Scottish Economy, UK Economy

A look back on an extraordinary year

Emma Congreve is joined by Mairi Spowage to look back on a year like no other. In this podcast, we discuss our articles from over the past year, picking our highlights and discussing how our thinking has evolved over the course of 2020. Links can be found below to all articles we are discussing – so you can read along at home! Merry Christmas to all our listeners – hope you have a good break and we’ll see you again in 2021.




(01:02) January
(04:04) February
(05:46) March
(10:48) April
(14:11) May
(20:13) June
(25:02) July
(29:07) August
(33:37) September
(35:50) October
(40:18) November
(43:58) December


Emma Congreve is a Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Emma's work at the Institute is focussed on policy analysis, covering a wide range of areas of social and economic policy.  Emma is an experienced economist and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government.

Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.