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Ben Brindle


Ben Brindle is a Researcher at the Migration Observatory. His research interests include net migration, the economic impacts of migration, work visas and other visa policies.

Previously, Ben worked in the Migration Research Division at the International Organisation for Migration, where he supported the preparation of research papers and reports for publication on various migration topics. These include the Covid-19 Analytical Snapshot Series, the Migration Research Series, and the 2022 iteration of the World Migration Report.

In 2022, Ben completed his PhD at the University of Brighton, which explored how the UK labour market responded to immigration in the decade following the financial crisis. Specifically, it examined whether immigration induced firms to locate their production activities in the UK (as opposed to overseas) or change their production methods (and use more labour-intensive techniques).

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