But will anyone pay any more attention to 10 top economists than they did to the 10 top scientists who urged and begged the establishment of Malvern as a National Laboratory for UK's quantum science and technology?
In a letter written to Herald and Scotsman newspapers and signed by Professor Rod Cross, Emeritus professor University of Strathclyde, Professor Mike Danson University of the West of Scotland, Dr Hervey Gibson chairman, Cogent Strategies International, Dr John Houston, Scottish Economic Society and Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Andrew Hughes Hallett, University of St Andrews and George Mason University, Professor Neil Kay Emeritus Professor of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Douglas Mair, Emeritus Professor of Heriot-Watt University, Doctor Savvas Savouri, chief Economist asset management Toscafund, Professor Drew Scott, University of Edinburgh and Professor John Struthers from University of the West of Scotland.
The Bill "contains flaws that will only further complicate Scotland's funding arrangement", they warn. Currently being scrutinised by Holyrood, the bill sets out plans to hand more control to Scotland on a variety of issues from tax-raising and borrowing powers to air gun legislation, drink-driving and the speed limit.
It builds on the Calman Commission recommendations set up by Unionist political parties to investigate how the devolution arrangements could be improved. It aims to provide the Scottish Government with £2.7bn borrowing powers, which could help fund large-scale projects such as a new crossing over the Firth of Forth. And it proposes giving Scottish ministers greater powers over income tax and control over some other taxes although there will be a reduction in the Scottish grant.
Alas, probably don't hold your breathe!