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Personal Statement

Grant Allan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Deputy Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Prior to 2013, he was a Research Assistant and Research Fellow in the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Grant has research interests in applied regional economic analysis and modelling, particularly in the areas of energy and tourism.

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

Grant currently teaches Macroeconomics (3rd year); Energy Economics (MSc); Socioeconomics of Energy (DTC in Wind and Marine Energy Systems); and Socio-economic and policy of offshore renewables (Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy).

He is Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics and Director of MSc in Applied Economics and MSc in Economics and Finance.

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: Macroeconomics (3rd year); Natural Resources and Environmental and Energy Economics (Honours); Energy Economics (MSc); and on courses in the Wind and MarineEnergy Systems Centre of Doctoral Training and the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE). 

Research Interests

My main research interests relate to:

Energy-economy-environmental modelling

Applied regional economic analysis

Renewable energy technologies and policies

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

… → 30 Jun 2016

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Arts, University of Strathclyde


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

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Selected Projects 2013 2019

Selected Research Output 2003 2019

12 Citations (Scopus)

Regional employment impacts of marine energy in the Scottish economy: a general equilibrium approach

Gilmartin, M. & Allan, G., 1 Feb 2015, In : Regional Studies. 49, 2, p. 337-355 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
renewable energy
49 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
pollution tax
computable general equilibrium analysis
economic impact
environmental impact
public spending
12 Citations (Scopus)
economic impact
30 Citations (Scopus)
renewable energy
economic impact

The spatial pattern of growth and economic equality in Scotland, 1997 to 2010

Allan, G., Mar 2013, In : Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. 36, 3, p. 51-60 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Household income
Economic activity
28 Citations (Scopus)

The economic impacts of marine energy developments: a case study from Scotland

Allan, G., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. & Swales, J., 2013, In : Marine Policy. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic impact
case studies
94 Citations (Scopus)
electricity generation


Essays in the multi-sectoral economic modelling of energy technologies and policies

Author: Allan, G., 1 Dec 2016

Supervisor: Bellingham, R. (Supervisor) & McGregor, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Examining the potential economic impacts of Scottish offshore wind developments

Author: Connolly, K., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Allan, G. (Supervisor) & McIntyre, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Selected Activities 2010 2019

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 7 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Organiser of special symposia
  • 2 Membership of committee

Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association 2016

Grant Allan (Speaker)
5 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Enhancing the Scottish Government’s policy evaluation capacity

Peter McGregor (Participant), John Swales (Participant), Grant Allan (Participant), Patrizio Lecca (Participant), Karen Turner (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Economic and commerce