The FAI has a number of long term research projects, including its Economic Commentary which has been running since 1975.
To find all individual publications, see our publications page. You can see the research areas of the Department of Economics here.
The sectoral economic impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism economy: a regional analysis focussed on Scotland
The overall aim of this project is to provide an evidence base for decisions affecting the Scottish tourism industry to be developed with interaction between academics, policymakers and stakeholders from across the industry, and to deliver outputs which can help to fill the current quantitative knowledge gap and identify appropriate policy responses to be effective in supporting economic recovery.
Scottish Election 2021
The Scottish election on the 6th of May comes after the most turbulent year in recent history. The reports, podcasts and articles on this page highlight many of the key opportunities and challenges facing Scotland that will play a vital role in the upcoming parliamentary term.
Designing and funding the devolved nations’ policy response to COVID-19
This project will examine how effective the funding frameworks of the UK’s devolved governments have been in enabling the devolved governments to plan and deliver the response to COVID-19 in their respective territories and make recommendations to improve the operation of those funding frameworks.
Scotland’s Economic Future: Disruptive Ideas
A paper series conceived and coordinated by Alison Hunter and Fabian Zuleeg. Together with a group of economic experts, policy analysts and commentators from Scotland and beyond, the papers have been developed entirely on a voluntary basis. Each paper presents the views of the individual writer concerning Scotland’s economic future at a time of significant global and domestic change and uncertainty.
The economic contribution of medical funding by charities
This project provides analysis of the economic contribution of third sector medical research. The analysis covers the impact to the UK, Scottish and Northern Ireland economies. We also include an analysis of the share of the UK impact which is generated in Wales.
Evaluating New Routes in Scotland
The Wise Group have commissioned the Fraser of Allander Institute to analyse the effectiveness of New Routes in reducing reoffending and reconviction in Scotland. This research forms part of a 4-year partnership with the Wise Group, a social enterprise that aims to help people out of poverty through one-to-one mentoring schemes, offering holistic means for people to change their lives within justice, employment and energy.