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. 



The policy response to Coronavirus : theory and application
Congreve Emma, Haldane Sophie, Kumwenda Mphatso
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 45 (2021)
Scotland's Employment Landscape for People with Learning Disabilities
Watts Rob, Congreve Emma, Roy Graeme
Evidence on Scotland's Adult Social Care System for People with Learning Disabilities
Congreve Emma, Watts Rob
Are we doing enough to address inequality?
Congreve Emma
IPPR Progressive Review Vol 27, pp. 286-294 (2021)
Scotland's Budget Report 2020
, Eiser David, Congreve Emma
Scotland's Invisible People : Support and Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Congreve Emma, Roy Graeme, Watts Robert, McLean Murray

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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

Support and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland
Economic Futures: Autumn Webinar Series
Fraser of Allander COVID-19 Webinar
Fraser of Allander Podcast series

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Data for Children's Collaborative - Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 on Children in Scotland
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator)
Collaborative project to understand potential socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on children in Scotland, data that exists and users of that data.
03-Jan-2020 - 02-Jan-2020
Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Poverty in Scotland 2019
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator)
Poverty in Scotland 2019 looks at the impact that governments have had on
poverty in Scotland over the past 20 years and how this evidence can be used to
inform policy development for the future. This report underlines the importance
of housing costs, alongside social security and work, in solving poverty in
05-Jan-2019 - 07-Jan-2019

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