The publication of the annual Government Expenditure and Revenues in Scotland (GERS) Report by the Scottish Executive is a continuing source of political dispute. This set piece confrontation, however, seldom generates any realistic assessment of its merits, because it results in claim and counter-claim over its validity in colourful language. It is not the “bogus” statistical exercise its critics suggest, although not without problems of interpretation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Quarterly Economic Commentary|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
- Fraser of Allander Institute
- Scottish economics
- post devolution fiscal deficit