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Video: Border Effects

Border Effects: Canada-US Lessons James E Anderson from HSS Webteam on Vimeo. James E. Anderson is a Professor of Economics at Boston College. He is a research associate at the distinguished National Bureau of Economic Research in the United States, and … Continue reading

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The implications of losing the pound sterling for business: Game changer

The University of Edinburgh’s Brad MacKay examines the potential impact that Chancellor George Osborne’s speech may have on the business community. This post was originally published by The Future of the UK and Scotland.  Today’s announcement by the Chancellor of … Continue reading

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Getting to Maybe: Currency, Debt, and the Pre-negotiation of Independence

Writing at the Future of the UK and Scotland blog, Christine Bell reflects on whether the Chancellor’s speech represents pre-negotiation and what that might mean for the campaign. The UK government up until now has clearly stated that it is … Continue reading

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Video: Scottish Social Attitudes 2013

ScotCen / NatCen Social Research and What Scotland Thinks are kicked off the New Year with a major conference on Scotland’s independence referendum. Chaired by BBC Scotland’s Political Editor Brian Taylor, the all day event on 22 January considered how … Continue reading

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‘A Lasting Settlement’

Cera Murtagh reports from a major speech by First Minister of Wales the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, hosted by the Academy of Government, on the implications of the Scottish independence referendum for Scotland, Wales and the UK as a … Continue reading

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Event: The Fiscal Implications of an Independent Scotland

18 November 2013, 09:30 – 12:30 Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW This event, organised by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, will see the launch of the first long term fiscal projections for an independent Scotland. This … Continue reading

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Why Scotland is More than Capable of Defending Itself

In this article, first published in The Sunday Herald , Colin Fleming challenges the argument presented in a recent UK Government report that an independent Scotland would be unable to deliver the same defence and security provisions as currently enjoyed by … Continue reading

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Winter School on Federalism and Governance

The Winter School is a cross-border postgraduate programme located in the heart of the Alps under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The 2014 edition will focus on “Federalism and Multilevel Constitutionalism”. Dates and venues: 3-14 … Continue reading

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