David Bell is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, Scotland and the Budget Adviser to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament. He studied economics at the University of Aberdeen and the London School of Economics. After a spell at the University of St Andrews, he joined the University of the Strathlyde, where he wrote his PhD. He joined the Macroeconomic Modeling Bureau at the University of Warwick in the early 1980s, and then was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow. He joined Stirling in 1990 and since then, his main interests have been in labour economics, fiscal decentralization and the economics of social care. He has published widely and has acted widely as an adviser to policymakers.
Aug 27, 2016 12:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views
The predictable result of Scotlands expenditure and revenue data for 2015-16 is that its fiscal deficit is much worse than the UK as a whole. Why predictable? Well, the Scottish economy is much more dependent on the oil...
Apr 12, 2016 12:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views
As we edge closer to the EU referendum on June 23, the latest opinion polls put the Remain and Leave campaigns either neck and neck or at least close together. But the reputation of opinion polls has plummeted following...