Professor Graeme Roy

  • Dean of External Engagement (Social Sciences College Senior Management)
  • Professor in Economics (Economics)

Biography

Graeme is Dean of External Engagement in the College of Social Sciences. He supports academics across the College in communications, research, impact, and stakeholder engagement. Graeme is also Director of Connections with Practice in the Adam Smith Business School. 

Prior to joining Glasgow in March 2021, he was Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde.

Graeme is also a former Senior Civil Servant in the Scottish Government, where he was Head of the First Minister’s Policy Unit and a Senior Economic Adviser.

Graeme’s research focus is on economic policy and devolution. He is a regular commentator and public speaker on the Scottish economy, including writing a monthly column for the Herald newspaper.

Graeme was the independent special adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee between 2017 and 2018. He is a former member of the UK Government’s Scottish Business Taskforce and the Scottish Government’s National Economic Transformation Council. He Chairs an independent evaluation group for Public Health Scotland to monitor the Economic Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing.

Graeme is also a Lead Editor for the Economics Observatory. Graeme is also the Scottish lead for the International Public Policy Observatory.

Graeme is co-host – with Kezia Dugdale – of the University of Glasgow’s Spotlight podcast.

Outside of his university work, Graeme is a board member of Stirling Community Enterprise a social enterprise based in the Raploch area of Stirling that supports young people into community-based training and employment.

In July 2022, Graeme was appointed Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, Scotland’s official independent economic and fiscal forecaster established to support the Scottish Budget process. 

 

Research interests

Graeme is a member of the School's Applied Economics Research Cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Public policy
  • Applied economics
  • Scottish economy
  • Economic policy

Publications

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Number of items: 45.

2022

McIntyre, S., Mitchell, J. and Roy, G. (2022) Fiscal devolution and the accountability gap: budget scrutiny following tax devolution to Scotland. Regional Studies, (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2112166) (Early Online Publication)

Mcintyre, S., Mitchell, J. and Roy, G. (2022) Careful what you wish for? Risk and reward tax with Scottish tax devolution. Political Quarterly, (doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13174) (Early Online Publication)

Darby, J., McIntyre, S. and Roy, G. (2022) What can analysis of 47 million job advertisements tell us about how opportunities for homeworking are evolving in the United Kingdom? Industrial Relations Journal, 53(4), pp. 281-302. (doi: 10.1111/irj.12375)

Connolly, K., Eiser, D., Kumar, A., McGregor, P. G. and Roy, G. (2022) Universal Basic Income as an instrument of regional development policy: a micro–macroeconomic analysis for Scotland. Regional Studies, 56(6), pp. 1043-1055. (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2021.1957090)

Waite, D. and Roy, G. (2022) The promises and pitfalls of operationalizing inclusive growth. Regional Studies, (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2050201) (Early Online Publication)

Figus, G., McGregor, P., McIntyre, S.G. and Roy, G. (2022) Trade-offs: understanding future trade options for Scotland. National Institute Economic Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Roy, G. (2022) Devolution after Brexit and Covid-19. In: 'Constitution and Governance in the UK'. Discussion Paper. UK in a Changing Europe.

Muscatelli, A., Roy, G. and Trew, A. (2022) Persistent States: lessons for Scottish devolution and independence. National Institute Economic Review, (Accepted for Publication)

McIntyre, S., Roy, G. and Waite, D. (2022) Levelling up: what might it mean for Scotland? [Website]

Roy, G. (2022) The Scottish National Party’s economic prospectus for independence: out with the old? Political Quarterly, 93(1), pp. 87-94. (doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13101)

2021

Lisenkova, K., Greig, A., McGregor, P. G., Roy, G. and Swales, J. K. (2021) Growth incentives and devolved fiscal systems. Regional Studies, (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2021.2006172) (Early Online Publication)

Roy, G. , Bell, D. and Waite, D. (2021) Levelling up – an opportunity for coherent regional policy or a constitutional ruse? [Website]

Roy, G. and Spowage, M. (2021) Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS): a look beyond nearly 30 years of controversy at what it does and doesn't tell us about Scotland. Scottish Affairs, 30(4), pp. 423-449. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2021.0383)

Shipton, D., Sarica, S., Craig, N., McCartney, G. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Roy, G. , McGregor, P. and Scobie, G. (2021) Knowing the goal: an inclusive economy that can address the public health challenges of our time. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(11), pp. 1129-1132. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216070) (PMID:34158408) (PMCID:PMC8515097)

Eiser, D., Stewart, R., Roy, G. and Mitchell, M. (2021) Implications of hours worked for inequality and poverty – final report. Project Report. Fraser of Allander Institute.

Findlay, P., Lindsay, C., McIntyre, S., Roy, G. , Stewart, R. and Dutton, E. (2021) CIPD Good Work Index 2021: Survey Report. Project Report. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London.

Eiser, D., McEwen, N. and Roy, G. (2021) The trade policies of Brexit Britain: the influence of and impacts on the devolved nations. European Review of International Studies, 8(1), pp. 22-48. (doi: 10.1163/21967415-bja10034)

Paquin, S., Rioux, X. H., Eiser, D., Roy, G. and Wooton, I. (2021) Quebec, Scotland, and substate governments’ roles in Canadian and British trade policy: lessons to be learned. International Journal, 76(1), pp. 85-105. (doi: 10.1177/0020702021992856)

Watts, R., Congreve, E. and Roy, G. (2021) Scotland's Employment Landscape for People with Learning Disabilities. Project Report. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Findlay, P., Lindsay, C. and Roy, G. (2021) Business models, innovation and employees experiences in the workplace: challenges for the post-Covid-19 economy. In: McCann, P. and Vorley, T. (eds.) Productivity and the Pandemic: Challenges and Insights from Covid-19. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 132-146. ISBN 9781800374591 (doi: 10.4337/9781800374607.00016)

Roy, G. and Eiser, D. (2021) What are the implications of independence for public revenues and spending? In: Hepburn, E., Keating, M. and McEwen, N. (eds.) Scotland's New Choice: Independence After Brexit. Centre on Constitutional Change: Edinburgh, pp. 91-101. ISBN 9781838443313

2020

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2020) Scotland's Budget Report 2020. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Ross, A. G., Allan, G., Figus, G., McGregor, P. G., Roy, G. , Swales, J. K. and Turner, K. (2020) The economic impacts of UK fiscal policies and their spillover effects on the energy system. In: Madden, J. R., Shibusawa, H. and Higano, Y. (eds.) Environmental Economics and Computable General Equilibrium Analysis: Essays in Memory of Yuzuru Miyata. Series: New frontiers in regional science: Asian perspectives (41). Springer: Singapore, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9789811539695 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3970-1_8)

Connolly, K., Eiser, D., McGregor, P. and Roy, G. (2020) Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen's Basic Income in Scotland. Project Report. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Allan, G. J., McGrane, S. J., Roy, G. and Baer, T. M. (2020) Scotland's industrial water use: understanding recent changes and examining the future. Environmental Science and Policy, 106, pp. 48-57. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.01.005)

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2020) The economic contribution of the Scottish Professional Football League. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

2019

Roy, G. (2019) 2019 Sir Alexander Stone Lecture: Brexit: the unanswered questions for UK and Scottish policymakers. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 43(4),

Roy, G. (2019) Scotland's population transition: its implications for the Scottish economy, Scottish Budget and policy. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 43(4),

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2019) Scotland's Budget Report 2019. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Eiser, D. and Roy, G. (2019) The fiscal framework: 2021 review. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 43(2),

Roy, G. and Eiser, D. (2019) The Scottish economy: fiscal challenges and opportunities. In: Mitchell, J. and Johnston, J. (eds.) The Scottish Parliament at Twenty. Luath Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781913025335

Darby, J. and Roy, G. (2019) Political uncertainty and stock market volatility: new evidence from the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 66(2), pp. 314-330. (doi: 10.1111/sjpe.12186)

2018

McGrane, S. J., Allan, G. J. and Roy, G. (2018) Water as an economic resource and the impacts of climate change on the hydrosphere, regional economies and Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 53-74.

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. , Roy, G. and McNulty, D. (2018) The emergence and evolution of City Deals in Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 75-90.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2018) Scotland's Budget Report 2018. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Ross, A. G., Allan, G., Figus, G., McGregor, P. G., Roy, G. , Swales, J. K. and Turner, K. (2018) Highlighting the need for policy coordination: the economic impacts of UK trade-enhancing industrial policies and their spillover effects on the energy system. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(3),

Figus, G., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P., Roy, G. and Swales, K. (2018) The long-term economic implications of Brexit for Scotland: an interregional analysis. Papers in Regional Science, 97(1), pp. 91-115. (doi: 10.1111/pirs.12349)

2017

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2017) Scotland's Budget Report 2017. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

2016

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2016) Scotland's Budget - 2016. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

2012

Milne, R. G., Roy, G. and Angeles, L. (2012) Competition, quality and contract compliance: evidence from compulsory competitive tendering in local government in Great Britain, 1987-2000. Fiscal Studies, 33(4), pp. 513-546. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2012.00171.x)

2008

Allan, G. and Roy, G. (2008) Does television crowd out spectators? Journal of Sports Economics, 9(6), pp. 592-605. (doi: 10.1177/1527002508321458)

2006

Roy, G. (2006) Is fiscal decentralisation good for growth? Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 31(2), pp. 39-49.

2005

Darby, J., Muscatelli, V. A. and Roy, G. (2005) Fiscal consolidation and decentralisation: a tale of two tiers. Fiscal Studies, 26(2), pp. 169-195. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2005.00009.x)

2003

Darby, J., Muscatelli, A. and Roy, G. (2003) Fiscal decentralisation in Europe: a review of recent experience. European Research in Regional Science, 13(1), pp. 13-37.

2002

Darby, J., Muscatelli, A. and Roy, G. (2002) Fiscal federalism and fiscal autonomy: lessons for the UK from other industrialised countries. Scottish Affairs, 41 s1(1), pp. 26-55. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2002.0052)

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Number of items: 45.

Articles

McIntyre, S., Mitchell, J. and Roy, G. (2022) Fiscal devolution and the accountability gap: budget scrutiny following tax devolution to Scotland. Regional Studies, (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2112166) (Early Online Publication)

Mcintyre, S., Mitchell, J. and Roy, G. (2022) Careful what you wish for? Risk and reward tax with Scottish tax devolution. Political Quarterly, (doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13174) (Early Online Publication)

Darby, J., McIntyre, S. and Roy, G. (2022) What can analysis of 47 million job advertisements tell us about how opportunities for homeworking are evolving in the United Kingdom? Industrial Relations Journal, 53(4), pp. 281-302. (doi: 10.1111/irj.12375)

Connolly, K., Eiser, D., Kumar, A., McGregor, P. G. and Roy, G. (2022) Universal Basic Income as an instrument of regional development policy: a micro–macroeconomic analysis for Scotland. Regional Studies, 56(6), pp. 1043-1055. (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2021.1957090)

Waite, D. and Roy, G. (2022) The promises and pitfalls of operationalizing inclusive growth. Regional Studies, (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2050201) (Early Online Publication)

Figus, G., McGregor, P., McIntyre, S.G. and Roy, G. (2022) Trade-offs: understanding future trade options for Scotland. National Institute Economic Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Muscatelli, A., Roy, G. and Trew, A. (2022) Persistent States: lessons for Scottish devolution and independence. National Institute Economic Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Roy, G. (2022) The Scottish National Party’s economic prospectus for independence: out with the old? Political Quarterly, 93(1), pp. 87-94. (doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13101)

Lisenkova, K., Greig, A., McGregor, P. G., Roy, G. and Swales, J. K. (2021) Growth incentives and devolved fiscal systems. Regional Studies, (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2021.2006172) (Early Online Publication)

Roy, G. and Spowage, M. (2021) Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS): a look beyond nearly 30 years of controversy at what it does and doesn't tell us about Scotland. Scottish Affairs, 30(4), pp. 423-449. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2021.0383)

Shipton, D., Sarica, S., Craig, N., McCartney, G. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Roy, G. , McGregor, P. and Scobie, G. (2021) Knowing the goal: an inclusive economy that can address the public health challenges of our time. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(11), pp. 1129-1132. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216070) (PMID:34158408) (PMCID:PMC8515097)

Eiser, D., McEwen, N. and Roy, G. (2021) The trade policies of Brexit Britain: the influence of and impacts on the devolved nations. European Review of International Studies, 8(1), pp. 22-48. (doi: 10.1163/21967415-bja10034)

Paquin, S., Rioux, X. H., Eiser, D., Roy, G. and Wooton, I. (2021) Quebec, Scotland, and substate governments’ roles in Canadian and British trade policy: lessons to be learned. International Journal, 76(1), pp. 85-105. (doi: 10.1177/0020702021992856)

Allan, G. J., McGrane, S. J., Roy, G. and Baer, T. M. (2020) Scotland's industrial water use: understanding recent changes and examining the future. Environmental Science and Policy, 106, pp. 48-57. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.01.005)

Roy, G. (2019) 2019 Sir Alexander Stone Lecture: Brexit: the unanswered questions for UK and Scottish policymakers. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 43(4),

Roy, G. (2019) Scotland's population transition: its implications for the Scottish economy, Scottish Budget and policy. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 43(4),

Eiser, D. and Roy, G. (2019) The fiscal framework: 2021 review. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 43(2),

Darby, J. and Roy, G. (2019) Political uncertainty and stock market volatility: new evidence from the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 66(2), pp. 314-330. (doi: 10.1111/sjpe.12186)

McGrane, S. J., Allan, G. J. and Roy, G. (2018) Water as an economic resource and the impacts of climate change on the hydrosphere, regional economies and Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 53-74.

Waite, D. , Maclennan, D. , Roy, G. and McNulty, D. (2018) The emergence and evolution of City Deals in Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(4), pp. 75-90.

Ross, A. G., Allan, G., Figus, G., McGregor, P. G., Roy, G. , Swales, J. K. and Turner, K. (2018) Highlighting the need for policy coordination: the economic impacts of UK trade-enhancing industrial policies and their spillover effects on the energy system. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 42(3),

Figus, G., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P., Roy, G. and Swales, K. (2018) The long-term economic implications of Brexit for Scotland: an interregional analysis. Papers in Regional Science, 97(1), pp. 91-115. (doi: 10.1111/pirs.12349)

Milne, R. G., Roy, G. and Angeles, L. (2012) Competition, quality and contract compliance: evidence from compulsory competitive tendering in local government in Great Britain, 1987-2000. Fiscal Studies, 33(4), pp. 513-546. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2012.00171.x)

Allan, G. and Roy, G. (2008) Does television crowd out spectators? Journal of Sports Economics, 9(6), pp. 592-605. (doi: 10.1177/1527002508321458)

Roy, G. (2006) Is fiscal decentralisation good for growth? Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 31(2), pp. 39-49.

Darby, J., Muscatelli, V. A. and Roy, G. (2005) Fiscal consolidation and decentralisation: a tale of two tiers. Fiscal Studies, 26(2), pp. 169-195. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2005.00009.x)

Darby, J., Muscatelli, A. and Roy, G. (2003) Fiscal decentralisation in Europe: a review of recent experience. European Research in Regional Science, 13(1), pp. 13-37.

Darby, J., Muscatelli, A. and Roy, G. (2002) Fiscal federalism and fiscal autonomy: lessons for the UK from other industrialised countries. Scottish Affairs, 41 s1(1), pp. 26-55. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2002.0052)

Book Sections

Findlay, P., Lindsay, C. and Roy, G. (2021) Business models, innovation and employees experiences in the workplace: challenges for the post-Covid-19 economy. In: McCann, P. and Vorley, T. (eds.) Productivity and the Pandemic: Challenges and Insights from Covid-19. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 132-146. ISBN 9781800374591 (doi: 10.4337/9781800374607.00016)

Roy, G. and Eiser, D. (2021) What are the implications of independence for public revenues and spending? In: Hepburn, E., Keating, M. and McEwen, N. (eds.) Scotland's New Choice: Independence After Brexit. Centre on Constitutional Change: Edinburgh, pp. 91-101. ISBN 9781838443313

Ross, A. G., Allan, G., Figus, G., McGregor, P. G., Roy, G. , Swales, J. K. and Turner, K. (2020) The economic impacts of UK fiscal policies and their spillover effects on the energy system. In: Madden, J. R., Shibusawa, H. and Higano, Y. (eds.) Environmental Economics and Computable General Equilibrium Analysis: Essays in Memory of Yuzuru Miyata. Series: New frontiers in regional science: Asian perspectives (41). Springer: Singapore, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9789811539695 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3970-1_8)

Roy, G. and Eiser, D. (2019) The Scottish economy: fiscal challenges and opportunities. In: Mitchell, J. and Johnston, J. (eds.) The Scottish Parliament at Twenty. Luath Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781913025335

Research Reports or Papers

Roy, G. (2022) Devolution after Brexit and Covid-19. In: 'Constitution and Governance in the UK'. Discussion Paper. UK in a Changing Europe.

Eiser, D., Stewart, R., Roy, G. and Mitchell, M. (2021) Implications of hours worked for inequality and poverty – final report. Project Report. Fraser of Allander Institute.

Findlay, P., Lindsay, C., McIntyre, S., Roy, G. , Stewart, R. and Dutton, E. (2021) CIPD Good Work Index 2021: Survey Report. Project Report. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London.

Watts, R., Congreve, E. and Roy, G. (2021) Scotland's Employment Landscape for People with Learning Disabilities. Project Report. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2020) Scotland's Budget Report 2020. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Connolly, K., Eiser, D., McGregor, P. and Roy, G. (2020) Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen's Basic Income in Scotland. Project Report. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2020) The economic contribution of the Scottish Professional Football League. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2019) Scotland's Budget Report 2019. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2018) Scotland's Budget Report 2018. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2017) Scotland's Budget Report 2017. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Fraser of Allander Institute, (2016) Scotland's Budget - 2016. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

Website

McIntyre, S., Roy, G. and Waite, D. (2022) Levelling up: what might it mean for Scotland? [Website]

Roy, G. , Bell, D. and Waite, D. (2021) Levelling up – an opportunity for coherent regional policy or a constitutional ruse? [Website]

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Grants

Principal-investigator

  • Principal investigator – The PROPEL Hub – “Productivity Outcomes of workplace Practice, Engagement and Learning”, ESRC, Value of award: £1.57 million, Jan 2020 – Dec 2022, propelhub.org(transferred from PI to CI when moved to Glasgow) 
  • Principal investigator – “The changing patterns of working hours and the implications for poverty and inequality”, Standard Life Foundation, Value of award: £68,000, Jan 2020- Jan 21.
  • Principal investigator – “Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland”, Scottish Improvement Service, Value of award: £112,500, Apr 2019 – Jan 2020
  • Principal investigator – “Boosting Applied Economics Capacity in Scotland”, Scottish Funding Council, Value of award: £225,000,Jan 2019 – Dec 2021  
  • Principal investigator – “Evaluating the impact of Scottish Enterprise Grants”, Scottish Enterprise, Value of award: £40,000, Jan 2018 – Mar 2019 
  • Principal investigator – “The impact of non-energy policies on the energy system”, UK Energy Research Centre, Value of award: £214,076, Jun 2017 – Dec 2018  
  • Principal investigator – “Developing macroeconomic modelling for Scottish think-tanks”, Scottish Policy Foundation, Value of award £85,000, Jul 2017 – Jun 2019 
  • Principal investigator - “Scotland’s new Fiscal Powers”, Scottish Funding Council, Value of award £40,000, Sep 2016 – Aug 2018

Co-investigator

  • “Gallant: Glasgow as a Living Lab Accelerating Novel Transformation”, £10.2 million, Jan 2022 – Jan 2027
  • “University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences ESRC Impact Accelerator Account”, Until December 2022
  • Co-investigator – “Economic Observatory”, ESRC, Value of award: £882,886, Dec 2020 – Dec 2022  
  • Co-investigator – “Improving the quality of regional economic indicators”, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), Value of award: £240,000, Apr 2019 – May 2021
  • Co-investigator – “Evaluation of the Small Business Bonus Scheme in Scotland”, Scottish Government, Value of award: £81,000, Jun 2019 – Jan 2021
  • Co-investigator – “Improving the quality of regional economic indicators”, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), Value of award: £287,000, Jul 2017 – Apr 2019
  • Co-investigator - "Class Size and Human Capital Accumulation", Nuffield Foundation, Value of award: £130,000 (with Markus Gehrsitz & Stuart McIntyre), Apr 2019 – Mar 2021
  • Co-investigator – “The roles of provinces and devolved administrations in the negotiation and implementation of a Canada-UK trade agreement”, Knowledge Synthesis Grant, ESRC, Value of award: £8,048, Feb 2018 – Dec 2018 

      Supervision

      Graeme is happy to supervise students with an interest in public policy, fiscal decentralisation and devolution.

      Completed students

      • Daniel Borbely, 2020: “Essays in Essays on the impact of changing tax rates and welfare spending”, now lecturer at University of Dundee
      • Rohan Sachdev, 2021: "Economic modelling of alcohol taxes", now working in public sector research

       

      Additional information

      For writings between 2016 and 2021 (including various editions of the Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary).

      Director of the Economic Futures initiative: 3-year funding programme to support the development of applied economics in Scotland.

      Press articles 

      Herald articles

      Parliamentary engagement 

      • Adviser to Scottish Parliament Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee (2017 – 2018)
      • Witness to Scottish Parliament Committees: Economy Committee, Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations, Finance and Constitution Committee 
      • Witness to House of Commons Scottish Affair Committee 
      • Witness to House of Lords EU Select Committee & Constitution Committee

      Public lectures  

      • 2022: SOLACE, “Supply and Demand Pressures on Public Funding”, Edinburgh, September 2022
      • 2022: UK in a Changing Europe, "Independence in the EU and Scotlands borders", online, February 2022 
      • 2021: The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), "The road to the bawee - Currency options for an independent Scotland", Edinburgh, December 2021 
      • 2021: Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), “Scotland’s economic future”, Edinburgh, August 2021 
      • 2020: Chartered Institute of Taxation Annual Public Lecture, “Scotland’s tax powers: Opportunities and risks”, Edinburgh, March 2020 
      • 2020: State of the State with Deloitte, “Inequality in Scotland”, January 2020, Scottish Parliament 
      • 2019: Sir Alexander Stone Lecture: “Brexit: the unanswered questions for UK and Scottish policymakers”, Glasgow, November 2019 
      • 2019 David Hume Institute, “Scotland's population transition: its implications for the Scottish economy, Scottish Budget and policy”, Edinburgh, November 2019 
      • 2019: Aberdeen State of the Cities, “Economic uncertainty”, November 2019 
      • 2019: Welsh Taxes the Way Forward, “Devolved taxes: lessons from Scotland”, Cardiff, July 2019 
      • 2019: SCDI Annual Conference, “Scotland’s Productivity Challenge”, Edinburgh, April 2019 
      • Glasgow State of the City 2018, “Brexit and the Glasgow Economy”, Glasgow, December 2018 
      • 2018: Scottish Tourism Alliance Conference, “Scotland’s tourism sector post-Brexit”, Glasgow, April 2018 
      • 2018: CIPFA Annual Conference, “Outlook for Scotland’s Budget”, Glasgow, March 2018 
      • Business Insider Top 500 2018, “Brexit and the Scottish economy”, Edinburgh January 2018 
      • 2017: Glasgow Trades House Annual Lecture, “Opportunities and risks for Scotland in a post-Brexit world”, Glasgow, May 2017 
      • David Hume Institute, “Scotland's new budget framework”, Edinburgh, May 2017 

      Other 

      • Lead editor, ESRC Economic Observatory(since March 2020) 
      • Chair ESRC Policy Fellowship Panel 2021  
      • Member of Senior Management team of Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, July 2017 – November 2021
      • Member, Scottish Government Advisory Council for Economic Transformation, since 2021 
      • Member, Northern Ireland Executive Economic Advisory Group, since 2020
      • Chair, Independent Evaluation Group into Economic Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing, Public Health Scotland, since 2018 
      • Adviser, Scottish Business Taskforce, UK Government, 2017 - 2020  
      • Independent adviser, Strategic Labour Market Group, Scottish Government, 2017 - 2021
      • Aberdeen City Region Growth Panel, since 2019
      • Aberdeen City Net Zero Leadership Group, since 2020  
      • Commissioner, Glasgow City Region City Deal Growth Commission, since 2016  
      • Independent expert, Review of Scottish Legal Aid Fees, Scottish Government, 2018 - 2021