**This class will be taught on Zoom**
This lecture focuses on the decision the UK took in 2016 to leave the European Union. It covers
1) the main reasons behind the "leave" vote. Here the Brexit vote can be explained by factors specific to the UK experience in the EU but also to a wider anti-globalization movement.
2) the difficult negotiations that followed the vote to prepare the actual exit of the UK from the EU
3) the economic and political consequences of this decision in the UK and for the rest of the EU. I would like to emphasize the impact of workers and the UK labor market which has lost millions of EU citizens, as well on trade and the level of inflation which remains stubbornly high in the UK even as inflation is slowing down in other countries.