My Edinburgh colleague, Drew Scott, and Andy Hughes-Hallett from George Mason University and St Andrews, have published their second paper on issues of fiscal autonomy for Scotland, building on their earlier paper critiquing the Calman Commission’s recommendations. (I discussed that paper HERE.) This is not a case that has been clearly made hitherto, and my remarks on another version of fiscal autonomy, as discussed by Paul Hallwood and Ronald MacDonald, are HERE.
The Scott and Hughes-Hallett paper entitled ‘Scotland: A New Fiscal Settlement’ argues that significant economic growth could result from the model of fiscal autonomy they advance is available from Reform Scotland’s website. There’s a press release summarising it here, and the paper itself is now here.
UPDATE, 19 April 2012: The Scott/Hughes-Hallett paper can also be found on the St Andrews University website, here.