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I’m an economist with interests in macroeconomic oil-related research, hysteresis and creative clusters.
I have held academic posts at the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian University and am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My research focusses on the macroeconomic consequences of exhaustible natural resources, especially oil, and my doctoral thesis diagnosed the possibility of a natural resource curse at work in the Scottish economy as a consequence of North sea oil depletion.
Macroeconomics in relation to natural resources and energy (PG)
International Trade Economics (UG)
Economics of Global Competition (UG)
Current research relates to the macroeconomic consequences of North Sea oil in Scotland in the light of the resource'curse' literature that describes the apparent retardation of economic growth in resource-abundant countries.
Discussion paper: Strathclyde University dept. of Economics,
Research papers in preparation:
"North Sea oil: A Curse for Scotland?; Or just a Drag" Greg Bremner, Rod Cross & Darryl Holden.
“The Impact of North Sea Oil on the UK and Scottish Growth Rates: a Panel Data Approach.” Greg Bremner, Rod Cross & Darryl Holden.
“Does the ‘Natural Resource Curse’ apply to Oil Rents? An Evaluation of the Sachs-Warner Cross-section Results" Greg Bremner & Rod Cross
Knowledge and Exchange
Greg currently serves as one of the economists the who oversees the progress of the V&A Dundee from the point of view of potential costs and benefits to the city.
Greg works with the British Council in Nigeria and Kenya on postgraduate student recruitment.
He has recently been appointed as a visiting lecturer in oil economics at Strathmore University, Nairobi.
Research output: Working paper › Discussion paper
Research output: Working paper