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FAI Economic Commentary

Scotland's Budget Report

Labour Market Trends

Scottish Business Monitor

Observational Paper Series

The FAI publishes a range of reports covering a wide range of different topics. These include our regular reports such as the Fraser Economic Commentary, Scotland's Budget and Labour Market Trends. For more information on these reports see the pages listed above. 

Alongside this, we also publish individual reports which summarise our academic research or commissioned studies. Some of these are listed below. For a full list of all our publications see here or at our news & events page.

Alternatively, a full list of each staff member's publications is available on the Our People section of the website.

Shorter articles are published more regularly on our blog.

The Fraser also regularly produces and uses multi-sectoral economic accounts. We are keen that such databases are available to the wider academic and research community for their use.

Commissioned research

Scotland in 2050: Realising Our Global Potential

Commissioned by Shepherd and Wedderburn

March 2019

Brexit and the Glasgow City Region

Commissioned by Glasgow City Region

October 2018

The value of college graduates to the Scottish economy

Commissioned by Colleges Scotland

September 2017

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Department of Economics Research Areas

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Applied Econometrics

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Applied Macroeconomics

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Applied Microeconomics

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Economic Policy

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Energy & the Environment



Other publications

Show FAI / Standard Life Foundation - Changing patterns of hours of work: drivers, implications and policy responses Show Scotland's Economic Future: Disruptive Ideas Show Economic Modelling publications
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Addleshaw Goddard - FAI Scottish Business Monitor

For more information, please see the page on the Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor.

Oil and Gas survey

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is independently conducted by the Fraser of Allander Institute.  It is produced in partnership with the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and KPMG. 

The survey was established in 1996 and is published bi-annually.  It provides an authoritative overview of trends in activity, investment, employment and optimism in the UKCS and internationally. It also explores key policy questions of the day and the implications for business. Its findings are used by both Scottish Chambers of Commerce and British Chambers of Commerce to develop national energy policy.

The Quarterly Economic Indicator

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Economic Development Intelligence Unit produce the Quarterly Economic Indicator in conjunction with the Fraser of Allander Institute. It is Scotland's longest running business survey of its kind and regularly provides an accurate and authoritative picture of the health of the Scottish economy and the issues facing businesses across various sectors.

Copies of the QEI and the press releases can be downloaded from the Scottish Chamber of Commerce web page here.


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