International trade arrangements after Brexit: establishing the facts


A one-day conference examining the implications of UK trade arrangements outside of the EU for tariffs, market access and the harmonisation of standards and regulations.The goal is not to argue for or against any particular choice, but rather to help participants gain a better understanding of their economic costs and benefits.

The audience will be a mix of researchers, policy and political advisers, journalists, public servants and practitioners from the private sector. The conference will take place under the Chatham House rule: no attributed contributions without the express permission of the person named.


9.30UK/EU trading arrangements

Thomas Sampson, London School of Economics

The options available under WTO

L Alan Winters, the Sussex Trade Observatory

11.20Brexit and the Motor Industry

David Bailey, Aston University;

Discussant Nigel Driffield , University of Warwick

Impact on the City of London

Alistair Milne, Loughborough University:

Discussant Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen, London

13.30Protectionism in and outside of the EU: an assessment of developments over time

Huw Edwards, Loughborough University

How helpful are new trade deals likely to be at softening the blow of ‘hard Brexit’?

Monique Ebell, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

15.20Panel discussion

Guy De Jonquieres, former World Trade Editor at the Financial Times

Daniel Hodson, co-founder Financial Services Negotiation Forum

Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute

Peter Ungphakorn, former Senior Information Officer, WTO Secretariat

Other panellists to be announced


For further information please email Ruth Cufflin

Venue: Loughborough University London Campus, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2GZ

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