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Scotland's Lender of Last Resort Options

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  • Angus Armstrong

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Scotland’s lender of last resort options depends on its choice of currency. If Scotland becomes independent, there is no question that it could use sterling. But this looks likely to be without the backing of the UK government and therefore without the Bank of England. Using sterling in these circumstances would constitute an informal currency union or ‘dollarization’.

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  • Angus Armstrong, 2014. "Scotland's Lender of Last Resort Options," National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) Discussion Papers 434, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:nsr:niesrd:434
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