devolution

Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Armstrong, A, Ebell, M | JEL classification: E42, E58, E61, E63, H77 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: The Smith Commission has proposed a set of reforms aimed at extending Scotland’s control of its revenues to 46 per cent and spending to 55 per cent and extending the legislative reach of the Scottish parliament. In reaction, the Conservative government has announced plans to implement...
Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: O'Brien, Dr Peter, Pike, Professor Andy | JEL classification: H70, O18, O10, O20, R51, R58 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: As a longstanding and integral element of the capital stock in the economy, the critical importance of infrastructure to productivity and output growth has been accentuated in the context of globalisation, technological advances and shifting social demands. The global financial crisis and...
Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: Travers, Professor Tony | JEL classification: H71, H72, H77 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: This article describes the centralised nature of the UK, briefly describes the changes now under way in Scotland and Wales and then analyses differences in output per head as between nations and regions. It then considers the scope for devolution, including fiscal devolution within...
Publication date: 12 Jul 2012 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Lisenkova, K | External authors: Hermannsson, K, McGregor , P, Swales, K | Journal: Regional Studies
A ‘policy scepticism’ has emerged that challenges the results of conventional regional higher education institution (HEI) impact analyses. This paper provides a systematic critique of such scepticism. While rejecting its extreme form, the limiting effect of the binding public-sector expenditure...