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Jonathan Portes

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Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Previously, Chief Economist at the UK Cabinet Office. Regular commentator on UK macro and microeconomic policy.

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Migration and trade
Economics

Migration and trade

In economics, trade and migration are likely, in theory, to have similar impacts. In both cases, the overall impact will be positive, but there will be distributional consequences.

Migration and productivity
Economics

Migration and productivity

Jeremy Warner has a remarkably evidence-free article arguing that "mass immigration" is the main driver of "Britain's dismal long term productivity performance", says Jonathan Portes.

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