This blog discusses research in progress by David Comerford & Alessandro Spiganti, entitled “The Energy Trap”, which was presented at the Royal Economic Society conference at the University of Sussex on 27th March 2018. The presentation slides can be found here. The purpose of this blog is to describe this early stage research, which is at the stage of being presented to an academic conference, to a non-technical audience.
Today we published our latest Scottish Business Monitor with the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The results cover the 2nd quarter of 2017 and are therefore a helpful up-to-date indicator of economic trends in Scotland. Overall, the results suggest that the Scottish economy grew in the 3-months up to the end of June, albeit at a fragile pace.
As highlighted in last week’s Fraser Commentary, GDP data for Scotland is published this week. This will give the first official estimate of economic growth in the 1st quarter (i.e. the first three months) of 2017.
In the report we set out the latest results from our ‘nowcast’ modelling which give a complimentary estimate of how the Scottish economy is performing.
Our latest results are discussed here.
Our Director, Graeme Roy, delivered the annual Trades House Lecture yesterday titled: ‘Opportunities for Scotland in an unsettled world’.
Below is the text of his lecture.
The text of his remarks can be downloaded here.
For more information about the Trades House Lecture, see here: http://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/education/trades-house-annual-lecture.aspx