Experts

Dr. Angus Armstrong

Angus is Director of Macroeconomics at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Angus was an ESRC Senior Fellow in the lead up to the Scottish Referendum, covering currency and debt options.

For this project Angus will assess the costs and benefits of EU membership for UK’s financial services. In particular, the opportunities and challenges of being Europe’s centre for financial services while most of the rest of Europe moves towards a banking union.

Professor Catherine Barnard

Catherine Barnard is Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge, and senior tutor and fellow of Trinity College. She specialises in EU law and employment law. She has advised the government over the Balance of Competence Review.

For the project she will be working with Dr Amy Ludlow on a project entitled: ‘ “Honeypot Britain?” The Lived experience of working as an EU migrant in the UK’ where she will be looking particularly at the question of migrant workers’ access to benefits in the UK.

Professor Iain Begg

Iain Begg is a professorial research fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance.

He is currently researching the politics of fiscal policy in Europe as well as the future of the EU’s cohesion policy. For this project Iain will look at the evolution of economic governance in Europe and how it impinges on the UK-EU relationship.

Professor John Curtice

John Curtice is politics professor at the University of Strathclyde and research consultant to NatCen Social Research.

He has been co-editor of NatCen’s British Social Attitudes reports since 1994 and co-director of the Scottish Social Attitudes survey since 1999. For the initiative he will be focusing on public opinion and Britain's relationship with Europe and develop a website that brings together key polling data together with commentary and analysis.

Professor Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin is a politics professor at the University of Kent, and associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.

Matthew's main area of research is political behaviour in Britain and Europe, with a particular interest in political parties, electoral behaviour, euroscepticism and immigration. For the project he will look at the drivers of public and party-based euroscepticism in the UK.

Dr Jo Hunt

Dr Jo Hunt, reader at Cardiff University’s School of Law, is an expert in EU law and its implications for the UK, particularly in respect to how it may be applied differently across the devolved regions.

For the project she will look at the devolution of legal powers to Wales in the context of the UK's membership of the EU.

Professor Michael Keating

Michael Keating is politics professor at the University of Aberdeen and director of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Constitutional Change.

He recently completed a project on Europe focusing on historical, functional, institutional, political, institutional and normative perspectives on territory. For this project he will look at how the UK is changing within the context of an ever changing Europe.

Professor Jonathan Portes

Jonathan Portes is Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London

Previously, he was principal research fellow of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research. Before that he was chief economist at the Cabinet Office, and previous to that chief economist at the Department of Work and Pensions. For this initiative he will look at the economic and social impacts of free movement of workers within the European Union and the broader economic impacts of ‘Brexit.’

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