John Springford

John Springford

Deputy director
Areas of expertise 

Britain and Europe, migration and labour markets, the single market and supply side reform, international trade, the euro, fiscal and monetary policy.

Twitter 
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Por qué Europa debe gastar a lo grande, como está haciendo Biden

ESglobal
05 April 2021
La magnitud del plan de gasto del presidente Joe Biden significa que la economía estadounidense va a recuperarse mucho más rápido que la europea. Sin embargo, en muchos aspectos, es la economía de Europa la que necesita más estímulos.

CER podcast: Britain after the pandemic

25 March 2021
John Springford discussed the links between pre-COVID austerity and the UK's poor pandemic outcomes with Jonathan Portes.

Brexit has already been a disaster for British trade

Encompass
23 March 2021
No one has much interest in talking about Brexit in the UK at the moment. The pandemic means that voters have more important things on their mind.

CER podcast: The politics of vaccines in Europe

11 March 2021
John Springford discussed the EU's shortcomings in rolling out the vaccine with Tomáš Valášek, Camino Mortera-Martínez and Christian Odendahl.

CER podcast: Roaring twenties? Prospects for the economic recovery

10 February 2021
Christian Odendahl discussed the outlook for Europe’s post-covid recovery with Agnès Bénassy-Quéré and John Springford.

CER podcast: Can the EU use trade and investment policies to advance its strategic goals?

03 December 2020
John Springford spoke to Soumaya Keynes about US trade policy and the Biden administration’s approach towards China.

Trade secrets: John Springford answers three questions

Financial Times
30 November 2020
Will it actually make much difference whether the UK and EU reach a Brexit deal or not? A free trade agreement (FTA) is so disappointing compared with the single market that it’s tempting not to care.

Good Morning Scotland: Kent lorry checks

26 September 2020
John Springford, deputy director of the CER spoke to Good Morning Scotland about the likelihood of a UK-EU trade deal, as well as how trade might be impacted by the plan around Kent and potential hold-ups for freight (from 32:06).

Wer kommt besser durch die Corona-Krise, Europa oder die USA?

Süddeutsche Zeitung
24 August 2020
Die Arbeitslosigkeit in den USA steigt wieder, nachdem viele US-Staaten vorzeitig die Restriktionen des öffentlichen Lebens zurück genommen hatten und es dadurch zu einem Anstieg der COVID-19-Infektionen kam.

CER podcast: The EU's €750 billion question: How should the COVID-19 recovery fund be spent?

01 July 2020
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on July 17-18 to discuss plans for a new recovery fund and long-term budget to help Europe bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.

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