The British decision to leave the European Union in the 23 June referendum will have profound consequences for the country’s economic policy and the future of its trade relations. To inform this debate, the UCL European Institute is hosting an afternoon of debate and discussion on the place of business and commercial interests in the negotiations to determine Britain’s future relationship with Europe and the nature of Britain’s trade and economic relations with the continent after Brexit. The event places experts from the academic, policymaking and business communities in conversation with one another and with the audience. Among the questions addressed by the two panels will be: What are the various options for Britain’s future relationship with Europe? What will be the effect on the regulatory landscape of British withdrawal? What institutional form will the post-Brexit trading regime take? What will economic policy look like in post-Brexit Britain?
Panel Session 1: Brexit and Trade
Oliver Ilott, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government
Stephen Adams, Partner and Lead Consultant on European and Multilateral Issues, Global Counsel
Lauge Poulsen (Chair), Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, UCL School of Public Policy, and Director for Global Economy, UCL Global Governance Institute
Panel Session 2: Business and Brexit
Michael Jacobs, Director, IPPR Commission on Economic Justice
Richard Davies, Chief of Staff of the LSE Growth Commission
Alison Harcourt, Professor in Politics, Exeter University, and ESRC Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe Programme
David Coen (Chair), Professor of Public Policy and Head of Department, UCL School of Public Policy, and Director, UCL Global Governance Institute
The event will be followed by a reception.