John Springford

John Springford

Deputy director
Areas of expertise 

Britain and Europe, migration and labour markets, the single market and supply side reform, international trade, the euro, fiscal and monetary policy.

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One year on, it’s clear that Brexit has failed on its advocates’ own terms

The Independent
25 December 2021
Now that the Brexit deal has been in force for a year, it’s worth looking at initial claims from the politicians who forced through an exit from the EU’s single market.

CER end of year podcast: Review of 2021

22 December 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, the CER researchers reflect on the events of the past year.

ITV News: Analysis shows Brexit caused £12 billion of lost trade in October

10 December 2021
The pandemic delivered a huge shock to UK and global trade but the deputy director of the CER, John Springford, told ITV News he’s “pretty confident” that Brexit is to blame for the slump.

The EU needs a permanent recovery fund

Encompass
02 December 2021
In 2020, EU member-states took a huge step forward in European fiscal integration, with member-states agreeing to jointly borrow on financial markets to finance the new EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Voice of America: COVID-19 surge, inflation fears overshadow Europe's economic rebound

17 November 2021
John Springford explains that global supply chains have struggled to cope with the pent-up consumer demand following the pandemic: something we will see for the coming months.

Ask CER - Episode 2: Europe's climate challenges, the EU's recovery fund, and the latest on Nord Stream 2

12 November 2021
You asked, we answered: the second episode of our ‘Ask CER’ podcast series.

CER podcast: Frans Timmermans on the EU and climate

25 June 2021
John Springford discusses Frans Timmermans' remarks at a recent CER event with Elisabetta Cornago.

Por qué Europa debe gastar a lo grande, como está haciendo Biden

ESglobal
05 April 2021
La magnitud del plan de gasto del presidente Joe Biden significa que la economía estadounidense va a recuperarse mucho más rápido que la europea. Sin embargo, en muchos aspectos, es la economía de Europa la que necesita más estímulos.

CER podcast: Britain after the pandemic

25 March 2021
John Springford discussed the links between pre-COVID austerity and the UK's poor pandemic outcomes with Jonathan Portes.

Brexit has already been a disaster for British trade

Encompass
23 March 2021
No one has much interest in talking about Brexit in the UK at the moment. The pandemic means that voters have more important things on their mind.

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