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The Economics of the UK’s EU membership

Event date
Tuesday, 23 February, 2016
Event time
09:30 to 17:30
Event Type
Offline Event
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Tuesday 23 February, 9.30 - 17.30

9:30am Registration

10:00 Session one

EU and the UK Macroeconomic Framework

Chair, Angus Armstrong, NIESR

Lord Norman Lamont, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1990-93

Sir Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, 2010-15


11.15 Refreshment Break
11.30 Session two

UK in an “ever-closer union”

Chair, Anand Menon, King’s College London

Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University

Anatole Kaletsky, Institute For New Economic Thinking

Nauro Campos, Brunel University

12:30 Lunch

1.30 Session three

Sterling within the EU

Chair, Vera Troeger, Warwick University

Karl Whelan, University College Dublin

Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Adviser to the Mayor of London

Paul de Grauwe, London School of Economics


2.30 Refreshment Break

3.00 Session four

The UK and the EU budget

Chair, Monique Ebell, NIESR

David Phillips, Institute for Fiscal studies

Sascha Becker, Warwick University

John Springford, Centre for European Reform

4.00 Refreshments Break
4.30 Session five

EU membership and UK economic performance

Chair, Jonathan Portes, NIESR

Nick Crafts, Warwick University

Patrick Minford, Cardiff University

Martin Wolf, Financial Times

To Register: Places are limited, therefore to ensure attendance please RSVP as soon as possible to Luca Pieri: Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk Tel: 020 7654 1931


23 February 2016
09:30 - 17:30


Offline Event