The Economics of Exit: Scotland Out of UK? UK Out of EU?
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Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London, discussed the controversial issues of Scottish independence and UK membership in a euro-dominated European Union at an event held April 7, 2014, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Under Portes' leadership, NIESR is playing a leading role in the substantive discussion of the relevant economic factors, including currency options for an independent Scotland and treatment of migrant workers to the United Kingdom from the European Union.