Originally published in 1982, written at a time when Scotland was emerging from a recession, it offered a comprehensive appraisal of the Scottish economy. The book shows that long-term regional problems had not gone away and that the presence of North Sea oil was not a guarantee of future economic health in Scotland. A major theme of the work is the key role of government expenditure in the (then) recent restructuring of the Scottish economy. Many of the issues discussed remain pertinent today, as Scotland once again discusses the future shape of its economy and political identity.
Table of Contents
1. The Renaissance of the Scottish Economy? 2. Scottish Income and Output Since 1954 3. Outputs and Inputs in Scotland, 1961-78 4. Scottish Economic Performance, 1954-78 5. Government and the Scottish Economy, 1954-78 6. The Outlook for the Scottish Economy. Appendix: Introduction. Employment in Scotland 1961-78. Social Accounts. A Chronology of British Regional Policy, 1928-77. Background Data on Government and the Scottish Economy.
Charlotte Lythe was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Dundee, Scotland. Madhavi Majmudar was Lecturer in Economics at the former Paisley College of Technology, Scotland.