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Mairi Spowage


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Personal Statement

Mairi Spowage is a Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow and the Deputy 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 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 over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis, including transport, household surveys and performance measurement.

Research Interests

Economic Policy

Economic Measurement & Statistics

National Accounts - Input-Output Analysis

Economic and Fiscal Forecasting

Public Sector Finances

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Economic Futures Initiative

Roy, G. & Spowage, M.


Project: Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Course)


  • 4 Organiser of major conference
  • 3 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
  • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Fraser of Allander/Resolution COVID-19 Webinar

Graeme Roy (Participant), David Eiser (Participant), Mairi Spowage (Participant)
19 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

Fraser of Allander COVID-19 Webinar

Graeme Roy (Participant), Emma Congreve (Participant), Stuart McIntyre (Participant), Mairi Spowage (Participant)
15 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences