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Understanding the Scottish Economy

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Strathclyde Business School

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G4 0QU

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Identifying and interpreting changes in economic conditions gives businesses and public sector organisations an edge.

But for many, accessing clear and impartial information on how the economy is tracking can be anything but straightforward. This 1 day CPD event aims to help. It provides participants with a plain-speaking insight into the world of economics and gives you practical tips on how to find and interpret key Scottish and UK economic trends and information.

Upon completion of the programme, you will be better able to follow economic developments and be able to relate them to your organisation’s day-to-day work.

You will hear about what measures like GDP, unemployment and inflation tell us about the current health of our economy – and crucially what they don’t tell us.

No spin, just facts and insight from a leading independent commentator on the Scottish economy – The Fraser of Allander Institute.

Fraser one day course

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for professionals in the private, public and third sectors who are interested in gaining an understanding of the economy and its impact on their organisation.

The course does not require any prior formal background in economics. Attendees will include people with a background in business, central and local government, public sector bodies and third sector organisations.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of how our economy works – including Scotland’s key sectors, unemployment trends and export markets;

  • Be more informed of future economic trends and the implications for your organisation;

  • Have a good understanding of key economic concepts and terminology – and what the jargon actually means!;

  • Have a comprehensive databank of key sources of information on the economy;

  • Know how the economic policy landscape could impact on your organisation.

Outline Programme

Understanding the foundations of our economy

  • Key economic concepts and definitions
  • How does the economy work – how does it grow and what can lead to recessions?
  • What are the key measures used by economists to assess performance – e.g. unemployment, GDP, inflation etc. And what do they actually mean in practice

The structure of the Scottish economy

  • Scotland's key sectors
  • Scotland's key economic strengths and weaknesses
  • Where to find the data relevant to your organisation

Recent developments and future outlook

  • A scorecard measuring Scotland’s recent economic performance
  • Key current issues – e.g. challenges in oil and gas, Brexit, new opportunities in technology and emerging economies like China and India etc.
  • Scotland’s economic outlook

Time will be made for discussion and questions to be asked around how the future economic outlook for Scotland and the UK might impact on your organisation.

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199 Cathedral Street

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G4 0QU

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