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The Scottish Economy : A Living Book

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The Scottish economy is at the heart of contemporary constitutional and public policy debates. This substantial new edited collection, the first comprehensive and authoritative analysis for more than 60 years, is a timely update on the classic volume of the same name edited by Sir Alec Cairncross in 1954. It is data rich and links to updatable data and leading indicators of the Scottish economy including measures of public finances, distributional evidence and growth. Readers will find a series of easy to follow chapters covering the Scottish economy from every angle - oil and gas, health, education, finance, rural Scotland, education, inequality, climate change, gender and work, housing, infrastructure and cities. Each sector-based chapter explores the main issues, draws out key empirical facts and considers policy challenges that lie ahead. This book includes: an historical account of the development of the Scottish economy; the trajectory of economic policy in Scotland; reviews of the current fiscal position and the wider economic landscape; and also an intriguing insight into the emerging distinctive approach to Scottish public policy. This book brings together evidence and high quality research by experts on the Scottish economy in a politically neutral, accessible and non-technical way. The volume will assist readers in navigating their way through the many political debates about constitutional and economic futures that are underway in modern Scotland and the UK.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 77 black & white illustrations, 33 black & white tables, 77 black & white line drawings
  • 1138960926
  • 9781138960923

About Kenneth Gibb

Kenneth Gibb is Professor of Housing Economics and the Director of Policy Scotland, both at the University of Glasgow, UK. Duncan Maclennan CBE FRSE is Professor in Public Policy at the University of Glasgow and leads Policy Scotland's work on cities. He is also Professor in the School of Management at St. Andrew's University, UK. Des McNulty is Deputy Director of Policy Scotland and Dean, Public Policy and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Glasgow, UK. Michael Comerford, formerly of the University of Glasgow Urban Big Data Centre, now works as a data scientist for Agile Solutions, a Glasgow based information management consultancy, UK.show more

Table of contents

Contents List of Figures and Tables About the Authors Foreword Frances Carincross Acknowledgements Chapter 1 The Scottish Economy: Background and Context Ken Gibb, Des McNulty, Duncan Maclennan, Michael Comerford Chapter 2 Key Historical Trends in the Scottish Economy Jim Tomlinson Chapter 3 The Contemporary Landscape of the Scottish Economy David Bell Chapter 4 Fiscal Matters John McLaren Chapter 5 The Changing Scottish Population Robert E. Wright Chapter 6 Economic Policy Performance Stephen Boyle Chapter 7 Cities in the Scottish Economy: Patterns, Policies and Potentials Duncan Maclennan, David Waite, Anton Muscatelli Chapter 8 The Oil and Gas Sector Jo Armstrong, John Maclaren Chapter 9 Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Policies Grant Allan, Peter G. McGregor Chapter 10 Changing Role of Women in the Scottish Economy Jim Campbell, Emily Thomson Chapter 11 Securing a Low Carbon and Circular Economy for Scotland Dan Barlow Chapter 12 The Education Sector in Scotland Kristinn Hermannsson Chapter 13 Inequality and Poverty in Scotland Nick Bailey, Des McNulty Chapter 14 Housing Kenneth Gibb, Anthony O'Sullivan, Duncan Maclennan Chapter 15 The Economy, Health and Well-being Neil Craig, Cam Donaldson, Marissa Collins, Farouk Saeed Chapter 16 The Scottish Financial Sector Edward Trevillion Chapter 17 Infrastructure and the Scottish Economy Duncan Maclennan, Iain Docherty Chapter 18 Local Government Finance Kenneth Gibb, Linda Christie Chapter 19 Scotland's Rural Economies Mark Shucksmith, Jane Atterton Chapter 20 Government in Scotland Sir John Elvidge Afterword Laurence Hunter Indexshow more