Post-Brexit trade and development policy

CEPR Policy Insight No 88

Richard Baldwin, Paul Collier, Anthony J Venables

Regardless of what one may think of the decision, the British people have voted to leave the EU – a result that throws up historic challenges as well as historic opportunities. EU economic policies, after all, consisted of ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ and the EU’s trade and development policy was among the worst. Brexit, therefore, should be viewed as an important opportunity for fresh thinking.