Ms Emma Congreve

Knowledge Exchange Fellow


Personal statement

Emma Congreve is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute, leading the Institute’s work on poverty, inequality and inclusive growth. 

Emma is an experienced economist and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government. 

Her particular area of expertise is economic policy relating to low income households. She also has a background in a range of policy areas, including local government finance and environment and agricultural economic policy. 



Modelling Packages to Meet Scotland's Child Poverty Targets : Scenarios, Benefits and Trade-offs
Congreve Emma, Kumar Ashwin, Harrison Jordan, Watts Rob, McGregor Peter, Connolly Kevin, McHardy Fiona, Cowan Neil
Key messages from yesterday’s Scottish budget [Podcast] EP57
Spowage Mairi, Eiser David, Congreve Emma
A Scoping Study on Data and Information that Describes Poverty and Educational Attainment
Congreve Emma, McFadyen Chirsty,
Invisible No More : Recommendations to Build Evidence-based Effective Action for People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland
Congreve Emma, Watts Robert
New Podcast : Challenge Poverty Week Special [Podcast] EP54
Congreve Emma, Birt Chris, Kelly Peter
Financial firms and climate risk assessment
, McGrath Callum, McGeoch Adam, Spowage Mairi, Cooper Benjamin, Brocek Frantisek, Congreve Emma
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 45 (2021)

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Research interests

Issues affecting low income households including social security & low pay

Inclusive growth and 'wellbeing' policy

Modelling of household incomes

Labour market

Professional activities

Presentation to Prince's Trust employability leads
Scottish Women's Budget Group
Scottish Parliament Education, Children and Young People Committee
Witness at Scottish Parliament Equality, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee
Interview for broadcast media - ITV Border
Interview for Broadcast Media - BBC Radio

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Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on income: labour market changes and policy solutions
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator) Eiser, David (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
JRF: Partnership proposal
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator)
Collaboartive project with stanadard short-form collaboratio agreement.
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Costing the New National Care System
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Co-investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator) Crummey, Ciara (Co-investigator)
Collabaorative Project - Short form collaboration agreement
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Trends in Socio-Economic Determinants of Health Inequalities in Scotland
Eiser, David (Principal Investigator) Congreve, Emma (Co-investigator) Smith, Kat (Co-investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator) Stewart, Ellen (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Partners in Change - Robertson Trust
Davidson, Jennifer (Principal Investigator) Congreve, Emma (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
SLF Child Poverty
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2022

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