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.

Contact details

Website:
www.davidhumeinstitute.org

Address:
Coworking @ CodeBase, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Scotland, UK
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Founded by
Founders: Sir Alan Peacock
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Susan Murray
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2022): Susan Murray
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2021): Susan Murray
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2023
David Hume Institute
 4
United Kingdom average
 41
Global average
 66
2022
David Hume Institute
 5
2021
David Hume Institute
 3
% Female staff
2023
David Hume Institute
 100%
United Kingdom average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2022
David Hume Institute
 60%
2020
David Hume Institute
 100%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
David Hume Institute
 9
United Kingdom average
 46
Global average
 65
2021
David Hume Institute
 9
2020
David Hume Institute
 3
Financials
2021
David Hume Institute
 $446,000
United Kingdom average
 $6,527,446
Global average
 $4,687,952
2020
David Hume Institute
 $347,913
2019
David Hume Institute
 $224,796

Social

Likes (2019)
David Hume Institute
 635
United Kingdom average
 14,904
Global average
 24,602
Twitter
Followers (2024)
David Hume Institute
 2,024
United Kingdom average
 29,197
Global average
 18,119
Followers (2022)
David Hume Institute
 1,934
Followers (2021)
David Hume Institute
 1,654
Subscribers (2023)
David Hume Institute
 84
United Kingdom average
 12,248
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
David Hume Institute
 75
Subscribers (2021)
David Hume Institute
 65
Followers (2023)
David Hume Institute
 883
United Kingdom average
 6,086
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
David Hume Institute
 606
Followers (2019)
David Hume Institute
 50

Data notes

Last updated: 25/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation┬┤s website
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