Fraser of Allander Institute

Department of Economics Fraser of Allander Institute

About The Fraser of Allander Institute 

The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), founded in 1975, has been a leading independent economic research institute, focused on the Scottish economy, within The University of Strathclyde's department of economics for over 45 years. 

Being aware of key trends and future developments – both nationally and at a sector or local level – is vital to inform planning, investment and strategic decision making. The FAI specialises in providing independent analysis, briefing, and expert economic and fiscal commentary. We bring together internationally renowned academics with senior policy practitioners in order to conduct and produce the highest quality analysis.

The FAI helps to advise government, policymakers and large organisations by producing analysis that: informs decision making and policy setting, betters the understanding of the general public and working professionals; and helps to stimulate public debate on the issues that are important. Through our quarterly economic commentary, labour market report and Scottish Business Monitor we provide key insight to the current condition of the economy and labour market. We also regularly post on our blog about a variety of different topics and discussion points.  Find out more about our impact.  

Engagement with the FAI gives clients a unique insight into the Scottish, UK and global economies. Through our economic impact analysis, economic modelling and commissioned research, we help organisations make sense of key international, national and local economic trends through a Scottish lens. We also offer a membership package for organisations, offering access key publications early as well as unfettered access to the expertise of our academics and professionals,.

Bringing on the next generation of economic professionals and academics is also of great importance to the FAI. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes allow for students to study at The University of Strathclyde, within the award winning Strathclyde Business School. We also offer career progression through our internship and work experience initiatives aimed at students looking to gain experience in the applied economics field. We also share the knowledge and expertise of our professionals and academics through our continuous professional development courses, allowing organisations to create bespoke training opportunities in order to enhance the skills and understanding of their working professionals.  

If you are interested in working with the FAI, or want to find out more about the work we undertake, you can contact us at or call us on +44 (0) 141 548 3958



Fraser of Allander Institute
Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Street
G4 0QU

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