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How European academics are feeling about life in Britain after the Brexit vote

Professor Monica Giulietti is interviewed in a new Blog post in The Conversation about how the Brexit vote is affecting European academics working in the United Kingdom. Monica, who is Italian by birth, has been living and working in the UK for nearly 24 years and has been a Professor of Microeconomics at the SBE […]






How Brexit opened up the Pandora’s box of Italy’s banking malaise

The SBE’s Andrea Lagna has written an interesting post published in The Conversation recently about the affect of the EU Referendum result in June on Italian banking: “Brexit has triggered a financial chain reaction that has also exposed the problems of the Italian banking system. The UK’s decision to leave the EU made investors fearful that […]






10 myths in the Brexit debate

On June 23rd the British electorate will make one of the most momentous decisions to face the UK in several generations: whether or not to formally leave the EU (BREXIT). It will have momentous implications in several areas: the growth potential of the economy; trade relationships and volumes; foreign direct investment in the economy; the […]






What would Brexit mean for the automotive industry?

The silence was stunning. At a recent meeting of the Automotive Fellowship International, Steve Nash, the CEO of the IMI, was chairing a debate on the future of the franchise system in Western Europe and asked: “What do you think the implications of Brexit would be for the retail automotive sector in the UK?” The […]






Hope, fear and the spaghetti bowl: Challenging some Brexit delusions

Hope, fear and the spaghetti  bowl: Challenging some Brexit delusions One of the rich ironies of the Brexit debate is that, for decades, the Eurosceptic elements of the British press have run continual scares about loss of national sovereignty and, more recently, about the supposed damages from large-scale immigration. However, now the referendum campaign is […]






The EU Referendum: An application of Public Choice economics

  My small plea in the EU referendum debate is for voters to ignore overblown rhetoric, whether about “the European ideal” or about “this scepter’d isle”, and to focus instead on incentives. I’ll give three brief examples. First, the people working in Brussels – the MEPs, Commissioners, and bureaucrats – are human like the rest […]