Scotland the Brief

Author / Creator: Business for Scotland

Media type: book

Date published: 2021

Scotland the Brief summarises an in-depth investigation into the breadth, structure and quality of Scotland’s economy.

Scotland's Oil

Author / Creator: John Jappy

Media type: Video

Date published: 2014

Revelation of the amount of oil revenue taken by the UK Government

Soft Currency Economics II (MMT – Modern Monetary Theory

Author / Creator: Warren Mosler

Media type: Book

Date published: 1993

  • what is money;
  • why debt monetization and the money multiplier are myths;
  • how fiscal and monetary policy can be used effectuate full employment;
  • deficits do not cause countries to default on their debt unless that is the decision.

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy

Author / Creator: Stephanie Kelton

Date published: 2020

'Kelton has succeeded in instigating a round of heretical questioning, essential for a post-Covid-19 world, where the pantheon of economic gods will have to be reconfigured' Guardian'

Putting citizens at the centre of Scotland’s economic policies

Author / Creator: Jim Byrne

Media type: Blog

Date published: 2022

A call for a new model to derive economic polices. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a practical-based model that looks after the welfare of a nation's citizens.


Author / Creator: LESS Editorial Collective

Media type: Journal

Date published: 2020 -

LESS, a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. 

LESS questions and challenges dominant narratives about what economic progress means in Scotland, and sketches out alternative visions. The focus is on collective and democratic solutions to sustaining livelihoods that meet people’s needs while rising to the threats of climate change, ecocide and mass extinction, inequality, racism and the far right, and the interconnected oppressive and extractivist logic and mechanisms that feed all of those. 


Author / Creator: Mike Small

Media type: Discussion Paper

Date published: 2022

This is an outline of how we might situate degrowth in a history of alternative economics and regenerative movements, in the context of brutal new scientific and socio-economic realities. What does ‘true prosperity’ look like in times of socio-ecological crisis?

Watch: Our Scotland, our future

Author / Creator: Centre on Constitutional Change

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

What are young people in Scotland's views, hopes, and fears about Brexit and Scottish independence? We invited young people across Scotland to fill in a survey - here's what they had to say, including how they feel they can be included in discussions on constitutional change.

UK’s Failure to Recover from the Financial Crisis

Author / Creator: Bottom Line

Media type: Analysis

Date published: 2022

The UK has been one of the poorest performing economies since the financial crisis. The economic shock of the financial crisis was greater than most other advanced economies and the UK took longer to recover and even before Covid-19 was considerably smaller than it would have been had it matched the recovery achieved by others.

Long Term Performance of UK Economy and Small Countries

Author / Creator: Bottom Line

Media type: Analysis

Date published: 2022

The UK is in long term relative economic decline, falling further and further behind countries of a similar size and stage of development as Scotland. The choice that Scotland faces is to remain part of the declining UK economy, or to realise agency and take responsibility for improving the performance of the Scottish economy.  

Agency and Helplessness and Scotland’s Future

Author / Creator: Bottom Line

Media type: Discussion Paper

Date published: 2022

n the last two years, Scotland has dealt with two of the biggest economic shocks in history, the health, social and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.  

The Bottom Line

Author / Creator: David Simpson

Media type: Website

Date published: 2022 -

The Bottom Line aims to invigorate the debate on the economics of Scottish independence.

Scotland's economy by the numbers

Author / Creator: Nina dos Santos

Media type: Video

Date published: 2014

View of Scotland's prospect for independence before the 2014 refrendum.

The cost of living crisis is driven by greed and the Union

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published:

Boris Johnson's and the Chancellor’s woefully inadequate handling of the economy, which has been battered by the pandemic, catastrophic events in Ukraine and spiralling energy prices, are in danger of leaving the UK stuck with the tag, “the poor man of Europe”.

Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Report

Date published:

Our vision for Scotland in 2032 is a wellbeing economy: thriving across economic, social and environmental dimensions, one that delivers economic prosperity for all Scotland's people and places.

Ten-Year Economic Strategy Reviewed

Author / Creator: Robin McAlpine

Media type: Review

Date published:

The 10-year economic strategy is generalised, vague and backwards looking.

How Voters View the Economics of Independence

Author / Creator: JOHN CURTICE

Media type: Blog

Date published: February 2022

Unionists need to win the economic argument in the eyes of voters; for nationalists, on the other hand, a draw might well be enough.

Rival economic nationalisms: Brexit and the Scottish independence movement compared

Author / Creator: X. Hubert Rioux

Date published: 2019

The Scottish government...intention to hold a second referendum on independence in the wake of illustrative of the wider dynamism of regionalism and secessionism.

The Legacy of Brexit John Curtice

Author / Creator: John Curtice

Media type: Report

Date published: February 2021

The decision to leave the EU has helped fuel an increase in support for independence in Scotland, where, in contrast to the rest of the UK, voters backed Remain in 2016 by 62% to 38%


Author / Creator: Catherine Barnard

Media type: Report

Date published: March 2021

Freeports are unlikely to be a magic bullet in the UK "levelling up" programme.