Professor Anton Muscatelli
Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, UK
Professor Anton Muscatelli is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow since 1 October 2009. He has held various posts in academia including the Daniel Jack Professor of Economics (1992-2007) at the University of Glasgow.
In 2007-08 he was Chair of Universities’ Scotland Research and Commercialisation Committee, from 2004-08 he was a member of the Scottish Funding Council’s Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee and Knowledge Transfer Innovation Group, and as part of this led the SFC’s Economic Development Action Group. He is also a member of UUK’s Research Policy and Funding and management Policy Committees. He chairs the Strategy Board of the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering. He was Convener of Universities Scotland, and Vice-President of Universities UK. until July 2010.
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 was a special adviser on monetary policy to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee until 2010. 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.
In 2008 he was appointed to Chair an independent expert group on the future financing of devolution for the Calman Commission.
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.