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James is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute and has worked at the Fraser of Allander Institute since 2016. His research interests are primarily in economic policy, macroeconomics, data communication and economic modelling.
Education and Key Skills
He has a Masters in Applied Economics, a degree in Mathematics, Statistics & Economics and is experienced in working with a range of public and private sector clients.
James is experienced in:
- Input-output modelling and hypothetical extractions
- Macroeconomic modelling
- Evaluating and modelling economic policies
- Analysis of the labour market, poverty and inclusive growth
- Analysis of businesses, markets and international trade
- Analysis of the health of the economy and government finances
- Running and evaluating business surveys
Making Projects Matter
James places a particular focus on creating impactful work that clearly communicates its findings. He is highly experienced in clearly communicating economic data and concepts through graphics and charts and has taught these skills in the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics and the University of Strathclyde's MSc in Applied Economics. The communication of project findings is further improved by his experience in design software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Dissemination to various types of stakeholders is key to the success of many projects. James manages several of the Fraser's public-facing services, such as its article website, podcast and webinar series. He is also skilled in designing and coding websites and enhancing impact through search engine optimisation.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Master in Science, Applied Economics, University Of Strathclyde
Award Date: 6 Nov 2019
Bachelor of Science, BSc Hons Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, University Of Strathclyde
2013 → 2017
Award Date: 1 Jun 2017
Research Associate, Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP)
1 May 2022 → …
Member of the Input Output Expert User Group, Scottish Government
1 Aug 2021 → …
Research Associate, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCOE)
1 Apr 2021 → …
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4/09/23 → 1/12/23
Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)
Black, J., Spowage, M., Cooper, B., McGeoch, A. & Watts, R., 10 Mar 2021, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 71 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile26 Downloads (Pure)
Black, J. & Spowage, M., 3 Jun 2021, In: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. 45, 3, 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile76 Downloads (Pure)