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  • News article 6 February 2023

    Research into public attitudes to trade

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    Our research into public attitudes to trade aims to find out what the public thinks about trade and trade policy

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  • In The Media 3 February 2023

    Brexit: How's it going?

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    In a special programme, Newsnight examines the impact of Brexit three years after the UK officially left the EU. t’s had a negative impact on UK exporters particularly. Meredith Crowley comments that "If there was an obvious way to make things better, those steps would have already been taken. However, aligning UK and EU regulation could help."

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  • Working Paper 1 February 2023

    Beyond non-regression: Mainstreaming climate action into FTAs

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    The inclusion of climate objectives in recent FTAs is a positive step towards aligning trade and climate goals, and ensuring both international and domestic targets are met.

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  • In The Media 4 January 2023

    Government refuses to publish economic benefits estimate of latest Brexit trade deal (Independent)

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    Officials at DIT say they have not modelled the GDP impact of an improved UK-Israel free trade agreement for two principal reasons. Professor Michael Gasiorek told The Independent that DIT's reasoning “does make sense”. “I think that there is too much of a focus on the overall impact of an agreement. It is perfectly possible that an agreement overall has very little impact – for example, 0.1 per cent of GDP – but there may be some big losers and big winners underneath that,”

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  • In The Media 4 January 2023

    Brexit has cracked Britain’s economic foundations (CNN Business)

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    In reality, Brexit has hobbled the UK economy, which remains the only member of the G7 with an economy smaller than it was before the pandemic. “The most plausible reason as to why Britain is doing worse than comparable countries is Brexit,” according to L. Alan Winters

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  • In The Media 21 December 2022

    The world gets tough on trade

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    With protectionism on the rise, the UK faces challenges in its bid to forge a new path. This report by Michael Fahy in the Investors Chronicle quotes Michael Gasiorek: “I think we’re moving into a world where there will be more industrial policy by government, and more managed trade. In other words, governments will intervene more in trade on various grounds”

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  • Report 15 December 2022

    Towards a fair and strategic trade and climate policy

    By Emily Lydgate et al.

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    Summary Non-CITP publication

    This report from the UK Climate and Trade Commission calls for Government-led change so that trade policy helps to deliver COP27 promises. As efforts to fight climate change reach into every aspect of policy making, governments around the world are beginning to turn their attention to the connection between trade and climate change. This is welcome as the area has long been overlooked, and it is vital that trade policy is coherent with climate objectives.

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  • Blog post 15 December 2022

    What Scotland trades and why it matters for independence

    By Gioele Figus, Peter McGregor, Stuart McIntyre and Graeme Roy.

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    A key argument in favour of Scottish independence is the possibility of re-joining the EU single market, Scotland’s largest export market for goods. But this comes with the trade-off of increased barriers with the UK, Scotland's largest export market for services and overall. But Scotland trades different things with the EU and the UK, so switching markets is far from simple.

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  • In The Media 13 December 2022

    Increasing number of people in United Kingdom go hungry because of price spikes

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    A winter of discontent is coming for the United Kingdom. Monday, the first in what will be weeks of nationwide strikes across professions began in protest of the skyrocketing living costs. Now, a bleak winter forces many to decide whether to heat their homes or feed their family. Professor Michael Gasiorek says that as a result of Brexit UK is 3-5% lower than would be otherwise and that is making the UK take a hit.

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  • Briefing Paper 30 November 2022

    First things first: start with a trade strategy

    By Michael Gasiorek.

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    This Briefing Paper sets out some key considerations in the making of a trade strategy and a framework for considering the elements of policy that contribute to achieving that strategy. Possibly the most important point to make here is that a trade strategy, and thus policy to achieve that strategy, does not exist independently of other policies. Trade policy is primarily about domestic outcomes and therefore, also domestic politics, and has to be thought of in the context of the government’s wider economic and social policy objectives. A government’s trade strategy then becomes about how to support those objectives through trade policy with other countries. This is why you need to ask why you want trade agreements in the first place.

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