Jobs: Causes and Consequences of Brexit

Thursday, 28 March, 2019 - 09:30 to 13:30
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
2 Dean Trench Street Smith Square
SW1P 3HE London
United Kingdom





Watch the livestream of Session One here

Watch the livestream of Session Two here

How will Brexit unfold? Economists have warned about the possible negative effects of Brexit on the UK labour market. Yet recent research has also shown that poor labour market outcomes were associated with the Leave vote.

In this workshop, organised with the support of the ESRC, we will present work by researchers at NIESR, IFS and LSE exploring the role of the UK labour market in shaping the Brexit vote and the potential implications of Brexit for jobs.

Chair: Rebecca Riley (NIESR)


9.00    Registration and coffee

9.30 – 10.30 Session 1: Trade, EU policies, Labour Market and Brexit

  • Trade shocks, UK labour markets and Brexit”, Francesca Foliano (NIESR) - (SLIDES)
  • EU funds, local dynamism and the Brexit vote”, Marco Di Cataldo (LSE) - (SLIDES)


10.30 – 10.45  Coffee Break


10.45 – 11.45  Session 2: The Effect of Brexit on Jobs

  • "Trade and Deskilling: Evidence from the Brexit Vote", Swati Dhingra (LSE) - (SLIDES
  • The Exposure of Different Occupation Groups and Local Labour Markets to Brexit”, Peter Levell (IFS)


11.45 – 12.30  Discussion chaired by Stephanie Flanders (Bloomberg Economics)


12.30  - 13.00   Lunch


The event is free and open to all to attend. To secure a place please RSVP by writing to Luca Pieri at l.pieri [at]

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