Category: Scottish currency union

Aug 15

Monetary policy in an independent Scotland – currency union and beyond

There is now just over a month to go before the Scottish independence referendum on September 18th 2014. My purpose in this analysis is not to express a political opinion on the desirability or otherwise Scottish independence. It is rather to give a view as a professional economist on Scotland’s optimal monetary policy, if it …

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Mar 18

The morning after the night before: six steps to Scottish economic independence

For success in politics or business, leaders need a coherent and effective “Plan A” to submit to the public and their key stakeholders. But they also need a viable “Plan B” – a contingency plan that can be rolled out in the event that Plan A cannot be delivered for reasons beyond their control. The …

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Feb 07

Mr Salmond and the £

As the date of the Scottish independence referendum approaches, a key issue is the question of Scotland’s currency if it were to become an independent nation. The policy advocated by the Scottish National Party is to maintain a currency union with England, a proposal that is causing increasing concern among many economists, myself included. I …

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