Ms Mairi Spowage

Prof Of Practice & Director Of F A I

Economics

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Personal statement

Mairi Spowage is a Professor of Practice and Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Her areas of expertise include economic policy, economic statistics, national accounting, public sector finances, and economic and fiscal forecasting.

Mairi leads on the Institute's work with various partners, including those in business, the public and third sector. She is regularly asked to give evidence on economic and fiscal matters at Parliamentary Committees, such as the Finance and Constitution Committee and the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee. 

Mairi has been appointed to be the Budget Adviser to the Finance and Public Adminsitration Committee for 2021-2023. Mairi has also been appointed as a member of the National Statistician's Committee for Advice on Standards in Economic Statitsics (NSCASE). Mairi is also servicing on the Expert Panel for the Independent Commission for the Consistutional Future of Wales and the British Chambers of Commerce's Economic Advisory Council. 

Mairi is leading on various projects to improve economic measurement and the use of economic insights to improve policy decisions in Scotland and beyond. She also leads the programme to encourage graduates into careers in analysis through the Economic Futures programme. 

Mairi is on the Leadership team of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy and the Economis Statistics Centre of Excellence. 

Previously, Mairi was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government, and has over 15 years of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis, including transport, household surveys and performance measurement.

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Research Interests

Economic Policy

Economic Measurement & Statistics

National Accounts - Input-Output Analysis

Economic and Fiscal Forecasting

Public Sector Finances

Professional Activities

The economic impact of university research funding
Contributor
9/11/2023
Scottish Trade Policy Forum
Organiser
10/5/2023
Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy Academic Conference
Participant
20/4/2023
Weekly update – A review of our latest economic commentary [Podcast] EP70
Interviewee
31/3/2023
UK Trade Policy Forum - Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy
Keynote/plenary speaker
28/2/2023
Briefing the Finance and Public Administration Committee on climate change
Speaker
28/6/2022

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Projects

CPD Session - Cabinet Office 19 Oct 2023
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
19-Jan-2023 - 19-Jan-2023
Supply of Provision of Improving Price Level Data for Different Household Groups Research
Randolph, Hannah (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Economic impact of Scotland’s renewable energy sector – 2023 update
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Black, James (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2023
SCRUTINY OF EXTENSIVE MARGIN LABOUR SUPPLY RESPONSES (PEER REVIEW)
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Lenhart, Otto (Co-investigator) Randolph, Hannah (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Economic Impact of Scotland's University Research
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Randolph, Hannah (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2023
ESCoE 2.0
McIntyre, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2028

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Ms Mairi Spowage
Prof Of Practice & Director Of F A I
Economics

Email: mairi.spowage@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4921