Economists negative about UK migration policies

August 11, 2014

The Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM) published a new survey of its members raising fears that UK immigration policy is not doing enough to attract the "beast and brightest".

CFM – an ESRC-funded research centre including the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – published the results of its monthly survey about the views held by leading UK-based macroeconomists on the impact of migration on the UK economy and the effectiveness of current government migration policies.

The responses indicate overwhelming support for the view that migration will increase the average income of current UK inhabitants. Moreover, the panel members think that current government policies are not effective in attracting the ‘best and brightest’ and, in fact, they may even be doing the opposite.

You can read more about the survey here.