|Appears in Collections:||Economics Research Reports|
|Title:||Constitutional change and inequality in Scotland|
|Citation:||Comerford D & Eiser D (2014) Constitutional change and inequality in Scotland. Economic and Social Research Council. Future of the UK and Scotland. http://esrcscotecon.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/consitutional-change-and-inequality-revised-140127.pdf|
|Publisher:||Future of the UK and Scotland|
|Abstract:||What scope does a sub-national economy have to affect the level of inequality? Does a policy menu consistent with the theories of fiscal federalism provide for an ability to affect inequality measures, or does this ability require the powers of a nation state? In this paper we discuss these questions in the context of the debate around the Scottish independence referendum, in which inequality has played a prominent role, and ask whether independence, further devolution, or simply different policies under the current constitutional framework are capable of helping Scotland transition to a less unequal income distribution. We provide a series of estimates of the impact of different policy choices upon inequality in Scotland, and discuss inequality reduction in the context of different constitutional options.|
|Rights:||Author permission granted to use report in this repository.|
|inequality-paper-for-press-release.pdf||Fulltext - Accepted Version||2.5 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.