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Speaker(s): David Smith
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

Recorded on 20 September 2016 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Most economists argued against Brexit, on the grounds that it would significantly damage Britain’s economic prospects, both in the short-term and the long-term. Three months on from the referendum, are these adverse consequences inevitable, or are there any reasons for optimism?

David Smith (@dsmitheconomics) has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989. He has written a number of books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism, From Boom to Bust, Will Europe Work?, The Age of Instability, Free Lunch and, most recently, Something Will Turn Up.

Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics at LSE.

This event is part of LSE's 'After Brexit: the future of the UK in Europe' series. An exploration of the issues raised by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union through lectures, panel discussions and debates. The series will cover the broad range of political, economic, legal, and social issues as preparations for the negotiations on Brexit are underway. Brexit represents an unprecedented agenda for Europe and an historical milestone for the British state: as such, the need for informed debate is paramount.

Keep up to date with what Brexit means for the UK and the wider world at LSE Brexit blog (@lsebrexitvote).

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