There is a consensus that anti-immigration sentiments played a role in the referendum vote. To examine what is behind these attitudes, a team from NIESR and Birkbeck, University of London carried out 12 experimental focus groups with 105 Leave and Remain voters in the town of Sittingbourne in Kent. The research was funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
This workshop will bring together recent work by Garry Young and Peter Dolton of NIESR as well as the research led by Stephen Aldridge, Director for Analysis and Data at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
This workshop is organised as part of the FACTAGE project. FACTAGE is a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years Better Lives” project and is financed by the national research foundations of Belgium, Germany, Austria, Spain and the UK. The project is led by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, in partnership with NIESR, Statistics Austria, the University of Koblenz-Landau and the University of the Basque Country.
The workshop is free to attend - please RSVP by emailing press [at] niesr.ac.uk
Central bankers have emerged from the financial crisis as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. They pull the regulatory and financial levers of our economic well-being, yet unlike democratically elected leaders, their power does not come directly from the people.
These are among the issues addressed in his latest book by Sir Paul Tucker, fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and chair of the Systemic Risk Council.