Dr Graeme Roy


Fraser of Allander Institute

Personal statement

I am Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute.

During 2015 and 2016, I was head of the First Minister's Policy Unit - a team in the Scottish civil service established to support policy delivery within the Scottish Government. 

Between 2011 and 2014 I was a Senior Economic Adviser in the Government Economic Service and Head of the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser in the Scottish Government.

During this time I was responsible for a team of over 50 economists and statisticians providing economic analysis across a range of areas including the global, national & regional/city economies, public finances, enterprise & innovation, energy & climate change and the development of government economic strategies. 

Prior to joining government, I was an ESRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Fraser of Allander and lecturer in Economics at the University of Strathclyde. I completed my PhD in fiscal policy and devolution at the University of Glasgow and I studied undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. 


Fiscal devolution and Scotland’s cities : 'double devolution' and optimising urban investment
Roy Graeme, Clark Greg, Couturier Jonathan, Moir Emily , Moonen Tim
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 40, pp. 36-50, (2016)
Towards a 'Scandinavian model' for Scotland
Roy Graeme, Emonts-Holley Tobias, Greig Alastair, Lecca Patrizio, Lisenkova Katerina, McGregor Peter G, Swales J. Kim
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 40, pp. 27-35, (2016)
Fair work and productivity
Roy Graeme, Rogers Gail, Richmond Kenny
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 40, pp. 51-62, (2016)
Examining inequalities across travel to work areas in Scotland
Roy Graeme, Sutherland John
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 40, pp. 63-72, (2016)
Adjusting the Scottish block grant abatement : the algebra of CM and IPC
Cuthbert Jim, Roy Graeme
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 40, pp. 73-78, (2016)
Outlook and appraisal [December 2016]
Roy Graeme
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 40, pp. 4-26, (2016)

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