Geographical mobility

Geographical mobility

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The changing geography of jobs

This report examines the way in which ‘hollowing out’ and other labour market trends have shaped the economic geography of the UK.

13 November 2023

Airport lounge

Inequality and immigration

This chapter investigates the relationship between immigration and inequality in the UK over the past 40 years.

14 November 2022

Aerial view of Blackpool

Levelling up

Our analysis of the government's announcements on levelling up.

4 February 2022

UK housing block

'Levelling Up' explained

We look at what the government should consider when pursuing its 'levelling up' agenda.

2 October 2020

Catching up or falling behind? Geographical inequalities in the UK and how they have changed in recent years


The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the fore increasing concerns about inequalities not only between different population groups – such as the gap between the rich and poor, young and old, and different ethnic groups – but also between people living in different places. Even prior to the crisis though, there was a sense that the UK is not only a highly geographically unequal country, but also an increasingly geographically unequal one.

3 August 2020

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Off EU Go? Brexit, the UK Labour Market and Immigration

Journal article

Immigration remains a highly antagonistic issue and its purported effects in the labour market are still contestable. Against this background, the UK looks set to undertake a large overhaul of its immigration policy following the decision to leave the EU.

19 December 2018

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Should there be lower taxes on patent income?

Working Paper

A “patent box” is a term for the application of a lower corporate tax rate to the income derived from the ownership of patents. This tax subsidy instrument has been introduced in a number of countries since 2000. Using comprehensive data on patent filings at the European Patent Office, including information on ownership transfers pre‐ and post‐grant, we investigate the impact of the introduction of a patent box on international patent transfers, on the choice of ownership location, and on invention in the relevant country.

25 July 2018

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The Selection of High-Skilled Emigrants

Journal article

Overall, high-skilled individuals form an important group of potential migrants because of both their relatively high rates of mobility and their potential contribution to the host economy. Studying migrant selection in this context is particularly useful because these migrants face low formal barriers to migration and are unlikely to be credit constrained. The observed selection patterns underline the relevance of the Roy/Borjas model in this setting.

29 November 2017