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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…


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Business regulation for an independent Scotland – a view from down under

Dr Warren Mundy, Commissioner, Productivity Commission, Australia, participated in Policy Scotland’s debate on “Regulating an Independent Economy” back in December 2013. This paper was prepared for that debate. Abstract: The future prosperity of Scotland will depend on the ability of its people and its firms to innovate and adapt to ever changing global market conditions.…

Do EU procurement rules discriminate against UK and Scottish construction interests?

This short paper on procurement policy was written by Keith Kintrea and Kenneth Gibb for the Scottish Government as part of its procurement review (Review of Procurement in Construction: International Evidence, University of Glasgow). The client has kindly allowed the authors to produce briefings on the paper on the Policy Scotland website. Background It is often…