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Podcast: General election coverage kick-off

Episode summary

In this episode, FAI Director Mairi Spowage and Deputy Director João Sousa join economist Hannah Randolph to discuss what economic and fiscal conditions may have contributed to the Prime Minister calling a general election and what announcements have been made so far.

Episode notes

Participants

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

Timestamps

(00:30) Intro to FAI coverage of the General Election

(02:30) Economic and fiscal conditions prior to the election

(08:00) Campaign announcements so far

(018:20) AGCC report on North Sea jobs

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.

João is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, he was a Senior Fiscal Analyst at the Office for Budget Responsibility, where he led on analysis of long-term sustainability of the UK's public finances and on the effect of economic developments and fiscal policy on the UK's medium-term outlook.