Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Scottish Independence: Analysing Views From the Oil & Gas and Finance Sectors.

David Bell & Michael McGoldrick University of Stirling Two of the most important sectors in the Scottish economy are finance and oil & gas. These are highly productive and dynamic elements of the Scottish economy. They are also quite large: … Continue reading

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International Conference on the Economics of Constitutional Change

The International Conference on the Economics of Constitutional Change, held in Edinburgh on the 19th and 20th of September 2013, brought together leading academics and policy makers to review the Scottish independence debate within the context of wider international experiences. … Continue reading

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Scotland’s currency options: a ‘hard’ currency? (speech)

Dr Angus Armstrong, NIESR and ESRC Fellow[1] SCOTLAND’S CURRENCY OPTIONS: A ‘HARD’ CURRENCY? “In a world of sovereign states, nothing can be regarded as truly irreversible”[2]  Professor Benjamin Cohen Introduction Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure … Continue reading

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David Bell’s speech at Scotsman Conference 4th June 2013

[SLIDE 1] Thank you for this invitation to speak at the Scotsman conference on the Economics of Independence. Like Angus, I am one of the research fellows appointed by the ESRC to study issues relating to the constitutional future of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s currency options: a currency union? (speech)

by Angus Armstrong This is an abridged version of a speech given at an ESRC conference in Edinburgh ‘The Future of the UK and Scotland’ on 2nd May 2013. The full speech is available here. “International monetary regimes have been … Continue reading

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