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FAI Publications, Scottish Economy

Podcast: General Election weekly update #3

In this episode, FAI Director Mairi Spowage and Deputy Director João Sousa join economist Ben Cooper to discuss both the Liberal Democrats and Conservative manifesto’s, published at the beginning of the week, as well as our latest briefing paper on Health and Social Care.

Participants

  • Ben Cooper. 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 

(00:51) Initial reactions to the manifestos published this week

(18:35) Our Health and Social Care Briefing Paper

(25:55) What’s to come this week

 

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Authors

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.

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.