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Mr David Eiser

Research Fellow

Fraser of Allander Institute

Personal statement

I joined the Fraser of Allander Institute in June 2016 to lead the Institute’s work in Fiscal Policy. I am an Adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee, and a Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change.

My research interests are in the economics of devolved finances and labour markets.

Earlier in 2016 I was a joint author of influential work with the IFS to consider the options for Scotland’s new Fiscal Framework. I have written extensively on the Barnett Formula, Scotland’s new fiscal powers, and the implications of UK Government fiscal policy for Scotland.

I have written a number of reports on labour market trends and inequality in Scotland, including two reports for the David Hume Institute, both with Professor David Bell.

Before joining Strathclyde I was a Research Fellow at the University of Stirling for five years. Prior to that I worked as a public policy consultant in both Scotland and England. I began my career as a Research Economist at the Macaulay Institute (now James Hutton Institute) in Aberdeen.

Publications

Social mobility and the intergenerational transfer of advantage in labour and housing markets in Scotland : some preliminary analyses
Eiser David
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 42, (2018)
What might slower economic growth in Scotland mean for Scotland's income tax revenues?
Eiser David
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 41, pp. 35-45, (2017)
A primer on the Scottish Parliament's new fiscal powers : what are they, how will they work, and what are the challenges?
Eiser David
Quarterly Economic Commentary Vol 41, pp. 26-41, (2017)
Scotland's Budget 2016
Roy Graeme, Eiser David, Lisenkova Katerina
(2016)
Scotland's Fiscal Framework : Assessing the Agreement
Bell David, Eiser David, Phillips David
(2016)
Migration and fiscal policy as factors explaining the labour market resilience of UK regions to the Great Recession
Bell David N. F., Eiser David
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society Vol 9, pp. 197-215, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsv029

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