Input-Output Expert User Group

Overview

Remit

The purpose of the Group is to bring together producers and users of the Scottish Input-Output tables to share expertise and experiences. The Group will consider the practical uses of Input-Output both within government and externally, gaining a better understanding of the range of uses made of the Scottish Input-Output tables; identify the key areas of work done by external experts, highlighting strengths and weaknesses that have been brought to light through this more detailed usage; seek to improve the quality of the tables by looking at methodological improvements and new data sources; and, explore ways to improve the service that the Scottish Government Input-Output team provide to external / internal users.

The main elements of this are:

  • To develop an understanding of the range of uses of Input-Output analysis in Scotland;
  • To develop an understanding of the service that Input-Output branch can provide to both internal and external users to enhance the use of the analysis;
  • To discuss technical aspects of existing methodologies, developmental work and new analysis;
  • To discuss and to seek advice relating to the development of the more flexible new Input-Output system to provide tailor-made analysis

In these respects the group will:

  • consider existing work, both internally and externally, that is being undertaken using the Scottish Input-Output tables;
  • identifying any issue / problems highlighted with this more detailed use of the data;
  • provide advice on potential solutions to these identified issues, and on any additional resource implications;
  • set up temporary working groups, as necessary, to consider particular data / developmental issues when necessary;
  • contribute to two way discussion on future developments and requirements of the Scottish Input-Output tables.

An archive of past papers and minutes of this group may be found at this page of the National Records of Scotland archive of gov.scot.

 

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Members

Name

Organisation

Alison O'Connor

Scottish Parliament Information Centre

Allison Craig

South Ayrshire Council

Carrie Graham

Scottish Government

Chris Adams

City of Edinburgh Council

Chris Ganley

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Christian Reynolds

University of Sheffield

Conor McLachlan Sayer

Scottish Government

Deb Roberts

James Hutton Institute and University of Aberdeen

Duncan Whitehead

Ernst & Young

Eóin Flaherty

Central Statistics Office, Ireland

Eric McVittie

Independent Consultant

Gary Campbell

Scottish Government

Geoff Riddington

GRID Economics

Grant Allan

University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Institute

Hervey Gibson

University of Glasgow

Iain Inglis

Scottish Enterprise

Iain McNicoll

Strathclyde University

Iain Pearce

Scottish Government

John Dewhurst (copy only)

Dundee University

John Dowens

Scottish Government

Karen Turner

University of Strathclyde, The Centre For Energy Policy

Kim Swales

University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Institute

Mairi Spowage

University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Institute

Michael Lenaghan

Zero Waste Scotland

Nicole de Jong

Scottish Government

Rachel Meyrick

Office for National Statistics

Raymond MacIntyre

Visit Scotland

Richard Harris

Durham University

Richard Marsh

4-Consulting

Russell Whyte

Historic Scotland

Sandy Stewart

Scottish Government

Sanjiv Mahajan

Office for National Statistics

Stephanie Howarth

Welsh Government

Stevan Croasdale (Chair)

Scottish Government

Stuart McIntyre

University of Strathclyde

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