Brian Ashcroft

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From the Fraser of Allander Institute website:

Brian is Policy Director and edits the Quarterly Economic Commentary. He joined the Fraser of Allander Institute in 1986 and served as Director from 1989 to 1999. He is a member of the Centre for Public Policy for Regions a SHEFC funded joint initiative between the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and is Co-Director of the Scotecon, the Scottish Economic Policy Network. He is a member of several official advisory/management boards including the Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board (SIDAB), and the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ERINI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Education BA (Hons) University of Lancaster, 1973 MA (with Distinction) University of Lancaster, 1974 Contact Details Telephone:0141 548 3957 Research Regional entrepreneurship and innovation Regional policy The Scottish economy and devolution

Selected Publications

"New Wealth for Old Nations: Scotland's Economic Prospects", with D Coyle and W Alexander (Eds), Princeton University Press, 2005.

"Industry and location effects on UK plants innovation propensity", with J H Love, S Roper and, S Dunlop, Annals of Regional Science Vol. 34 No. 4, pp 489-502, 2000.

"Firm births and employment change in British counties", with J H Love, Papers in Regional Science 75, 4, pp 1-18, 1996.