Scottish Economy

Election podcast #4 with special guest Mure Dickie

Our fourth election podcast looks at some of the key policy issues that have arisen in the campaign this week – with a brief discussion on key points within the manifesto’s released so far and some insights into what to look out for in the coming week. We were also joined by Mure Dickie, the Scottish correspondent for the Financial Times, for his thoughts on the campaign so far.

Ben Cooper, FAI
Mairi Spowage, FAI
Stuart McIntyre, FAI
Mure Dickie, Financial Times


(00:30) Key Issues from the campaign this week

(06:33) A discussion with Mure Dickie

(19:42) A look forward to the next week


Ben is an economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute working across a number of projects areas. He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde.

His main areas of focus are economic policy, social care and criminal justice in Scotland. Ben also co-edits the quarter Economic Commentary and has experience in business survey design and dissemination.

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.

Head of Research at the Fraser of Allander Institute