Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary

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

September 2018: volume 42, number 3


Upturn in Scottish economic growth but a smooth Brexit transition is vital to avoid derailing progress

Securing a smooth Brexit transition is 'vital' to protect Scotland's growing economy – even if that means extending the Article 50 negotiation period.
In the latest Economic Commentary,  Scottish GDP grew by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2018. This is in line with its prediction of a more optimistic outlook for 2018 and is the second quarter in a row Scotland has outpaced UK growth.
Despite these positive figures we emphasize the continuing fragility of the Scottish economy and stress the importance to the UK economy of securing an orderly transition upon leaving the EU in March 2019 to avoid potentially damaging disruption to business.

Economic Perspective individual sections:

Monetary and fiscal policy in a newly independent Scotland 

Highlighting the need for policy coordination 

Reappraising Scotland’s exports and their geographies 



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