GCU economists take part in Government Economic Strategy review

02 February 2015

GCU has expertise in gender equalities and economics

GCU has expertise in gender equalities and economics

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers are inputting to the Scottish Government’s Government Economic Strategy, currently under review.

Emily Thomson, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Co-Director of the Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE) research group at GCU, will attend workshops on February 6 chaired by Professor Carol Tannahill, the Scottish Government’s Chief Social Policy Adviser and a GCU Honorary Professor.

The workshop will discuss wider social justice and equality issues such as the role of the social economy, the location of economic opportunities, wider equalities issues, and the contribution of non-paid work.

Senior Research Fellow Morag Gillespie will attend a stakeholder event on February 11 chaired by Yvonne Strachan, Head of the Equality Unit in the Scottish Government, with other invited participants to discuss women and the economy.

The Government Economic Strategy reaffirms the Scottish Government’s commitment to delivering faster sustainable economic growth with opportunities for all to flourish. It has focused on six strategic priorities to drive sustainable economic growth and develop a more resilient and adaptable economy.

WiSE began as a series of events to showcase the range of disciplines at which GCU excels as a teaching and research institution. The group conducts research in feminist economics, public policy as well as poverty and inclusion.