Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 30, issue 2, P346-373 2014 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/gru014 View full text
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D. Comerford, D. Eiser

Abstract: AbstractWhat 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 un…

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