The Department’s specialism is in internationally recognised policy and business-relevant economics research. We have a diverse mix of staff involved in both fundamental academic research and commissioned projects for businesses and policymakers. Faculty members have research expertise in both applied micro- and macro-economics as well as applied econometrics, and the Department is home to the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) – which has for over 40 years been an authority on economic policy and the Scottish economy.
Our staff are engaged in collaborations with economists throughout the UK and overseas. We are members of the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics and jointly organise (with Johannes Kepler University Linz) the European Trade Study Group, the world’s largest conference on international trade. We are also a founding partner in the new Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence for the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). Recent and current research activity is supported by a highly diverse range of prestigious sources, including the ESRC, the EPSRC, the Scottish Government, the UK statistics department, the UK Energy Research Centre, and the Scottish Funding Council.