Brexit: a natural experiment for the EU

29 June 2016

Can a country do better after leaving the EU? Indeed, we can perform an even more granular analysis and seek to establish in which policy areas the greater policy flexibility and decentralisation which comes with departure might outweigh the cost of losing the EU’s four freedoms and its constitutional barriers against bad government policy. Let us therefore look at some key policy areas which will be affected by a Brexit and speculate what sort of change we might see in the UK over the medium term.

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