Policy Scotland had a successful launch and inaugural seminar, attended by 80 people and hosted by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli.
Policy Scotland is a hub for innovative thinking on public and social policy issues. Drawing on research expertise at the University, it will collaborate with practitioners and policymakers to deliver better policy in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
The launch reception in the Kelvin Gallery in the University Main Building was followed by the first in a series of seminars exploring key public policy questions facing Scotland in the event of a vote for independence.
Dr Angus Armstrong, ESRC fellow and Director of Macroeconomic Research at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Professor Ronald MacDonald, Adam Smith Chair of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow examined different currency policy scenarios for an independent Scotland.