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"Immigration and the UK economy", Jonathan Portes


"Immigration and the UK economy", Jonathan Portes

Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, speaks as part of our Economics 360 lecture series.

Date: Monday 1st December 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 6.45pm (a drinks reception will follow)
Location: M1 (Warwick Business School Teaching Centre)

The title of his lecture is "Immigration and the UK economy" and will look at what economic research tells us about the impact of the large increase in immigration to the UK since the mid-90s, both from within and outside the EU; and what the major economic and policy issues are looking forward.

Previously, Mr Portes was Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office and before that he held a number of other senior economic policy posts in the UK government. His particular interests include immigration, labour markets, and poverty. Mr Portes began his civil service career in HM Treasury in 1987.

He appears regularly in the media commenting on economic policy issues, writes frequently for the national and international press and can be found on Twitter; @jdportes.

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About Economics 360

Each year we host Economics 360, an engaging lecture series which welcomes a diverse mix of speakers each year including alumni, policy makers, and academics. Our speakers give a different perspective on Economics and the series is designed to broaden education and to help students interpret what they have learnt in lectures and classes to some real world, interesting and important situations and subjects.


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