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Personal Statement

Grant Allan is a Reader in the Department of Economics. He joined the University in 2002, initially as a Research Assistant in the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Grant's research interests in applied multisectoral economic analysis and modelling, particularly in the areas of environment, energy and tourism.

He is very willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in his fields of interest.

He is Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics and also Director of MSc in Applied Economics (full and part-time), MSc in Applied Economics by distance learning and MSc in Economics and Finance.

Grant currently teaches classes in economic modelling and energy economics at the postgraduate level, as well as supervising PhD and MSc students in these areas. He also leads modules in energy economics in the DTC in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures and the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy.

You'll find more details about my research, teaching and other activities on my personal webpage.

Expertise & Capabilities

Energy-economy-environmental modelling;

Applied regional economic analysis;

Renewable energy technologies and policies.

I am very happy to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.

Teaching Interests

Grant is currently Director of MSc in Applied Economics and MSc in Economics and Finance, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics.

He currently teaches classes in Economic Appraisal and Modelling (MSc), Energy Economics (MSc); and on courses in the Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures Centre of Doctoral Training and the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).

He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as PhD students in areas of his research interests.

Research Interests

My main research interests relate to:

  • Energy-economy-environmental modelling;
  • Applied multisectoral economic analysis.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Essays in the multi-sectoral economic modelling of energy technologies and policies, University Of Strathclyde

… → 30 Jun 2016

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Arts, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002


  • Regional economic analysis
  • Energy-economy-environmental modelling
  • Renewable energy technologies and policies


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