This online course on Introduction to Local Economic Development is designed as a refresh or for those new to the role in local authorities, regional and national agencies and other organisations. It will cover key policies and strategies, and institutional arrangements, relevant to the Scottish setting. The Course tutor is Professor Graeme Roy, Director, Fraser of Allander Institute.
Offered by the Economic Development Association Scotland, the course will also provide an accessible introduction into the world of economic development through the lens of the Scottish economy. Key terms and data sources will be covered, alongside a discussion of Scotland’s economic strengths and weaknesses at both a national and local level.
We’ll spend some time talking about ‘hot topics’ of the day – most notably the economic impact of COVID-19 but also other issues such as Brexit and the evolving powers of the Scottish Parliament.
The course takes place over a 3-week period.
3 February (10am – 12noon),
10 February (10am – 12noon) &
17 February (10am – 12noon)