Brexit and the Fiscal Settlement

Jim Cuthbert is an independent statistician and economist and former Scottish Office Chief Statistician. Working often jointly with Margaret Cuthbert, he has published a number of influential articles on Scotland’s economy and public finances. Their research can be found here – http://www.jamcuthbert.co.uk/index.html In his talk at the Fraser of Allander …

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Insight on August 2016 PMI measures

Paul Smith is Director and Senior Economist at IHSMarkit, where he helps to oversee the production of business survey data for over 30 countries. His research interests include nowcasting and the role that new sources of information (particularly so-called ‘big data’) can play in helping to understand current economic conditions. Latest data from …

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Scotland’s Budget: 2016 in 6 charts!

Today we have published our first Scotland’s Budget report – for 2016 – at an event in Edinburgh attended by all parties and representatives from Scotland’s business, third sector and public sector communities. Scotland’s Budget: 2016 provides an objective assessment of the outlook for Scotland’s finances and the choices, challenges …

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FM’s economy announcement – some comments

Today the First Minister announced welcome measures to try to stimulate the Scottish economy in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. The major element announced today is a package of £100m to be spent on capital projects this financial year – as we called for in our Special Issue Fraser …

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Brexit and Scotland’s Economy: Insights from the July Business Surveys

Paul Smith is a senior economist at IHS Markit, where he helps to oversee the production of business survey data for over 30 countries. His research interests include nowcasting and the role that new sources of information (particularly so-called ‘big data’) can play in helping to understand current economic conditions. In …

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Small Economy Insights for a Post-Brexit Scotland

Dr David Skilling is Director at Landfall Strategy Group, a Singapore-based economic and political research and advisory firm – see @dskilling on twitter,  www.landfallstrategy.com The Brexit vote places Scotland in a challenging situation. A hard Brexit would risk Scotland’s market access to the EU, the destination of 15% of its …

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August 2016 Nowcasts of the Scottish economy

Grant Allan & Stuart McIntyre, Fraser of Allander Institute, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde This post also appears on our Nowcasting blog: www.nowcastingscotland.com Following the release of the Fraser Commentary last week, today we release the results of our latest nowcasts of the Scottish economy. These are the first …

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