Ms Mairi Spowage

Prof Of Practice & Director Of F A I



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

Podcast - What we expect from the new Labour government
Webinar - All your final General Election questions answered
Podcast - General election weekly update #4
Podcast - General election mid-week update #4
Podcast - General election weekly update #3
Podcast - General election mid-week update #3

More professional activities


General Election 2024 - Implications for Scotland
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Sousa, Joao (Co-investigator)
22-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2024
Skills for today & tomorrow: a proposal for CMS Scotland
Sousa, Joao (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2024
UKEF Economic Impact IO Model Review
Williamson, Jack (Principal Investigator) Black, James (Co-investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2023 - 04-Jan-2024
Using applied materials and the Economic Futures Hub to teach Economics
McGeoch, Adam (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator) Fox, Calum (Co-investigator) Williamson, Jack (Co-investigator)
Full day session with teachers from Cults Academy, helping them to understand how to use applied materials and resources available on the Economic Futures Hub to teach both Higher and National 5 Economics.
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2023
CPD Session - Cabinet Office 19 Oct 2023
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
19-Jan-2023 - 19-Jan-2023
Socio Economic Study - Benefits of the Ardrossan to Arran Ferry Service
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Cooper, Benjamin (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2023

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

Tel: 548 4921