L. Codogno: The long-term economic implications of a Brexit might not be as negative as many studies suggest
The long-term economic implications of a Brexit might not be as negative as many studies suggest. The UK government could seek more favorable solutions on trade than the default options of the WTO framework or bilateral renegotiations of all the treaties. Moreover, economic policy has a role to play in mitigating the negative consequences. The long-term economic implications may thus be overstated, but the immediate risks may instead be underestimated. Brexit would act as a catalyst and trigger a typical balance of payment crisis, with a likely deep depreciation of the GBP and potential negative spillovers in the global financial markets.