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.


Wie sich die Coronavirus-Rezession eindämmen lässt

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

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.

Parliament Live: EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee - No deal financial obligations

04 September 2019
John Springford, deputy director, Centre for European Reform along with Warwick Lightfoot and Jorge Nunez Ferrer gave evidence on no deal financial obligations. 

Voice of America: As Brexit storm gathers, Britain looks to Trump for hope

01 August 2019
In the US, the Democrats control the House of Representatives and have vowed to uphold the Good Friday Agreement that ended the conflict in Northern Ireland — something imperiled by Brexit, said John Springford of the CER.

CER podcast: The Big European Sort? The diverging fortunes of Europe's regions

19 June 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to John Springford and Christian Odendahl about regional divergence across the EU.