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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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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2003 2020

Scotland's industrial water use: understanding recent changes and examining the future

Allan, G. J., McGrane, S. J., Roy, G. & Baer, T. M., 10 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Science and Policy. 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water use
water resource
Open Access
Export strategy
Comparative economics


UK Input-Output table disaggregated by electricity production sectors

Allan, G. (Creator), Connolly, K. (Creator), Ross, A. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 7 Aug 2019



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

Author: Allan, G., 1 Dec 2016

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

Activities 2010 2019

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

UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system

Grant Allan (Participant), Peter McGregor (Participant), Andrew Ross (Participant), Graeme Roy (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Better Metrics for More Effective Decision-making: The Need for a Regionally based Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network

Scott McGrane (Participant), Grant Allan (Participant), Graeme Roy (Participant)
15 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia


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