Mr Ben Cooper

Knowledge Exchange Associate

Economics

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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

The Wise Group Justice Futures Event
Speaker
10/4/2024
Poor but improving: economy slowly recovers in line with expectations
Contributor
28/3/2024
Economic Futures x Cults Academy: Economics Masterclass
Presenter
25/3/2024
Economic Futures x Women in Economics: EmpowerHER, Connecting Women in Economics
Host
20/3/2024
Scottish economy expected to improve after slow growth in 2023
Contributor
7/2/2024
Careers in Economics Talk
Speaker
5/2/2024

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Projects

Using applied materials and the Economic Futures Hub to teach Economics
McGeoch, Adam (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator) Fox, Calum (Co-investigator) Williamson, Jack (Co-investigator)
Full day session with teachers from Cults Academy, helping them to understand how to use applied materials and resources available on the Economic Futures Hub to teach both Higher and National 5 Economics.
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2023
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
Scottish Business Monitor 2023-24
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator) Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (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-2023 - 30-Jan-2024
Consumer Scotland: Analysing the affordability of water and sewerage charges in Scotland
Cooper, Benjamin (Principal Investigator)
3 month secondment with Consumer Scotland working on project that analysed the affordability of water and sewerage charges in Scotland.
20-Jan-2023 - 19-Jan-2023
Scottish Business Monitor 2022-23
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) McGeoch, Adam (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (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-2022 - 30-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

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Mr Ben Cooper
Knowledge Exchange Associate
Economics

Email: benjamin.cooper@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 553 6079