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The economics of Scotland’s currency choices, by Ronald MacDonald

The recent decision by all of the major unionist parties to rule out an independent Scotland participating in a sterling monetary union has created much political heat. So much so, that there is a danger that the light of the … Continue reading

Posted in Currency, Uncategorized

Student grants in Scotland: a case of the rocks versus the sun?

by Lucy Hunter, Freelance analyst and formerly Head of Higher Education, Science and Student Support in the Scottish Executive From this autumn maintenance grants for Scottish full-time students in higher education will fall sharply in value.  New and existing low-income young students … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Inequality

Nicola McEwen – Energy independence & interdependence

Dr Nicola McEwen of University of Edinburgh, presentation at Global Energy Systems 2013 conference, held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 26th – 28th June 2013. “Energy independence & interdependence: the Scottish context” Continue Reading

Posted in Energy

Ronald MacDonald – Own currency needed if yes

The issue of the appropriate currency for an independent Scotland seems to have become the defining issue in the independence debate. In my paper published today (, I review the critical issues concerning the currency choice for an independent Scotland. … Continue reading

Posted in Currency

Gordon Hughes – The energy sector in Scotland’s future

Professor Gordon Hughes of the University of Edinburgh will present his paper ‘The Energy Sector in Scotland’s Future’ at our September 2013 conference. An overview of his paper is now available from the conference page of this website.

Posted in Energy