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Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary

The Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary – first published in 1975 and in association with PwC - is the leading publication on the Scottish economy and offers authoritative and impartial analyses of the Scottish economy.

The Commentary’s Outlook and Appraisal provides (i) a commentary on the current prospects for the Scottish economy; (ii) detailed forecasts for the Scottish economy; (iii) a review of Scottish business surveys; and (iv) an overview of the Scottish labour market.

The Commentary's Policy and Economic Perspectives' sections publish accessible policy-relevant research on the Scottish economy and wider public policy issues.

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Announcement: digitisation of historical issues of the Commentary

The Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary (formerly known as the Quarterly Economic Commentary) has been published digitally since 2001.  The Commentary, however, has an archive stretching back to 1975 and, unlike many journals today, much of this archive still remains in hardcopy only, thereby restricting its accessibility over the Internet.

In 2015 the Commentary will celebrate its 40th year of publication.  To celebrate this milestone it is the intention of the Fraser of Allander Institute that these historic issues be digitised and made accessible via the Institute’s website and an associated digital repository.  These digitised articles will form an important part of the anniversary celebrations whilst simultaneously widening public access to a significant scholarly resource.

Those who have contributed articles to the Commentary over the years may be notified directly about this digitisation activity over coming months; however, owing to difficulties sourcing contact details for historical authors, it may not be possible to contact everyone.  If you have not been contacted and are the author of an article(s) that you do not wish to be included in this digitisation activity, please contact with details of the article(s) in question.  To ensure that digitisation can be completed by the anniversary date we would request that all such articles are registered at the above noted email address by Friday 29th August 2014.  The Fraser of Allander Institute would also like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance to those authors who we have been unable to notify and whose work is subsequently digitised.

General queries concerning the planned digitisation work can also be directed to

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