Biography – Professor Anton Muscatelli

Anton Muscatelli is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, from 1 February 2007.


He was previously Vice-Principal (Strategy, Budgeting and Advancement) at the University of Glasgow between 2004-07 and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Glasgow University from 2000-04. Whilst at Glasgow University he was Daniel Jack Professor of Economics (1994-2007) and Professor of Economics (1992-94).


His fields of research interest are monetary economics (including central bank independence and EMU), fiscal policy and macroeconomics.


He has made a number of contributions to his own discipline and the wider Social Sciences. He served on the 2001 and 2008 RAE Panels for Economics and Econometrics. He is a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Academician in the Learned Societies of the Social Sciences. He has been a member of the Research Grants Board of the ESRC, and its International Advisory Committee, as well as Vice-Chair of its Large Grants Scheme.


He is currently a special adviser on monetary policy to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee. He has served on the Panel of Economic Advisors of the Secretary of State for Scotland (1998-2000), and has previously acted as consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, and RETI (a consortium of European regional governments), and the National Australia Bank/Clydesdale Bank.


He has had numerous involvements with learned societies, having been Editor of the journal of the Scottish Economic Society (the Scottish Journal of Political Economy) between 1990-2003, Programme Chair of the Royal Economic Society Conference in 2000 and Editor of the Conference volume of the Economic Journal in 2001.


He has held visiting appointments in numerous overseas HE institutions (including the University of Milan, Brescia and Tel-Aviv) and is a research fellow of the CESifo research institute in Munich.