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Mission impossible: calculating the economic costs of Brexit

Gerba, Eddie (2018) Mission impossible: calculating the economic costs of Brexit. LSE Brexit (19 Jun 2018). Website.

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Much of the 2016 referendum debate focused on the costs involved in a potential Brexit. The 'fatalists' claimed that the losses would be huge and felt immediately after the UK had taken the decision to leave the EU. As time progressed, a more 'moderate' view prevailed postulating that the costs would not be instantly perceptible, but would crystallise only over the medium-run. However, according to Eddie Gerba (LSE), the reality is much more complex and the degree of uncertainty in estimating the true economic costs has been much higher than any of the sides in the debate were ever willing to admit.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance
F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 16:58
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 23:15

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