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Brexit Research in the Faculty of Economics

The Faculty of Economics at Cambridge has a reputation for innovation. This page brings together the latest thinking from the Faculty’s world leading economic minds about Brexit.

Dr. Meredith Crowley was recently part of a teleconference hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy on "What's Next for Brexit?" and was interviewed about "the creation of a Free Port in Teesside". She also gave three interviews about her Cambridge Working Papers in Economics research paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence form the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Oliver Exton and Lu Han). A live interview with the BBC News Channel (TV) "UK trade agreements after Brexit", presented by Martine Croxall, an interview on BBC World Service In the Balance "Brexit: Planning in Uncertain Times", presented by Ed Butler and an interview on Trade Talks from the Peterson Institute for International Economics "Trade Talks Episode 68: Brexit Votes for Uncertainty" presented by Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown.

In the articles 'How to Find Out What MPs Really Want' and ‘Breaking the Brexit impasse’, Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha examine the use of a sequential voting system to make the democratic process fair to all views.

Tom Auld and Professor Oliver Linton’s recent article shows that the betting market predicted the Brexit result an hour earlier than the foreign exchange market. A number of media outlets have relayed the findings of their paper, including Sky News, Daily Mail, Hindustan Times, London Economic, Interesting Engineering and Belfast Telegraph.

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Professor Giancarlo Corsetti have a large array of research on their Brexit Project Page which examines the impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade.

Or see the news section to find out more about the Faculty’s recent activity and research into Brexit.


Media outlets are welcome to contact our experts directly, or through the University of Cambridge Communications Office.

Dr Toke Aidt
University Reader

Research Interests
Political Economics

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti
Professor of Macroeconomics

Research Interests
International Economics and Open Economy Macroeconomics


Dr Meredith Crowley
University Reader

Research Interests
International trade and trade policy

Professor Oliver Linton
Professor of Political Economy
Director of Research

Research Interests
Econometric Theory and practice; Empirical Finance


Professor Hamid Sabourian
Chair of the Faculty, Professor of Economics and Game Theory

Research Interests
Economic theory and game theory

Lu Han
Research Associate

Research Interests
Exchange Rate Pass Through, International Economics, Applied Econometrics and Machine Learning


Thomas Auld
PhD Student

Title: Market Efficiency and Political Events

Research Interests
Market Efficiency, Bayesian Methods, Politics, High Frequency Trading, Market Microstructure

Oliver Exton
PhD Student

Title: Firms and Workers in International Trade

Research Interests
International trade, International economics, Trade policy, Labour economics


 
 

Published Papers


The Behaviour of Betting and Currency Markets on the Night of the EU Referendum
Auld, T. and Linton, O., (2019), International Journal of Forecasting

Breaking the Brexit impasse: Achieving a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome
Aidt, T.S., Chadha, J.S. and Sabourian, H., (2019), National Institute Economic Review

 
 

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics



Authored Book



Giancarlo, C., Feld, L.P., Lane, P.R., Reichlin, L A new start for the Eurozone: dealing with debt, (2015) Monitoring the Eurozone - CEPR

Research Grants


The impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade (ESRC), Crowley, M., Corsetti, G., Dr Lorand Bartels, Han, L., Exton, O., Dr. Huasheng Song

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects


The Making of the Euro-area Crisis: Lessons from Theory and History Corsetti, G. and Eichengreen, B. (JHLP) Research Output
Monetary Policy, Housing and Consumption in the Euro Area Duarte, J. (JHOH) Project Summary and Output

More Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects >>

News


Symposium on World Trade - Brexit Panel

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking on a panel at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute's (MSRI) Symposium on World Trade at the British Academy on 23rd May 2019. Dr. Crowley will be taking part in the "Brexit and the United Kingdom’s Future Trade Relationships in the Global Economy" panel discussion.

Published on - Wednesday 1st May 2019

Sticking Points in Brexit Talks

Dr. Meredith Crowley took part in a teleconference, "What's Next for Brexit?" hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy, the leading think tank on international policy on the West Coast of the US.

Published on - Thursday 25th April 2019

Brexit Uncertainty

Oliver Exton (PhD student) will present his research on "Brexit uncertainty", at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference on Wednesday 17th April 2019. His talk will be based on the paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Dr. Meredith Crowley and Lu Han).

Published on - Monday 15th April 2019

Can a Free Port Rescue Teesside's Steel Community?

Post-Brexit, could the creation of a free port rescue Teesside's steel community? Dr. Meredith Crowley discussed her views on the plan in an interview with CNN TV. You can read the text article on the CNN Business site.

Published on - Monday 8th April 2019

Breaking the Brexit impasse with indicative votes in Parliament

The House of Commons may be called upon to hold indicative votes on different Brexit options this week. How should this be organized to achieve a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome? Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha propose a way to break the impasse.

Published on - Monday 25th March 2019

How to Find Out What MPs Really Want

Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha have published an article for Prospect Magazine that looks into how a series of indicative votes could be used to break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament.

Published on - Tuesday 19th March 2019

Is Britain Currently in an Economic Crisis?

Dr. Meredith Crowley took part in a Brexit discussion on the BBC news that looked into whether the UK is actually in a crisis over leaving the EU? You can listen to the programme on the BBC site.

Published on - Wednesday 13th March 2019

Impact of Foreign Exchange Rate Changes on UK Economy

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave extended interview to BBC Radio 4's Analysis program on "Fair Exchange?", in which she discusses how a falling value of the British pound sterling could impact the British economy. The programme will be broadcast on the 18th February 2019 at 8.30pm and will be available to listen online after.

Published on - Sunday 17th February 2019

Is Japan's EU deal a threat to the UK industry?

Dr. Meredith Crowley discusses how the new free trade agreement between the EU and Japan could be a possible threat to the post-Brexit British industry, in both the Guardian Newspaper and Customs Today.

Published on - Wednesday 6th February 2019

Could a Free Port in Teesside be Feasible?

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The Economist article "Teesside bids to become Britain’s first free port", discussing the feasbility of a free port in Teesside.

Published on - Friday 25th January 2019

Gamblers Predicted Brexit before Financial Traders

The University's Research site have published an article on a study authored by Tom Auld and Professor Oliver Linton that shows the betting market predicted the Brexit result an hour earlier than the foreign exchange market.

Published on - Monday 14th January 2019

Breaking the Brexit impasse

Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha have published an article for VOXeu titled "Breaking the Brexit impasse: Achieving a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome", that looks at using a sequential voting system to make the democratic process fair to all views.

Published on - Friday 11th January 2019

Are Freeports the Future?

Dr. Meredith Crowley discusses 'freeports' and the role they might play in a post-Brexit manufacturing boom on BBC Radio 4's In Business Programme (starts at 1m 47s).

Published on - Friday 30th November 2018

European Leaders Talk Brexit In Austria

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed for NPR's Morning Edition on Brexit. "With just six months to go before Britain leaves the EU, European leaders are meeting in Austria to discuss progress". You can listen to the program on the NPR site.

Published on - Thursday 20th September 2018

Counting the Costs of Brexit Uncertainty

The Financial Times (subscription required) have quoted the report authored by Dr. Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton and Lu Han in an article about the impact of Brexit on UK exports.

Published on - Monday 10th September 2018

Brexit Uncertainty Damages Britain’s Exporters

Dr. Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton and Lu Han's paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" has been quoted in articles by both The Economist and The Telegraph.

Published on - Tuesday 28th August 2018

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