Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

International trade, European trade policy, rules of origin, the single market, Brexit, environmental co-operation, investor-state dispute settlement.


CER podcast: Brexit bulletin special

29 January 2020
In this special Brexit episode of the CER podcast, Charles Grant explains why the CER is still needed after Brexit; Sam Lowe discusses the future of UK-EU trade; and Ian Bond explores the fate of UK foreign policy.

Sky News: What's the next stage of Brexit?

29 January 2020
Sam Lowe spoke to Sky News on the cost of post-Brexit divergence: “The day one impact would look very similar to all of the forecasts as if we were to have left the EU without a deal in place”.

Channel 4 News podcast: How will Britain and Europe build a new relationship after Brexit?

24 January 2020
Sam Lowe of the CER spoke to Gary Gibbon about what happens next on Brexit and what is in store for our new relationship with Europe.

Should the UK introduce a border carbon adjustment mechanism?

The zero carbon campaign
14 January 2020
A stronger carbon price is a pre-requisite for the UK achieving a 68 per cent drop in emissions by 2030, and net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Channel 4 News: A new year, a new government: So what now for Brexit Britain?

19 December 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow a the Centre for European Reform spoke to Matt Frei today after hearing a Queen’s Speech dominated by Brexit – a done deal says the Government – by the end of January next year.

BBC Today programme: Brexit deadline

17 December 2019
"Johnson is introducing this bill to give himself a firm deadline, but he has a big majority and he could easily introduce a later could call it domestic virtue signalling" Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform told BBC Today programme.

BBC News - Newshour: UK election result

13 December 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Newshour about the general election result. 

BBC Today Programme: UK-US trade agreements

30 November 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the Today Programme to discuss how a possible FTA might take shape between the UK and the US (from 52 mins).

Johnson's future Brexit plan would be almost as disruptive as no deal

28 November 2019
A "super Canada plus" agreement would still present businesses with a cliff edge.

CER Ditchley podcast series: Five challenges for Europe

20 November 2019
In November, the CER took 49 of Europe's top economists and political commentators to Ditchley Park for a conference on ‘Five challenges for Europe’.