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

June 2018: volume 42, number 2


Cautious optimism for growth in 2018/19 but lack of clarity on Brexit risks ‘holding back Scotland’s recovery’

Scottish economic growth is set to recover this year but remain below trend.

In its latest Economic Commentary, the Institute forecasts a 1.2% increase in Scottish GDP in 2018 and 1.3% growth in 2019, making its outlook more optimistic than the government’s own official forecaster the Scottish Fiscal Commission. 

The researchers cite a strengthening oil & gas sector, a robust global economy and a pick-up in household and business confidence as key factors driving its assessment. 

Economic Perspective individual sections:

FAI Perspectives - Could a reduction in alcohol consumption be a good thing?

FAI Perspectives - Performance of high growth firms in Scotland

FAI Perspectives - The Output Gap


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