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…

Deal or no deal?

By Ken Gibb Last night, Policy Scotland and the University invited the leader of Glasgow City Council, Gordon Matheson, to talk about the future of the City in the context of the recently agreed City Deal for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. At a well-attended event, the city’s political leader covered a wider range of…

Policy Scotland’s contribution to the Smith Commission Debate

By Kenneth Gibb, Director, Policy Scotland The remarkable upsurge in political engagement during the referendum has been followed by a phase in which organisations and individuals across Scotland are preparing submissions to the Smith Commission. Smith is currently engaging in a wide consultation about what powers should be transferred to the Scottish Parliament, with the aim…

EVENT: Further Devolution to Scotland: What should the Smith Commission recommend?

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 arising from further devolution, including…

Event: What happens after a No Vote?

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE – SAME BUILDING BUT DIFFERENT ROOM Date: Monday 8th September, 2014 Time: 18:00-19:30 Venue: Lecture Theatre C (Room 507), Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow The potential consequences of a vote for independence have been much argued about, but less attention has been given to the consequences of a No…

Event: Policy Reunion – Curriculum for Excellence

Date: Friday 12th September, 2014 @ 13:30 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow The introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence is arguably the most significant change in Scottish Education for a generation. The policy was adopted following a National Debate on Education initiated in the early years of the Scottish Parliament. After a…