Dr Grant Allan



Personal statement

Grant Allan is a Reader in the Department of Economics. 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.

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

Grant currently teaches classes in economic modelling and energy economics at PGT 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.



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 water stress perspective on the UK’s water footprint
Allan Grant, Lochhead Rhona, McGrane Scott
Applied Economics Letters (2021)

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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 regional economic analysis

Renewable energy technologies and policies

Multisectoral economic accounting and modelling


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
Improving our understanding of economy-environment links at the city level
Impact and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish tourism industry: a computable general equilibrium analysis
Economic responses to changing water availability in Scotland
What use is multisectoral analysis of emissions at city level? Some insights for Glasgow City Region
Invited speaker

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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
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) 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
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

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