David Eiser

Research Fellow
Fraser of Allander Institute
Research Associate


I am currently working on an ESRC funded project investigating the economics of constitutional change. The project runs from March 2013 - January 2014 and is led by Professor David Bell. It explores a wide range of fiscal issues relevant to ongoing fiscal devolution to Scotland and potential Scottish independence.


Labour markets

Can we generalise the fortunes of towns in the UK? @BenGoodair and @michaelkenny_ @BennettInst argue that patterns… https://t.co/vvhpFJSpXC

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André Lecours @uOttawa highlights the issues that shaped the recent #CanadaElection2019 arguing that the result emp… https://t.co/wBhFcZ50sj

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How can we understand the Spanish elections? Professor Michael Keating @aberdeenuni reflects on last Sunday's resul… https://t.co/2GhvIfecZa

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RT @DaniCetra: My take for @TheScotsman on why #Catalonia remains deadlocked over #independence ???? 'The indy movement is not strong enough…

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Orange numbers

GERS: Reflections on the debate

The publication of the annual GERS report has sparked the usual ill-tempered debate, but what can we reasonably take from GERS? David Eiser of the Fraser of Allander Institute reflects on the report and its implications on Scotland's constitutional debates.
Scottish notes

Analysis of the 2019/20 Scottish Budget

Derek MacKay’s third budget of this parliamentary session was doomed to be overshadowed by events at Westminster.
Brexit Reflections

Brexit Reflections - Fiscal implications for the Scottish Government

David Eiser discusses what the Brexit vote means for the Scottish Government’s budget in the short and long term.
Britain's Decision book cover

#EURef - How might inward investment to be affected by Brexit?

David Eiser discusses Inward investment, which has been one of Scotland’s economic success stories in recent years.
EU flag with question mark

Why Claims that Scotland Would Save £1.5bn out of EU are Disingenuous

The claim by the Vote Leave Campaign in Scotland that Scots would benefit from a £1.5bn windfall in the event of a UK withdrawal from the EU overlooks some inconvenient truths, says David Eiser.

The Additional Rate, tax avoidance and migration

The suggestion that an increase in the additional rate would lead to a mass migration of wealthy Scots has been widely - and rightly - criticised, says David Eiser. However, the likelihood of widespread tax avoidance by higher earners is a very real one.