Thiemo Fetzer, 26 April 2017

Contributions to the EU budget and migration were the two main issues of the referendum. In this video, Thiemo Fetzer discusses how much these issues explain the voting pattern across the UK. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.

Italo Colantone, Piero Stanig, 23 November 2016

The vote for Brexit was a watershed moment in European politics. This column investigates the causal drivers of differences in support for the Leave campaign across UK regions. Globalisation in the form of the ‘Chinese import shock’ is found to be a key driver of regional support for Brexit. The results suggest that policies are needed that help to redistribute the benefits of globalisation across society. 


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