Dr Grant Allan

Senior Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

Grant Allan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Deputy Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Prior to 2013, he was a Research Assistant and Research Fellow in the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Grant has research interests in applied regional economic analysis and modelling, particularly in the areas of energy and tourism.

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

Grant currently teaches Macroeconomics (3rd year); Energy Economics (MSc); Socioeconomics of Energy (DTC in Wind and Marine Energy Systems); and Socio-economic and policy of offshore renewables (Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy).

He is Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics and Director of MSc in Applied Economics and MSc in Economics and Finance.

Expertise

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.

Publications

Economic Activity Supported by Offshore Wind : a Hypothetical Extraction Study
Allan Grant, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter, Ross Andrew
(2019)
Developing An Electricity Satellite Account (EISA) : An Application to Scotland, UK
Allan Grant, Connolly Kevin, McIntyre Stuart
(2019)
Economic and Environmental Impacts of UK Offshore Wind Development to 2029 : the Importance of Local Content
Allan Grant, Comerford David, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter, Ross Andrew G
(2019)
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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.05.008
Resilience in a behavioural/Keynesian regional computable general equilibrium model
Figus Gioele, Allan Grant, McGregor Peter G, Swales J Kim
27th International Input-Output Association Conference & 9th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis (2019)
Incorporating natural capital into a computable general equilibrium model for Scotland
Allan Grant, Comerford David, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter
27th International Input-Output Association Conference & 9th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis (2019)

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Teaching

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: Macroeconomics (3rd year); Natural Resources and Environmental and Energy Economics (Honours); Energy Economics (MSc); and on courses in the Wind and MarineEnergy Systems Centre of Doctoral Training and the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE). 

Research interests

My main research interests relate to:

Energy-economy-environmental modelling

Applied regional economic analysis

Renewable energy technologies and policies

Professional activities

UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Participant
2019
Better Metrics for More Effective Decision-making: The Need for a Regionally based Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network
Participant
15/9/2018
The use of economic and energy system modelling for energy policy analysis
Chair
22/5/2018
UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Participant
13/11/2017
Economic impacts of local energy
Speaker
22/9/2016
Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association 2016
Speaker
5/4/2016

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Projects

The impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Lisenkova, Katerina (Co-investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Ross, Andrew (Researcher)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
ClimateXChange 2017/19 PDRF Economics
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Researcher)
10-Jan-2017 - 09-Jan-2019
Linking agriculture and eco-system models with CGEs
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Comerford, David (Researcher)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
ClimateXChange (2016/17)
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Researcher)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
NINES Knowledge and Learning
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Co-investigator) Clarke, Joseph Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2016
Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Swales, John (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 28-Jan-2017

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