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Personal Statement

I am a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Economics and at the Fraser of Allander Institute, at the University of Strathclyde's Business School. I have a broad spectrum of interests across applied economics, but especially in environmental and energy economics, trade, inequality and macroeconomics.
Amongst other projects, I have worked on the link between state size and productivity using trade models, the problem of optimal climate change policy using models with credit frictions, and I have studied inequality using microsimulation models. I believe the common theme to my work is studying and trying to inform long term policy issues.
The goal of my work is to provide policy relevant research, and my experience to date has included engaging with policy makers and writing in the press, both about general economic issues and about my specific research.
My Ph.D in economics was awarded in July 2013 by the University of Edinburgh. Before returning to university to study economics, I was a qualified life insurance Actuary. My previous degrees were in Mathematics and Physics.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, The University of Edinburgh

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2013 2019

Economic and Environmental Impacts of UK Offshore Wind Development to 2029: the Importance of Local Content

Allan, G., Comerford, D., Connolly, K., McGregor, P. & Ross, A. G., 1 Aug 2019, 10 ed., Glasgow: University of Strathclyde, p. 1-31, 31 p. (Strathclyde Discussion Papers in Economics; vol. 19, no. 5).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

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Environmental impact
Economic impact
Economic activity
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Computable general equilibrium model
Natural capital
CGE model