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Dr Katerina Lisenkova

Dr Angus Armstrong

Posted: 14 June, 2016 - 14:43

In our recent report here we assessed a potential effect of Brexit on low income families. In particular, the potential changes to welfare payments that might follow after Brexit. We combined projected changes in national income with the spirit of the Government’s Fiscal Charter. Our results suggest that the effect on the incomes of the low income families could be substantial. 

Dr Katerina Lisenkova

Posted: 7 December, 2015 - 17:51

The health of the public finances is a topic of growing interest in Scotland, as confirmed by the establishment of an independent fiscal watchdog – the Scottish Fiscal Commission. Although the discussion of fiscal matters often has a very short-term focus, which is partially explained by the limited duration of any administration, the effects of the population ageing require a long-term view and are likely to become increasingly acute for Scotland.

Dr Katerina Lisenkova

Posted: 23 December, 2013 - 14:15

Is immigration an answer to the challenges of the ageing population in developed countries? Or, over the long term, do the burdens immigrants place on the welfare state and public services – not to mention the impact of labour market competition on native wages and employment levels – more than outweigh the positive effects on growth and the public finances?