The Society runs/works in partnership on the following annual events:

  • SES Annual Conference (April)
  • Government Economic Service / SES Workshop (October)
  • SES Student-Teacher Event (November)

The Society also collaborates with the Royal Bank of Scotland in their RBS-SES Annual Lecture programme, supports the Economics Network, and contributes to making the case of economics heard in the Academy of the Social Sciences.

The Society invites applications from researchers for its Small Grants Scheme. Grants of up to £500 are available for PhD students for conference travel expenses and up to £2,000 for other projects.

GES Policy Forum

The traditional Scottish Government Policy Forum, which the SES supports. This was held on October, 15th (starting at 9.30 a.m.) at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh. You can download a copy of the programme for this event here.

The Scottish GES assembled a very interesting programme last year: Speakers included James Meadway from the New Economics Foundation, Douglas Fraser from the BBC as well as Stephen Roper from Warwick University. A range of topics dealing with macroeconomic policy was discussed. In addition, this was also a good opportunity for senior undergraduate and graduate students "to get in touch" with the GES.

The target audience for this workshop is

  • graduate students,
  • PhD students,
  • senior undergrads who might be interested in the GES,
  • (younger) researchers and lecturers.

As an inducement, SES covers transportation costs for 20 students currently enrolled in a Scottish undergraduate or graduate programme on a first come, first served basis.

SES Annual Conference

The 2015 Annual Conference is planned for April 2015 in Perth. The Society welcomes papers and proposals for organised sessions from all areas of Economics, Economic Policy and Econometrics from academics and practitioners regardless of sector.

The Society places particular emphasis on the application of economics to policy and there will be invited sessions in separate policy and pedagogy streams. Wednesday's events have been re-designed to provide a well-rounded sub-programme for day delegates and contain sessions that aim to support PhD students and young lecturers.

Please see the conference page for details.