I am a Research Associate in Economics and Environmental Modelling at the Fraser of Allander Institute. I work across environmental and energy economics. In particular, I provide economic analysis to the Supergen Wind project, and I lead the Fraser of Allander/Scottish Government project linking natural capital/ecosystem services with economy-wide models.
I have a diverse set of research interests within applied micro- and macro-economics with the common theme of trying to inform long term policy issues. Amongst other projects, I have worked on the link between state size and productivity using trade models, the problem of optimal climate change policy using models with credit frictions, and I have studied inequality using microsimulation models.
The goal of my work is to provide policy relevant research, and my experience to date has included engaging with policy makers and writing in the press, both about general economic issues and about my specific research.
My Ph.D in economics was awarded in July 2013 by the University of Edinburgh. Before returning to university to study economics, I was a qualified life insurance Actuary. My previous degrees were in Mathematics and Physics.