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I was an expert witness to the House of Lords’ European Union Committee report into completing Europe’s economic and monetary union. In the final report published in May 2016, I am quoted several times. Philippe Legrain… argued, in contrast, that this reduction in Germany’s surplus with the eurozone meant “that it is exporting its capital elsewhere, […]

Posted 24 May 2016 in Blog, euro, House of Lords
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I synthesise the views of Project Syndicate writers on the various aspects of the Brexit debate. Read the “On Point” here. Tweet

Posted 24 May 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Project Syndicate
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Anne McElvoy interviews me and David Davis MP on The Economist Radio. Listen here Tweet

Posted 21 May 2016 in Blog, Brexit, The Economist
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After two years of hard work, my new think-tank, Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), has finally launched today with a ground-breaking new study by me on how refugees can contribute to the economy. The report is co-published with Hamdi Ulukaya’s Tent Foundation, whose mission is to help forcibly displaced people. A key finding, based on […]

Posted 20 May 2016 in Blog, Immigration, OPEN, Refugees
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I spoke about Brexit at an Institute of Directors (IOD) Ireland breakfast event at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin on 19 May. Colm Kelpie covered it for the Irish Independent here and I’m also quoted in another piece here My remarks were also covered in the Irish Times here and in Business Plus here Tweet

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My latest column for Project Syndicate Tweet

Posted 16 May 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Project Syndicate
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My latest for CapX Tweet

Posted 27 Apr 2016 in Blog, Brexit
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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 26 Apr 2016 in Blog, Competition policy, Europe, Google
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My latest for CapX Tweet

Posted 19 Apr 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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and it is both disingenuous and wrong-headed of Boris Johnson and his fellow Brexiteers to argue that if only Britain left the EU, the government would be free to pursue a failed 1970s-style industrial policy to prop up unprofitable businesses such as Tata Steel’s. My article for CapX Tweet

Posted 05 Apr 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Trade
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In CapX Tweet

Posted 21 Feb 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 04 Feb 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Brussels Times
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 03 Feb 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Europe
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In an excellent piece on why Britain ought to accept more refugees, Jonathan Portes writes: As Philippe Legrain from LSE’s European Institute points out in his forthcoming paper on this topic, welcoming refugees is not only a humanitarian and legal obligation: it is an investment that can yield substantial economic dividends. Tweet

Posted 01 Feb 2016 in Blog, Britain, Immigration, The Independent
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 29 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, CapX, Europe
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The EU needs to create safe, legal, orderly channels for refugees to reach Europe, not an EU border force. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 14 Jan 2016 in Blog, Europe, Immigration, terrorism
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 07 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Europe
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Philippe Legrain, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, said: “Welcoming refugees is an investment that can pay dividends as soon as they start working. With demand [in the eurozone economy] depressed, additional spending on refugees acts like a small fiscal stimulus. Looking forward, refugees boost the labour supply, and hence […]

Posted 29 Dec 2015 in Blog, Europe, Financial Times, Immigration
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My interview on Europe’s refugee crisis with Futuri magazine. Tweet

Posted 27 Dec 2015 in Blog, Europe, Futuri, Immigration, Italy
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I contributed to this Freakonomics Radio episode. Listen here Tweet

Posted 17 Dec 2015 in Blog, Freakonomics Radio, Immigration