Dr Grant Allan



Personal statement

Grant Allan is a Reader in the Department of Economics. He joined the University in 2002, initially as a Research Assistant in the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Grant's research interests in applied multisectoral economic analysis and modelling, particularly in the areas of environment, energy and tourism.

He is very willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in his fields of interest.

He is Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics and also Director of MSc in Applied Economics (full and part-time), MSc in Applied Economics by distance learning and MSc in Economics and Finance.

Grant currently teaches classes in economic modelling and energy economics at the postgraduate level, as well as supervising PhD and MSc students in these areas. He also leads modules in energy economics in the DTC in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures and the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy.

You'll find more details about my research, teaching and other activities on my personal webpage.


Has expertise in:

    Energy-economy-environmental modelling;

    Applied regional economic analysis;

    Renewable energy technologies and policies.

    I am very happy to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.


Resilience in a behavioural/Keynesian regional model
Allan Grant, Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter G, Swales J Kim
Environment and Planning A Vol 53, pp. 858-876 (2021)
Scotland's industrial water use : understanding recent changes and examining the future
Allan Grant J, McGrane Scott J, Roy Graeme, Baer Thomas M
Environmental Science and Policy Vol 106, pp. 48-57 (2020)
The economic and environmental impacts of UK offshore wind development : the importance of local content
Allan Grant, Comerford David, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter, Ross Andrew G
Energy Vol 199 (2020)
Developing an electricity satellite account (ELSA) : an application to Scotland, UK
Allan Grant J, Connolly Kevin, McIntyre Stuart G
Economic Systems Research Vol 33, pp. 47-66 (2021)
The system-wide impact of healthy eating : assessing emissions and economic impacts at the regional level
Allan Grant, Comerford David, McGregor Peter
Food Policy Vol 86 (2019)
A mission perspective on emissions reduction at the city level : the case of Glasgow, Scotland
Allan Grant J, Waite David, Roy Graeme
Climate Policy (2023)

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Grant is currently Director of MSc in Applied Economics and MSc in Economics and Finance, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics.

He currently teaches classes in Economic Appraisal and Modelling (MSc), Energy Economics (MSc); and on courses in the Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures Centre of Doctoral Training and the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).

He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as PhD students in areas of his research interests.

Research interests

My main research interests relate to:

  • Energy-economy-environmental modelling;
  • Applied multisectoral economic analysis.


Professional activities

UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Better Metrics for More Effective Decision-making: The Need for a Regionally based Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network
Some reflections from the past: the Glasgow 2014 CWG
COVID and beyond for tourism industry in Scotland: the economic and policy perspectives
Resilience of the Scottish economy to COVID-19 related changes in tourism demand
Impact and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish tourism industry: a computable general equilibrium analysis

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EPSRC IAA Bridging the Gap
Owens, Steven Robert (Principal Investigator) McGrane, Scott (Co-investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator)
EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account funded Bridging the Gap project, awarded jointly with Dr Steven Owens, Professor Malcolm MacDonald and Dr Grant Allan to investigate connecting environmental remote observation data with socioeconomic data to inventory opportunities for project creation and data access options
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
The sectoral economic impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism economy: a regional analysis focussed on Scotland
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Maurya, Aditya (Researcher)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
XROTOR (H2020 LC SC3) X-Shaped Radical Offshore Wind Turbine For Overall Cost Of Energy Reduction'
Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Stock, Adam (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
The macroeconomic impact of Fraunhofer
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2020 - 25-Jan-2021
Jobs supported by Exports - Dept of Int Trade
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Black, James (Co-investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator) Findlay, Patricia (Co-investigator) McGeoch, Adam (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
Building and using a framework to analyse the economic impacts of policies targeted at the tourism economy in Scotland
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023

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