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Mairi Spowage is a Professor of Practice and 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 has been appointed to be the Budget Adviser to the Finance and Public Adminsitration Committee for 2021-2023. Mairi has also been appointed as an Office for National Statistics (ONS) fellow and member of the Economic Experts Working Group (EEWG).
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 15 years of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis, including transport, household surveys and performance measurement.
Economic Measurement & Statistics
National Accounts - Input-Output Analysis
Economic and Fiscal Forecasting
Public Sector Finances
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):
Budget Adviser, Scottish Parliament
1 Sep 2021 → 1 Sep 2023
ONS Fellow, UK Statistics Authority including ONS
1 Sep 2020 → …
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Spowage, M. & Catalano, A., 15 Nov 2022
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual ProductsFile
McGeoch, A., Spowage, M., Fox, C. & Milne, K., 3 Nov 2022, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 11 p.
Research output: Book/Report › BookOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
28 Jun 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
24 Jun 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation