Professor Graeme Roy

Head Of Department


Personal statement

I am the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute.

I re-joined the Fraser in May 2016 after 8 ½ years in the Scottish Government – where I was formerly a Senior Economic Adviser and head of the First Minister’s Policy Unit.

I have responsibility for the overall strategy and outputs of the Institute.

Leading the Fraser is a tremendous privilege. Over the last 40 years, the Institute has made an outstanding contribution to helping improve our understanding of the Scottish economy and to informing better policymaking.

Our mix of cutting-edge academic research and close engagement with the business and policy communities is what sets us apart.

We are committed to informing and encouraging public debate through the provision of the highest quality independent advice and analysis.

If you would like to discuss how we can work with your organisation – including through our FAI Membership Scheme – please do not hesitate to get in touch. 


Scottish Business Monitor : Quarter 4 2018
Burnside Sebastian, Roy Graeme, Spowage Mairi
The emergence and evolution of city deals in Scotland
Waite David, Maclennan Duncan, Roy Graeme, McNulty Des
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 42, pp. 75-90 (2018)
Fraser of Allander Institute : Economic Commentary [December 2018]
, Roy Graeme
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, Vol 42, No. 4 (2018)
Water as an economic resource and the impacts of climate change on the hydrosphere, regional economies and Scotland
McGrane Scott J, Allan Grant J, Roy Graeme
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 42, pp. 53-74 (2018)
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
Highlighting the need for policy coordination : the economic impacts of UK trade-enhancing industrial policies and their spillover effects on the energy system
Ross Andrew G, Allan Grant, Figus Gioele, McGregor Peter, Roy Graeme, Swales J Kim, Turner Karen
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 42 (2018)

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Professional activities

Trust in Public Audit
Brexit north of the border
Business Insider Top 500 Business Breakfast
UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system
Talk Glasgow State of the City 2018
Better Metrics for More Effective Decision-making: The Need for a Regionally based Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network

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Class Size and Human Capital Accumulation
Gehrsitz, Markus (Principal Investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2021
Econometric Evaluation of HIE and SE Grants
McIntyre, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Gehrsitz, Markus (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2018 - 22-Jan-2019
The roles of provinces and devolved administrations in the negotiation and implementation of a Canada-UK trade agreement
Wooton, Ian (Principal Investigator) Eiser, David (Co-investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2018 - 14-Jan-2019
Research to estimate the cost of a child in Scotland
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Farrugia, Ben (Co-investigator) McInally, Lauren (Co-investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2018 - 03-Jan-2018
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 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

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