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How serious is a devolved data deficit? A Welsh perspective

Crawley, Andrew, Munday, Max and Roberts, Annette 2018. How serious is a devolved data deficit? A Welsh perspective. Local Economy 33 (8) , pp. 862-876. 10.1177/0269094218820286

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Abstract

Over the last decade the UK has seen greater fiscal devolution with both Wales and Scotland gaining additional powers. However, to date, such devolution has not been sufficiently accompanied by an increase in the production of more local economic data to assist policymaking choices. The paper considers this issue by first exploring, in general, the availability of local economic data with a focus on Input–Output tables and trade statistics. The case of Wales is then used to explore the problems associated with the lack of local economic data. The paper suggests that not providing the means to assess how fiscal policy might impact economic performance could present a particularly serious challenge for devolved governments. The conclusions discuss how a devolved data deficit might be overcome in a cost-effective manner.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0269-0942
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 November 2018
Date of Acceptance: 29 November 2018
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 12:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/117211

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