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Jonathan Portes

EXCLUSIVE Taking Jobs or Creating Jobs? The Impact of Brexit on Wages

, 18 October 2021
Jonathan Portes analyses Boris Johnson’s claim that curbing immigration should lead to a “high productivity, high wage” economy

Brexit and the Economy: The Story So Far

, 18 August 2021
Jonathan Portes delves into the data on the economic performance of the UK after its exit from the EU’s single market and customs union on 1 January and assesses the real-world impact of these new trade barriers

Baby Bust: What's Behind Britain's Sudden Fall in Fertility?

, 12 July 2021
Jonathan Portes looks at the causes and consequences of the record low total fertility rate in the UK

Europeans are Here to Stay in Brexit Britain

, 17 June 2021
The impact of EU migration on the UK has barely begun, explains Jonathan Portes

What Does Boris Johnson’s Great ‘Levelling-Up’ Really Look Like?

, 11 May 2021
Jonathan Portes examines the real forces at play, which will require addressing, as part of the Prime Minister’s flagship policy for his new ‘Red Wall’ constituencies

Race Report: Sewell Commission Couldn’t Find Something It Wasn’t Looking For

, 9 April 2021
The methodology used by the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities excluded the possibility of finding that differences in outcomes are the result of race, says Jonathan Portes

The 1945 Moment: Boris Johnson Should Follow Biden, Not Cameron and Osborne

, 17 March 2021
Austerity failed Britain during the COVID-19 crisis, but the Government has not yet signalled a bold new vision for the UK’s economy, says Jonathan Portes

Refugees from Hong Kong Could be Exactly what Post-Brexit, Post-COVID Britain Needs

, 12 February 2021
Jonathan Portes explores how the Government’s offer of a home to those being politically repressed in the former British colony could mark a shift in the UK's economy and immigration debate

Do Lockdowns Kill More People than they Save? How Quickly Can the Economy Bounce Back?

, 12 January 2021
A year into the Coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Portes checks what he got right about its impact and what he got wrong

The Paradox of Brexit and COVID-19: Closer to Europe

, 25 September 2020
Jonathan Portes argues that the Government's EU negotiations and Coronavirus measures are actually drawing the UK deeper into the European mainstream

PANDEMONICS: The False Choice Between National Wealth and National Health

, 13 April 2020
Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at King's College London, explains why we don't need to turn a health crisis into an economic depression.

Northern Ireland Matters in Brexit – But So Do Jobs, Wages and Public Services in the Rest of the Country

, 14 October 2019
Jonathan Portes, professor of economics and public policy at King’s College London, on what Boris Johnson's Brexit may mean for the UK as a whole.

While Austerity is Intellectually Dead, it is Far from Over in Reality

, 22 July 2019
Jonathan Portes on why ideology, short-termism and a relentless focus on Brexit has resulted in economic hardship continuing in the UK long after the Coalition Government.

The Myths of Immigration Just Don't Add Up

, 8 July 2019
Jonathan Portes, Professor of economics and public policy at King's College London, on why the UK has long been a country shaped by immigration and immigrants – and how the reality of this is not as bad as the rhetoric portrays.

KILLER FACTS with Jonathan Portes

, 31 October 2018

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