The Economics of Brexit

Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR)

The programme of research examines and evaluates economic evidence relating to European integration, the impact of Brexit and develops potential policy solutions to deliver enhanced performance.

This research project builds upon a quarter of a century of work examining the economics of European integration and subsequently Brexit. It examines the evidence relating to Brexit (i.e. trade, investment, regulation, migration and labour market factors, fiscal and broader economic policy options) evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the academic literature which has expanded rapidly on this topic. The project seeks to determine the likely economic impact arising from Brexit and indicate those areas where government policy can enhance future economic development post-Brexit.

Research team


Presentation(s) made on ‘trade relations and economic impact’ sessions at the Parliamentary conference, held in Portcullis House on the 10 November 2016, and organised by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), the Commons Library and Parliament’s Universities Outreach team.

Provision of advice on Brexit to trade unions, civil servants, Members of Parliament and members of the Shadow Cabinet.

Further information

Please contact one of the research team for further information

Professor Philip B Whyman
Professor of Economics
Dr Alina Petrescu
Research Fellow in Labour Economics