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Immigration from the EU is not a ‘necessary evil’ and does not drag down wages

Wadsworth, Jonathan, Dhingra, Swati, Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P. and Van Reenen, John ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-2907 (2016) Immigration from the EU is not a ‘necessary evil’ and does not drag down wages. LSE Brexit (11 May 2016). Website.

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A major argument of the campaign to leave the EU is that Brexit would give the UK more control over the flow of immigrants from across Europe, who have supposedly hurt the jobs and pay of British workers. Research by Jonathan Wadsworth, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and John van Reenen shows that far from EU immigration being a ‘necessary evil’ to gain access to the greater trade and foreign investment that comes from being in the EU Single Market, immigration is at worst neutral and at best, an economic benefit of EU membership.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:37

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