Alasdair is a research economist with experience in academia, the public and voluntary sectors, and consultancy work. His research is mainly applied econometric and statistical work using large national datasets, including both pooled cross-sections and panel data.
Alasdair's academic background includes economics, sociology, psychology and artificial intelligence. Prior to becoming an academic, Alasdair worked for seven years in marketing and fundraising for a large social care charity.
Alasdair’s research interests include charities and nonprofits, migration, social care, evaluation of learning, and the economics of volunteering, with an emphasis on the implications for public policy.