Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

Profile photo of University of Glasgow Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow

Sir Anton has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow since 1 October 2009.  From 2007-2009 he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University.  An economist, his research interests are monetary economics, central bank independence, fiscal policy, international finance and macroeconomics.

Prior to 2007 he held various roles at the University of Glasgow including Vice-Principal - Strategy, Budgeting and Advancement (2004-07); Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy (1994-2007); and Professor and Lecturer, Department of Economics (1984-94).

Sir Anton is a member of the Scottish Government’s Advisory Council on Economic Transformation. He is a Board Director of USS Ltd (Universities Superannuation Scheme), Adviser to the National Institute of Economic & Social Research, and a member of the AHRC-UKRI Creative Industries Advisory Group. He chairs the Commission on Economic Growth for the Glasgow City Region and is a member of the Board of Glasgow Life.

Previously he chaired the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities and the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe. He has been a special adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on monetary policy, and an adviser to the European Commission and the World Bank. He has held visiting appointments in numerous Universities around the world, and has an honorary doctorate from McGill University (Canada).