The objects of the Scottish Economic Society are:
Successor from 1954 to the Scottish Society of Economists founded in 1897, the Scottish Economic Society supports an approach to economic explanation which acknowledges the human, social and historical dimensions of economic activity. This accommodates a rich variety of positions on theoretical and policy matters.
The Society is a professional body for economists, whether academic or not; it seeks to represent the collective interests of its members in all relevant contexts, and make a positive and informed contribution to economic and political debate, particularly in Scotland.
The Scottish Journal of Political Economy is a generalist journal with an explicitly international reach in both readership and authorship. It is dedicated to publishing the highest quality research in any field of economics, without prejudice to the methodology or to the analytical techniques used. We encourage submission in all fields of economics in order to provide practical contributions to the literature, and to further the influence of economics in the world of practical affairs. Contributions on themes with explicit policy relevance are especially welcome.
The 2016 annual conference will take place on Monday, April 18th - Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at the Mercure Perth Hotel, Perth, Scotland
For further details please see our conference page.
The Society runs/works in partnership on the following annual events:
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.