Mr Ben Cooper

Knowledge Exchange Associate



Personal statement

Ben is a Knowledge Exchange Associate 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 on health, social care and the economics related to the criminal justice system. He also has experience in business survey design and dissemination; a host of commissioned research projects for private, public and third sector organisations; and, economic modelling.

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Professional Activities

Scottish economy expected to improve after slow growth in 2023
Autumn Statement reaction: a “tax-cutting” statement that continues to raise taxes amid slowing growth – and what does this mean for Scotland?
Weekly update – A review of our latest economic commentary [Podcast] EP70
A first glance – Scottish budget 2023-2024
First thoughts on the Autumn Statement and the implications for Scotland
A massive day in politics north and south of the border

More professional activities


Socio Economic Study - Benefits of the Ardrossan to Arran Ferry Service
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2023
Costing the New National Care System
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Co-investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator) Crummey, Ciara (Co-investigator)
Collabaorative Project - Short form collaboration agreement
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Contribution of the Pharmaceutical Sector to Northern Ireland’s Economy
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Black, James (Co-investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator)
Consultancy project using quotation and UoS terms.
01-Jan-2021 - 11-Jan-2022
The economic impact of a reduction in Scotch whisky tariffs in India on the UK economy
Black, James (Principal Investigator) Brocek, Frantisek (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Principal Investigator) McGeoch, Adam (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
Fraser of Allander Election 2021 Briefing
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator) Mitchell, Mark (Co-investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator) Eiser, David (Co-investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator) Watts, Robert (Co-investigator) McGeoch, Adam (Researcher) Cooper, Benjamin (Researcher) Black, James (Researcher) Brocek, Frantisek (Researcher)
24-Jan-2021 - 04-Jan-2021
Scottish Business Monitor 2020-21
Black, James (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Principal Investigator) Malloy, Eleanor (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator)
The quarterly Scottish Business Monitor, sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard, provides a snapshot of activity in the Scottish economy, as well as monitoring the optimism levels of a range of businesses. The Scottish Business Monitor analyses corporate confidence across a number of key criteria, including business activity, concerns and investment.
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021

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Mr Ben Cooper
Knowledge Exchange Associate

Tel: 553 6079