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Podcast: Economic Commentary 2023Q4

FAI economist Dr Hannah Randolph is joined by our director Professor Mairi Spowage to talk about our latest Economic Commentary, which covers the fourth quarter of 2023. We talk about the current state of the economy and some reasons for optimism, then turn to an evaluation of where the Scottish economy is now in comparison to before the Covid-19 pandemic. We wrap up with some lingering thoughts on the Scottish Budget and what fiscal news to look out for in the near future.

Read our latest Economic Commentary here.

Participants:

  • Dr Hannah Randolph, Associate Economist, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Mairi Spowage, Director, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde

Timestamps:

(00:30) The state of the Scottish economy

(03:20) Scotland’s pandemic recovery

(07:40) Last thoughts on the Scottish Budget

(09:50) Future fiscal events and funding decisions

Authors

Hannah is an Associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She specialises in applied social policy analysis with a focus on income, poverty, and inequality.

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.