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The regional impact of Brexit

Date:19 December 2017
Brexit impact across UK regions
Brexit impact across UK regions

In a new paper in Papers in Regional Science and a column on VoxEU, Bart Los and Wen Chen – together with Phil McCann, Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Mark Thissen and Frank van Oort – show how the impact of Brexit on labour income varies across the different regions of the UK and of Europe. 

The UK regions that make up the British industrial heartland, such as Cumbria, will be most heavily affected, while London and its surroundings are less at risk due to their diversified economies. The impact on European regions is only large in Ireland, though regions in (Southern) Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium would also be affected.

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