Professor Peter McGregor

Emeritus Professor



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.

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A micro-macro-economic modelling approach to major welfare system reforms : the case of a Universal Basic Income for Scotland
Connolly Kevin, Eiser David, Kumar Ashwin, McGregor Peter G, Roy Graeme
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics Vol 68, pp. 259-268 (2024)
Devolved fiscal powers, increased competitiveness and "levelling up" : a simulation approach
Connolly Kevin, Greig Alastair, McGregor Peter G, Roy Graeme, Swales J Kim
Regional Studies Vol 58, pp. 952-967 (2023)
Trade-offs : understanding future trade options for Scotland
Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter, McIntyre Stuart, Roy Graeme
National Institute Economic Review Vol 260, pp. 26-39 (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)
The regional macroeconomic impact of projected affordable housing developments : facilitating the 'levelling up' agenda?
Boyle Stephen, Connolly Kevin, McGregor Peter G, Spowage Mairi
Local Economy Vol 37, pp. 384-402 (2022)
Growth incentives and devolved fiscal systems
Lisenkova Katerina, Greig Alastair, McGregor Peter G, Roy Graeme, Swales J K
Regional Studies Vol 56, pp. 1744-1756 (2022)

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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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Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator) Wooton, Ian (Co-investigator) Black, James (Researcher) Maurya, Aditya (Researcher)
06-Jan-2022 - 05-Jan-2027
Modelling packages to meet Scotland’s child poverty targets: Scenarios, benefits and trade-offs
Congreve, Emma (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) McGregor, Peter (Researcher) Watts, Robert (Researcher) Mitchell, Mark (Researcher)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
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

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Professor Peter McGregor
Emeritus Professor

Tel: 548 3848