Back to All Events

Jonathan Portes on Immigration policy: challenges for the UK and Scotland

  • CodeBase 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

Professor Jonathan Portes will speak at the David Hume Institute on “Immigration policy: challenges for the UK and Scotland”.

Professor Jonathan Portes is a Senior Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council's "UK in a Changing Europe" initiative, based at King’s College London, which promotes high quality research into the complex and changing relationship between the UK and the European Union. His current research concentrates on issues related to immigration and labour mobility, both within the European Union and outside; and the economic implications of Brexit. Jonathan's latest book is called 'What Do we Know and What Should We Do About Immigration?'.

He has spent most of his career working as a civil servant, serving as Chief Economist at the Department for Work and Pensions from 2002 to 2008 and Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2011. He led the Cabinet Office’s economic analysis and economic policy work during the financial crisis and on the G20 London Summit in April 2009. From 2011 to 2015, he was Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

The event will start at 6.00pm and be followed by a wine reception at 7.30pm.

**This event is now fully booked but please Register to join the waitlist and we will contact you if a ticket becomes available**