Past Events


Panel debate organised by Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow. 12 September 2014. Chaired by Des McNulty, featuring Peter Peacock, Professor Louise Hayward, Philip Rycroft and George McBride.

Video: Curriculum for Excellence panel debate, 12 September 2014


Public health – Using synthetic control methods to evaluate the impact of public service improvements The shift towards evidence-informed policy-making, exemplified by initiatives such as What Works Scotland, requires policy-makers to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions. Given the practical, political or ethical difficulties of applying experimental approaches to many policy […]

Kelvin Smith PhD Project Opportunity – 2015/16


Venue: Open University in Scotland, Edinburgh Time: 14:00-17:30 on Thursday 22nd Jan and 09:30-12:45 on Friday 23rd Jan 2015 Policy Scotland is delighted to be co hosting this workshop event with the Urban & Regional Economics Seminar Group and the Centre for Innovation Knowledge and Development (IKD) In January 2015. The workshop […]

Event: 22-23 Jan 2015 – Devolution and federalism in a ...



For further information see Dr. Armstrong’s submission to the Smith Commission: http://www.niesr.ac.uk/publications/devolution-uk-submission-smith-commission#.VICTWzGUeSo

Video: Smith Commission Debate 3/12/14 Dr. Angus Armstrong


Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Time: 18:00 – 19:30 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building Following the publication of the Smith Commission initial recommendations at the end of November, Policy Scotland is hosting an expert debate on the implications of the Smith recommendations on tax, welfare and the relationships […]

EVENT 3/12/2014: Smith Commission Debate


Date:  Wednesday 19 November 2014 Time: 13:45 – 17:15 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow Speakers: Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh Professor David Bell, University of Stirling Professor Alan Page, University of Dundee Sylvia Suteu, University of Edinburgh This seminar will, therefore, explore some of the key issues […]

EVENT: Further Devolution to Scotland: What should the Smith Commission ...





Big Data in the Social Sciences Workshop ** Programme updated – see below ** Date: Monday 23rd June 2014 Time: 10:30 – 17:00 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building Glasgow University is emerging as a leader in the UK in applications of Big Data analytics to questions of interest to […]

EVENT: Big data in the social sciences



Announcement of a Conference on 11 September 2014, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and CALL FOR PAPERS A partnership of environmental, social justice, trade union and civic organisations in Scotland has established the need for a different direction for economic policy if we are to achieve our objectives of […]

An enquiry about an alternative sustainable economic policy


Policy Reunion Event on Climate Change, sponsored by Paul Grice, Clerk/Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament. Date:  Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 18:00 Venue:  Robert Burns Room (Committee Room 1), Scottish Parliament The Scottish Climate Change Act 2009 was the most significant piece of legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament in its […]

Event: Policy Reunion – Climate Change






Generations, work and poverty: attitudes and expectations This call is for proposals focused on generations, work and poverty – attitudes and expectations of work and retirement. This commission is focused on understanding the attitudes and expectations of different generations in relation to work and retirement. It is hoped that this […]

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Call for proposals