By Brad Plumer
In the months leading up to Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union, many economists warned over and over again that a “Brexit” could have awful ripple effects: Britain could lose its favorable access to European markets if it left; the uncertainty could dry up business investment; the country could tumble into recession.
On Thursday, British voters decided to vote “Leave” anyway. And now they’re left to grapple with the consequences — including any economic turmoil that follows.
So how bad will it get? Already on Friday, markets were plunging sharply around the world, suggesting major economic risks on the horizon. But economists have differing views on just what Brexit will mean — and exactly how dire it could get. Here’s a running roundup from around the internet.