Smaller is better: Disintegrated nations in an integrated Europe

Edoardo Campanella, 12 August 2014

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Throughout the course of history, there are few regions in the world whose map has changed as frequently and abruptly as that of Europe. Nowadays, political forces – less violent and bloody than in the past, but equally destructive – are slowly and imperceptibly eroding the borders of several countries.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Global governance, Politics and economics
Tags: Catalonia, EU, Eurozone crisis, Flanders, independence, regionalism, Scotland, secessionism, separatism

The economics of Scottish independence in an interdependent world

Andrew Hughes Hallett, 20 June 2014

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URL: http://www.cepr.org/active/publications/policy_insights/viewpi.php?pino=73
Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Monetary policy
Tags: currency union, monetary independence, Scotland, Scottish independence

Scottish independence in an interdependent world: New evidence

Andrew Hughes Hallett, 20 June 2014

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Any economy must have a policy framework designed to manage the three basic macroeconomic imbalances:

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Monetary policy
Tags: currency union, monetary independence, Scotland, Scottish independence

Scotland would not be better off as an independent nation: results from the Centre for Macroeconomics June Survey

Angus Armstrong, Francesco Caselli, Jagjit Chadha, Wouter den Haan, 7 June 2014

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The Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM) - an ESRC-funded research centre including the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) - is today publishing the results of its third monthly survey.

Topics: Politics and economics
Tags: devolution, Scotland, Scottish independence

A well-designed sterling union will be needed if Scotland votes for independence

Oliver Harvey, George Saravelos, 28 May 2014

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The currency options of an independent Scotland have become a crucial point of contention for both sides ahead of the September 2014 referendum. However, the debate has so far focused on the suitability of different regimes based on the optimal currency area framework or fiscal implications (Armstrong 2013). There has been little focus on the practical issues involved.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Monetary policy
Tags: Bank of England, currency union, Currency unions, monetary independence, Scotland, Scottish independence, sterling

The Scottish question

Angus Armstrong, Monique Ebell, 26 October 2013

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In less than one year, on 18 September 2014, the Scottish electorate will vote on a question of historic significance – should Scotland remain in the UK, or should it become an independent country?

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: Currency unions, debt, independence, Scotland, sterling

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