UK House of Lords EU Committee Enquiry

Written evidence by Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo has been adopted by UK House of Lords EU Committee Inquiry: The future UK-EU relations on trade in services and cited in the EU Services Sub-Committee report Beyond Brexit: trade in services, published on 24 March, 2021.      

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Blog Post: The end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end for UK trade?

The end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end for UK trade? 19 March 2021 2020 was a terrible year for UK trade. Overall, UK exports in goods contracted by almost 15%, down by £54.5 bln[i] in the twelve-month period, this is even worse than the contraction seen in the UK economy as a whole, which was just under 10% in GDP terms. [ii] Furthermore, the…

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Press Release: UK Goods Exports Slump by £45bn and Market Share Shrinks in Covid Trade Rout

  UK goods exports slump by £54bn and market share shrinks in Covid trade rout 8 March 2021 | Birmingham, UK   Britain’s goods exports fell by £54bn (14.7%) in 2020 as Covid-19 convulsed global markets Key manufactures including cars, machinery and pharmaceuticals all slumped in global markets – but gold was an unlikely exception As some markets…

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Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter 2

Prof Jun Du, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Dr Meng Song and XiaocanYuan have written an article ‘UK Trade and Prosperity 2020 - Looking Beyond BREXIT and COVID‘ which will be released on 8th February 2021 and is the foundation work for the Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter 2. This is the 2020 year-end report, finalising a series of research outputs from the Lloyds Banking…

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Blog Post: Are Individualistic Societies Worse at Responding to Pandemics?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently suggested that coronavirus infections are higher in the UK than Germany or Italy because Britons love freedom more, and find it harder to adhere to control measures. Unsurprisingly, this view has attracted a lot of criticism. Some have argued that Germany and Italy love freedom just as much as the UK . Others suggest the…

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UK Parliament Inquiry: The Future UK-EU Relationship on the Professional & Business Services

Prof Jun Du, Dr Mustapha Douch, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo and Uzoamaka Nduka submitted a piece of written evidence for the Parliament Inquiry on European Union Committee: The future UK-EU relationship on the Professional and Business Services in June 2020. It has now been adopted and published by the EU Services Sub-Committee October 2020.  ……

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New Publication: An Examination of EU Trade Disintegration Scenarios

Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo and Dr Karen Jackson (University of Westminster) have had a new publication accepted in the World Economy, “An Examination of EU Trade Disintegration Scenarios”. Abstract This paper demonstrates the welfare implications of the differential disintegration of the EU. Using a structural gravity approach, our estimates suggest that the rest of…

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UK Parliament Inquiry: The UK-US Trade Negotiations

Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Prof Jun Dun and Uzoamaka Nduka submitted evidence to the UK Parliament Inquiry: The UK-US Trade Negotiations. In response to the call, they provided evidence in the area of ‘general and cross-cutting issues’. In particular they comment on the estimated gains from an UK-US trade agreement in trade in goods, and reflected trade policy; UK…

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Blog Post: How Brexit Trade Restrictions could Decimate the Professional and Business Services Sectors

The UK’s professional and business services (PBS) sectors are some of the country’s most vibrant and productive – and are vital contributors to the nation’s economy. They are also competitive international traders, active in the global market and contributing hugely to the trade surplus in services that helps balance the UK’s large trade deficit in goods. As the…

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UK Parliament Inquiry: The COVID-19 Pandemic and International Trade

Dr Agelos Delis, Dr Mustapha Douch, Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo submitted written evidence to the Parliament’s inquiry which has been adopted to the Parliament’s report ‘The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade’, published on 29 July 2020 by International Trade Committee.        …

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