Dr Joao Sousa

Senior Economist (Senior K E Fellow)

Economics

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Personal statement

João is a Senior Knowledge Excahnge Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute, where he works on fiscal issues, macroeconomics and business engagement.

João has over 10 years' experience as an applied economist. Previously, he was a Senior Fiscal Analyst at the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), where he led on analysis of long-term sustainability of the UK's public finances and on the effect of economic developments and fiscal policy on the UK's medium-term outlook. At the OBR, he also worked on Brexit-related modelling for the UK's new external tariff, and was the lead forecaster for public spending. João had previously worked at HM Revenue and Customs on tax modelling and tax gap estimation, and has experience in economic consulting.

João has recently concluded his PhD in Economics at Birkbeck, University of London. His research focusses on determining the impact of government spending on economic growth, for which he has collected and used archival data from the UK Parliament.

João's main areas of expertise include econometric analysis, tax and spending modelling, macroeconomic forecasting, government debt sustainability analysis, demand modelling and economic statistics. João is regularly asked to provide expert evidence to Parliament through the Finance and Public Administration Committee, and is a member of the ScotStat Board.

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Professional Activities

Podcast - What we expect from the new Labour government
Participant
8/7/2024
Webinar - All your final General Election questions answered
Participant
2/7/2024
Podcast - General election weekly update #4
Participant
28/6/2024
Podcast - General election mid-week update #4
Participant
25/6/2024
Podcast - General election weekly update #3
Participant
21/6/2024
Podcast - General election mid-week update #3
Participant
18/6/2024

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Projects

General Election 2024 - Implications for Scotland
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Sousa, Joao (Co-investigator)
22-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2024
Macroeconomic consultancy for the King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer
Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator) Milne, Katherine (Researcher)
13-Jan-2024 - 19-Jan-2024
CPD Delivery (Four Sessions for Scottish Government)
Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 30-Jan-2024
Skills for today & tomorrow: a proposal for CMS Scotland
Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2024
Valuing a levy on non-domestic rates for alcohol retailers in Scotland
Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator) Catalano, Allison (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 22-Jan-2023
Reponse to the Scottish Parliament Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry on the sustainability of Scotland’s finances
Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023

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Dr Joao Sousa
Senior Economist (Senior K E Fellow)
Economics

Email: joao.sousa@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted