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.
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.
A report from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing called Enabling Health and Wellbeing in Later Life, a system that links older people to local community resources through their general practices.
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…
By Dr Phillips O’Brien, Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies at the University of Glasgow. Defence is one of the most contentious issues in the independence debate, with the fate of the naval bases at Faslane and Coulport – and the future of the British nuclear weapons sited there – dominating discussion so…
The launch of Policy Scotland with inaugural seminar, was attended by 80 people and hosted by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli.
Introduction to a research project by Professor Stephen White focusing on the relationship between social inequality and political stability in China and Russia.
Professor Jane Duckett introduces a project to explore the relationship between Chinese people’s attitudes to the healthcare system and how they use it.