Some reflections on the referendum campaigns and the post-referendum economic agenda

Goudie, Andrew (2014) Some reflections on the referendum campaigns and the post-referendum economic agenda. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 38 (1). pp. 76-82. ISSN 2046-5378

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    Abstract

    This third paper offers some summary thoughts on the manner in which the political context and the nature of the political interaction bear on the evolution of the economic perspective in the Referendum and thereby on the understanding and insights of public opinion at large. Specifically, it provides some reflections on how the political context imposes itself on the understanding of the critical economic challenges set out and discussed in the first and second papers. The paper then looks ahead to some of the crucial questions that may dominate the post-Referendum period and some of the key challenges that will be to the fore. It considers the importance of preparation for that phase of transformational change.