Category Archives: Population

Taxation of cross-border commuters

Taxation of cross-border commuters Michael McGoldrick University of Stirling One of the reasons that Professor Andrew Hughes-Hallett uses to claim that the Scottish budget will be stronger with independence is that there are “repatriated taxes from cross-border commuters (£1 billion)”. … Continue reading

Posted in Labour, Migration, Population

Attitudes and Voting Intentions

People’s perceptions and attitudes determine electoral outcomes. In this report we examined attitudes and beliefs about the Referendum options. Yougov administered a survey designed by the authors to a representative sample of 2037 people in December 2013. Our findings confirm … Continue reading

Posted in Population, Risk, Things no-one thought about before, Uncategorized

The Ageing Population Problem

After the release of our paper, Funding Pensions in Scotland: Would Independence Matter?, I was called to the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster to give evidence. The most interesting issue that we discussed was the level of net migration into Scotland … Continue reading

Posted in Migration, Pensions, Population, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Currency, Debates, Debt, Energy, Migration, Monetary Policy, Population, Risk

Migration and Constitutional Change – David Bell, Allan Findlay and David McCollum

(This blog comprises part of the presentation that we will be giving at the International Conference on the Economics of Constitutional Change at Dalmahoy on the 19th and 20th of September – Twitter #icecc) Migration has a pervasive effect on … Continue reading

Posted in Labour, Migration, Population