Date of release: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BrexitThe economic impact of Brexit is the focus of a debate featuring experts from the world of politics, unions and economics taking place at the University of Greenwich.

Shadow minister for exiting the European Union, Matthew Pennycook (MP for Greenwich and Woolwich) will be among the panellists at the event. It takes place on Thursday 2 February (5pm – 7pm) at the Greenwich Campus.

Professor Ozlem Onaran, Director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), says: "This promises to be a really engaging discussion featuring experts from across the field. The UK faces uncertain times following last year's EU referendum and we have assembled a panel that will tackle the issue and provoke a lively and interesting debate."

Also taking part are: Sian Errington (Political Officer, Unite), John Palmer (former European Editor of The Guardian), Andrew Harrop (General Secretary of the Fabian Society), Dr Ernst Stetter (Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies), Professor Ozlem Onaran (GPERC), Dr Giovanni Cozzi (GPERC), and Professor Mehmet Ugur (chair and Professor of Economics and Institutions at Greenwich).

The economic impact of Brexit is co-organised by GPERC, part of the university's Business School, and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. It takes place in Queen Anne Court room QA065 and is followed by a dinner reception. To book a place for the conference please reserve here.

For information on other forthcoming events, including International Women's Day and a symposium on investment and equality-led growth please see: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business/research/centres/gperc/news/events

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