Peter McGregor

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Peter
McGregor
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Director of the Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute, Head of Department of Economics
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University of Strathclyde
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Professor Peter McGregor has held visiting academic posts in Sweden and Germany, and has consultancy experience in the Middle and Far East. He has acted as a UNDP-funded consultant to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia, has been a member of the Bank of England's Panel of Academic Consultants and is currently a Special Researcher to the Development Policy Research Institute, The Hokkaido University, Japan. He has published widely in books and in professional journals, including the European Economic Review, Oxford Economic Papers and the Journal of Regional Science. Current research interests include regional economic modelling and the evaluation of regional economic policies. He was Editor of Regional Studies, the journal of the Regional Studies Association from 1991-1996.

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The Economy, Centre on Constitutional Change

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Talk of Scotland adopting a Scandinavian economic model usually comes with no mention of the bill but, suggests recent research, the impact of higher taxes is more complicated than it might at first appear.    The Scottish Government holds up the Scandinavian economic model as one this country might... Read more
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The Referendum on Scottish independence held on the 18th September, 2014, resulted in a significant majority vote (55% as against 45%) in favour of “no”. Accordingly, Scotland will remain a member of the U.K. for the foreseeable future. However, further changes in the Scottish fiscal system are i... Read more
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Much of the debate since the referendum has focussed on which additional powers are likely to be devolved from Westminster to Holyrood. Rather less attention has been paid to the likely impact on the Scottish economy of devolving any of the powers that have been suggested. At the time of writing, th... Read more
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Peter McGregor discusses tax powers for Scotland in the event of a no vote. A “no” vote  in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish Independence would immediately lay to rest one of the most controversial issues that has characterised the economic debate so far, namely the currency issue.  Scotland w... Read more
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The final report of the Labour Party’s Devolution Commission, published yesterday, contains two main proposals on taxation. Firstly, that the Scottish Parliament’s powers over income taxation should be enhanced with the ability to: vary income tax rates by up to 15p in the pound, compared to the 10p... Read more
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by Patrizio Lecca, Peter McGregor and Kim Swales, Fraser of Allander Institute, Department of Economics and Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute, University of Strathclyde and Centre for Constitutional Change In tone the White Paper appears to mark a move in the direction of the Scandin... Read more
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