Single market, competition & trade

BBC World at One: 26/8/19

Sam Lowe
26 August 2019
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the World at One about Boris Johnson’s objectives for a trade agreement with the US (from 34 mins). 

BBC News: Trade agreement with the US

Sam Lowe
25 August 2019
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News about Boris Johnson’s objectives for a trade agreement with the US. 

BBC Radio 5 Live - Brexitcast: Brex on the Beach

Sam Lowe
19 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform joined Adam Flemming, Georgina Wright and Anand Menon to discuss the last few weeks in Brexit.

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: US-UK trade deal: Too good to be true?

Sam Lowe
13 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform discussed US-UK trade deals, and if deals could be done sector by sector (from 06.48am).

Sky News: Brexit trade

Sam Lowe
13 August 2019
John Bolton is not a trade envoy–his concerns are Iran, China, Huawei “He is using the carrot of a potential free trade agreement with the US -something the UK and Brexit supporters have wanted for a while- as a means of applying pressure to the UK” Sam Lowe, a senior...

Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine: Facebook Ads and Trade Deals

Sam Lowe
13 August 2019
“The UK does need to decide: if it just wants to throw all its eggs into one basket with the US when at this moment in time the person running the US isn’t maybe the stable genius that he likes to think he is?” Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform told Jeremy Vine (from 13:36).

BBC World News: Post-Brexit trade deals

13 August 2019
“The US is a strong operator in trade agreements – it tends to get what it wants by being tough and pursuing its own interests, and it will make use of the fact that Britain post-Brexit will be very much in bad need of a trade deal" Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform tells BBC World.

Investieren, investieren, investieren

Christian Odendahl, Marcel Fratzscher, Claus Michelsen
12 August 2019
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Es ist höchste Zeit für einen Kurswechsel in der deutschen Wirtschaftspolitik, fordern drei Ökonomen in einem Gastbeitrag für die SZ. Der Staat müsse viel Geld in die Hand nehmen.

What's next for Europe's capital markets?

Jonathan Faull, Simon Gleeson
18 July 2019
Project Syndicate
Without the UK, even integrated EU capital markets would be too small to meet the funding needs of European businesses. That is why global engagement, even at the cost of losing regulatory control, is critical.

CER podcast: The Big European Sort? The diverging fortunes of Europe's regions

19 June 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to John Springford and Christian Odendahl about regional divergence across the EU.

CER podcast: What is a customs union?

Sophia Besch, Sam Lowe
05 June 2019
Sophia Besch asks Sam Lowe to explain what a customs union is. Sam argues that a customs union is still compatible with an effective UK trade policy.

The UK has much to fear from a US trade agreement

Sam Lowe
03 June 2019
The New Statesman
Any deal with Trump would likely stray into areas such as food safety and drug pricing — and the president would come back for more.

Immigration is key to UK’s services trade after Brexit

Sam Lowe
24 May 2019
E!Sharp
Despite its importance to the economy, the UK’s services sector has not attracted the attention it deserves in the Brexit debate. Services account for around 45 per cent of total UK exports in value terms, a high proportion for a medium-sized economy.

Why Europe's capital cities are pulling away from their countries – and what we can do about it

13 May 2019
CityMetric
Europe’s capital cities are much more productive than smaller cities and towns: the average metropolitan worker produces about 50 per cent more output than workers elsewhere. The divide between capitals and everywhere else is growing, too.

Berlin's confounding productivity gap

11 May 2019
Bloomberg
The bustling German capital scores poorly on a scale of meeting its economic potential. But do its residents care?

Newsnight: The how, why and if of the new Brexit extension

Sam Lowe
09 April 2019
European fears that the UK would disrupt EU affairs during a further Brexit extension are probably overblown, Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform tells BBC Newsnight (from 06:28 mins). 

No-deal Brexit would not be the end of the world – just very, very, very bad

Sam Lowe
04 April 2019
The New Statesman
Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, some have convinced themselves that exiting the EU without an agreement – “no deal” – is a good idea. It is not.

The reality of Britain's role in the global trading system after Brexit remains deeply uncertain

Sam Lowe
30 March 2019
The Independent
Continuity agreements are in place with a small number of countries but replicating the arrangements that Britain currently benefits from will be the overriding priority throughout the transition period - if there is one - and beyond.

No deal, no border

Sam Lowe
17 March 2019
The Business Post
In the event of no deal Brexit, we now know the UK’s plan for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland: pretend it doesn’t exist.

Parliament Live: International Trade Committee

Sam Lowe
13 March 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, along with Lucia Quaglia, Catherine Bernard and Alan Winters gave evidence on trade in services.