Members of the department apply economic techniques to explore the links between energy and environmental issues and the economy. These are becoming increasingly important given the widespread adoption of net zero targets by a wide range of countries and regions. These links are also critical to identifying the economic challenges and opportunities in the transition to a lower carbon and lower environmental impact economy.
The group publish in leading academic journals as well as closely engage with colleagues across the Business School and the wider University to undertake research funded by external organisations. Members also contribute to postgraduate research and across the departments undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.
The group’s theory-informed, high-impact, applied research also generates regular engagement with the wider business and policy communities.
Allan, G. J., McGrane, S. J., Roy, G., & Baer, T. M. (2020). Scotland's industrial water use: Understanding recent changes and examining the future. Environmental Science & Policy.
Allan, G. J., & Ross, A. G. (2019). The characteristics of energy employment in a system-wide context. Energy Economics.
Dickson, A., & MacKenzie, I. A. (2018). Strategic trade in pollution permits. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
Figus, G., Swales, J. K., & Turner, K. (2018). Can Private Vehicle-augmenting Technical Progress Reduce Household and Total Fuel Use? Ecological Economics, 146, 136-147.
Gehrsitz, M. (2017). The effect of low emission zones on air pollution and infant health. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
- “The impact of non-energy policies on the energy system” – UK Energy Research Council, 7/17-12/18 (Grant Allan, Peter McGregor, Andrew Ross & Graeme Roy)
- “Fellowship for economic analysis of Scottish energy system using Computable General Equilibrium modelling expertise” – ClimateXChange, 04/17-04/19 (Gioele Figus, Grant Allan, Peter McGregor);
- “Linking agricultural and ecosystem models with economy-wide models” – Scottish Government through 2016-2021 Strategic Research Programme, 04/16-03/19 (Grant Allan, David Comerford, Kevin Connolly and Peter McGregor);
- “SuperGen Wind Hub” – Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 06/14-09/19 (Grant Allan and Peter McGregor).
Knowledge exchange projects
"Economic-based non-domestic water demand forecasts to 2045" - Scottish Water (Scott McGrane, Grant Allan & Graeme Roy)