Immigration and the UK: Reflections after Brexit

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Marco Alfano

University of Strathclyde

Christian Dustmann

University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Tommaso Frattini

University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA); University of Milan - Department of Economics, Business and Statistics

Date Written: September 2016

Abstract

This paper describes the main features of immigration in the UK, and puts it in in perspective with the experience of other advanced economies. It then reviews the most recent available evidence on the labour market and fiscal effects of immigration in the UK. This evidence is assessed in relation to some of the claims that were made in the run up to the Brexit referendum.

Keywords: Immigration, Brexit, Labour Market Impact, Fiscal Impact

JEL Classification: J31, J61, J68

Suggested Citation

Alfano, Marco and Dustmann, Christian and Frattini, Tommaso, Immigration and the UK: Reflections after Brexit (September 2016). Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 402, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2900373 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2900373

Marco Alfano

University of Strathclyde ( email )

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Christian Dustmann

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Tommaso Frattini (Contact Author)

University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA) ( email )

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University of Milan - Department of Economics, Business and Statistics ( email )

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