Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary

Supported by Deloitte Founded in 1975, the Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary is the leading publication on the Scottish economy and offers authoritative and independent analysis of the key issues of the day.

The Commentary provides in-depth analysis of the current performance and future prospects of the Scottish economy, including short- and medium-term forecasts for economic growth and the labour market.

The Commentary also provides a platform for the dissemination of high quality research on issues facing the Scottish economy. It publishes articles from leading experts in academia, industry, policy and the third sector.

The Economic Perspectives and Policy sections of the Commentary contains accessible, policy-relevant research and commentary on the Scottish economy and wider economic and public policy issues.

Latest Fraser of Allander Commentary

March 2018: volume 42, number 1


The Scottish economy continues to grow, but it does so at a slow pace.

Indeed, output per head in Scotland is now smaller than it was back at the start of 2015.

The key explanation for this had been the downturn in the oil and gas sector. But in recent months, there are signs that activity in the North Sea – and its supply chain – has been recovering.

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