John Springford

John Springford

Senior research fellow


John Springford is a senior research fellow, working on economic issues, at the Centre for European Reform in London. He acted as secretary to the CER’s commission on the economic consequences of leaving the EU, which published its final report in June 2014. Before joining the CER, he worked at the Social Market Foundation and CentreForum think-tanks. He studied at Oxford and Glasgow universities and at the London School of Economics.

John has contributed opinion pieces to various newspapers, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. He commentates regularly on economic issues for the broadcast media. He has given oral evidence to the House of Lords and the British government’s Balance of Competences Review.

John Springford can be followed on twitter at @JohnSpringford

Areas of expertise

The single market and supply side reform, labour markets, international trade, the economics of skills and education, the euro, fiscal and monetary policy.

Languages spoken

English, French