Where to get the best bang for the buck in the United Kingdom? Industrial strategy, investment and lagging regions

by Rafal Kierzenkowski, Head of UK Desk, Peter Gal, Economist, Productivity Workstream, and Gabor Fulop, Analyst at the UK Desk, OECD Economics Department The United Kingdom has large regional disparities in productivity which contribute to differences in living standards across the country, while its less productive regions also hold back overall economic performance (OECD, 2017). High … More Where to get the best bang for the buck in the United Kingdom? Industrial strategy, investment and lagging regions

Mitigating the negative economic impact of Brexit

by Rafal Kierzendowski, Mark Baker, Pierre Beynet and Gabor Fulop, UK Desk, OECD Economics Department Ahead of the referendum on Brexit, the OECD had been anticipating a significant decrease in economic growth if the decision to leave the EU were taken (Kierzenkowski et al., 2016). As the UK economy has started to slow down, OECD … More Mitigating the negative economic impact of Brexit

The UK’s heart is wobbling but there are good reasons to Remain in the Union

By Rafal Kierzenkowski and Nigel Pain, OECD Economics Department Membership of the European Union contributes to the economic prosperity of the United Kingdom. Real GDP per capita has doubled since the United Kingdom joined the European Union in 1973, to almost 40.000 pounds now. The United Kingdom has outperformed other English-speaking countries that are not … More The UK’s heart is wobbling but there are good reasons to Remain in the Union

The economic consequences of Brexit: A taxing decision

by Rafal Kierzenkowski, Head of the UK Desk, OECD Economics Department Membership of the European Union has contributed to the economic prosperity of the United Kingdom. Uncertainty about the outcome of the referendum has already started to weaken growth in the United Kingdom. A UK exit (Brexit) would be a major negative shock to the … More The economic consequences of Brexit: A taxing decision