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Brian Ashcroft

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  • United Kingdom

1984 …2016

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A constructive critique of the treasury’s country and regional analysis of public expenditure

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Oct 2005, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 30, 3, p. 47-55 9 p.

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A critique of GERS: government expenditure and revenue in Scotland

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M., Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Malloy, E. (ed.) & Le Tissier, S. (ed.), Dec 1998, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 24, 1, p. 49-58 10 p.

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Affordability of Scottish water and sewerage charges

Sawkins, J. W., Dickie, V. A. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Sep 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 3, p. 39-47 9 p.

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A LEC'S progress three years on - the customers' verdict

Henderson, A., Wills, E. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Mar 1995, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 20, 3, p. 68-73 6 p.

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An analysis of the Scottish National Party's 1997 election budget proposals

Wood, P. W., Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Malloy, E. (ed.) & Le Tissier, S. (ed.), Jun 1997, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 22, 3, p. 68-71 4 p.

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An influenza pandemic: what it could mean for Scottish tourism

Yeoman, I., Page, S., Connell, J., Walker, L., Munro, C. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Mar 2006, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 30, 4, p. 47-54 8 p.

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Are there local labour markets in Scotland?

Lythe, C. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Jun 1996, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 21, 4, p. 78-84 7 p.

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Book review: The economics of small firms: an introduction

Ashcroft, B. K., Oct 2009, In : International Small Business Journal. 27, 5, p. 648-649 1 p.

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Boosting the business birth rate in Scotland: evidence from the Lanarkshire development agency's entrepreneurship programme

Talbot, S., Reeves, A., Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Malloy, E. (ed.) & Le Tissier, S. (ed.), Mar 1997, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 22, 2, p. 26-35 10 p.

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Borrowing, risks and charges in the water industry: a rejoinder to the Cuthberts

Simpson, D. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Oct 2006, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 31, 2, p. 57-59 3 p.

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Bus regulation in Scotland: a review of the first six months

Farrington, J., Mackay, T. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Aug 1987, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 13, 1, p. 64-70 7 p.

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Census of employment 1984: an assessment

Boyle, S., Jenkins, I., Ashcroft, B. (ed.) & Walker, J. (ed.), Feb 1987, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 12, 3, p. 70-76 7 p.

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Charging for water in Scotland: options for change

Sawkins, J. W., Mackay, D. F. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Dec 1995, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 21, 2, p. 32-39 8 p.

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Components of employment change in the Tayside manufacturing sector: a spatial analysis

Glancey, K. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Sep 1995, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 21, 1, p. 31-41 11 p.

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Customs and Excise regional trade statistics: a note

Cuthbert, M., Cuthbert, J. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Oct 2003, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 28, 3, p. 38-42 5 p.

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Demographic change, older workers and the 'new' labour market in Scotland

Brown, R. & Ashcroft, B., Jan 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 1, p. 50-56 7 p.

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Developing a knowledge economy in Scotland: lessons from the operation of the LINK programme

Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Dec 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 4, p. 34-39 6 p.

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Devolution and public spending: arguments and evidence

Midwinter, A. & Ashcroft, B., Sep 2000, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 25, 4, p. 38-48 11 p.

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Did flaws in the application of resource accounting and budgeting distort the Strategic Review of Water Charges in Scotland?

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Dec 2003, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 28, 4, p. 33-40 8 p.

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Economic development in a unitary local government system

Hayton, K. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Sep 1994, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 20, 1, p. 44-49 6 p.

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Economic summary [March 2014]

Ashcroft, B., 13 Mar 2014, In : Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. 37, 3, p. 1-3 3 p.

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Electronics employment in Scotland

MacInnes, J., Sproull, A., Ashcroft, B. (ed.) & Walker, J. (ed.), Feb 1987, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 12, 3, p. 77-82 6 p.

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Enterprise Scotland: the American connection

Boyle, R. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Dec 1988, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 14, 2, p. 64-66 3 p.

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Enterprise zones: emerging evidence and criticisms

Lloyd, M. G., Ashcroft, B. (ed.) & Walker, J. (ed.), Nov 1986, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 12, 2, p. 70-74 5 p.

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Entrepreneurial interest, vision and the self-employment choice decision in uk regions

Ashcroft, B. K., Holden, D. & Low, K., 2009, In : Regional Studies. 43, 8, p. 1075-1090 16 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring the value of Scotland's environment

Williams, E., Kind, V., Roberts, M., Firn, J., McGlashan, D. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Mar 2003, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 28, 1, p. 34-39 6 p.

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Financial management in the Scottish Executive proposals for further refinement

Armstrong, J. & Ashcroft, B., Jun 2005, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 30, 1, p. 5-11 7 p.

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Fiscal autonomy for Scotland? A rejoinder

Ashcroft, B., Christie, A. & Swales, J. K., Oct 2006, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 31, 2, p. 55-56 2 p.

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Flaws and myths in the case for Scottish fiscal autonomy

Ashcroft, B. K., Christie, C. A. & Swales, J. K., Jun 2006, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 31, 1, p. 33-39 7 p.

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Forecasts of the Scottish economy [January 2001]

Low, K. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Jan 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 1, p. 18-19 2 p.

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Forecasts of the Scottish economy [September 2001]

Ashcroft, B., Sep 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 3, p. 13-14 2 p.

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Free care for the elderly

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Feb 2005, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 29, 4, p. 32-40 9 p.

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Fundamental flaws in the current cost regulatory capital value method of utility pricing

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B., Apr 2007, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 31, 3, p. 36-48 7 p.

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Fundamental flaws in the current cost regulatory capital value method of utility pricing

Armstrong, J. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Jul 2007, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 31, 4, p. 38-40 3 p.

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Future Scottish air travel: potential policy constraints

Adams, J., Raeside, R. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Dec 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 4, p. 40-45 6 p.

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Getting to know the workforce

Campbell, R. C. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Mar 1996, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 21, 3, p. 72-73 2 p.

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Global warming and the Scottish economy: crisis or opportunity?

Perman, R. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Mar 1990, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 15, 3, p. 53-60 8 p.

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Going international: the development of export-orientated indigenous electronic firms

McCalman, J. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Mar 1988, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 13, 3, p. 61-66 6 p.

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How Scotland will be disadvantaged in the longer term by recent changes in government accounting for European structural funds

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Jul 2007, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 31, 4, p. 41-48 8 p.

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How the strategic review of charges 2002-06 casts a long shadow over future water charges in Scotland

Cuthbert, J., Cuthbert, M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Mar 2006, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 30, 4, p. 36-46 11 p.

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Income tax varying powers and the Scottish labour market

Gasteen, A., Houston, J., Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Malloy, E. (ed.) & Le Tissier, S. (ed.), Mar 1998, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 23, 2, p. 41-47 7 p.

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Independence: the option for growth - a review

Draper, P. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Jun 1989, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 14, 4, p. 66-68 3 p.

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Interest rates and the regional experience

Lonie, A. A., Power, D. M. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Dec 1989, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 15, 2, p. 56-67 12 p.

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International business cooperation and Scottish companies

Raines, P. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Jun 1995, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 20, 4, p. 79-87 9 p.

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Inward investment and Scottish devolution: towards a balanced view

Hood, N. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Jun 1995, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 20, 4, p. 67-78 12 p.

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Is the growth of the Scottish economy the 'first priority' for public spending in Scotland

Wood, P. & Ashcroft, B., Jun 2005, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 30, 1, p. 20-25 6 p.

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Life after Barnett: future options for fiscal devolution in the UK

Muscatelli, A. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), Sep 2001, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 26, 3, p. 33-38 6 p.

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Local enterprise companies in the Highlands and Islands: further responses to the enterprise network

Black, S. & Ashcroft, B. (ed.), 1 Jun 1994, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 19, 4, p. 34-38 5 p.

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Making tracks: Caterpillar's crawl from Scotland

Haworth, N., Ashcroft, B. (ed.) & Walker, J., May 1987, In : Quarterly Economic Commentary. 12, 4, p. 67-71 5 p.

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