Dr Angus Armstrong: "An independent Scotland’s currency options and why this matters"

20 Feb ‘14


12.00PM - 1.00PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre B3, Cottrell building, University of Stirling

Stirling Management School and the division of economics invite you to a lecture by Dr Angus Armstrong on:
"An independent Scotland’s currency options and why this matters”

If Scotland becomes independent, it will have to choose which currency to use. The choice of currency and the institutions that support the currency will have a major influence on everyday life in Scotland. What jobs are available? How expensive is a mortgage? Can public services be afforded? Answers to all of these questions partly depend on the choice of currency. Dr Armstrong’s lecture will review the arguments for and against different currency options for an independent Scotland.

This public lecture is open to staff, students and the local community.

Angus Armstrong graduated from the University of Stirling in 1986 with a degree in economics. He then took an MA in Economics at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has an MPA in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a PhD in Economics from Imperial College, London.  He held a Sloan Fellowship in Economics  at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA from 2000 to 2001. He is currently a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at the University of Chicago.

His early career focused on international banking where he rose to become Chief Economist Asia and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. He then joined HM Treasury, where he was  Head of Macroeconomic Analysis during the financial crisis of 2008. He is now director of macroeconomic research at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London. He is also a visiting professor at Imperial College and was the House of Lords special adviser on Scottish independence.

RSVP: To reserve a place at this event, contact Ms Catriona Kindig, email: catriona.kindig@stir.ac.uk

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