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About Ian Preston

Ian Preston is a professor of economics at University College London, the deputy research director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), and a research fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). His principal research interests include the economics of migration, public spending and taxation, income distribution, household consumption behaviour and sport.

Articles by Ian Preston

This week's editor

“Mehmet

Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A confident UK has nothing to fear from free movement of labour

Migration brings net gains to the UK, and to hamper it would likely be as bad for British nationals as it would be for EU migrants.

Free movement, welfare tourism and refugees

“Economic migrant” was never a pejorative term among economists. If economic migration and asylum-seeking are kept properly distinct, the case for freedom of movement within the European Union is unanswerable.

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