Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Institute

Strathclyde Applied Economics Centre for Doctoral Training

The Strathclyde Applied Economics Centre for Doctoral Training (AE CDT) is based in the Department of Economics at Strathclyde Business School. It is home to our community of PhD students focused on applied economics research. This also reflects the research interests of the faculty of the Department of Economics, which is home to the Fraser of Allander Institute, a highly respected applied economics research institute.

Our aim is to provide our PhD students with expert supervision in a collegial research environment, to support them in achieving excellence in rigorous research, and to use our collective expertise of engaging beyond the confines of academia to help our students realise the broader impact of their research.

As a member of the Strathclyde Applied Economics Centre for Doctoral Training, you will:

  • join our friendly and collegial applied economics PhD environment in which a community of students undertake applied economics research;
  • have access to a broad range of training opportunities, including methodologies in applied economics research and learning about the practicalities of engaging beyond academia;
  • have the opportunity of engaging in collaborative projects with non-academic partners, producing research that is both academically rigorous and useful to the partner institutions;
  • have the opportunity to utilise our extensive network of external stakeholders to allow you to showcase your research findings more broadly and realise the full impact of your research.

As a Strathclyde Applied Economics CDT student, you will benefit from a supervisory team consisting of academics with specialist knowledge in your field of study. This will help you to realise excellence in undertaking rigorous research. In addition, we will engage with you from an early stage in your PhD journey to:

  • identify and actively engage relevant users/stakeholders, including at the research design stage;
  • help you to gain a clear understanding of the context and needs of users and consider how the proposed research will meet these needs; and
  • help you to communicate your findings and recommendations is ways that maximise the impact of your research.

We encourage you to get in touch if there is a clear overlap between your ideas for a PhD project and the research interests of our staff. Particular areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Programme and policy evaluation using modern methods of causal inference
  • Multi-sectoral economic modelling
  • Applications of Bayesian econometrics

Full details of the research interests of staff can be found on our staff webpages:

Useful links:

Strathclyde Economics PGR information:

Economics homepage:

Fraser of Allander Institute:

Contact details: t: 0141 548 4326;


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

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