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.


Estimating the relationship between exports and the labour market in the UK
Black James, Spowage Mairi, Cooper Ben, McGeoch Adam, Watts Robert
Drink, death and driving : do blood alcohol content limit reductions improve road safety?
Cooper Benjamin, Gehrsitz Markus, McIntyre Stuart G
Health Economics Vol 29, pp. 841-847 (2020)
The contribution of Robertson to Scotland's economy
McGeoch Adam, Cooper Ben, Spowage Mairi, Brocek Frantisek
The Economic Contribution of the Pharmaceuticals Sector in Northern Ireland
Cooper Benjamin, McGeoch Adam, Milne Kate, Black James
Economic Commentary [June 2022]
Spowage Mairi, Cooper Ben, Milne Kate, Fox Calum
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 46, pp. 1-37 (2022)
Scottish Business Monitor : 2022 Q2
McGeoch Adam, Spowage Mairi, Milne Kate, Cooper Ben

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Weekly update – A review of our latest economic commentary [Podcast] EP70
Fraser of Allander Election 2021 Podcast Series
Why Economics - Economic Futures Event

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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
Orkney Islands Economic Review
Cooper, Benjamin (Principal Investigator) McGeoch, Adam (Principal Investigator) Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Black, James (Principal Investigator)
Orkney is a unique economy within Scotland and has a number of significant economic strengths. It performs well on key measures of aggregate economic performance, with low levels of unemployment and relatively high levels of household income (compared to the Scottish average). It has key strengths in a number of important sectors, from tourism to the marine sector through to food and drink. Across the 70 islands that make up Orkney there is world-class renewable energy potential. Looking at what is best for Orkney’s economy, both at a local level and how national policy will impact upon local outcomes, is therefore crucial. The aim of this report, by the Fraser of Allander Institute, is to inform discussions on the future priorities of Orkney both locally and nationally.
01-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2020

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