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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Italy’s ‘Neet’ rate is way above OECD average

Financial Times
07 January 2015
John Springford writes a letter of opinion in the Financial Times.

Splendid isolation?

Project Syndicate
25 June 2014
Membership of the European Union has shackled Britain’s economy to a corpse. The United Kingdom has been bound by swaths of costly red tape to a bunch of moribund economies with no growth prospects. As a result, UK exporters have been held back from the fast-growing markets of the Commonwealth and the developing world.

Video interview on 'The economic consequences of leaving the EU'

09 June 2014
John Springford and Simon Tilford discuss the final report of the CER commission on the UK and the EU single market.

Video interview on 'The consequences of Brexit for the City of London'

08 May 2014
John Springford talks about his and Philip Whyte's latest policy brief 'The consequences of Brexit for the City of London'.

Britain's Conservatives must choose between sovereignty and free trade

E!Sharp
07 February 2014
The British Conservative party is deeply divided over British membership of the EU.

Video interview on 'The Great British trade-off: The impact of leaving the EU on the UK's trade and investment'

20 January 2014
Simon Tilford and John Springford discuss their latest CER policy brief 'The Great British trade-off: The impact of leaving the EU on the UK's trade and investment'.

Deflating German excuses

New York Times
02 December 2013
Germany has become accustomed to being top of the class in Europe, the economic musterkind, or model pupil, of the Continent. But it was recently reprimanded by the United States Treasury for running a large trade surplus and imposing a "deflationary bias" on the eurozone.

Letters: Add Germany to EU services push

Financial Times
09 October 2013
Sir, Guntram Wolff is right to propose liberalisation of Germany’s sclerotic services sector ('Germany needs a service sector to match its makers', October 7).

Video interview on 'Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?

01 October 2013
John Springford discusses his latest policy brief on the impact of EU migration on Britain’s economy: 'Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?'

Video interview on 'The CER commission on the UK and the single market'

12 June 2013
The case for British membership of the EU has always rested primarily on the country's participation in the single market. The CER's commission on the UK and the single market will examine whether participation in the EU helps or hinders Britain's economy.