Economists' Letter



We Nobel prize-winning economists believe the UK is better off in the EU

Sunday 19 June 2016 19.09 BST Last modified on Sunday 19 June 2016 22.00 BST

Economic issues are central to the UK referendum debate. We believe that the UK would be better off economically inside the EU. British firms and workers need full access to the single market. In addition, Brexit would create major uncertainty about Britain’s alternative future trading arrangements, both with the rest of Europe and with important markets like the USA, Canada and China. And these effects, though one-off, would persist for many years. Thus the economic arguments are clearly in favour of remaining in the EU.

George Akerlof
Kenneth Arrow
Angus Deaton
Peter Diamond
James Heckman
Eric Maskin
James Mirrlees
Christopher Pissarides
Robert Solow
Jean Tirole
Winners of the Nobel prize in economics

See also
Anushka Asthana and Jill Treanor “Nobel prize-winning economists warn of long-term damage after Brexit