Mr David Eiser

Research Fellow

Fraser of Allander Institute

Personal statement

I joined the Fraser of Allander Institute in June 2016 to lead the Institute’s work in Fiscal Policy. I am an Adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee, and a Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change.

My research interests are in the economics of devolved finances and labour markets.

Earlier in 2016 I was a joint author of influential work with the IFS to consider the options for Scotland’s new Fiscal Framework. I have written extensively on the Barnett Formula, Scotland’s new fiscal powers, and the implications of UK Government fiscal policy for Scotland.

I have written a number of reports on labour market trends and inequality in Scotland, including two reports for the David Hume Institute, both with Professor David Bell.

Before joining Strathclyde I was a Research Fellow at the University of Stirling for five years. Prior to that I worked as a public policy consultant in both Scotland and England. I began my career as a Research Economist at the Macaulay Institute (now James Hutton Institute) in Aberdeen.


Scotland's Budget 2016
Roy Graeme, Eiser David, Lisenkova Katerina
Scotland's Fiscal Framework : Assessing the Agreement
Bell David, Eiser David, Phillips David
Migration and fiscal policy as factors explaining the labour market resilience of UK regions to the Great Recession
Bell David N. F., Eiser David
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society Vol 9, pp. 197-215, (2016)
Reform of the Barnett Formula with needs assessment : can the challenges be overcome?
King David, Eiser David
Regional Studies Vol 50, pp. 790-804, (2016)
How might inward investment be affected by Brexit?
Eiser David
Britain's DecisionBritain's Decision, (2016)
Adjusting Scotland's Block Grant for New Tax and Welfare Powers : Assessing the Options
Bell David, Eiser David, Phillips David

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