Brexit trade deals must allow for ‘low-skilled’ migration

When economists think about skills, we really just mean the bunch of job-specific expertise and transferable attributes that make a person well-suited or not for a job. Defined as such, nobody can deny skills’ importance in determining wages. If you... Read more

Why do migrants risk their lives crossing the English Channel over staying in France?

Those who do attempt the crossing are likely to speak English rather than French or have family members already in Britain. Others may come from countries with historical ties to Britain or places where the military has been active, such... Read more