Daily Archives: July 3, 2013


Dr Angus Armstrong, NIESR and ESRC Fellow(1) argues that the legal agreement around underwriting risks and liabilities  needed to underpin a stable monetary union between Scotland and the rest of the UK will be very difficult to construct and if an independent Scotland is to prosper, it requires a ‘hard’ currency. […]

Scotland’s ‘hard’ currency options


Professor David Adams, University of Glasgow argues there is an urgent need for urban land reform, and specifically reform to tackle those ownership and valuation constraints that keep urban land vacant by impeding its redevelopment for productive use. Drawing on the property rights literature, Adams argues for innovative and radical responses […]

The Potential for Urban Land Reform in Scotland