Economic Commentary 2023Q4 [Podcast] EP78

Randolph, Hannah and Spowage, Mairi (2024) Economic Commentary 2023Q4 [Podcast] EP78. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

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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: 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