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. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Academician in the Learned Societies of the Social Sciences. Anton Muscatelli served on the 2001 and 2008 RAE Panels for Economics and Econometrics. He has served on the Research Grants Board of the ESRC and its International Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. 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. 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 currently chairs Universities Scotland’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee. He has served on a range of Committees, Networks and working groups within Universities UK. He co-chaired, with Sir Richard Lambert, the steering board for the creation of the new National Centre for Universities and Business and was subsequently invited to join its Board of Directors.He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe.