Ms Emma Congreve

Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow


Personal statement

Emma Congreve is a Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Emma's work at the Institute is focussed on policy analysis, covering a wide range of areas of social and economic policy. 

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. 



Learning Disability Data : Looking Beyond Scotland
Jack David, Crummey Ciara, Congreve Emma, McFadyen Chirsty, Watts Rob
Data on the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland : Short Term Actions for Change
Jack David, Crummey Ciara, Congreve Emma, McFadyen Chirsty, Watts Rob
Evaluation of the Commission on Social Security's Plan : Cost, Funding, and Wider Impact
Randolph Hannah L, Congreve Emma, Connolly Kevin, Crummey Ciara
Economic Commentary [February 2023]
Spowage Mairi, Watts Rob, Catalano Allison, Crummey Ciara, Cooper Ben, Randolph Hannah, Congreve Emma
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 46, pp. 1-35 (2023)
The impact of using an income supplement to meet child poverty targets : evidence from Scotland
Congreve Emma, Connolly Kevin, Harrison Jordan, Kumar Ashwin, McGregor Peter G, Mitchell Mark
Journal of Social Policy, pp. 1-17 (2022)
Scotland's Budget Report 2022
, Eiser David, Spowage Mairi, Congreve Emma

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Research interests

Issues affecting low income households including social security & low pay

Child poverty

Inclusive growth and 'wellbeing' policy

Modelling of household incomes

Labour market & employability

Disability (particularly Learning Disabilities)

Social Care

Policy appraisal and evaluation

Professional activities

Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on household income
The rationale for employability support
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

More professional activities


ReWage subgroup: analysis of hospitality labour market data
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2022 - 28-Jan-2023
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 - 31-Jan-2023
Partners in Change - Robertson Trust
Davidson, Jennifer (Principal Investigator) Congreve, Emma (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024

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