Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tackling income inequality presents challenges for Scotland

(Press release issued on 20th January) Scotland faces significant challenges in closing its “inequality gap”, according to new research carried out by University of Stirling academics and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Scotland and the UK … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Country Size and Border Effects in a Globalised World

We are pleased to announce that SIRE and the  School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh will host a two-day workshop on ‘Country Size and Border Effects in a Globalised World’ on June 26 and 27, 2014. The workshop will … Continue reading

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The Scottish Independence Podcast

Just a short blog-post to provide a link to my interview with Michael Greenwell of the Scottish Independence podcast. This is no.46 in Michael Greenwell’s series of interviews which are largely from a pro-Yes viewpoint. In previous interviews Michael has … Continue reading

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Debt – the first move (published in the Scottish Sun 15/1/2014)

The UK Government has just announced that it will honour its debts. It has done so since before Charles II lost his head, so why did it need to make this announcement? Because it claims that those who lend money … Continue reading

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