Stakes are high in balancing public health and economic risks as we look to re-start our economy

Outlook for Scotland’s economy looks hugely challenging as harsh reality from COVID-19 fallout only just beginning to impact The Scottish economy is now in its deepest recession in living memory, according to the latest Economic Commentary by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde. The Institute points …

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A preview of the FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte

Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute is joined by Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the Institute and Steve Williams, Senior Partner at Deloitte to discuss the upcoming Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. The Institute will set out the key messages from the latest Quarterly Economic Commentary, including …

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Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland – a guide to the report released today

The report, co-authored by researchers from the Fraser of Allander Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University and IPPR Scotland, looks at the costs and benefits of implementing a citizen’s basic income (CBI) in Scotland and the channels through which it may impact upon the economy. The modelling we were asked to carry …

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Economic Futures Student Essay Competition launched…

We are delighted to announce our first student essay competition as part of the Economic Futures initiative. The 2020 Economic Futures Essay Competition (Economic Futures) is open to all students registered at a Scottish University studying Economics or a related subject. We’re looking for essays of under 1,500 words. Your …

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Today’s labour market and Universal Credit data give us a glimpse of the initial impact of CoVid-19 on Scotland

This morning the ONS released the latest data from the Labour Force Survey. This is the main source for high quality data about what is happening in the labour market in the UK, and the regions and nations. Today’s data cover the period up to the end of March, and …

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