Ms Mairi Spowage

Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow


Personal statement

Mairi Spowage is a Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow and the Deputy 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 is leading on various projects to improve regional economic statistics, looking at inter-regional trade, business engagement and encouraging graduates into careers in analysis through the Economic Futures programme. She is also developing the Fraser’s capacity building CPD programme in the use of national and local economic data and statistics. 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 a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis, including transport, household surveys and performance measurement.

Research interests

Economic Policy

Economic Measurement & Statistics

National Accounts - Input-Output Analysis

Economic and Fiscal Forecasting

Public Sector Finances

Professional activities

Fraser of Allander/Resolution COVID-19 Webinar
Fraser of Allander COVID-19 Webinar
Post-UK Budget Briefing
Fraser of Allander Podcast series
Economic Futures Career Event
Scotland's Budget 2019 Report Launch

More professional activities


Appearance at Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee
Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
Appearance as a witness at the EJFW Committee's Inquiry into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Scottish Economy and Businesses
18-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2020
The Economic Impact of Projected Affordable Housing Developments
Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Spowage, Mairi (Fellow) McGregor, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2020
Development of IO and CGE model for Glasgow City Region
Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2020
Improving Regional Economic Indicators – Regional Consumer Prices
Connolly, Kevin (Researcher) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
Economic Futures Initiative
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Principal Investigator)
3 year Scottish Funding Council award - £225,000 - to promote applied economics capacity in Scotland
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Understanding the Scottish Economy
Roy, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Spowage, Mairi (Co-investigator)
CPD course for Scottish Government

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