The David Hume Institute was established in 1985 by Sir Alan Peacock and was supported by Sir Gerald Elliot. Alan identified the need for a Scottish-based research institute that would be independent of government funding and unafraid to challenge established thinking. The institute is an independent, non-partisan, evidence-based think tank that has been operating at the heart of Scottish policy debate for over 35 years. Its mission is to increase understanding of the economy and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable, inclusive and fair Scotland.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: All male
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2021): Susan Murray
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2020): Susan Murray
Leader gender: Female