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 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.

SES Annual Conference

The 2016 Annual Conference is planned for April 2016 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.

GES Policy Forum

The traditional Scottish Government Policy Forum, which the SES supports. The last policy forum was held on October, 15th 2013 (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.