Inclusive Growth Research

Research into inclusive growth has received attention from academics and policy makers since the term emerged in the late 2000s.

Inclusive growth is about both the pace and pattern / distribution of growth (IMF, World Bank). The aim of inclusive growth is, therefore, to achieve both sustainable economic growth, but with a particular emphasis on who benefits from growth.

The research papers and reports listed below explore this in different ways.


Research Network

SCRIG in collaboration with Policy Scotland started the Regional Inclusive Growth Research Network to help progress, shape, and address an inclusive growth research agenda in Scotland. The Research Network held its first meeting in March 2019 attended by academics with expertise in this research domain.

To find out more, or if you are a researcher in this policy area and want to be part of the Regional Inclusive Growth Research Network, contact Policy Scotland.


Selected recent research papers and reports

Statham, R. & Gunson, R. ‘Delivering Inclusive Growth in Scotland‘ IPPR Scotland (June, 2019)

Holt, R. & Deshpande, P. – ‘International Research on Regional Economies: Implications for Delivering Inclusive Growth In Scotland‘ Oxford Economics (May, 2019)

Rae, A., Hamilton, R. & Faulds, A. – ‘Too big to be local, too small to be strategic‘ Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary (April, 2019)

McDonald, E. & Richmond, K. – ‘Measuring Scotland’s economic performance‘ Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary (April, 2019)

Koirala, S. – ‘SMEs: Key Drivers of Green and Inclusive Growth’ OECD Green Growth Papers (March, 2019)

Shafique, A., Antink, B., Clay, A., & Cox, E. – ‘Inclusive Growth in Action’ RSA (March, 2019)

Mazzucato, M. & Macfarlane, L. – ‘A mission-oriented framework for the Scottish National Investment Bank‘ Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (March, 2019)

Hawking, M. – ‘How Local Industrial Strategies can deliver inclusive growth’ Joseph Rowntree Foundation (February, 2019)

Grömling, M. & Klös, H. – ‘Inclusive growth: A primer for supply-side concept‘ German Economic Institute (February, 2019)


Earlier research

2018   2017   2016