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 07 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. The surveys are designed to inform the public about the views held by leading UK-based macroeconomists on important questions about macroeconomics and public policy.

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Topics:  Politics and economics

Tags:  devolution, Scotland, Scottish independence

Income inequality, decentralisation, and regional development in Western Europe

Vassilis Tselios, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Andy Pike, John Tomaney, Gianpiero Torrisi 15 October 2011

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Devolution is a global trend, advocated by international organisations, including both the World Bank and the OECD, as a mechanism for achieving local prosperity. Decentralisation of powers and resources to lower tiers of government can – under different circumstances and in different contexts – contribute to both an increase and a reduction interpersonal inequalities.

Decentralisation can reduce interpersonal inequalities by:

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Topics:  Productivity and Innovation

Tags:  Inequality, decentralisation, devolution