade and tax revenues, research finds

09 June 2022
Brexit has cost the UK economy billions of pounds in lost trade and tax revenues, according to research shared with ITV News by John Springford at the CER.

¿Qué supondría para Europa que Marine Le Pen llegara a la presidencia?

ESglobal
12 April 2022
Marine Le Pen ha renunciado a su referéndum sobre el euro, pero su programa de “Francia primero” paralizaría la Unión Europea desde dentro y debilitaría la alianza transatlántica.

CER podcast: Do states need to use more economic coercion to drive climate action?

04 February 2022
The first of two episodes from our economics conference on the politics of climate change.

One year on, it’s clear that Brexit has failed on its advocates’ own terms

The Independent
25 December 2021
Now that the Brexit deal has been in force for a year, it’s worth looking at initial claims from the politicians who forced through an exit from the EU’s single market.

CER end of year podcast: Review of 2021

22 December 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, the CER researchers reflect on the events of the past year.

ITV News: Analysis shows Brexit caused £12 billion of lost trade in October

10 December 2021
The pandemic delivered a huge shock to UK and global trade but the deputy director of the CER, John Springford, told ITV News he’s “pretty confident” that Brexit is to blame for the slump.

The EU needs a permanent recovery fund

Encompass
02 December 2021
In 2020, EU member-states took a huge step forward in European fiscal integration, with member-states agreeing to jointly borrow on financial markets to finance the new EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Voice of America: COVID-19 surge, inflation fears overshadow Europe's economic rebound

17 November 2021
John Springford explains that global supply chains have struggled to cope with the pent-up consumer demand following the pandemic: something we will see for the coming months.

Ask CER - Episode 2: Europe's climate challenges, the EU's recovery fund, and the latest on Nord Stream 2

12 November 2021
You asked, we answered: the second episode of our ‘Ask CER’ podcast series.