Coree Brown Swan's blog
The economic outlook has been a central part of the referendum the debate, and currency, business prospects, and job creation all remain subjects of focus.
Today on the blog, David Bell discusses the employment sector in Scotland. He notes that since the creation of the Scottish Parliament, jobs growth in Scotland has been good by international standards but that employment hasn’t grown faster in Scotland than in the UK as a whole.
The ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, the David Hume Institute and the Hunter Foundation are pleased to announce the publication of the ebook “Scotland’s Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September”. This publication brings together leading academic experts who have been researching aspects of the independence issue in an effort to inform voters as they prepare to cast their vote.
What set-up costs would an independent Scotland face? The debate continues.
The work of LSE'S Professor Patrick Dunleavy was cited in a HM Treasury report on the set-up costs of an independent Scotland. In a blog for LSE British Politics and Policy, Professor Dunleavy challenged the use of his work, focused on the cost of setting up or substantially revamping a Whitehall department, saying: