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The economic impact of immigration on London seminar

City Hall, London SE1 2AA
9am-12.30pm, Tuesday 16 June 2009

Seminar summary

In 2007, London provided a home to an estimated 518,000 irregular migrants. In this seminar, GLA Economics brings together experts in this field to discuss the evidence base used to inform policy development for migration related issues. Speakers will discuss how immigration and in particular irregular immigration impacts on the UK and London economies. We will be launching a report by the London School of Economics that seeks to better understand the potential economic impact of allowing those with an irregular status to become regularised.


Jonathan Wadsworth, Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway College
Immigration to the UK and the labour market effects of immigration

Immigration and the recession PDF
Immigration and the recession RTF

Ian Gordon, Professor of Human Geography, LSE.

Christine Whitehead, Professor of Housing Economics, LSE.
Economic impact on the UK and London of regularising irregular migrants to the UK.

Economic impacts of immigration in London PDF
Economic impacts of immigration in London RTF

John Hollis, Demographic Consultant, GLA.
Recent trends in long-term migration to and from the UK and London.

Long-term migration trends PDF
Long-term migration trends RTF

In addition to the speakers above, Tony Travers and Kathleen Scanlon (co-authors of the report) will take part in a panel discussion.

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