Kelvin Smith PhD Project Opportunity – 2015/16

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 interventions, evaluation methods that use…

Why the Single Supervisory Mechanism is European economic integration’s biggest step since the creation of the euro

By Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow at the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School The Single Supervisory Mechanism, or SSM, entered into force on 3 November 2014. The SSM is the mechanism by which the European Central Bank takes now responsibility to monitor the participating banks, mostly from Eurozone members. This represents…