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…
Economic analyses and critiques, including a focus on sustainability, inclusive growth and the community economy.
Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History, talks about the possibilities for an independent Scotland’s monetary presence in a globalised economy.
Dr Angus Armstrong argues that 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.
Professor David Adams, University of Glasgow argues there is an urgent need for urban land reform.
By Professor Ronald MacDonald, Research Professor of Macroeconomics and International Finance, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow In this paper, Professor Ronald MacDonald takes on the role of a ‘virtual consultant’ to a potentially independent Scotland. What should the exchange rate regime of an independent Scotland look like? MacDonald argues that the current proposal…
Introduction to a research project by Professor Stephen White focusing on the relationship between social inequality and political stability in China and Russia.
Introduction to a research project to evaluate the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, specifically how regeneration in the East End influences the health and lifestyle of local residents.