What We Do


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)

SES Small Grants

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. Please complete the application form and e-mail your inquiries and applications to grants@scotecon.org.

SES Annual Conference

The 2020 Annual Conference is planned for 26 - 28 April 2020 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.

Please see the conference page for details.

GES Policy Forum

The traditional Scottish Government Economic Policy Forum is planned for October at the Scottish Government offices in Edinburgh.

Student-Teacher Event

Every year, the Scottish Economic Society (SES) hosts a the student-teacher event to engage high-school students in discussions about economic issues, provide insights into the work of economists and offer guidance to students interested in studying economics at the university. The 2019 student-teacher event will be held at the Concert Hall in Perth.

Programme of the 2019 Student-Teacher Event

9.45-10.15 Arrival

10.15-10.20 Welcome (Matthias Klaes, President, Scottish Economic Society)

10.20-11.05 Prof Thorsten Chmura - '(Mis)Behaviour – Conceptions and Misconceptions’

11.05-11.15 Break

11.15-12.00 Dr Despoina Alempaki – ‘Behavioural evidence on the ethics and acceptability of nudges’

12.00-12.35 Lunch

12.35-13.20 Prof Nick Wilkinson – ‘Fake news and misinformation: psychological foundation and policy implications’

13.20-13.30 Break

13.30-14.15 Panel on careers and studying economics (Alvin Birdi, Inderpal Lall, Graeme Meiklejohn and Maria Sergeeva)

14.15-15.00 Examination tips for economics (Neil Higgins, High School of Dundee)

15.00            Departure

The programme can be downloaded here.