Anton Muscatelli has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow since 1 October 2009. From 2007-2009 he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University. An economist, his research interests are monetary economics, central bank independence, fiscal policy, international finance and macroeconomics.
Professor Muscatelli chairs the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe, a non-political group set up to provide expert advice to Scottish ministers on protecting Scotland’s relationship with the EU. He is also a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers. He was a member of the steering group of the Lord Stern Review into university research funding, commissioned by Jo Johnson MP, Universities minister. Professor Muscatelli is a Trustee of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe, a member of the Board of Glasgow Life, and Chair of the Commission on Economic Growth for the Glasgow City Region. He is a Director of USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) and President of the David Hume Institute. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Centre for Universities and Business.
He is a member of the Board of the Scottish Funding Council which provides funding and oversight of Scotland’s Colleges and Universities. From 2008-10 he was Convenor of Universities Scotland and Vice-President of Universities UK.
He has been (2007-10) a special adviser on monetary policy to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee. He has previously acted as consultant to the European Commission and the World Bank.