The Economic Policy response to COVID-19

By Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Vice-Chancellor University of Glasgow The global spread of the new coronavirus has required a major healthcare response in those countries with major clusters. Other countries are bracing themselves for impact as the virus spreads. Of course, our immediate concern has to be for human health. Healthcare systems will have to…

Donald Trump speaks to supporters

Event: Trade War and the Post-American economy

Internationally recognised leading scholar Dr Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute in Washington will discuss the long run impact of tariff measures by the US Government on investment patterns, capital flows, productivity growth, and currency regimes, as well as the likely course of the trade war now beginning and the global economic outlook through 2020.…

Event: The Role of the Civic University

Former Head of the Civil Service Lord Bob Kerslake will deliver a lecture on the role of the civic university which draws on the interim report of the Civic university Commission which he chairs. The interim report highlights the wider role that Universities can play in society, especially in working as anchor institutions within the…

Tackling Britain’s Misleading Benefit Sanctions Statistics

new post from David Webster, Honorary Research Fellow, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow After their election in 2010, ministers embarked on a campaign of ‘sanctions’, i.e. withdrawals of benefit, against claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. They inherited a level of 533,000 a year, but drove it up to a peak of over one million in the…