Input-Output Expert User Group



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

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Eric Crane Office for National Statistics
Eric McVittie Independent Consultant
Gary Campbell Scottish Government
Geoff Riddington GRID Economics
Grant Allan University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Institute
Hervey Gibson SAFER / University of Glasgow
Iain Inglis Scottish Enterprise
Iain McNicoll Viewforth Consulting / Strathclyde University
Iain Pearce Scottish Government
Jack Williamson University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Institute
James Black University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Insititute
Jay Ware Scottish Government
John Dowens Scottish Government
Jonathan Bonville-Ginn Welsh Government
Julija Harrasova Scottish Governemnt
Karen Turner University of Strathclyde, The Centre For Energy Policy
Kim Swales University of Strathclyde, Fraser of Allander Institute
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Martin Irvine Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Michael Lenaghan Zero Waste Scotland
Nicola Hudson Scottish Parliament Information Centre
Raymond MacIntyre Visit Scotland
Richard Harris Durham University
Richard Marsh 4-Consulting
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Sandy Stewart Scottish Government
Sanjiv Mahajan Office for National Statistics
Stevan Croasdale (Chair) Scottish Government
Stuart McIntyre University of Strathclyde



Please contact the Input-Output team directly if you have any questions about the group.


Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 3330

The Scottish Government Input-Output team
Room 4WR
St. Andrew's House
Regent Road

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