Bargaining and Brexit: Negotiating New UK Trade Deals from Outside the EU

An article published in openDemocracy “Bargaining post-Brexit trade deals: worse even than project fear”  by David Harbord & Tim Lord, 14 June 2016.

Abstract: Brexiteers hope to convince us that Britain will, after exit, be able to retain its status as a global trading nation with special deals with its largest trading partners in the EU and elsewhere. Remain has painted a bleak picture of what will happen to the economy if Britain exits. Applying some elementary game theory to post-Brexit negotiations suggests that things might be worse for an EU trade deal than even Remain’s so-called “project fear” is arguing.