Fraser of Allander Institute: Economic Commentary [April 2019]

Fraser of Allander Institute , Graeme Roy (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Against a backdrop of heightened uncertainty, Scotland’s economy has continued to grow, albeit below trend. This, combined with near all-time high employment, is to be welcomed and provides some positives in these extra-ordinarily testing times. However, Scotland continues to face a productivity challenge with the consequent impact on real earnings growth. As the Commentary evidences, the economic growth we have seen has been matched by an increase in hours worked rather than an increase in productivity. If we want to see a rise in real earnings and living standards, we need to see productivity grow.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
    Number of pages34
    Volume43
    Edition1
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2019

    Publication series

    NameFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
    ISSN (Print)2046-5378

    Keywords

    • labour market trends
    • Scotland
    • Scottish economics
    • economic forecasting

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    Fraser of Allander Institute , & Roy, G. (Ed.) (2019). Fraser of Allander Institute: Economic Commentary [April 2019]. (1 ed.) (Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.