Scottish Economy

Weekly update – An economic update and review of the Scottish Business Monitor

Ben Cooper is joined by Adam McGeoch for an economic update and discussion of the latest Scottish Business Monitor.

Ben Cooper, Associate Economist

Adam McGeoch, Fellow Economist

(00:30) A general economic update
(07:50) Are we heading for a recession?
(10:54) Are businesses feeling more optimistic?
(14:09)  What are the main issues concerning firms right now?


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.

Adam is an Economist Fellow at the FAI who works closely with FAI partners and specialises in business analysis. Adam's research typically involves an assessment of business strategies and policies on economic, societal and environmental impacts. Adam also leads the FAI's quarterly Scottish Business Monitor.

Find out more about Adam.