David Frisby Memorial Lecture 2015

‘Making Sense of the Crisis: Is the financial crisis cascading into a democratic crisis in Europe?’ – Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster Date: Tuesday 24th March 2015 Time: 17:00 – 18:30 Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture theatre, University of Glasgow This year’s Frisby Lecture will be given by Prof.…

An independent Scotland’s currency options redux: assessing the costs and benefits of currency choice

By Ronald MacDonald Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy University of Glasgow and Research Fellow, CESifo Policy Group, Munich   A non-technical resume: • This paper demonstrates that all of the currency options available to an independent Scotland come with the price tag of an austerity programme. This is due to the need to accumulate foreign exchange reserves. • The only…