The crisis in context

The crisis in context

 
 
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Alf Young, Times Columnist and Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, joins Mark Mitchell and Mairi Spowage to discuss the current economic crisis in the context of the history of the Scottish Economy.

Chair
Mark Mitchell, Fraser of Allander Institute

Speakers
Alf Young, Times Columnist
Mairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander Institute

Timestamps
(00:20) How this crisis compares with previous crises in the Scottish economy
(4:38) During previous crisis, what did people imagine the long term impacts would be, and how did that bear out?
(9:18) Have the structural changes in the Scottish economy made us more or less resilient to a crisis such as this?
(14:02) Regional impacts of the current crisis
(19:00) Discussion of policy responses
(23:40) Differential approaches in Scotland to guidance
(27:30) Scottish Government Advisory Group
(34:22) Long term impacts of the pandemic on the economy

May 7, 2020

Impact of the Coronavirus on workers

Impact of the Coronavirus on workers

 
 
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Helen Martin,  Assistant General Secretary of the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC),  joins Mairi Spowage and Emma Congreve to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdown on workers. Helen discusses how prepared we were for this pandemic, the policy measures that have been introduced to help workers, the role of key workers and the things to think about when planning out how we could ease lockdown restrictions.

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April 29, 2020

Coronavirus and impacts on the global economy: view from Hong Kong

Coronavirus and impacts on the global economy: view from Hong Kong

 
 
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Dr Jim Walker, Chief Economist at Aletheia Capital, an independent advisory firm based in Hong Kong, joins Graeme Roy and Mairi Spowage to discuss the global economy and the impact of the coronavirus. They discuss what we know so far about the impact on countries in Asia and emerging markets, what the policy response has been from governments across the world, and what the long term global impacts could be of the crisis.

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April 24, 2020

Expected sharp fall in outlook for business – Scottish Business Monitor Q1 2020

Expected sharp fall in outlook for business – Scottish Business Monitor Q1 2020

 
 
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In this podcast, Graeme Roy is joined by Mairi Spowage and James Black to discuss the latest results from the Fraser of Allander Scottish Business Monitor. The survey, done in partnership with law firm Addleshaw Goddard, has been running since 1998, and seeks to capture business activity and outlook in Scotland in advance of official measures. It is a quarterly survey of around 500 businesses in Scotland, and the latest edition was carried out in the first week in April. As would be expected, there were some special questions in this edition of the survey on the type and scale of the impact of the coronavirus on Scottish businesses, as well as questions on the Government policy measures announced so far. James Black discusses the main results from the survey, and Mairi Spowage discusses the coronavirus impacts and the views of business of Government support.

Chair
Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute

Speakers
James Black, Economist at the FAI
Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the FAI

Timestamps
[0:22] An overview of the Scottish Business Monitor [Mairi]
[1:18] The results for the first quarter of 2019 [James]
[2:23] Business outlook over the coming months [James]
[3:57] What did we find around the impact of the current crisis on businesses? [Mairi]

April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus: What does it mean for people, businesses and the economy?

The Coronavirus: What does it mean for people, businesses and the economy?

 
 
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Chaired by Graeme Roy

Speakers

John Macintosh
Mairi Spowage
Emma Congreve

Timestamps

[0:00] How do you see the Scottish economy being impacted over the coming months? (Mairi Spowage)
[5:30] How are businesses being impacted? (John Macintosh)
[9:33] What does this mean for individuals and households? (Emma Congreve)
[14:10] Will different parts of Scotland be affected more than others? (Mairi Spowage)
[15:35] What advice would you give to businesses? (John Macintosh)
[19:08] How has the government responded and where might further support be needed? (Mairi Spowage)
[24:27] What do the policy responses mean for households and individuals? (Emma Congreve)
[28:08] How might the Scottish economy be fundamentally changed as a result of this?

March 26, 2020