By Ken Gibb, Director, Policy Scotland In parallel to the much discussed idea of capping house price inflation (or at least the Bank of England setting it as a policy goal and then trying to lean on the banks), there has been much concern raised about foreign investment, viewed as largely speculative, in the London…
Economic analyses and critiques, including a focus on sustainability, inclusive growth and the community economy.
Papers from a Commonwealth Cities Legacy Network Preparatory Workshop hostd by Policy Scotland.
Talk by Martin McKee on how the intellectual underpinnings of austerity have now been demolished and the case for investing to achieve growth.
Report of meeting with UN housing rapporteur, Professor Raquel Rolnik (University of Sao Paolo,) is carrying out a ‘mission’ to review housing in the UK.
Briefing Note considering the implications for Scotland from the 2013 UK Spending Review (SR).
Short paper on procurement policy was written for the Scottish Government as part of its procurement review.
How output and taxation in relation to North Sea oil and gas activity has an important role to play in the economics and finances of a potentially independent Scotland.
Reflections on the latest oil and gas related analysis by the Scottish Government and the Office for Budget Responsibility by John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb
Scotland performed better in the latest official releases, with both the economy and employment growing, although unemployment also grew, according to the latest CPPR Briefing Note by John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb. On an annual basis Scottish GDP has grown by 1.2%, well above the 0.5% seen for the UK. This differential was principally…
Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History, talks about the possibilities for an independent Scotland’s monetary presence in a globalised economy.