Professor Peter McGregor



Personal statement

I became Emeritus Professor of Economics in June 2015, and was appointed as (part-time) Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute from September 2015. In the 30 months to end May 2015 I had been the Director of the International Public Policy Institute, and prior to that had served several terms as Head of Department of Economics, Director and Research Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI).  My current research interests include the impact of fiscal autonomy on the Scottish and UK economies, and modelling energy-economy-environment interdependence, including the economic and environmental impact of renewables technologies at the regional and national levels.


A new method to estimate the economic activity supported by offshore wind : a hypothetical extraction study for the United Kingdom
Allan Grant, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter, Ross Andrew G
Wind Energy (2021)
The Economic Impact of Projected Affordable Housing Developments : Does the Supply Side Matter?
Boyle Stephen, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter G, Spowage Mairi
The Macroeconomic Impacts of a Universal Basic Income : An Application to Scotland
Connolly Kevin, Eiser David, Kumar Ashwin, McGregor Peter G, Roy Graeme
Growth Incentives and Devolved Fiscal Systems
Lisenkova Katerina, Greig Alastair, McGregor Peter, Swales J Kim
Resilience in a behavioural/Keynesian regional model
Allan Grant, Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter G, Swales J Kim
Environment and Planning A (2020)
The economic impacts of UK fiscal policies and their spillover effects on the energy system
Ross Andrew G, Allan Grant, Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter G, Roy Graeme, Swales J Kim, Turner Karen
Environmental Economics and Computable General Equilibrium Analysis Essays in Memory of Yuzuru Miyata (2020) (2020)

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Research interests

I currently have a policy-relevant research portfolio that includes grants from: the ESRC’s  ‘Future of Scotland and the UK pre- and post- referendum’ initiative; two energy-related EPSRC grants: Supergen  Wind Energy Hub and Energy Efficiency; the Scottish Government through ClimateXChange, a Centre of Expertise in Climate Change, and the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor (OCEA), which has adopted one of FAI’s economic models for policy analysis.  I have published widely in books and professional journals, including, most recently: Environment and Planning A, Journal of Regional Science,Energy and Environmental Science, Economic Modelling, Energy Policy, Marine Policy, Regional Studies and Higher Education Studies. I have held visiting academic posts in Germany, Japan, Sweden and the US and had consultancy experience in the Middle and Far East.  

Professional activities

TIMES/CGE Workshop - The Use of Economic and Energy System Modelling for energy Policy Analysis
UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Meeting with Andrew Mortimer, Jennifer McVey and Jose Viada Galvez to discuss about Scottish TIMES developments.
Meeting with Michael King and Ragne Low to discuss outcomes of CXC report and next steps for the research fellowship
35th International Association for Energy Economics International Conference
Briefing on likely impact of tax and public spending changes

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The Economic Impact of Projected Affordable Housing Developments
Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Spowage, Mairi (Fellow) McGregor, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2020
Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland
Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Eiser, David (Researcher) McGregor, Peter (Academic) Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2020
The Impact of Alcohol on the UK Economy
Lisenkova, Katerina (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
The economic impact of changes in alcohol consumption in the UK
Connolly, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Lisenkova, Katerina (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
The impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Lisenkova, Katerina (Co-investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Ross, Andrew (Researcher)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
ClimateXChange 2017/19 PDRF Economics
Allan, Grant (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Researcher)
10-Jan-2017 - 09-Jan-2019

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